Members of Virgin’s much-loved points system already enjoy a 15 percent bonus points offer on transfers from participating credit card partners, but for the rest of May, Velocity customers can enjoy Virgin’s largesse, in the form of up to 40 percent bonus points.
This giveaway, which Virgin are calling their “Bonus Points Transfer Bonanza” is a record breaking giveaway, which allows Velocity members who transfer their points across before May 31 an unprecedented number of extra points to be applied to their membership.
Scaled on a tier-system (i.e. the more you transfer, the higher percentage you’ll get), the bonus points grab has the potential to gift several flights to customers who transfer in time.
The extra frequent flyer points can also be redeemed on Virgin’s codeshare airlines, including Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways and Delta Air Lines.
Youngest-person-to-visit-every-country and Guinness World Record holder James Asquith regrets not hoarding points when he was on his huge round-the-world trip.
“I’m trying to make up for not transferring my points now”, he says.
“If I’d transferred more reward points from my credit cards or hotel partners while travelling to every country I would’ve been able to fly free of charge to most places.
“I’m now always looking for ways to boost my points, but also to redeem them, so keeping an eye on deals like bonus points transfer deals has become a new hobby for me!”
The scale of points that can be redeemed is below, but to give you an idea of what you’re looking at in real terms, 200,000 points with the 20 percent bonus will get you and somebody else from Brisbane to Hobart, Melbourne and Perth return, while 750,001 points with the 40 percent bonus will get you from Melbourne to Hong Kong and back six times. In Business Class. Not bad, considering all you need to do is transfer already existing points from your current card.
- 1 – 100,000 Velocity Points = 15% bonus
- 100,001 – 250,000 Velocity Points = 20% bonus
- 250,001 – 500,000 Velocity Points = 25% bonus
- 500,001 – 750,000 Velocity Points = 30% bonus
- 750,001 and over = 40% bonus