BP terminates Velocity Agreement effective 30 June 2017 - Velocity sues

Discussion in 'Virgin Australia Velocity' started by BillytheFIsh, May 10, 2017.

  1. BillytheFIsh

    BillytheFIsh Member

    Mar 17, 2014
    439
    193
    Brisbane
    • Like Like x 1
    Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisementsMoreā€¦


  2. Comoman

    Comoman Active Member

    Nov 4, 2011
    531
    181
    Perth
    Wow - that didn't last long! Going to be tough to unwind.
     
  3. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    7,897
    1,560
    SIN
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    #3 dajop, May 10, 2017
    Last edited: May 10, 2017
    Not entirely surprising given BP's deal with Woolworths.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. AustraliaPoochie

    AustraliaPoochie Established Member

    Thanks for the tip.
    Will keep making sure to ask each time I visit a BP to buy things, or more so, OTR in South Aust.
     
  5. theblank

    theblank Member

    Aug 3, 2014
    476
    89
    i gather they will be repainting all the signs anyway :)
    I am more annoyed that the Woolworths petrol stations will be converting to BP, which means their prices will be going up by 7 cents a litre, at least.
    (and thats not taking into account the 4c woolworths discounts)> I dunno what its like in other areas, but BP charge way more than everyone else around here.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. NoName

    NoName Active Member

    Aug 1, 2012
    894
    302
    For me BP is just about the cheapest I can get without going right out of my way. Combine that with the velocity pts & no surcharge for AMEX and they are my go to station. I fill up a couple of times a week with them. Will be disappointing when the Velocity deal is no more.
     
  7. Jurahn

    Jurahn Established Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    1,209
    247
    Perth, WA
    Quite the opposite experience here - getting Velocity points is about the only "plus" for us in fuelling up at BP. Their prices are usually well above the other fuel retailers in the area, and of the 5 BPs that are easily accessible to us (near home or on the way to/from work), 4 have an AMEX surcharge.
     
  8. burmans

    burmans Senior Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    5,631
    1,625
    Sydney
    This question seems to be fairly regularly canvassed on this forum and there appears to be no defined pattern, some areas BP are cheap, some they are more expensive.
     
  9. clipped_wings

    clipped_wings Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    391
    261
    central coast nsw
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    I wonder if it's because the affiliation wasn't the revenue generating bonanza BP thought it would be. Perhaps it couldn't offset the fact that they charge way above what the station across the street charges. Or the fact that half the time your Velocity card wouldn't work in their outdated POS systems. Or could it be their dumb TV promos weren't that great. Or that the points took forever to appear.

    Or............should I keep going?
     
    • Like Like x 4
  10. Falcs

    Falcs Intern

    Dec 12, 2013
    92
    43
    BP is very inconsistent here in Sydney - there's one nearby which is cheap, so I've ended up using it reasonably frequently. But more often than not BP are the second most expensive to Shell/Coles Express. I've stopped collecting the Coles fuel vouchers because they're more than 4c more expensive 99% of the time.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. eastwest101

    eastwest101 Established Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    2,534
    880
    Townsville
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    I am not an expert so we will see how the court case goes - will all hinge on the definitions in the original legal agreement.
     
  12. samh004

    Moderator

    Apr 1, 2009
    17,096
    3,712
    Gold Coast
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    Twitter:
    Facebook:
    Google+:
    Linkedin:
    Instagram:
    On the Gold Coast they're outrageously priced sometimes. Certainly more than the United, 7-Eleven and Woolworths-Caltex all in my area.

    As for the actual topic, I can see why they need to end their partnership considering they've bought into Woolworths service. They didn't actively seek out a deal with Qantas but because of Woolworths deal with Qantas it puts them in a tricky position. Could be very interesting if for a small period of time you could choose your frequent flyer program or even double dip.

    Sort of unfortunate I just got a Starcard because of Qantas Business Rewards as I might need the BP equivalent soon.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. aaronm

    aaronm Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    125
    22
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    Seem to recall the outlet near OOL being at least 20c a litre more expensive than the nearby Coles Express, presumably to capture that lucrative "return rental with full tank" market.

    I feel like in this case Velocity are better off seeking some sort of compensation from BP for ending the agreement early, better than having a partner who is actively trying to ditch you!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. andye

    andye Established Member

    Jan 14, 2013
    2,717
    776
    Manly
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    Another aspect is that since the original deal, Velocity have effectively partnered with Shell via Flybuys
     
  15. drron

    drron Enthusiast

    Jul 4, 2002
    15,080
    10,208
    Sunshine Coast
    On the sunny coast BP are usually the dearest and cheapest.Unfortunately the ones near us are usually the dearest.The BP at Palmwoods often makes the grade as the cheapest on the coast.Near us the Coles/shell are quite often the cheapest.
     
  16. esseeeayeenn

    esseeeayeenn Established Member

    Jul 2, 2014
    1,852
    1,217
    Perth
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    In Perth BP are very expensive. So much so that I only used them when Velocity had a bonus points offer. I find the cheapest are independents like Vibe - especially with an IGA receipt. No AMEX surcharge. But no FF points either!
     
  17. straitman

    Moderator

    Apr 27, 2003
    15,992
    4,220
    SE Oz (Sale)
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    Likewise in Gippsland. Not sure how they sell any fuel due their prices.
     
  18. trippin_the_rift

    trippin_the_rift Established Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    3,326
    2,682
    Travel + Data
    Facebook:
    If outlet A gives Velocity points, and outlet B gives Qantas points, do you really care where you shop?

    Most Australians would collect both currencies, right?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. clipped_wings

    clipped_wings Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    391
    261
    central coast nsw
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    That's a yes from me. I am a long time Woolies rewards card member (as well as Coles) so I shouldn't complain. With my spend at Woolworths I can choose from either QFF points or Christmas bonus points to redeem at the checkout in mid December.

    Hmmmm, points for an airline I hardly fly, or a nice fat ham leg on the Chrissy table?
     
  20. CJEMNMAC

    CJEMNMAC Active Member

    Jun 12, 2014
    842
    448
    Sydney
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    I am in the dearest BP camp... BP always 8 - 10 cents dearer than say Woolworths before 4c discount.

    A lot of people feel it is dearer and based on fact, a lot are dearer, so benefit / cost does not stack up
     

Share This Page