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.
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