Velocity Members could pocket up to 20,000 points for signing up for a new Optus Phone Plan by 29 January 2020.
The offer is similar to an introductory offer run in November. There are, however, some key differences.
Firstly, you now need to hold the plan for at least 3 months. This compares to the original 30 day qualifying period.
Secondly, Optus have halved the number of bonus points on offer.
Getting In on The Deal
There are a few restrictions to keep in mind if you are after the points.
Firstly, you need to take out a new plan, or re-contract through a dedicated page on the Optus website. You cannot get the points if you take out an Optus phone plan in-store or over the phone.
Secondly, you can only earn points on the plans specifically mentioned on the dedicated page.
With that in mind, you can earn points on the following Optus products:
- My Plan Plus 24 month handset plan (under “Mobile Phones”)
- My Plan Plus 12 month SIM only plan (under “SIM Only”)
- Connected Device Plan over 12 or 24 months (under “Watches”)
- Data Plan with a device over 12 or 24 months (under “Tablets”)
- Data month to month plan (under “Data SIMs”)
How many points will I get?
The bonus Velocity points being offered varies by plan, and ranges from 1,000 to 20,000 Velocity points. In order to receive the bonus points, you will need to keep your Optus Plan for at least 3 months. Once you have done that, your bonus Velocity points will be awarded within 14 days after the end of the 3 month period.
When will I get the points?
The points are awarded after 2 weeks after you have held the plan for 3 months. Be aware that these points are paid on a one-off basis. There are no ongoing points for making your monthly payments.
You may be thinking of doing a hit and run, taking the points and then canceling your plan. If you do, keep in mind that there may be cancellation of other fees that need to be considered.
For example, if you choose a plan with a handset, you will still be on the hook for the cost of the handset, In most cases, this is something you would do as you want the handset, or the plan, not because you want the points.
On the other hand, the month-to-month data SIM plans could provide some cheap points, just not many of them.
If you’re in the market for a new phone plan, this could be something worth looking at.