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Earlier this year, I wrote a whole post dedicated to 5 ways to earn Qantas points without even leaving the ground. Well, it’s been a while since I wrote it and I think It’s time I talk about 5 ways to get Velocity points without flying. Overall, I myself find Velocity points easier to get, especially with promotions always running. The methods in this post will be very similar to the Qantas post but I’ll explain the differences.
- Credit Cards
Ah yes, credit cards. It’s no secret that earning spending through credit cards is the fastest way to get large amounts of points (without buying them of course).In Australia, the sign-up bonuses on a few of our cards are quite generous and are usually packed with benefits. For Instance, the American Express Velocity Platinum offers a massive 100,000 points as the sign-up bonus after spending $1500 in the first 3 months. On top of that, it earns 2.5 Velocity points per $ when spending on Virgin Australia. Another great earning card is the American Express Platinum Edge which is fantastic for groceries as it earns 3x points at major supermarkets. That card earns Membership Rewards Ascent points which transfer to Velocity at a 1:1 rate. If you’re not interested in the American Express cards, the Westpac Altitude Black is also worth having a look at.
- Purchasing fuel and other things at BP service centres
Ok if you own a car or at least drive, why not get more rewards when you fill up? Velocity and BP have a partnership which allows you to earn points at participating BP service centres. To see which ones you can earn at, click here. You’ll be able to earn 2 Velocity points per litre of fuel for up to 150 litres and on top of that, you’ll be able to earn 2 Velocity Points per $ up to $100 in a transaction.
And if you’re wanting to earn even more points when getting fuel, you could use the American Express Platinum Edge for 2 points per $ petrol station or the American Express Explorer which also earns 2 Membership Rewards points per $.
- Book parking with Wilsons Parking or BookABay
Here’s another one for people with a vehicle. Who knew a simple thing like parking could earn points? Velocity has opportunities to earn with both Wilsons Parking & BookABay. If you were to book with Wilsons Parking, you’ll earn 2 points per $ you spend whereas if you book with BookABay, you’ll earn 5 points per $ spent.
- Shop with Flybuys
For those not aware, Flybuys is basically a rewards program where you collect points when you shop at Coles, Coles Online, Target, Kmart Liquorland, First Choice Liquor and a few other stores. You scan your Flybuys card and you’ll be able to earn Flybuys points. You have to transfer Flybuys points to Velocity and I wrote how to do it here. Interestingly, you’ll also earn 1statu credit for every $100 when you spend, earning any type of elite mile in Australia is rare and this is what makes the partnership unique.
- Purchase goods through the Velocity eStore
Airline shopping portals are one of my favourite ways to rack up points quickly. I almost get too excited when jumping online and see them having great bonuses. Both Qantas and Virgin have a shopping portal. Qantas’s is a lot more generous with promotions but the Velocity store isn’t bad at all. For most stores, you’ll find 2 points per $ spent. By going through these portals, it’s a great way to get more points than you would going to a store and it’s all from your computer. It’s also a great way to shop for birthdays and Christmas, you as the buyer also gets a nice present in the form of points 😉
Overall, these are some of the best ways to get Velocity points. There are a heap more credit cards I could talk about but I prefer to showcase the better-earning ones as that’s what you obviously want right? I also heavily suggest taking advantage of promotions when they’re running, just like the credit card transfer bonus.