When it comes to travel, everyone knows that the secret to getting the most bang for your buck is a top-notch Frequent Flyer credit card.
Not only can a solid Frequent Flyer card take a chunk off your travel costs with special offers like flight discounts and complimentary travel insurance, but they help you earn Frequent Flyer Points which can go towards flight upgrades, or even pay for a ticket if you have enough.
And with Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, time’s running out to get your travel plans in order. Lucky for you, we recently announced the winners of the 2019 Mozo Experts Choice Awards for Credit Cards, and after analysing 243 credit cards from 71 different Australian financial institutions, our Mozo Experts have already done all the groundwork for you.
So, if you’re ready to rake in the rewards and get the most value out of your travels, then here’s a list of the best Velocity Credit Cards from the 2019 Mozo Experts Choice Awards for Credit Cards:
American Express Velocity Escape Card
2019 Mozo Experts Choice Credit Card Provider of the Year*
With the American Express Velocity Escape Card, if it’s points you want, then it’s points you’ll get! Not only does this shiny piece of plastic come with a standard earn rate of 0.75 Velocity Points per $1, but you’ll have the chance to double this on purchases made with Virgin Australia, so you’ll be racking up those rewards in no time!
To top it all off, this card comes with no annual fees, plus, it even won a 2019 Mozo Experts Choice Award for best Velocity Frequent Flyer Credit Card in 2019**, not to mention, American Express was just crowned 2019 Credit Card Provider of the Year*.
ANZ Rewards Black
Multi-award-winner in the 2019 Mozo Experts Choice Awards*
Earn 2 Rewards Points per $1 spent (up to the $5,000 a month)
Get 100,000 Rewards Points & $100 cashback (spend criteria applies)
The ANZ Rewards Black Credit Card comes with a hard-to-beat 2 ANZ Rewards Points per $1 spent for up to the first $5,000 each month, and 1 point per $1 spent after that (which, if you’re a Velocity member, you can redeem on Velocity Points with 2 Rewards Points converting to 1 Velocity Point). But, wait, it gets better! If you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months on eligible purchases, you’ll score a whopping 100,000 bonus Rewards Points, plus, $100 cashback.
With a return flight from Sydney to London valued at 239,200 points, this little gem could have you on your way to visit the Queen faster than you can say ‘Buckingham Palace!’ But the real cherry on top is this bad boy took home not one, but two 2019 Mozo Experts Choice Awards for best Premium Card Benefits and Velocity Frequent Flyer Premium Credit Card.
Virgin Money Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer Card
2019 Mozo Experts Choice Award-winner**
Score up to 100,000 bonus Velocity Points (spend criteria applies)
Score up to 100,000 bonus Velocity Points (spend criteria applies) $129 Virgin Australia travel gift voucher
The value-packed Virgin Money Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer Card hits the ground running with a generous 1 Velocity Point per $1 spent on eligible transactions up to $8,000 per statement period (0.5 Velocity Points per $1 after).
But if that’s not enough, you’ll have the opportunity to pocket up to 100,000 bonus Velocity Points, with 25,000 bonus points up for grabs each month you spend $3,000 minimum in the first 3 months (capped at 75,000 points), and an extra 25,000 points when you hit your one-year card-iversary.
Which goes to show why this little weapon won a 2019 Mozo Experts Choice Award for best Velocity Frequent Flyer Premium Credit Card!**
American Express Velocity Platinum Card
2019 Mozo Experts Choice Award Credit Card Provider of the Year*
The American Express Velocity Platinum Card is a total catch! Not only did AMEX take the title of 2019 Mozo Experts Choice Credit Card Provider of the Year*, but this card won a 2019 Mozo Experts Choice Award for best Velocity Frequent Flyer Premium Credit Card**. And with a jaw-dropping 50,000 bonus Velocity Points on offer when you apply online as a new customer and spend $3,000 a month for the first 3 months, the proof is in the pudding!
Plus, with a generous 1.25 Velocity points per $1 spent standard earn rate and the chance to take home 100 Velocity Frequent Flyer Status Credits if you spend at least $50,000 in the first year of becoming a member, this piece of plastic is just crawling with rewards!