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Velocity 25 Million Point Winner Drawn Soon


Media Release: Tuesday 4th August 2009

Early next week one of Virgin Blue’s Velocity Rewards Members will receive a personal phone call from Sir Richard Branson advising that they are the sole winner of Velocity’s recent ‘25-million Point’ promotion.

The lucky winner will receive 25-million Velocity Points which can be redeemed for one of four amazing prize packages including: 

  • A trip to space with Virgin Galactic and two return flights to Los Angeles with V Australia; or
  • Two Alfa Romeo Spider sports cars plus $5,000 petrol vouchers and $10,000 cash; or 
  • The ultimate shopping spree valued at $170,000 or;
  • A luxury holiday package in Blue Holiday vouchers valued at $100,000 plus $50,000 cash

Australia’s newest Point multi-millionaire has 30 days to decide which prize they would like to cash in on.

Velocity Rewards General Manager, Phil Gunter, said, “It’s extremely exciting to be offering one of our Members such an ‘out of this world’ prize selection and I’m certain a trip to space is one of THE most exotic and unique prizes ever offered in Australia.

"The winner will be randomly selected next Tuesday from billions of entries and Sir Richard Branson will be waiting on standby on the other side of the world in preparation to make the call that will change the world for one of our Members.

"While the winner obviously has a choice of one of four incredible packages to spend their ‘Points’ on, we’ve got our fingers crossed that they’ll take up the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to space and we know Sir Richard is super keen to encourage them to take up the space adventure,” he finished.

To be in the running to win one of the biggest prizes an Australian frequent flyer program has ever offered, Velocity Members automatically received a single entry into the draw for every Velocity Point they earned during the promotional period from 1 February – 30 June 2009. The more Points they earned they more entries they received.

Phil Gunter continued, “At this time we have no idea where the prizewinner will be from as we’ve had entries from every state and territory in Australia including regional and remote towns such as Namgulu, WA, Yurgo, SA and Humpty Doo, NT which reflected how easy it was to enter as all Velocity Members were automatically included in the draw with every Point they earned.

"It’s certainly going to be a huge surprise for someone next week when their dinner is interrupted by a phone call from Sir Richard Branson offering them the opportunity to take a trip to space with Virgin Galactic.....it’ll be memorable to say the very least!”

During the promotion visitors to the Velocity Promotion micro website were asked to vote for which of the four prizes they would take with the packages nearly evenly split in the popularity stakes:

  • Space trip – 24%
  • Alfa Romeo package – 22%
  • Luxury holiday package – 26%
  • Shopping spree – 27%

More information about the promotion.

* Entry to 25 Million Points promotion is open to Australian Velocity Members (over 18 years old). Promotion period commences 1 February 2009 and closes at 11.59pm AEST on 30 June 2009. NSW Permit No. LTPS/08/ 12522 VIC Permit No. 08/ 5705 ACT Permit No. TP08/ 5066 SA Permit No. T08/ 4739. See Full Terms & Conditions.