Coles takes on BP with up to 4 Velocity points per litre on fuel

By Chris C., November 10 2016
Coles takes on BP with up to 4 Velocity points per litre on fuel

Members of the Coles Flybuys loyalty program can now earn upwards of four Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points per litre of fuel purchased at Coles Express service stations, taking the fight to BP which awards a lower two Velocity points on the same.

The promotion which currently runs at least until December 31 allows Flybuys cardholders to trade-in their usual 4c/litre fuel savings voucher – earned after spending $30 or more on groceries – for eight Flybuys points per litre instead.

That’s equal to four Velocity points per litre during this month’s 15% bonus on transfers from Flybuys to Velocity, or a still-reasonable 3.48 Velocity points per litre once the regular rates kick-in from December.

Flybuys’ separate partnership with the Etihad Guest frequent flyer program also allows you to earn the equivalent of 3.2 Etihad Guest miles per litre of fuel purchased under this deal when trading in that same 4c/litre fuel savings voucher.

What’s more, all Flybuys members earn one Flybuys point per two dollars spent at Coles Express – even without a fuel savings voucher – giving you a further 0.5 Velocity points per $2 this month via the 15% boost, 0.435 Velocity points per $2 from next month or 0.2 Etihad Guest miles per $2.

To take full advantage of this offer, follow the steps below:

  • Spend $30 or more in one transaction in-store at Coles (not online), scan your Flybuys card and retain your receipt.
  • Check that the fuel savings voucher on your receipt includes the option of earning bonus Flybuys points in place of fuel savings, as pictured above. This deal may not appear on some older fuel savings receipts or if your account isn’t deemed eligible for any reason, so be sure to check.
  • Armed with the appropriate voucher, fill up on fuel at Coles Express service stations and present both your Flybuys membership card and the fuel savings voucher when it comes time to pay, and tell the cashier you’d prefer the bonus Flybuys points over the cash discount.
  • Once your haul of Flybuys points arrives in your account, you can convert chunks of 2,000 Flybuys points into 1,000 Velocity points throughout November or into 870 Velocity points from December onwards, or 10,000 Flybuys points into 4,000 Etihad Guest miles.

There’s no limit on how many times you can fill up with this deal, but remember, it only works when you have an eligible fuel savings voucher from your supermarket spend, as opposed to BP’s offer which doesn’t require any pre-purchase: just a swipe of your Velocity card before you pay.

Also read: Virgin Australia partners with Coles Flybuys

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Chris C.

Chris is a a former contributor to Executive Traveller.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

06 Feb 2012

Total posts 30

can you earn virgin status credits when using flybys at coles express?

24 Apr 2012

Total posts 2476

No status credits at Coles Express: only at Coles, Coles Online, Liquorland and First Choice Liquor.

16 Mar 2014

Total posts 20

Good question but I think the answer is NO??

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

19 Mar 2014

Total posts 569

The loyalty-data boom is in full swing... Hope this bubble doesn't burst anytime soon!

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

26 Feb 2016

Total posts 97

2000 points = $10

8 points = $0.04
fair enough.


30 Jun 2016

Total posts 51

The 4c discount isn't given for motorpass, will the same apply for the flybuys bonus? I still get flybuys with motorpass on fuel purchases, but no velocity points at BP.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

18 Jan 2016

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I'm not purchasing Coles or BP fuel at the present time.  Currently here in the Albury region, I can purchase E10 for 116.9 cpl @ Metro (independent), and all the way up to 128.9 cpl @ BP and 133.4 cpl @ Coles Express.  I don't want to be paying near to $55 ($50 with 8 cpl discount, which is not on here) when I can pay $46 for a tank of fuel just to get reward points & 4 - 8 cpl off the price, which still doesn't take it down to the cheaper price.  Metro is closer and on the route to the shops, where BP & Coles Express aren't.

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