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. Advertiser disclosure.

  • Apply By 31 March 2021

    Westpac Altitude Platinum

    60,000 bonus Qantas Points ($3k min. spend in the first 90 days on eligible purchases). 0% p.a. for 18 months on balance transfers requested at card application. 1% balance transfer fee applies. Plus, discounted annual card fee of $99 for the first year. New cards only. T&Cs apply.

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $200 $99 in the first year

    60,000

    0.5 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.49% p.a.

    • 0% p.a. for 18 months and then 21.49% p.a. (1.00% balance transfer fee)

    • 21.49% p.a.

    • 45

    • 3.00%

    • $15.00

    • 0.5 points per dollar on Mastercard, uncapped

    • Never

    • 60,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 18,770 points

    • • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Altitude Platinum

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  • Apply By 05 April 2021

    American Express Qantas Ultimate Card

    Receive 100,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply online by 5 April 2021, are approved and spend $3,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months. T&Cs apply. New Card Members only. Mozo Experts Choice Qantas Frequent Flyer Premium Credit Card Winner 2020^. T&C’s apply

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $450

    100,000

    1.25 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • No current offer

    • 44

    • 3.00%

    • $30.00

    • 1.25 points per dollar on Amex, uncapped

    • Never

    • 100,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 18,770 points

    • • Travel Insurance

      • Purchase Protection

      • Account alerts by SMS

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Qantas Ultimate Card

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  • American Express Velocity Platinum Card

    Receive 50,000 bonus Velocity Points when you apply online, are approved and spend $3,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months. New Card Members Only Enjoy a complimentary domestic return flight with Virgin Australia to selected cities, each year after your first card spend. Credit Card Provider of the Year in the Mozo Experts Choice Awards 2020 ^.

    Velocity Frequent Flyer

    $375

    50,000

    1.25 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • No current offer

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $30.00

    • 1.25 points per dollar on Amex, uncapped

    • Never

    • 50,000

    • -

    • -

    • 19,500 points

    • • Travel Insurance

      • Purchase Protection

      • Account alerts by SMS

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Velocity Platinum Card

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  • Apply By 31 March 2021

    Westpac Altitude Platinum

    80,000 bonus Altitude Points ($3k min. spend in the first 90 days on eligible purchases). 0% p.a. for 18 months on balance transfers requested at card application. 1% balance transfer fee applies. Plus, discounted annual card fee of $99 for the first year. New cards only. T&Cs apply.

    Altitude Rewards

    $150 $99 in the first year

    80,000

    1 point uncapped

    • -

    • 20.49% p.a.

    • 0% p.a. for 18 months and then 21.49% p.a. (1.00% balance transfer fee)

    • 21.49% p.a.

    • 45

    • 3.00%

    • $15.00

    • 1 point per dollar on Mastercard, uncapped

    • Never

    • 80,000

    • -

    • 212,000 points

    • 24,100 points

    • • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Altitude Platinum

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  • St.George Amplify Signature

    Earn up to 200,000 Bonus Amplify Rewards Points over 2 years (130k yr 1, 70k yr 2) when you spend $12k on eligible purchases each year. $139 reduced first year annual card fee (normally $279). New cards only, Eligibility criteria and T&Cs apply. Offer ends March 2nd 2021.

    Amplify Rewards

    $279 $139 in the first year

    200,000

    1.5 points uncapped

    • -

    • 19.74% p.a.

    • 0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.49% p.a.

    • 21.49% p.a.

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $15.00

    • 1.5 points per dollar on Visa, uncapped

    • Never

    • 200,000

    • -

    • 212,000 points

    • 22,200 points

    • • Concierge

      • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

      • Guaranteed Pricing

      • Rental Car Excess Cover

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Amplify Signature

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^See information about the Mozo Experts Choice Credit cards Awards

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.