Enjoy up to 20% bonus points in Velocity’s latest transfer promo

Transfer your hotel or credit card rewards to Velocity now for a balance-boosting bonus.

By Chris Ashton, May 1 2023
Enjoy up to 20% bonus points in Velocity’s latest transfer promo

Been stockpiling reward points in anticipation of Velocity’s next points transfer promo? The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived – and the clock is now ticking for you to complete the transfer and rake in those points.

From now through to 11:59pm on May 31, Virgin Australia is casting its transfer promo net far and wide, inviting members of more than 20 loyalty and rewards programs to boost their Velocity Frequent Flyer balance and enjoy a bonus of up to 20%. Details can be found on the promotional page

In just a few clicks, you could be winging your way onto that next points-based award flight on either Virgin Australia or its partners such as Air Canada, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways and United Airlines.

On the list is American Express Membership Rewards, which enjoys the highest points bonus of the bunch, in addition to ANZ Rewards, Citi Rewards and HSBC Rewards. There’s also Marriott Bonvoy and Accor ALL in the mix for those who’ve saved up from hotel stays.

The points bonus is tied to specific cards, while points may take up to six weeks to appear in your Velocity account. But, if you’re not in a hurry to book a flight, it’s well worth the wait.

Those holding the following cards receive a 20% bonus…

  • American Express Platinum Charge
  • American Express Platinum Business
  • Centurion Members
  • Rewards Advantage Card

…while those holding one of the below cards earn a 15% bonus on transfers.

  • American Express
  • ANZ Rewards
  • ANZ Business Rewards
  • Bank of Melbourne Amplify
  • BankSA Amplify
  • BOQ Rewards
  • Card Services Rewards
  • Citi Rewards
  • Diners Club Rewards
  • HSBC Rewards
  • NAB Rewards
  • St. George Amplify
  • Suncorp Credit Card Rewards
  • Westpac Altitude

Hotel rewards programs are also in the mix, with those enjoying a 15% points bonus.

  • Accor ALL
  • Choice Privileges
  • Hilton Honors
  • IHG One Rewards
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Shangri-La Circle

You can claim this bonus as many times as you want until May 31, so long as you shift the minimum number of points to Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer each time.

Exclusions, minimum transfer rates, and other terms and conditions also apply, as detailed on the promotion page.

Why would you bother.  I cannot find a single business class seat from BNE to LAX (on UA) right up until the end of next February.  This promotion is clearly only aimed at getting cash from the banks  to boost the bottom line of VA

For the avoidance of confusion, I am a very long time VA Platinum member.

30 Aug 2018

Total posts 13

I've never been able to find any UA J redemption at all. Not sure if they ever release it.

30 Aug 2018

Total posts 13

Just redeemed MEL-DOH-CDG in QR J return and a LHR-DOH-DPS in QR J with velocity, this transfer bonus cannot come at a better time !!

What months?

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