The easiest way to earn a chunky stash of Velocity Points is by nabbing a credit card sign-up bonus, such as the deal below.

But if you’re also looking to boost your Velocity Points balance with day-to-day spend, then here are 20 easy ways, from flights to banking, sending packages, car rental and more.

Note: Some of the options below may be temporarily suspended due to COVID-19-related impacts.

Travelling

1. Flying with Virgin Australia and partner airlines

Velocity Frequent Flyer is first and foremost the loyalty program of Virgin Australia, so naturally, flights are one of the best ways to earn points. For domestic and short-haul international flights, you’ll earn a minimum of 5 Velocity Points per A$1 spent on the fare — this increases by 50%, 75% or 100% for Silver, Gold and Platinum members, respectively (except for Domestic Getaway fares).

For long-range international flights, the earning rate ranges from 0.5 to 2 points per mile flown, depending on cabin class flown. For the most up-to-date info on earning points with flights, see Velocity’s partner airlines page and click on the relevant carrier.

Velocity Earn Points on Flights Status Bonus

2. Hotels and accommodation

Going to need somewhere to stay once you arrived at your destination? Book through Virgin Australia Hotels (powered by Expedia) to earn at least 3 Velocity Points per A$1 spent. Alternatively, book through your favourite chains such as Accor and IHG Rewards to directly earn points on each booking.

Velocity Expedia hotel portal
Earn Velocity Points through Virgin Australia Hotels.

Or, if you’d rather earn points into a participating hotel loyalty program, you could later transfer those points to Velocity Frequent Flyer from Marriott Bonvoy, Hilton Honors and more.

Wanting to explore the great outdoors around Australia? Book with G’day Parks and pocket 2 Velocity Points per A$1 spent (4 points if you’re G’Day Rewards member). There are over 280 destinations to choose from, including caravan parks and resorts.

3. Car hire and parking

Velocity Frequent Flyer partners with Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, giving you the opportunity to earn points with car hire around the world. Rates start from 3 Velocity Points per A$1 spent within Australia and New Zealand, where most overseas rentals will offer a flat amount of points beginning at 800 points per rental.

If you are a Velocity Silver, Gold or Platinum holder, you will receive a boost to your earn rate as per the diagram below.

Velocity Status

If you’d rather park your own vehicle at the airport, then Looking4Parking is the site for you. Once again, earn rates start from 3 points per dollar when you compare and book airport parking through the site.

4. Cruises

While COVID-19 means it’s not a great time to cruise, yet, definitely keep CruisePilot up your sleeve. Earn Velocity Points (from 3 points per A$1) and enjoy terrific rates on the world’s most renowned cruises, including P&O, Royal Caribbean, Captain Cook and Cunard Cruises.

5. Lounges

When international borders open up, you could relax within the luxurious confines of ‘The House’ lounges within Sydney and Melbourne International, or the more casual ‘My Lounge’ space within Brisbane International.

‘The House’ Melbourne Lounge
Earn Velocity Points when accessing The House lounge in Melbourne.

All operated by No1 lounges, Velocity members can get 20% off the standard booking rate and also earn at least 3 points per dollar

6. Ride around with Ola

Ola is a ridesharing app with a difference: earn 2 Velocity Points per A$1 spent on airport rides (or a lower 1 point per dollar for all other rides). Velocity status bonuses apply on top and new Ola customers can earn 1,000 Velocity Points on their first booking.

How to earn Velocity Points with Ola rideshares
Earn Velocity Points on all your trips with Ola.

Banking and financial

7. Spend with Velocity-branded credit cards

Having a Velocity Points-earning credit card is one of the fastest ways to accumulate Velocity Points throughout a year. You could be earning up to 1.25 Velocity Points per $1 spent on practically any everyday purchases, including most places listed in this guide!

If the place you purchase from also offers bonus Velocity Points, then you can essentially double-dip: earn points from the partner directly and for the transaction on your card.

Learn how to redeem your free Amex Virgin Australia flight, and even upgrade it with points.
Boost your points on everyday spend by using a co-branded Velocity credit card.

8. Transfer your points from flexible programs

Velocity Frequent Flyer has a broad range of transfer partners: these are programs where you earn points in a proprietary ‘currency’ (such as American Express Membership Rewards), and then later choose when to transfer them to Velocity at a specified rate. Read more about flexible points programs.

9. Take out pet insurance

Once you’ve settled down with a furry friend (sorry, scales are not allowed), you should consider whether an insurance policy would suit both your needs. PetInsurance.com.au offers covers for dogs and cats, with members earning 3 points per A$1 on policies.

10. Settle a home loan with Uno

Home loans are big business, of course, but if the stars align and you settle a loan through Uno, then you could stand to earn between 100,000-150,000 Velocity Points! Or, if you already have a loan, complete a simple ‘health check’ to see where improvements can be made and earn 1,000 points for your time.

Shop, Wine and Dine

11. Shop at the Velocity e-Store

Need to buy something through Groupon, Apple, or one of many other well-known retailers? Don’t forget to stop by the Velocity e-Store first, where a simple click will enable you to earn Velocity Points on your purchases at other retailers. You could collect up to 8 points per dollar with special offers!

Your guide on earning bonus points through the Velocity eStore.
Make sure to read our Velocity e-Store guide.

12. Fill up your cellar with wine

There are two ways to top-up your points with wine, beers and spirits purchases: through Virgin Wines and the Velocity Wine Store. Both earn you at least 2 Velocity Points per A$1 spent, though Virgin Wines is more of a subscription for cases and the Velocity Wine Store is more of a standard online store.

Both often have great deals that bundle 10,000 Velocity Points and more with select cases.

Virgin Wine Deals
Top up your glass and your Velocity points balance at the same time with Virgin Wines and Velocity Wine Store..

13. Transfer points from flybuys

Flybuys is one of Australia’s biggest loyalty programs, with points earned on groceries from Coles, goodies from Kmart and more. There’s also a revamped transfer rate in 2021: 1,000 Flybuys points will fetch you 500 Velocity Points, making it easier to save up for that next flight reward.

How to transfer your flybuys points to Velocity Points
Make sure to link your Flybuys and Velocity accounts to be able to transfer Flybuys points into Velocity Points and also earn Velocity Status Credits when shopping at Coles.

14. Simplify your dinner with Youfoodz

Youfoodz aims to make meals easier with a selection of pre-prepared dishes. Their ever-changing menu of fresh ready-made meals, snacks & drinks can be delivered straight to your door for you to enjoy! You’ll earn 1 Velocity Point per A$1 spent.

Earn Velocity Points with every order of YouFoodz.

And even if you’ve bought from Youfoodz before, both new and existing customers will pocket 1,000 Velocity Points on the first order with their Velocity Frequent Flyer number attached.

15. Complete your home with furniture and more

Velocity is partnered with a few furniture stores, so you can earn points with your next big renovation. Need a new mattress or pillow? Snooze has you covered with 1 point per A$1, online and in-store.

For a bigger range of kitchens, lounges are more, check-out Freedom Kitchens and Wardrobes which similarly rewards you with 1 point per dollar.

16. Get the latest sporting gear with Onsport

Onsport stocks more than 5,000 sports, fitness and outdoor products. Even better, you’ll earn an excellent 5 points per A$1 spent, no caps or restrictions.

Everyday Essentials

17. Subscribe to a car with Flexicar

As an alternative to car ownership, Flexicar promises to simplify your transport needs while earning you points along the way. That’s 2 Velocity Points per A$1 spent, so longer bookings will net you bigger rewards. New members will also get 500 points on the first booking.

Velocity-Flexicar logos
Book through Flexicar and earn Velocity Points with each booking.

18. Earn points with recycling

This is more of a top-up than a main earning method, but your eligible bottles and cans could be worth points with Envirobank! Every container you recycle is worth 15 Crunch credits, which converts to 5 Velocity Points. 

19. Take surveys with e-Rewards

Got some spare time? Earn ‘Opinion Points’ with e-Rewards which you can later convert to Velocity Points. If you complete a survey within 90 days of joining, you’ll also pocket 750 Velocity Points.

20. Send parcels with Sendle

Need to send something across Australia and overseas? Sendle is a competitor to AusPost and offers attractive rates on deliveries. Members will earn 5 Velocity Points for every domestic delivery and 10 Velocity Points for an international parcel.

Receive some Velocity Points with your parcel when using Sendle.

Summing Up

Velocity has a wide range of partners, so there are many other ways to earn bonus points with buying sports gear, wine deliveries and more. Remember to use a Velocity Points-earning credit card to double-dip on points while you’re at it, too.

Frequently asked questions

How do I earn Velocity Points?

There are many different ways to earn Velocity Points, like shopping, flying and just paying your regular monthly bills. This guide will help you understand all the different ways to earn Velocity Points.

How do I earn Velocity Status Credits?

Velocity Status Credits are primarily earned through flying Virgin Australia and partner airlines. You can also earn up to 10 Status Credits a month through Coles and flybuys.

Read our guide on how to maximise Velocity Status Credits when flying Virgin Australia and partner airlines.

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 How to boost your Velocity Points
Our complete guide to earning more Velocity Points on everyday purchases was last modified: March 2nd, 2021 by Evin Tan Khiew