One hundred thousand Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points could be yours when applying for the American Express Velocity Platinum card, in what is the biggest-ever Velocity bonus offer on a co-branded credit card. Simply:
- Apply between July 1 and September 30 2015
- Be approved, and
- Spend a total of $1,000 or more in the first three months
That's all you need to pocket the six-figure bounty, which is more than enough for a business class flight from Sydney to either Los Angeles or Abu Dhabi – or a return journey if flying in economy – plus applicable airport and government taxes and charges.
As many points could also get you seven one-way business class flights between Sydney and Melbourne or two one-way business class journeys between Sydney and Perth (plus taxes and fees), stretching to a third one-way journey after spending just $400 more on the card with most merchants.
The offer is open to customers who don't already have a card issued directly by American Express, and who also haven't held one in the past 12 months.
(Bank-issued American Express cards such as the NAB Velocity Platinum AMEX don't disqualify you from the promotion.)
AMEX Velocity Platinum card: other benefits
Available to individuals with incomes of $65,000 or more, the AMEX Velocity Platinum card carries an annual fee of $349, but which is largely offset by a free return domestic flight with Virgin Australia.
Beyond the bonus offer you’ll also earn three Velocity points per dollar spent with Virgin Australia and at Australian restaurants; two Velocity points with other travel-related companies and when abroad; 0.5 points on most insurance, utility and government payments; and one point on everything else.
You’ll also enjoy two free passes each year to Virgin Australia’s domestic lounges plus a further two free visits to the American Express Sydney Airport lounge when flying overseas, along with travel insurance and more.
For more information or to apply, head to the American Express website.
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