It’s relatively common knowledge on Australian Frequent Flyer that you can earn large amounts of bonus Qantas points by buying promotional cases of wine from Qantas Wine. For example, a recent Qantas Wine deal offered 20,000 bonus Qantas points with a $399 case of red wine. But did you know that you can also earn large amounts of bonus Velocity points with Velocity Wine Store deals?
Although the Velocity Wine Store by Laithwaite’s doesn’t offer quite as many wine cases with bonus points as Qantas Wine, there are still some good deals. At the time of writing, there are 18 wine cases available with 5,000-10,000 bonus Velocity points attached. In fact, right now there is one particularly excellent deal available on a case of twelve bottles of shiraz from the Velocity Wine Store.
10,000 bonus Velocity points with a dozen bottles of FLAVABOM Vine Dried Shiraz 2019
A case of a dozen bottles of FLAVABOM Vine Dried Shiraz 2019 is currently available on the Velocity Wine Store for $167.88, which is already $132.12 less than the recommended retail price. Also included in this price is 10,000 bonus Velocity Frequent Flyer points.
In addition, as part of a separate promotion, you’ll earn 10 Velocity points per $1 spent on any purchase from the Velocity Wine Store until 30 April 2021 (up from the usual 2 points per dollar). So, in total you would earn 11,679 Velocity points with this case of wine!
This price does not include the delivery fee, which is $9.99 per case for residents of Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Ballarat, Geelong, Gosford, Newcastle and Wollongong (and you won’t earn points on the delivery fee). But even with this fee added on, it’s still possible to earn 11,679 Velocity points (and get 12 nice bottles of red wine) for $177.87.
Note that delivery charges are higher if you live in Hobart, Perth or a regional location, and Velocity Wine Store does not deliver to the Northern Territory.
Assuming you live in one of the locations where delivery costs $9.99, this effectively means you’d be earning more than 65 Velocity points per $1 spent on the wine. Another way of looking at it, is that you’re paying 1.52 cents per point (and getting the wine as well).
By comparison, if you wanted to buy Velocity points from Velocity Points Booster, it would cost $325 to buy 10,000 points. And those points don’t come with a dozen bottles of wine!
How much is 11,679 Velocity points worth?
To give you an idea, it costs 11,800 Velocity points (plus taxes) for a one-way Virgin Australia Economy class flight on any route between 601-1,200 miles. This includes routes like Brisbane-Cairns, Gold Coast-Adelaide or Perth-Broome. And it costs 10,000 Velocity points to upgrade from the cheapest Economy tickets to Business Class on a Virgin flight up to 600 miles in length… or 9,900 points to upgrade from an Economy Freedom fare to Business Class on flights from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane to Perth.
Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: Velocity Wine Store – 11,769 points for $167.88 + delivery