You will be on your way to flying free fast with the 60,000 bonus Velocity points. Earning the bonus points is pretty simple and, right now you'll receive 20,000 points every month you spend $1,500 or more for the first 3 months.
With this bonus point option there is also an introductory balance transfer rate of 0% for 18 months. While the introductory offers are a great way to save on repayments now, be sure to pay off your balance by the end of the honeymoon period or your balance will revert to the cash advance rate of 20.99%.
This credit card has a standard interest rate of 20.74% for purchases and you will be up for a $129 annual fee but the Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer Card has a 44 day interest free period. Additional credit cards come at the cost of $39.
The card also comes with Visa PayWave functionality so you can tap and go for your next purchase under $100. If you use the card internationally you will pay a 3.30% foreign exchange margin on all transactions.
The reward program is linked to the Velocity Frequent Flyer Rewards program. Virgin Velocity Flyer Cardholders earn 0.66 Velocity points for every dollar they spend (up to $1500) and then 0.5 point for every $1 after. Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer cardholders also get access to a concierge service, exclusive Virgin family offers and free transit accident insurance.
One of the hottest features of the Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer credit card is the $129 Virgin Australia Gift Voucher you can redeem each year. Use it for a flight (including sale fares) or holiday package - you can redeem it anytime within 6 months of the voucher issue date.
Who it's good for:
The Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer credit card is perfect for anyone who is prone to enjoy a bit of out-of-state retail therapy and is disciplined about paying off their credit card balance in full each month. Note that to be eligible for the credit card you have to earn a minimum of $35,000.
The rewards earning rate drops after you spend $1,500 each month to 0.5 point for every $1 spent so it could take a while to rack up a decent number of rewards points for things like overseas travel and accommodation.