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Our roundup of credit cards with Velocity Point bonus offers to know about this month

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 St.George Amplify Signature – Amplify Rewards variant has up to 200,000 Amplify Rewards Points (equivalent to 100,000 Velocity Points when transferred) plus a discounted $179 first year annual fee for new cardholders until 22 May 2019.

Virgin Money has extended their 90,000 Velocity Point offer for new cardholders of the Virgin High Flyer Visa until 30 April 2019, along with travel credits and lounge passes. Ongoing, it earns 1 Velocity Point per $ across all spend up to $8,000 per month.

Virgin Money are also offering 75,000 bonus Velocity Points with the entry-level Flyer Visa until 30 April 2019. With a minimum annual income requirement of $35,000 and a relatively low annual fee of $129 p.a., it is ideal for those on lower incomes.

The ANZ Rewards Black is offering new cardholders 100,000 bonus ANZ Rewards Points – equivalent to 50,000 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.

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 mid-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.

Business owners can pick up 120,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points as a new cardholder of the Platinum Business Charge card until 29 April 2019 – this is equivalent to 120,000 Velocity Points when converted at a ratio of 1:1 before the Amex changes comes into effect in mid-April.

Offer snapshot

CardBonus PointsAnnual FeeOffer end date
Velocity Points
St.George Amplify Signature Visa100,000 Velocity Points*$179 for the first year,
$279 p.a. ongoing
22 May 2019
Virgin Money High Flyer Visa90,000 Velocity Points$28930 April 2019
American Express Platinum Charge80,000 Velocity Points*$1,450No current offer end date
Virgin Money Flyer Visa75,000 Velocity Points$12930 April 2019
ANZ Rewards Black50,000 Velocity Points*$375No current offer end date
American Express Velocity Platinum50,000 Velocity Points$375No current offer end date
American Express Business Platinum Charge120,000 Velocity Points*$175029 April 2019
* Equivalent Velocity Points when transferred

You can also check out our full list of credit card offers as well as our best uses of points series.

Our roundup of credit cards with Velocity Point bonus offers to know about this month was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Daniel Sciberras

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  1. Ross

    Daniel, I had an ANZ Rewards Black that I closed at the end of August 2018. Would I still be eligible for the sign-up bonus on the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventure Visa? (assuming I was approved?)

    Any advice on how to ensure I get my 80K VFFs? Sounds like (from the comments on the page specific to that card), you really have to watch ANZ to make sure they come good…

    • Daniel Sciberras Author

      Hi Ross

      Yes you will. The time limitation only applies to having held the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventure card in the previous 12 months. Holding all other ANZ cards is fine.

      In order to get the 80,000 bonus points, what I found sped up the process was to immediately sign up to ANZ Rewards once you activate your card. This triggers the welcome email to be sent to you (24-72 hours generally), which includes the link and promo code about half way down the email.

      I hope that helps!

  2. Nic

    No mention of the NAB Rewards Signature Card – 90k Rewards points (45k velocity points)?

    Could be a good option for those with a NAB home loan package.

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