Reward Program News

Diners: earn up to 2.25 AA miles per $1

UPDATE | A new promotion is underway for members of Starwood Preferred Guest, paying out a 20% bonus on mileage transfers to Am...

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The SPG program for Aussie travellers

Note: As of 13 February 2019, Starwood Preferred Guest will be integrated into the Marriott Bonvoy program.  With perks l...

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Qantas Aquire for Aussie businesses

Make it your mission to maximise your businesses' potential to earn Qantas Aquire points, which can later be converted to Qanta...

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Hilton HHonors for Australian travellers

With benefits like room upgrades, free Internet access and continental breakfast for frequent guests, you’ll want to slip...

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Virgin Australia points for luxe holidays

Virgin Australia is adding a string of six-star resorts to its roster of Velocity Frequent Flyer partners. You may not recogni...

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Free SPG Gold status after just one night

A single night's stay at any Starwood group hotel – including Sheraton, Westin and W properties – can land you free...

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HHonors: Qantas, Virgin or United miles?

Earlier this year, the ‘points and fixed miles’ earning option faced extinction in the Hilton HHonors program, chan...

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Qantas business travellers earn more Aquire points

Business travellers are the clear winners in Qantas' new Aquire rewards program, which will calculate the number of Aquire Poin...

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Wine showdown: epiQure vs. Virgin Wines

Want to top up your wine cellar and your Qantas or Virgin Australia frequent flyer balance at the same time? Both airlines tem...

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Europcar Privilege rejig: upgrades, lounge access

New features of the Europcar Privilege loyalty program have been unveiled, providing eligible members with car category upgrade...

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Qantas: new double status credits deal

About to make a Qantas booking? Check your email inbox first, because you could end up scoring up to twice as many status credi...

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Velocity Gold? Your hotel choices explained

You’ve done it – after clocking up plenty of Virgin Australia flights a shiny new Velocity Gold card is yours. Now...

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Get 100 free Hyatt Gold Passport points

Want a quick and easy 100 points to add to your Hyatt Gold Passport account? Sure, 100 points isn't a whole lot – but if...

David Flynn |

Velocity frequent flyer pooling: tips and tricks

Many airline frequent flyer programs let you transfer points from one family member to another, but Virgin Australia's Velocity...

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Get Star Alliance Gold status with one flight

The majority of Australian travellers hold some status with the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme, with regular jetsetters clutching...

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The tyrannical world of loyalty programs

If the world of frequent flyers was a world of its own – a place where points were the currency of the realm, t...

David Flynn |

Lufthansa cuts Miles & More on Turkish

Lufthansa is slashing the earning rate for Miles & More status credits on Turkish Airlines flights as the two carriers &nda...

David Flynn |

Hyatt Gold Passport: new discounts, redemptions

Improvements to the roster of Hyatt Gold Passport benefits will see a lengthier points expiry period, along with discounted roo...

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