Until 18 February, you’ll earn 9 Velocity Points per $ spent on hotels booked through the Velocity Frequent Flyer-Expedia portal. This covers all 650,000+ hotels listed on Expedia.
The regular earn rate is 3 Velocity Points per $ spent. The last time triple points were on offer was in June last year.
With our valuation of Velocity Points at 1.8c each, this offer is equivalent to getting a ~16% cashback on your hotel bookings—that’s solid.
To make a booking, click through the Velocity-Expedia portal.
Bonus points offer history
- January-February 2020: triple points
- November-December 2019: double points
- May-June 2019: triple points
Full offer terms and conditions
Triple Points offer is available on all hotel bookings made at https://expedia.virginaustralia.com from 27 January 2020 to 18 February 2020. The triple Velocity Points are only applicable to customers booking through this channel and who are Velocity Frequent Flyer Members. Customers are required to quote their Velocity Frequent Flyer Membership number during the booking process.
The standard Points earn rate is 3 Velocity Points per $1 spent on hotel bookings
Please allow 6-8 weeks after check-out for Points to be credited. Only the first passenger listed on the booking is eligible to earn Points. Where more than one Velocity member is listed on the booking, the points will only go to the lead passenger. Points will not be allocated where the booking is cancelled. Velocity Member Terms and Conditions apply.
The article below is the original article on earning Velocity Points with hotel stays.
In this guide
There a few partnerships that Velocity Frequent Flyer members can take advantage of to earn Velocity Points for hotel stays. These include holidays both domestically in Australia and beyond.
This is a guide for those who didn’t realise you could also earn Velocity Points from your hotel stays and want to know the basics.
In short, there are three methods that you can use to earn Velocity Points on hotel stays.
1. Earn Velocity Points directly with hotel partners
Velocity Frequent Flyer has partnered with a number of hotels and resorts in and outside Australia. If you book directly with one of these partners, you’ll earn Velocity Points for your stay, if on a qualifying rate.
The normal rate for stays in Australia is 3 Velocity Points per $ spent, whilst overseas properties will earn you 600-1,000 points for the entire stay. Here are some of the brands included:
You can check the earn rates for specific properties here.
To earn points, show your Velocity membership card during check-in or add your frequent flyer number to the hotel booking online or over the phone before your stay.
2. Earn Velocity Points by booking a hotel through Expedia
When you click through this portal, you’ll have access to over 650,000 hotels worldwide—that’s triple the number of properties Qantas has access to.
Again, you’ll earn 3 Velocity Points per $ spent on hotel bookings through Expedia.
Expedia has a best price guarantee, which can come in handy to save money.
(Kaligo used to be the preferred online hotel booking platform for Velocity.)
3. Earn Velocity Points by booking hotels through Agoda PointsMAX
Agoda PointsMAX is another online portal. It offers a solid earn rate of at least 5 Velocity Points per $ spent. However, their prices tend to be higher than booking with the hotel directly.
Make sure you select Velocity Frequent Flyer as your preferred loyalty program. Then enter your membership number at the time of booking.
4. Other methods
- You can use your Velocity Points to pay for hotel stays, however, it offers very poor value—you’re best off saving your Velocity Points for one of these best uses
- You can also convert your hotel loyalty points into Velocity Points but, again, the transfer rates offer poor value—unless there is a transfer bonus on
Frequently asked questions
Yes, you can use your Velocity Points to pay for hotel stays. However, it offers very poor value. You can pay in full with your points, or you can use Points + Pay. A minimum of 4,000 points is required.
Earning Velocity Points from hotel stays isn’t hard. In fact, if you’re loyal to Velocity, you’d be silly not to try and book your hotel stays in a way to maximise your points.
There’s a large range of Velocity and hotel partners to take advantage of. However, as always, do your comparisons and sums to make sure you’re not missing out on a better cash deal by booking elsewhere.
Supplementary images courtesy Virgin Australia and Expedia.