American Express Velocity Platinum Credit Card
Get 50,000 bonus Velocity Points when you apply online, are approved and spend $3,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months. This offer is available to new Card Members, as well as Bank-issued American Express companion cardholders. An excellent travel rewards credit card, the American Express Velocity Platinum allows you to earn more points so you can escape to your favourite destination sooner. Along with a range of Platinum travel perks, you can also enjoy a great introductory offer. Receive 100 Velocity Frequent Flyer Status Credits, when you spend a minimum of $50,000 within your membership year.
The Amex Velocity Platinum allows you to earn points every time you use your card;
– Earn 1.25 Velocity Points per $1 spent, except government bodies where you will earn 0.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent
– Earn 1 additional Velocity Point per $1 spent on selected purchases with Virgin Australia
– Until 14 April 2019 earn an additional 0.25 Velocity Points per $1 spent on purchases, except for spend at government bodies in Australia
You can also enjoy a free domestic return flight each year! The complimentary domestic economy Virgin Australia return flight is available between selected Australian cities and is available for booking by American Express Velocity Platinum Card members after your first Card spend in the first year, and then after your first Card spend each year after the anniversary of your Card membership. All flights are subject to availability and neither Virgin Australia nor American Express guarantee that seats or tickets will be available on the dates or at the times you may wish to fly. Seat availability may be limited to certain dates and/or flights and it may be more difficult to book seats around public holidays, school holidays or special events. Some flights may not have any seats available. Route availability is subject to change without notice. The complimentary flight is not eligible for Velocity Points and/or Status Credits earn.
As a card member, you can take advantage of free supplementary cards, automatic enrollment into the Velocity Rewards program, two complimentary entries into the Virgin Australia lounge each year, access to American Express Travel Services, complimentary insurances, refund and purchase protection, an online fraud protection guarantee, emergency card replacement, and 24/7 global customer service.
Examples of Velocity Points required for reward seats on flights;
(source; Velocity Rewards website, 1 June 2016)
- 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. This offer is available to new Card Members, as well as Bank- issued American Express companion cardholders
- Receive 100 Velocity Frequent Flyer Status Credits, when you spend a minimum of $50,000 (on Eligible Spend) within your membership year
- Complimentary Return Domestic Flight on Virgin Australia each year
- 0% on balance transfers for the first 12 months (excludes existing or previous card members and a one-off establishment fee of 1% applies)
- Free supplementary cards for family members
- Complimentary Domestic and International Travel Insurance
- Travel inconvenience insurance
- Enjoy two complimentary single entry passes to the Virgin Australia lounge each year at selected domestic airports
- Enjoy two complimentary entries per year to the American Express Lounge, located at Sydney International Airport or Melbourne International Airport
- Earn 1.25 Velocity Points per $1 spent, except government bodies where you will earn 0.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent
- Earn 1 additional Velocity Point per $1 spent on selected purchases with Virgin Australia
- Until 14 April 2019 earn an additional 0.25 Velocity Point per $1 spent on purchases, except for spend at government bodies in Australia