EXCLUSIVE | With more than 12 million members, Woolworths Rewards is one of the most popular loyalty programs in Australia. Members can earn points for shopping at Woolworths, Big W & BWS, and those points can be converted to Qantas Frequent Flyer points. But until now, Tasmanian residents have been excluded from the Woolworths Rewards program. This is soon set to … [Read more...]
Loyalty Program is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. All frequent flyer programs are essentially loyalty programs. But there are other non-airline loyalty programs, such as the loyalty programs associated with hotels.
A good example of a non-airline loyalty program is Flybuys. With this program you can earn Qantas points on your weekly shop!
Colombian airline Avianca has become the latest casualty of COVID-19, voluntarily filing for bankruptcy earlier this week. But the LifeMiles frequent flyer program is safe, at least for now. LifeMiles is the frequent flyer program of Avianca, a member of Star Alliance. It's popular among Australian frequent flyers because LifeMiles are often sold at generous discounts, and … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia currently owes $6.8 billion - more than previously thought - to around 12,000 creditors, the administrators have revealed. More than 9,000 of those creditors are Virgin employees, which are owed a combined total of $451 million. It also turns out that the trust backing the value of Velocity Frequent Flyer points is owed $160 million by the airline. It comes … [Read more...]
Many savvy frequent flyers already use Award Wallet to ensure their frequent flyer points don't expire. The free service automatically tracks loyalty accounts and notifies you of changes to your balances, as well as if any of your points are due to imminently expire. And if you have many different loyalty program accounts - the tool also tracks supermarket, hotel, credit card … [Read more...]
When Ansett Australia collapsed in 2001, Ansett Global Rewards points became instantly worthless. This may have happened 19 years ago, but many former Ansett members have long memories. It’s part of the reason that there has been a rush to cash out Velocity Frequent Flyer points over the past few weeks as Virgin Australia’s financial situation has deteriorated. There are … [Read more...]