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

  • Promoted

    Westpac Altitude Platinum

    Earn 80,000 bonus Altitude Points when you spend $3,000 on eligible purchases with a new Altitude Platinum credit card within 90 days of card approval. 0% p.a. for 18 months on balance transfers requested at card application. Plus, discounted annual card fee of $99 for the first year. Offer ends November 11th 2020.

    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

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    American Express Qantas Ultimate Card

    Receive 55,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply online, are approved and spend $3,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months. New Card Members only. Credit Card Provider of the Year in the Mozo Experts Choice Awards 2019.^ T&C’s apply

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $450

    55,000

    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

    • 55,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 18,690 points

    • • Travel Insurance

      • Purchase Protection

      • Account alerts by SMS

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    American Express Explorer® Credit Card

    Generous perks include a massive 50,000 bonus points when you apply online and meet the spend criteria. New card members only. Receive $400 Travel Credit each year, 2 complimentary Amex Lounge passes and more! Credit Card Provider of the Year in the Mozo Experts Choice Awards 2019.^ T&C’s apply

    Membership Rewards

    $395

    50,000

    2 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • No current offer

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $30.00

    • 2 points per dollar on Amex, uncapped

    • Never

    • 50,000

    • -

    • 212,000 points

    • 20,000 points

    • • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

      • Account alerts by SMS

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    Westpac Altitude Black

    Earn 150,000 bonus Altitude Points when you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with a new Altitude Black credit card within 90 days of card approval. Earn 1.25 Altitude Rewards Points per $1 spent (with the Altitude Rewards option). New cards only. Offer ends November 11th 2020.

    Altitude Rewards

    $250

    150,000

    1.25 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.49% p.a.

    • No current offer

    • 21.49% p.a.

    • 45

    • 3.00%

    • $15.00

    • 1.25 points per dollar on Mastercard, uncapped

    • Never

    • 150,000

    • -

    • 212,000 points

    • 24,100 points

    • • Concierge

      • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

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    NAB Qantas Rewards Premium Card

    30,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,500 within 60 days (T&Cs apply).

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $250

    30,000

    0.66 points up to $3,000/month, then
    0.33 points up to $6,000/month

    • -

    • 19.99% p.a.

    • 0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.74% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

    • 21.74% p.a.

    • 44

    • 3.00%

    • $15.00

    • 0.66 points per dollar on Visa, up to $3,000 per month, then
      0.33 points per dollar on Visa, up to $6,000 per month

    • Never

    • 30,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 18,690 points

    • • Concierge

      • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

      • Guaranteed Pricing

      • Domestic Hotel Burglary Insurance

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Qantas Rewards Premium Card

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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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