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.
American Express are offering 100,000 Velocity Points for new Card Members of the American Express Velocity Platinum until 19 June 2019. The card includes one free domestic flight on Virgin Australia and two complimentary lounge invitations each cardholder year.
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 2 October 2019.
Virgin Money has extended their 90,000 Velocity Point offer for new cardholders of the Virgin High Flyer Visa until 30 June 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 top-of-the-line Citi Prestige card is offering up to 160,000 bonus Citi Rewards points for new cardholders until 31 January 2020, which transfer to partners like Velocity at a ratio of between 2:1. Do note a high $150,000 annual income requirement.
Virgin Money are also offering 75,000 bonus Velocity Points with the entry-level Flyer Visa until 30 June 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 Citi Signature card has an annual fee of $199 for the first year and is offering up to 130,000 bonus Citi Rewards points for new cardholders also until 31 January 2020, the bonus points also transfer to Velocity at a rate of 2:1. Note the lower annual income requirement of $75,000 p.a.
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 a Point Hacks exclusive 120,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points on offer for new Card Members until 3 July 2019 – equivalent to 60,000 Velocity Points when converted at a ratio of 2:1. 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 100,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points as a new Card Members of the Platinum Business Charge card until 3 July 2019 – this is equivalent to 50,000 Velocity Points when converted at a ratio of 2:1.
American Express are offering 100,000 Membership Rewards Points for new Card Members of the American Express Explorer until 18 June – equivalent to 50,000 Velocity Points when converted at a ratio of 2:1. 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|
|American Express Velocity Platinum||100,000 Velocity Points||$375||19 June 2019|
|St.George Amplify Signature Visa||100,000 Velocity Points*||$179 first year, |
$279 p.a. ongoing
|2 October 2019|
|Virgin Money High Flyer Visa||90,000 Velocity Points||$289||30 June 2019|
|Citi Prestige Visa||Up to 80,000 Velocity Points*||$700||31 January 2020|
|Virgin Money Flyer Visa||75,000 Velocity Points||$129||30 June 2019|
|Citi Signature Visa||Up to 65,000 Velocity |
|$199 first year,|
$395 p.a. ongoing
|31 January 2020|
|ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Visa||40,000 Velocity Points||$225||No current offer end date|
|American Express Membership Rewards|
|American Express Platinum Charge||60,000 Velocity Points*||$1,450||3 July 2019|
|American Express Business Platinum Charge||50,000 Velocity Points*||$1,750||3 July 2019|
|American Express Explorer||50,000 Velocity Points*||$395||18 June 2019|
|* Equivalent Velocity Points when transferred|