AusBT reader survey: win frequent flyer points, travel wallets

By David Flynn, December 31 2014

The Australian Business Traveller 2014 reader survey is now closed – thank you to the 4,500+ readers who took part!

 

Linda Rychter from Alexandria NSW won the 50,000 Velocity frequent flyer points; the ten Bellroy passport wallets went to Phil Amos, Suzanne Brown, Andrew Cartwright, David Cockbain, Maria Craig, David Henchliffe, Ewan Kennedy, Robert Kovacs, Geoff Stone and Calvin Yoeh.

PREVIOUS | How would you like to win 50,000 frequent flyer points or a leather passport wallet to start your new year of travel in style?

Just click through to complete our Australian Business Traveller 2014 reader survey and you could pocket:

  • One of ten Bellroy passport wallets (worth $100 each): crafted from leather to hold your passport, ticket or boarding pass and two cards (such as your frequent flyer card). There's also a pen for filling out those customs and immigration slips.

The Australian Business Traveller 2014 reader survey takes less than ten minutes to complete and your answers will remain confidential – we won't share personal information such as your email address with anybody, ever, and that's a promise.

So why not visit our secure survey page and get clicking?

The reader survey runs from 12.01am Wednesday December 31, 2014 to 11.59pm Tuesday January 13, 2015. Prize winners will be notified by Friday January 16, 2015. Click here to read the terms and conditions of the reader survey competition.

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Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

06 Dec 2012

Total posts 168

Maybe you should have Global Sim as an option in the roaming section. I had to choose purchase a local Sim as my response, but I don't do that I use a Global Sim. Also I am intrigued about surveys and the way they ask about household income or cars etc. Is this usually taken to mean the total available income or resource available to a household? Not all households are co-operative units and I think the statistics garnered from these questions would be a little inaccurate. I live with one other in a household but I do not share my income or my car etc with them or them with me, If we have a combined income of $150,000, the household does not have that combined income available to it, we are separate entities within the household.

31 Dec 2014

Total posts 1

'Household' in this context means your 'financial group', i.e. if you are married with kids then it's those people together, if you are living with a buddy then it's just you on your own, if you are living with a girlfriend but don't share accounts etc then it's again just you alone.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

06 Dec 2012

Total posts 168

Thanks for clarifying "suparockin"! I have interpreted "household" to mean that for some time now. I do think however that there would be a significant likelihood of people grouping their incomes together for a total "household income" when these questions are asked. For example if memory serves me correctly I believe several questions like this are usually in the census. Then the ABS starts sprouting numbers based on responses they received in the survey saying households could afford this, or 2 out of 5 households have 2.7 cars available to them. Just think it wouldnt hurt to have a little explanation such as yours so the figures are a bit more representative.

What if you're living with a "buddy" but living a lie? :p

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Aug 2012

Total posts 2221

Then we could use the Centrelink definition of a de facto couple (same sex or opposite sex) used for Youth Allowance, which carries a minimum live-in of at least 12 months.

But yes, you could certainly argue that for the purposes of this survey, it wouldn't be a household if each person in it ran their own finances as discrete accounts.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Jan 2013

Total posts 715

Most analytic firms take those income estimates given as part of survey responses (particularly when data collection is face to face) with a large grain of salt anyway. I remember a former colleague telling me of one particular research study that found a significant number of people overstate when answering these income questions (I guess because it provides a positive internal stimulus to think so, rather than some intentional attempt to deceive). Some questionnaires include lifestyle check questions (the higher your income, the more likely you indulge in more expensive discretionary spending habits) to try and fudge a reliability measure, but really it's all about segmenting the data into broad categories to see if there are any particular correlations between income and behaviour/choice, as well as to help other marketers understand the categories of your audience/customers.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

19 Mar 2014

Total posts 574

There's a selling element in the survey it self. Is there a luxury goods conglomerate issuing these surveys for the purpose of subliminally telling us we need to own watches X, Y and Z if we consider ourselves highflyers? I'm already eyeing off a submariner, I don't need them getting up in my headspace thinking I need a limited edition Brietling for weekends!

Until I see who wins, i'm going to conlude that this survey was purely for the purpose of making me think I need to dine out more!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Jan 2013

Total posts 715

Didn't get that myself from the survey, but such an effect can exist, I guess, where there is a more collective mindset. AusBT Is honest, so I reckon everyone is in for a fair chance. I'd happily take a gift of 50,000 extra Velocity points - I could redeem a First return to London with that bump :-)

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2341

LOL at you guys! :P

We've held off announcing winners because I've been totally flat out but this week, no worries.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

19 Mar 2014

Total posts 574

First return to London with 50k points?  is that the damage to upgrade from business to first? Singapore or Etihad?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Jan 2013

Total posts 715

That'd be nice - 50K for a F MEL-LHR redemption! :-)

"50,000 extra Velocity points", that is additional to my pleasantly plump Velocity Rewards balance, is enough to push me over that points requirement (and it's the best redemption for them I think).

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

19 Mar 2014

Total posts 574

Would be very nice! 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Sep 2014

Total posts 84

Should be an option for "I never buy watches".

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Aug 2012

Total posts 2221

Or just, "I use my phone as a watch."

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

06 Dec 2012

Total posts 168

or " I use the sun".

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

09 Sep 2013

Total posts 177

I use my marine bells app on my iPad!!

British Airways - Executive Club

02 Dec 2014

Total posts 14

That's one hell of an antique BA boarding pass!

23 Jul 2012

Total posts 21

That wallet is my kinda colour.  


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