With six out of every ten frequent flyer points coming from sources other than actually flying—and with credit cards earning the bulk of those— we round up some Velocity Point earning cards with noteworthy bonus offers to know about this month.
The top-of-the-line Citi Prestige card is offering up to 410,000 bonus Citi Rewards points, which transfer to partners like Velocity at a ratio of between 2:1. Do note a high $150,000 annual income requirement.
The Citi Signature card has an annual fee of $195 for the first year and is offering up to 310,000 bonus Citi Rewards points for new cardholders, which also transfer to Velocity at a rate of 2:1. Note the lower annual income requirement of $75,000 p.a.
Virgin Money are offering a boosted bonus of 90,000 Velocity Points for new cardholders of the Virgin High Flyer Visa until 31 January 2019, along with travel credits and lounge passes. Ongoing, it earns 1 Velocity Point per $ across all spend up to $8,000 per month.
The ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Visa has a Point Hacks Exclusive 80,000 Velocity points for signing up until 28 February 2019, plus a complimentary Virgin Australia domestic return flight, two single-entry Virgin Australia domestic lounge passes and no overseas transaction fees on purchases.
The American Express Platinum Charge has 80,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points on offer for new cardholders – equivalent to 80,000 Velocity Points when converted at a ratio of 1:1 before the Amex changes comes into effect in April. The card also includes a $450 travel credit, unlimited access to certain airline lounges and a number of other useful perks including a smartphone screen insurance.
The ANZ Rewards Black is offering new cardholders 120,000 bonus ANZ Rewards Points – equivalent to 60,000 Velocity Points when transferred plus $100 back.
American Express are offering 50,000 Velocity Points for new cardholders of the American Express Velocity Platinum. The card includes one free domestic flight on Virgin Australia and two complimentary lounge invitations each cardholder year.
American Express Membership Rewards
American Express Membership Rewards points are amongst the most flexible out there, with the ability to be transferred to key frequent flyer programs like Velocity, KrisFlyer and Asia Miles, as well as Qantas for Platinum and Business Platinum Charge cardholders.
American Express are offering 50,000 Gateway Membership Rewards Points for new cardholders of the American Express Explorer – equivalent to 37,500 Velocity Points when converted, again before Amex changes comes into effect in April. Along with a $400 travel credit, two American Express lounge passes and some unique perks like smartphone screen insurance.
|Card||Bonus Points||Annual Fee||Offer end date|
|Citi Prestige Visa||Up to 205,000 Velocity Points*||$700||31 March 2019|
|Citi Signature Visa||Up to 155,000 Velocity |
|$195 for the first year,|
$395 p.a. ongoing
|31 March 2019|
|Virgin Money High Flyer Visa||90,000 Velocity Points||$289||31 January 2019|
|ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Visa||80,000 Velocity Points||$225||28 February 2019|
|American Express Platinum Charge||80,000 Velocity Points*||$1,450||No current offer end date|
|ANZ Rewards Black||60,000 Velocity Points*||$375||No current offer end date|
|American Express Velocity Platinum||50,000 Velocity Points||$375||No current offer end date|
|American Express Explorer||37,500 Velocity Points*||$395||No current offer end date|
|* Equivalent Velocity Points when transferred|
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