For the rest of October, Velocity Frequent Flyer has doubled the earn rate on almost all purchases through its online shopping portal.
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 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:
- Make sure cookies can be tracked on your browser
- Log in to the Velocity eStore
- Click Shop now on your selected retailer
- 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:
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:
- David Jones
- The Iconic
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.
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.