No More Velocity Points for Restaurant Bookings

No More Velocity Points for OpenTable Restaurant BookingsIN BRIEF | Velocity Frequent Flyer will ends its restaurant booking partnership with OpenTable from 20 July 2019.

Currently, it is possible to earn 300 Velocity points for every restaurant table booked on the OpenTable platform. These points are earned for each honoured restaurant booking with any of the hundreds of participating restaurants in Australia.

You can continue to earn Velocity points for bookings made up to 11.59pm (AEST) on 20 July 2019, even if you dine after this date.

Qantas Restaurants, the Qantas Frequent Flyer equivalent of the partnership between Velocity and OpenTable, also closed down at the end of last year. Between them, Qantas Restaurants and OpenTable made it easy to earn some extra points when eating out. Qantas Restaurants awarded 100 Qantas points for every diner and the platform included many more restaurants than OpenTable does.

Velocity Frequent Flyer still partners with Menulog, allowing you to earn Velocity points when ordering takeaway food from participating Australian restaurants. You can earn 2 Velocity points per dollar by ordering food from Menulog via the Velocity eStore.

Meanwhile, Qantas Frequent Flyer will end its points partnership with Rockpool Dining Group next month.

The loss of Velocity’s OpenTable partnership marks the end of an era for earning easy frequent flyer points while dining in Australia. There were some good point-earning opportunities here which are now unfilled, so now would be a good time for either Qantas or Velocity Frequent Flyer to come up with an innovative new partnership.

Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: Velocity ending OpenTable partnership

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Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
Matt's favourite destinations (so far) are Germany, Brazil, New Zealand & Kazakhstan. His interests include economics, aviation & foreign languages, and he has a soft spot for good food and red wine.

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