1,000 Velocity points short of an award... any ideas?

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kim

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Member since 01 May 2013

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with regards to my question about the purchase of velocity points and watson374 question/answer. i have 61429 points, i want two j seats from melb/syd to perth, i can go the points plus pay but would still need 67600 points, if i take out virgin car insurance i can net another 5000 points, this still leaves me 1171 points short, any ideas other then signing up for a credit card, should i get a velocity global wallet

watson374

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Member since 17 Aug 2012

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Hmm, this is a bit of pickle.

Perhaps you might want to consider getting a J award seat for your travel partner and then travel on a revenue fare yourself to cream off the points for a future trip? I'm not aware of any bonuses for VA at the moment.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 992

You can currently earn a 15% bonus on transferring points from your credit card to Velocity, which might help close the gap. Other strategies: buying through the Velocity eStore to earn points, which is good if there was something you were going to buy anyway (eg Apple MacBook or iMac); or setting up family pooling with another traveller in your family.

ap_spd

Member since 12 Jul 2013

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signing up for erewards will net you 750 points and probably complete a few surveys to get these points...

Andrew Barkery

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Depending on when you have to fly to PER, maybe fly SYD - MEL for a weekend?  Book on a Thur night during happy hour.  Aud$145 on the 15Nov14 SYD - MEL, Aud$145 on the 16Nov14.

You would earn FF mileage based on $ spent, and also SCs.  15 SCs each on the lower saver fares, no Saver Lite for that weekend.

If you have PS status, you only need to pay the $290 (have to add on cc fees), and 1 nights accomodation for the fare and you should get 1000 points out of that quite easily.  $290 gives on my calculation, 2175 VA FF points, 5 points per $1 spent, x 1.5.

If you have no status, then its just 1450 VA FF points.

Andrew Barkery

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O, you live in CNS, mmm, that would make it a bit more expensive, but chase flights, thats what I would do.

Why buy something something huge from ebay?

How to edit replies on here, eh?

kim

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Member since 01 May 2013

Total posts 54

sorry out dated profile, i am in canberra, no status at all,  i have erewards through ihg, can i convert those ereward points to virgin velocity or only virgin atlantic? i am not looking to go for a few  month (hopefully virgin won't enhance the points required in the next 4 month)

watson374

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If you can route enough spend through the Global Wallet, you could do that.

Do you have enough points on QFF to maybe redeem one J ticket on each carrier?

Joshb

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Member since 20 Mar 2012

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Just got an email from Velocity which states

Enjoy 12 wines, 2,000 bonus points and 2 free bottles of Italian sparkling for $100

(Valid for new Discovery Club members)

Andrew Barkery

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Member since 21 Mar 2011

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Ah, Canberra, goodo, that makes it easy.

If you are a wine drinker, or connesieur, then, Joshb's suggestion is cheap.

But if not, like me, I don't drink wine, I would do a MR.  Though SC to most is meaningless, slowly, if you put all your flight business via VA, in the end, you build up 250 SCs, and you with VA PS get 2 free entries to the VA lounge, but you also get bonus FF points.

So as of now, all the points earnt are via credit card spent?  VGW is one of the worst way to earn, if you earn enough to get a true credit credit card, do that. 

The only reason I have VGW and QCC is that I can't get a true true credit card.

VGW and QCC earn rates are only (in Australia), 0.5 points per $1 spent, so its going to be $2000 spent over a year (or earlier-if you prepay eg, home power bill by $2000)... to get the requisite 1000 VA points. 

If you fly CBR to SYD and back, paying $200, you would get that 1000 ASAP.  You don't have to leave the airport, in SYD, just pay $65 and go to "inspect" the SYD VA dom lounge.

I like doing MRs from ADL to MEL.  QF is my best friend (still), VA comes 2nd MR wise.  Have my first JQ MR later in Dec.

Andrew Barkery

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Erewards cannot be convered to VA FF miles.

Only ebay spendings give VA FF miles.

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