Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now use their hard-earned Velocity points to buy fuel and other items like drinks and snacks at participating BP service stations – and that’s a great option to have if your points balance is low or you aren’t planning to take a trip.
Yet for savvy travellers who earmark their frequent flyer points for actual flights, being asked if you want to spend your points every time you earn more can quickly become irritating: that’s why Virgin Australia has designed a way for high flyers to skip the prompts and be on their way.
By opting-out, you’ll continue to earn points on fuel and other purchases at BP – you just won’t be asked to redeem those points every time you fill up.
How to disable Velocity ‘pay with points’ at BP
Start by visiting the Velocity Frequent Flyer website, log in to your Velocity account and click the ‘pay with points in-store’ option from the menu on the left:
Then, if you’ve previously created a four-digit Velocity PIN, scroll down and click on the ‘deactivate here’ link:
If you haven’t yet set a PIN, you’ll be prompted to do so on this screen. While you won’t be asked to use points at BP until a PIN has been set, we’d still suggest creating one to help secure your account, after which you can opt-out from burning points at BP.
Assuming your account is already PIN-enabled, it’s as easy as clicking the ‘proceed’ button after following that link…
… and after a short pause, your request will be confirmed and you’ll no longer be prompted to spend points at BP:
AusBT tip: Consider paying for your BP purchases using a points-earning credit card to double-dip on Velocity points: once from BP and again from your card.
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