For the rest of October, Velocity Frequent Flyer has doubled the earn rate on almost all purchases through its online shopping portal.

The Velocity eStore is one of the handiest sites out there for increasing your Velocity Points balance.

They have a wide range of partner online retailers. It’s useful if you have plans to shop online for gifts for family and friends. You can figure out what you can earn in return either by using the Velocity eStore or earning cashback through Cashrewards.

Current double points offer

I received the following email from Velocity this morning:

To celebrate the launch of our new Velocity eStore, we’re giving away Double Points storewide (excluding eBay) between 15-31 October 2019.

Velocity eStore double points offer Oct 2019

Velocity usually offers 2 points per $ spent on purchases through its online store. You’ll be earning 4 points with this promotion. Given our valuation of Velocity Points at 1.9c each, that’s like earning 7.6% cashback on your purchases.

To take advantage of this offer, you need to:

  1. Make sure cookies can be tracked on your browser
  2. Log in to the Velocity eStore
  3. Click Shop now on your selected retailer
  4. The retailer’s website will open and Velocity will track your purchase to award you the bonus points

Here are the full terms and conditions:

Velocity members that shop via Velocity Frequent Flyer e-Store website between 00:01AM 15 October to 11:59PM AEDT 31st October 2019 have the opportunity to earn 4 Points per $1 spent on all retailers excluding eBay. To earn Velocity Points, the Velocity member must be logged into the Velocity e-Store website (using their Velocity membership number and password) and access the retailer’s website via the links from the Velocity e-Store. In using the Velocity e-Store the Velocity member agrees to the use of cookies to track and record purchases made by the Velocity member via the Velocity e-Store. It is the Velocity member’s responsibility to ensure that cookies are turned on in their browser and that the security settings in their browser allow the use of cookies. Not all items purchased through the Velocity e-Store are eligible for Points earn. See the individual retailer purchase conditions available on the individual retailers’ page on the Velocity e-Store website for full details of any exclusions. Once you enter the retailer’s online store, the retailer’s Terms and Conditions will apply. Click here for full Velocity eStore Terms and Conditions.

What are online malls?

Online malls, like the Velocity eStore, work by firstly ensuring you log in with your Frequent Flyer program credentials. Then you’ll be referred out to make a transaction over on the retailer’s website.

You’ll typically earn at least 2 Velocity Points per $ spent with any of the partners within the eStore. That’s on top of the usual points you’d earn from your credit card.

Some of the key partners include:

Velocity eStore screenshot

The Velocity eStore online mall has a wider range of retailers than Qantas’ offering. They have brought on partners in a range of categories, containing a wide number of local and international merchants. This has been many readers’ ‘go-to’ online mall for the last few years to earn points.

You can also pick up dedicated coupons and vouchers to use from the Velocity eStore at this page.

The Velocity eStore just ‘works’ too. It is very functional and stable and gets you out to your destination online store fast.

Its earn rates can be a little lower than Qantas’ on, say, iTunes, for example. However, the pure variety of retail partners still, in my view, makes it one of the best destination for travellers in Australia to earn points online.

Summing up

Velocity’s eStore online shopping portal is handy for picking up bonus Velocity Points on purchases that you were going to make anyway.

It’s important to check if another frequent flyer program’s portal can earn you more points on your specific purchases, though. The tool below can help you do that easily.

Earn double Velocity Points on most retailers through the Velocity eStore was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by Matt Moffitt
Earn double Velocity Points on most retailers through the Velocity eStore was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by Matt Moffitt