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American Express Velocity Points earning Cards

You can earn Velocity Points with an American Express Velocity Points earning Card  or by transferring your existing American Express Membership Rewards points straight into your Velocity account.

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With an American Express Velocity Points earning Card, Points earned on your everyday spend are automatically loaded into your Velocity account each month.

Get an extra 30,000 bonus Points or 200 Status Credits*

Choose your exclusive benefit if you successfully apply for a Velocity Points earning credit card with an annual fee by 31 March 2024. Terms & conditions apply.

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  • Bonus Points
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    American Express Velocity Platinum Card

    Receive 100,000 bonus Points1 + choose 30,000 bonus Points or 200 Status Credits by 31 March 2024*

    • Earn up to 2.25 Points per $1 spent2

      Earn up to 2.25 Points per $1 spent2

    • A complimentary Virgin Australia return domestic flight each year3

      A complimentary Virgin Australia return domestic flight each year3

    • Receive 100 Velocity Status Credits when you spend a minimum of $50,000 within your Card Membership year5

      Receive 100 Velocity Status Credits when you spend a minimum of $50,000 within your Card Membership year5

    All these benefits and more for an annual fee of $375.

    Min spend $3k in first 3 months. T&Cs apply. New Amex Card Members only. Offer ends 15 May 2024.

  • Amex Velocity Escape Credit Card

    American Express Velocity Escape Card

    $0 annual Card fee

    • Earn up to 1.75 Points per $1 spent5

      Earn up to 1.75 Points per $1 spent5

    • Plan It Instalments offers a flexible way to pay off your Credit Card balance in equal monthly instalments, with 0% p.a. interest and a fixed monthly fee*.

      Plan It Instalments offers a flexible way to pay off your Credit Card balance in equal monthly instalments, with 0% p.a. interest and a fixed monthly fee*.

    $0 annual Card fee

  • Bonus Points
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    American Express Velocity Business Card

    200,000 bonus Velocity Points1 + choose 30,000 bonus Points or 200 Status Credits by 31 March 2024*

    • Join Virgin Australia Business Flyer to receive a complimentary 12 month Velocity Gold membership^

      Join Virgin Australia Business Flyer to receive a complimentary 12 month Velocity Gold membership^

    • Earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent on eligible Virgin Australia Services1 

      Earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent on eligible Virgin Australia Services

    • No pre-set spending limit2 and up to 51 days to pay for purchases3

      No pre-set spending limit2 and up to 51 days to pay for purchases3

    $249 Annual Card fee

    Min spend $5k in first 2 months. T&Cs apply. New Amex Card Members only. Offer ends 15 May 2024. 

Maximise the Rewards on your card

If you already have an American Express Velocity Points earning Card, here are some great ways you can maximise your rewards.

  • My Benefits

    Enjoy exclusive American Express membership benefits such as offers, discounts, fraud protection16 and more.

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  • Double Dip

    Did you know that if you use your Card with selected Velocity partners, you could earn Points twice? Once with the partner and once with your Card.

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  • Acceptance

    Since Jan 2017, over 135,000 new places joined the American Express Network across Australia18 and there’s more to come. This means more Points, more offers and more rewards.

    Find out more

Transferring your American Express  rewards points to Velocity

Transfer the existing Membership Rewards points from your eligible Card to your Velocity Frequent Flyer account19. A minimum of 2,000 Membership Rewards points per transfer applies. Transfer rates vary, as follows:

Australia

2 Membership Rewards points for Ascent or Ascent Premium members = 1 Velocity Point
2 Membership Rewards Points for David Jones American Express Card Members = 1 Velocity Point
3 Membership Rewards points for Business Ascent members = 2 Velocity Points
2 Membership Rewards points for Membership Rewards Gateway = 1 Velocity Point

 

New Zealand

2 Membership Rewards points = 1 Velocity Point


Eligible Cards

  • The American Express Essential® Credit Card
    The American Express® Gold Credit Card
    The American Express® Platinum Edge Credit Card
    The American Express® Platinum Rewards Credit Card
    The American Express® Platinum Reserve Credit Card
    The American Express Explorer® Credit Card
    The David Jones American Express Card
    The David Jones American Express Platinum Card
    The American Express® Rewards Advantage Card

How to transfer your American Express Membership Rewards points

You can convert the Membership Rewards Points earned on your eligible American Express Card to Velocity Points via your American Express online Account. If your Velocity number is not already registered with your American Express Card, select Link More Airline Programs from within your account to link, or call American Express Membership Rewards on 1300 363 276.

  • Log in on the Amex Velocity Transfer page to transfer your points.
  • Once logged in, enter the amount of points you would like to transfer and click Transfer My Points.

Terms and Conditions:

*Exclusive Benefits

To be eligible to receive the choice of 30,000 bonus Velocity Points or 200 Status Credits (each an ‘Exclusive Benefit’), you must (a) be a Velocity Frequent Flyer member, (b) make your selection of the Exclusive Benefit by visiting here between 12:01am (AEST) 12 February 2024 and 11:59pm (AEST) 31 March 2024 (“Promotion Period”) (prior to the card application) and receive a confirmation email to the nominated email address in your Velocity Frequent Flyer account, (c) after receipt of the confirmation email, during the Promotion Period, successfully apply for any card featured on the Velocity Points Earning Credit Card page that has an annual card fee (the American Express Velocity Escape Card is not eligible for this promotion), and (d) be approved for the card applied for during the Promotion Period and meet the minimum spend criteria for the eligible offer associated with the individual card if the application is successful.

The selected Exclusive Benefit will be allocated to your Velocity account within 30 days of receiving the relevant eligible offer associated with the individual card provided by the issuer of the card (Issuer). You are unable to change any Exclusive Benefit once selected and you will only be able to receive one Exclusive Benefit during this promotion. The choice of 30,000 Bonus Velocity Points or 200 Status Credits is offered by Velocity Frequent Flyer and is separate to bonus points or other eligible offers from the Issuers. The choice of Exclusive Benefits is offered to the primary cardholder once. Exclusive Benefit selection must be made prior to any new card application by visiting here. Velocity membership Terms and Conditions apply. Each Exclusive Benefit is subject to further terms and conditions as follows:

30,000 bonus Velocity Points: As long as your Velocity Frequent Flyer account remains active, the 30,000 bonus Velocity Points will be credited to your Velocity Frequent Flyer account in accordance with and subject to the Velocity membership Terms and Conditions.

200 Status Credits: 200 Status Credits will be credited to your Velocity Frequent Flyer account within 30 days of receiving the relevant eligible offer associated with the individual card provided by the issuer of the card. Any Status Credits earned through this Offer are subject to expiry after 12 months from earn.  Members who have selected family pooling will have their Status Credits pooled from Contributing Accounts to the Beneficiary account. Velocity members also need to fly on Virgin Australia marketed flights to earn Eligible Sectors in addition to Status Credits to upgrade or maintain a new level of membership, for more information visit here.

Transfer Membership Rewards points to Velocity

A minimum of 2,000 Membership Rewards points must be redeemed for Velocity Points at any one time during the Promotion Period and must be in increments of 2 Membership Rewards points (3 Membership Rewards points for Business Ascent).

For full details on points transfers, including eligibility criteria, minimum points transfer requirements, applicable conversion rate see the American Express Membership Rewards Program Terms and Conditions. The earning and redemption of Membership Rewards points is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the American Express Membership Rewards Program. The redemption of Membership Rewards points will be administered solely by American Express and will take up to 1 business day to transfer into your Velocity Account and is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the American Express Membership Rewards Program in which you are enrolled. Once the Membership Rewards points have been redeemed for Velocity Points, they are governed by the Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions and cannot be reversed. Bonus Velocity Points will be administered by Velocity Frequent Flyer which will also take up to 3 business days to transfer into your Velocity Membership account. Bonus Velocity Points are calculated on the total number of Velocity Points transferred to the Velocity Account in accordance with the offer. 

Maximise the rewards on your Card

16. Provided that you notify us immediately upon discovery of any fraudulent transactions and you have complied with your Card Member Agreement, you will not be held liable for any unauthorised charges.

17. Don't Spam!

American Express discourages spamming. By participating in 'Refer a Friend', you agree to these 'Refer a Friend' terms and conditions:

  • Only Friends & Family: You must only send referral messages to close friends and family.
  • Ask Their Permission First: You must ask the person for their permission to send them an email about your Card product. Sending emails to people without permission is considered spam.
  • Cap Referrals: You may only send referral messages to a maximum of 20 friends and the amount of Velocity Points you may receive under the ‘Refer a Friend’ program is capped at 200,000 Velocity Points per year.

18. Based on American Express merchant locations setup between January 2017 and December 2018.