Shop to fly faster with Velocity and flybuys

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Flybuys have announced a partnership with Velocity Rewards to earn Points & Status Credits

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Transfer a minimum of 2,000 flybuys points (equivalent to 870 Velocity Frequent Flyer Points) and a maximum of 138,000 flybuys points (equivalent to 60,030 Velocity Points) per household, per calendar year.

PLUS for a limited time only get 15% more velocity Points when you transfer your flybuys points.


Status Credits

Link your flybuys household and Velocity Frequent Flyer membership, use your flybuys card when you shop at Coles, Coles Online, Liquorland or First Choice Liquor and automatically earn 1 Status Credit for every $100 spent on eligible products, up to 10 Status Credits per month
 
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Dear Australian Frequent Flyers,

We wanted to give you a heads up before we email members on our exciting new partnership with flybuys.

From today, members of Velocity and flybuys can link their memberships to:

Earn Velocity Status Credits when you shop
You can now earn Status Credits not only when you fly but also when you shop. Swipe a linked flybuys card at Coles, Coles Online, Liquorland or First Choice Liquor to earn 1 Status Credit for every $100 spent each calendar month (exclusions apply), up to 10 per month.

Transfer flybuys points to Velocity Points
Transfer 2,000 flybuys points into 870 Velocity Points at any time. Transfer up to 138,000 flybuys points (equivalent to 60,030 Velocity Points) per calendar year.

Plus, to celebrate our new partnership, you will earn 15% bonus Velocity Points if you transfer by 30 November 2016.

How to get started

  1. Be a member of both Velocity and flybuys
  2. Link your memberships via your flybuys account

Terms and conditions apply. For more information and full terms and conditions please visit flybuys.com.au/velocity.

We’ll be on here until 5pm today (AEDT) with any questions you may have.

Yours sincerely,

Velocity Frequent Flyer
 

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lol thanks for the 'early' heads up...only 12 hours after it went public in the media ;)

With the push towards increasing more and more velocity points users with the likes of BP and now Flybuys will you be increasing availability for rewards flights? There is already a lot of discussion about the limited availability.

Increasing strain on the already limited availability could render the points worthless for travel?
 
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Earn Velocity Status Credits when you shop
You can now earn Status Credits not only when you fly but also when you shop. Swipe a linked flybuys card at Coles, Coles Online, Liquorland or First Choice Liquor to earn 1 Status Credit for every $100 spent each calendar month (exclusions apply), up to 10 per month.

May be a q for the flybuys rep but can one link to earn both Etihad Guest Tier Miles and Velocity Status Credits or only one?

Transfer flybuys points to Velocity Points
Transfer 2,000 flybuys points into 870 Velocity Points at any time. Transfer up to 138,000 flybuys points (equivalent to 60,030 Velocity Points) per calendar year.

Plus, to celebrate our new partnership, you will earn 15% bonus Velocity Points if you transfer by 30 November 2016.

Does the bonus count towards the annual transfer limit?

The conversion rate seems suspiciously similar to the WWR > QFF conversion, but it's great to see competition. Hoping to continue to see bonus offers and status credits becoming a part of the competitive environment.
 

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Already linked and transferred points, always happy for new easy ways to earn more points.

Thanks,

Edit: Points transferred this morning are already in my Velocity account plus bonus
 
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May be a q for the flybuys rep but can one link to earn both Etihad Guest Tier Miles and Velocity Status Credits or only one? Does the bonus count towards the annual transfer limit?
flybuys members can link to both Velocity and Etihad Guest, and earn Status Credits from Velocity, and Etihad Guest Tier Miles from Etihad Guest. The current 15% bonus from Velocity does not count towards your yearly cap.
 
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Hi,

Thank you for the questions.

I am pleased to confirm that you can link both your Etihad Guest account and your Velocity membership. Once linked, you will continue to earn Etihad Guest miles and Velocity Status Credits.

The bonus 15% Velocity Points is on top of the 138,000 flybuys points maximum transfer amount per calendar year.

Many thanks
Velocity
 

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A very nice add to FB which has been long overdue. A higher (0.435pt/$ vs 0.400/$) conversion rate than to EY as well. The minimum 2000pt conversion to VA is far better than the 10000pt minimum to EY.

With the SC earn, I would have preferred that the new Gateway fares earned the same as the old Saver fares rather than earning SC through Coles.
 

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Re: Flybuys teams up with Velocity Rewards

This will stop so many expired accounts!
 

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At last I have something worthwhile to do with the accumulation of Flybuy points from shopping - I wonder what impact it will have on the recent Flybuys Travel promotions?
 

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Re: Flybuys teams up with Velocity Rewards

I haven't received any notification from Flybuys about this yet. Why tell the press before telling your members? I heard about it from an article my phone suggested I would like to read.
 

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Re: Flybuys teams up with Velocity Rewards

Well done to Coles for further strengthening their loyalty program. By partnering with VA, they really can offer Aussie consumers an alternative to the competition.
EY has some brand recognition that Australian consumers can relate to, but naturally partnering with a well known domestic player such as VA where the brand equity is far stronger will resignate Better.

I suspect both supermarket chains will now battle it out in the form of who can offer the best targeted bonus points in order to out do each other.

I for one am happy to continue to shop around for the best bonus points offering. Currently I'm in Week 3 ( out of 4) for 12,000 bonus points ($110 spend required) at Woolies, but after this, I'll happily switch and shop at Coles if they dangle the right carrot in front of me.

Im not fussed on collecting VA points, although flybys allows points to be redeemed through the flybys travel portal on most major carriers including QF, so even for the QF loyalists, shopping at Woolies isn't the only option.
 
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Re: Flybuys teams up with Velocity Rewards

I'm glad they finally sorted out negotiations with Velocity. There were rumours about this venture which started before the big revamp of Flybuys a few years ago ( I think it was April 2012).
 

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Re: Flybuys teams up with Velocity Rewards

I'm glad they finally sorted out negotiations with Velocity. There were rumours about this venture which started before the big revamp of Flybuys a few years ago ( I think it was April 2012).
Yes, flybys have had a previous relationship with VA before ditching them for webjet for a couple of years .
I believe that Coles have it covered as VA loyalists can exchange flybys points for velocity points, whilst those not attached to VA can exchange flybys points via the flybys travel portal for cash fares for other carriers including One World carriers such as QF, CX or MH.
 

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Interesting! I'm an Aldi / local IGA shopper, but coles is my go to on the way home from work (that pattern may change!)

Regarding the $100 spend for 1 status credit- does the $100 need to be spent in one transaction, or will my total spend be summed at the end of the month (then divided by $100)? I rarely spend $100 at coles at one time, but would spend ~$200 a month.

thanks!
 

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Re: Flybuys teams up with Velocity Rewards

Hi Guys,

Can someone help me with this: You will be able to link one member of your flybuys household to a nominated Velocity membership. This linked person will be the recipient of the flybuys points transfer.

is that mean , I can transfer points into TWO different velocity account ? My FB account - Wife is primary , Me secondary.
 

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Interesting! I'm an Aldi / local IGA shopper, but coles is my go to on the way home from work (that pattern may change!)

Regarding the $100 spend for 1 status credit- does the $100 need to be spent in one transaction, or will my total spend be summed at the end of the month (then divided by $100)? I rarely spend $100 at coles at one time, but would spend ~$200 a month.

thanks!

I'm in the same position - rarely if ever spend more than $100 in one shop at Coles, but would probably have a couple of hundred dollars in smaller shops. From the Flybuys Ts & Cs, it looks like it can be in multiple shops as it says "in total":


In non-promotional periods the earn rate for Velocity Frequent Flyer Status Credits will be 1 Status Credit for every $100 spent (including GST) each calendar month in total across Coles, Coles Online, Liquorland and First Choice Liquor.
 
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lol thanks for the 'early' heads up...only 12 hours after it went public in the media ;)

With the push towards increasing more and more velocity points users with the likes of BP and now Flybuys will you be increasing availability for rewards flights? There is already a lot of discussion about the limited availability.

Increasing strain on the already limited availability could render the points worthless for travel?

Thanks for the question.

In conjunction with our airline partners, Velocity offers millions ofseats across all routes each year. We have also won Best RedemptionAbility for the fourth year in a row at the Freddie Awards.

In addition, Velocity Points canalso be redeemed for a very wide range of other exciting products includingholidays, hotels, retail goods and fuel.

Please visit our webpage formore information on redeeming Velocity Points

https://www.velocityfrequentflyer.com/content/Redeem/

 

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Hi VFF

Just a question regarding the SC earn. I have linked my husband's Velocity account to our Flybuys (both our cards are on the one "household" FB account). The Ts & Cs seems to indicate that we need to swipe my husband's card for the SC earn:

  • Once the accounts have been successfully linked, this linked Velocity Frequent Flyer member will earn Status Credits when they scan their flybuys card on eligible purchases at Coles, Coles Online, Liquorland and First Choice Liquor.
Note the reference to "their" card - but does it matter which FB card we use? i.e. if I swipe my FB card when shopping, will that spend count towards the $100 total for the SC earn, or only when we swipe his card (both cards have different numbers)?

Thanks!
 
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