Velocity Frequent Flyer Points Boosters are a handy stop-gap measure for when you’re just shy of your next reward. Right now, you can buy more Velocity Points with a 30% discount. It’s even better when Virgin Australia is also slashing reward seat prices by 30% until 13 April 2022.

Buying Velocity Points might make sense when topping up your balance for specific reward seat bookings on Virgin Australia, or a partner like Singapore Airlines or Hawaiian Airlines. We also have a dedicated guide on how to buy Velocity Points if you’re new to this idea.

30% discount: what you need to know

Offer expires: 13 April 2022

Velocity Frequent Flyer is offering 30% off purchased Points Boosters until 13 April 2022. This is one of the highest discounts we’ve seen, though it’s not the best overall offer on a per-point basis.

These are the key caveats:

  • Each purchase must be a minimum of 1,000 points and a maximum of 250,000 points.
  • A maximum of 250,000 points purchased per calendar year applies.
  • The price per point varies. As you buy larger amounts, the cost per point decreases. So keep this in mind!
  • There’s no limit to how often you buy points, as long as you remain under the overall cap.

The value per point gets better as you buy bigger amounts. Say you purchased 25,000 points with a 30% discount: each point would cost you 1.9c. However, if you buy the maximum of 250,000 points with a 30% discount, then that drops the per-point price down to 1.64c each. Not too bad now.

We currently value Velocity Points at 1.80 cents each. Where possible, try to get more than that value-wise when you redeem your points.

Maximising both promotions for a huge discount

From 5 to 13 April 2022, Velocity Frequent Flyer is offering both 30% off purchased points and 30% off the points needed for reward seats. This is a great opportunity to stack both discounts and get cheaper flights.

For example, Sydney to Perth in Business Class usually costs:

  • $1,209 one-way as a cash fare, or
  • 35,500 points + $30.75 one-way as a reward seat

But with 30% off reward seats, each flight is now only 24,800 points + $30.75. And you can buy 25,000 points for $473.90 with a 30% discount.

So you can secure that $1,209 ticket for just $504.65 as a reward seat. Note that reward seats don’t earn points and don’t count as ‘eligible sectors’ for Velocity status. But you’ve saved over $600, so that’s a fair trade-off.

It’s even cheaper per flight if you buy 50,000 points for $820.40, and use them to book a return Business Class journey. Including taxes, each Sydney-Perth flight would only cost you $440.95.

Note: Velocity Points expire after 24 months of inactivity in your account, so make sure to keep your account active by earning/redeeming points regularly.

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Offer history

Sometimes Velocity offers a bonus and sometimes a discount. The 100% bonus deal back in October 2020 is the best we’ve seen to date. Though the latest 30% discount offer is better than usual.

MonthBonus (%)Discount (%)Lowest price per pointNotes
April 2022301.64
November 2021201.87
October 20201001.06lowest price
February 2020151.99highest price
October 2019201.87
May-June 2019201.95
February 2019201.95
August 2018151.99highest price
April 2018151.99highest price

Summing up

Hot tip: make sure there is reward seat availability for the redemption you’re eyeing off before you purchase the extra points needed! Then, it’s easy to buy the Velocity Points Booster and redeem it straight away.

In general, we don’t advise that you buy points speculatively in any program. But if you have your eye on that Etihad trip to Europe or Air Canada flight to Vancouver, then Velocity Points Boosters could help get you there.

For other ways to earn Velocity Points, check out this guide.

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Buy Velocity Points Booster for 30% off was last modified: April 6th, 2022 by Brandon Loo