Earn 20-30% more Velocity Points on credit card transfers from Nov1

Just in time for the return of international travel, you can turbocharge your Velocity Points balance.

By Staff Writers, October 27 2021
Earn 20-30% more Velocity Points on credit card transfers from Nov1

Virgin Australia’s highly anticipated Points transfer bonus promotion is back from November 1 – perfect timing for the return of Velocity Points redemption on international partner airlines.

Converting your credit card’s own rewards points to Velocity Points will net you an additional 20-30% worth of points, depending on which card you're using.

ANZ cards headline the offer with a hefty 30% more Velocity Points, while transfers from Amex land you a solid 25% bonus.

All other banks land at 20% extra Velocity Points, which can still easily be the difference between flying and not flying, or getting that upgrade from economy to business class.

Another way to look at it: the number of points needed to snare a flight on top international airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Singapore Airlines and South African Airways will be reduced by 20-30%.

Here's an example of how the numbers shake out.

Velocity Points to be converted per single eligible transaction

Bonus Velocity Points:

Example bonus

50,000 (from Westpac)

20%

50,000 Velocity Points = 60,000 Velocity Points

100,000 (from Amex)

25%

100,000 Velocity Points = 125,000 Velocity Points

 

Most of Australia’s major banks work with Virgin Australia's Velocity program – including ANZ, NAB, Westpac, as well as American Express, while Virgin Money also offers a Velocity-branded credit card. 

This bonus offer runs the entire month of November, so just make sure your transfer is done by November 30.

Of course, these points are also redeemable on Virgin Australia’s new International flights to a range of leisure destinations in the coming months, with Fiji being the first point of call from December 16.

Velocity has typically run its Velocity transfer promotion in May and November every year, however the bonus levels can differ.


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