Pocket 1,000 Velocity Points on your first ride with Ola

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OLA and Velocity are once again offering new OLA customers 1,000 Velocity Points for taking their first ride with the ridesharing service. To be in the running for the points, sign up and take your first ride by 31 December 2019.

Earning Velocity Points with Ola

Velocity has partnered with rideshare operator Ola offering Velocity Points when making an eligible trip.

Unlike the Qantas partnership with Uber, Velocity members earn points on all eligible trips. Having said that, there are more points on offer for airport trips. In addition, with OLA, you can earn points when using the service in New Zealand.

Firstly, you can earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent on eligible rides to and from selected airports. In Australia that includes Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Canberra, and Perth. For rides in New Zealand, it includes Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

Secondly, you can 1 Velocity Point per $1 spent on all other Ola rides

Signing Up

You can sign up to Ola using either the Android or iPhone App. From there, you simply follow the instructions to sign up. This will include verifying your email address and phone number.

Once you have registered, you simply have to add your Velocity Frequent Flyer number. To do so, click on the ‘My Profile’ option, then select Velocity Frequent Flyer account. This gives you a fairly simple form to fill out and submit.

The partnership between Velocity Frequent Flyer and Ola is similar to that of their rival companies – Qantas and Uber. As mentioned before, the OLA partnership is more generous overall. It offers 1 Velocity Points on all rodes, while Qantas and Uber restrict you to airport rides.

Having said that, Qantas and Uber do offer bonus points for Gold and Platinum members of Qantas Frequent Flyer. This may tip things in the direction of Uber if you are travelling to an airport.

For further information on the partnership, please refer to the Velocity website.

 

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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.