Could your groceries earn you a free flight this November?

Tom Watson   |   01 Nov 2017

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If December is the month of Christmas, November is most certainly the month of rewards points, with both Qantas and Virgin offering shoppers the chance to earn some serious bonus points by converting their rewards points into frequent flyer points.  

For the millions of Coles flybuys and Woolworths Rewards cardholders across Australia, November marks what could be the best opportunity of the year to cash in those hard earned points for some free flights.    

Aussies with Woolworths Rewards cards have just four days left to take advantage of a 1,000 point bonus offer when you convert your Woolworths Reward points to Qantas Frequent Flyer points by November 5th.

Usually, cardholders are able to convert 2,000 Woolworths points into 870 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points, but with the current offer they’ll be able to get an extra 1,000 Qantas points when they make the exchange. 

That means, if you cashed in 28,000 Woolworths Rewards points, and received the 1,000 Qantas point bonus, you’d have enough points to travel from Melbourne to Sydney return in March. 

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But don’t fear Coles shoppers, because you have the opportunity to convert your hard earned flybuys points into Velocity Frequent Flyer points with a November bonus deal. 

Transfer your flybuys points into Velocity Frequent Flyer points before November 30th and you’ll get a 15% bonus. That means instead of the standard 2,000 flybuys points per 870 velocity points earning rate you’d usually get, you’ll receive just over 1,000 velocity points for every 2,000 flybuys points. 

If you were to take advantage of the 15% bonus rate you’d need to convert just 16,000 Woolworths rewards points in order to earn a one way Virgin flight from Sydney to Brisbane.

Best cards for bonus points offers - rates updated daily

  • Apply By 07 January 2019

    American Express Explorer® Credit Card

    Generous perks include a massive 100,000 bonus points when you apply online by 7 January 2019 and meet the spend criteria, a $400 Travel Credit each year, 2 complimentary Amex Lounge passes and more! Note: point redemption rates will change as of 15 April 2019, please visit the Amex website for more information.

    Membership Rewards

    $395

    100,000

    2 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • 0% p.a. for 12 months and then 20.74% p.a. (1.00% balance transfer fee)

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $30.00

    • 2 points per dollar on Amex, uncapped

    • Never

    • 100,000

    • 15,600 points

    • 239,200 points

    • 20,000 points

    • • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

      • Account alerts by SMS

    Details Close

  • Bankwest More World Mastercard

    115,000 annual bonus points each year (min spend applies) & Enjoy unlimited complimentary airport lounge visits (T&Cs apply)

    Bankwest More Rewards

    $270

    115,000

    2.5 points uncapped

    • -

    • 19.99% p.a.

    • 0% p.a. for 6 months and then 19.99% p.a. (1.00% balance transfer fee)

    • 21.99% p.a.

    • 44

    • 0%

    • $25.00

    • 2.5 points per dollar on Mastercard, uncapped

    • 36 months

    • 115,000

    • 57,600 points

    • 346,500 points

    • 36,000 points

    • • Concierge

      • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

    Details Close

  • Bendigo Bank Platinum Rewards Mastercard

    75,000 bonus Rewards Points when you spent $2,500 in 90 days. Apply by 31 January. Redeem for $200 Bunnings gift card. Up to 55 days interest free, comprehensive travel insurance, purchase protection and extended warranty.

    Bendigo Rewards

    $89

    75,000

    1.5 points uncapped

    • -

    • 19.99% p.a.

    • No current offer

    • 21.99% p.a.

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $15.00

    • 1.5 points per dollar on Mastercard, uncapped

    • 36 months

    • 75,000

    • 59,264 points

    • 407,407 points

    • 37,040 points

    • • Concierge

      • Travel Insurance

      • Commission-free Travellers Cheques

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

    Details Close

  • Apply By 31 January 2019

    Virgin Money Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer Card

    Earn up to 90,000 bonus Velocity Points and 0% p.a. for 15 months on balance transfer

    Velocity Frequent Flyer

    $289

    90,000

    1 point up to $8,000/month, then
    0.5 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • 0% p.a. for 15 months and then 20.99% p.a.

    • 20.99% p.a.

    • 44

    • 3.30%

    • $10.00

    • 1 point per dollar on Visa, up to $8,000 per month, then
      0.5 points per dollar on Visa, uncapped

    • Never

    • 90,000

    • 7,800 points

    • 119,600 points

    • 19,500 points

    • • Concierge

      • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

      • Guaranteed Pricing

    Details Close

  • Apply By 31 March 2019

    ANZ Frequent Flyer Black

    Snap this one up and score 120,000 Bonus Qantas Points and $150 cashback to your new card by spending $7,500 in the first 3 months. Plus, if you love to fly, book and travel on two new Qantas flights by 30 June 2019 to earn 75 Bonus Status Credits. (T&Cs apply)

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $425

    120,000

    1 point up to $7,500/month, then
    0.5 points uncapped

    • -

    • 19.99% p.a.

    • No current offer

    • 21.49% p.a.

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $20.00

    • 1 point per dollar on Visa, up to $7,500 per month, then
      0.5 points per dollar on Visa, uncapped

    • Never

    • 120,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 120,000 points

    • 16,160 points

    • • Concierge

      • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

      • Rental Car Excess Cover

      • Guaranteed Pricing

    Details Close

After an even greater way to boost your Qantas or Velocity points tally? Head over to the Mozo Rewards credit card hub to compare a range of rewards cards with introductory frequent flyer bonus point offers currently as high as 90,000 points.

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