Author: Mark

Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.

Velocity and rideshare company Didi have teamed up to offer Velocity Points on every ride with Didi. As a Velocity member, you will be able to earn 1 Velocity Points per dollar on every Didi ride. In addition, as a launch offer, members will be able to earn 1,000 Velocity Points simply by adding their Velocity number to their Didi Account. Virgin Australia Business Flyer members could also earn 1,000 Velocity Points for their business. Earning Velocity Points with Didi Velocity members can receive 1 Velocity Point per $1 of eligible spend on rides. There are no restrictions on where…

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As the Hilton “Points Plus” promotion comes to an end, Hilton has launched a new Double Points promotion. The offer is valid for stays between 2 May and 2 September 2024. Power Up Promotion Details Promotion:  Earn double points on eligible stays at Hilton worldwide Stay Dates: Stay anytime between 2 May and 2 September 2024. Registration: You must register to take part in this promotion. As with most Hilton Promotions, there are no particular booking dates. Any existing bookings are eligible for the promotion. You just need to register for the promotion prior to check-out. In addition, the date…

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Qantas Frequent Flyer and Optus appear to have parted ways, and Qantas Frequent Flyers can no longer sign up on plans to earn Qantas Points. In a note on the Qantas website, Qantas says: From 12 April 2024 Qantas Frequent Flyer members can no longer sign up to a Qantas SIM Only Plan by Optus. Existing Qantas SIM Only Plan customers will continue to earn Qantas Points for a period of 12 months after 11 April 2024. This brings to end a relationship that had been in place since November 2021. [Original article] Earning Qantas Points with Optus As part…

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Throughout January, you can earn up to 30,000 bonus Qantas Points when you book a holiday through TripADeal. The bonus points are offered on a sliding scale, and to earn the 30,000 bonus you will need to spend $20,000 or more on your holiday. In addition, you will continue to earn the standard 3 Qantas Points per dollar at TripaDeal. Details Offer: Get bonus Qantas points on eligible TripADeal holidays 10,000 points when you spend $999 – $4,999 15,000 points when you spend $5,000 – $9,999 20,000 points when you spend $10,000 – $14,999 25,000 points when you spend $15,000…

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Accor Live Limitless (ALL) offers a regular promotion for quadruple points (4x) when staying at selected hotels in the Accor network. In some cases, these are new hotels, while in other cases they have included hotels returning to the Accor network All have just released a new round of hotels This time around, there are three hotels in Australia participating in the promotion. They are as follows: Mercure Sydney Blacktown, Mercure Sydney Manly Warringah, Ibis Styles Sydney Central, Mercure Newcastle, In addition, there are many hotels across the world included in the offer  4x Points Offer Details Promotion: Book a…

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Spontaneous Escapes is a monthly offer from Krisflyer, offering 30% off the KrisFlyer miles for a range of last-minute flights. Around the middle of the month, Krisflyer releases award flights on a range of routes, usually available over the next month. Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer has just rolled out its latest round of Spontaneous Escapes. This time around, bookings can be made in April 2024 for travel during May. In this month’s offer, includes opportunities for Adelaide, Darwin, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns. You can peruse the offer on the Singapore Airlines website. Spontaneous Escapes Spontaneous Escapes are a regular feature…

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Qantas has announced that it is changing the name of Qantas Travel Money to Qantas Pay. The change is set to come into effect on 21 May 2024. At the same time, Qantas will stop issuing the card in conjunction with your Qantas Frequent Flyer card. As a result, the Qantas Pay card will be issued as a separate card. While the change is coming into effect on 21 May 2024 you might not notice any immediate change. The current cards attached to your Qantas Frequent Flyer card will continue to work. You will not need to make any changes…

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Virgin Australia has rolled out a  Western Australia sale offering discounts of up to 30% on sale fares to Perth. The sale fares are available from now until midnight AEST Monday 21 April 2024 on selected routes. You can travel between 29 April 2024 and 10 December 2024, although some routes have restricted dates. There are also only limited seats available on the flights, so there is a chance the sale fares will sell out. All sale fares include Velocity Frequent Flyer Points and Status Credits. Virgin Australia Sale details Name: The Western Australia Sale Offer:  Save up to 30% off…

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Mastercard offer their cardholders a range of travel related benefits under the Priceless banner. One that I tried out recently was for the ability to use your Mastercard to get instant elite status in the GHA Discovery program. Under the offer you can apply for GHA DISCOVERY elite status, with the chance of being offered a level as high as Titanium, the highest (published) tier. Offer Details Under the offer, GHA Discovery will be award you with the following status within the program: Platinum and Titanium cardholders – GHA Discovery Gold World cardholders – GHA Discovery Platinum World Elite cardholders…

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For the rest of April, paying for a Rex flight with a Mastercard could get you 1,000 bonus Rex Points. In order to get the points, you will need to book your flight user Mastercard Click to Pay. Offer Details Offer: Click to pay & fly away with 1,000 Rex Points Book on rex.com.au and use Click to Pay and your Mastercard as your payment method Booking Dates: Book between 10 April 2024 and 30 April 2024 to qualify for this limited time offer. What is Click to Pay? Click to Pay is a service for online shopping which allows…

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