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American Express Velocity Points earning Cards

You can earn Velocity Points with an American Express Velocity Points earning Card  or by transferring your existing American Express Membership Rewards points straight into your Velocity account.

Card details

With an American Express Velocity Points earning Card, Points earned on your everyday spend are automatically loaded into your Velocity account each month.

  • American Express® Velocity Platinum Card

    American Express Velocity Platinum Card

    • 50k bonus Points, when you apply online, are approved and spend $3,000 in the first 3 months1 
New Card Members Only.

      50k bonus Points, when you apply online, are approved and spend $3,000 in the first 3 months
      New Card Members Only.

    • Earn up to 2.25 Points per $1 spent2.

      Earn up to 2.25 Points per $1 spent2.

    • All these benefits and more for an annual fee of $375.

      All these benefits and more for an annual fee of $375.

    Apply online

  • American Express Velocity Escape Card

    American Express Velocity Escape Card

    • $0 annual Card fee - so you can put more of your money towards your next escape.

      $0 annual Card fee - so you can put more of your money towards your next escape.

    • Earn up to 1.75 Points per $1 spent6.

      Earn up to 1.75 Points per $1 spent6.

  • American Express® Velocity Business Card

    American Express Velocity Business Card

    • 100k bonus Points & 75 status credits, when you apply online by 24 March 2021, are approved and spend $3,000 in the first 2 months*. New Card Members Only.

      100k bonus Points & 75 status credits, when you apply online by 24 March 2021, are approved and spend $3,000 in the first 2 months*. New Card Members Only.

    • Earn up to 2 Points per $1 spent1.

      Earn up to 2 Points per $1 spent1.

    • All these benefits and more for an annual fee of $249.

      All these benefits and more for an annual fee of $249.

    Apply online by 24 March 2021

Maximise the Rewards on your card

If you already have an American Express Velocity Points earning Card, here are some great ways you can maximise your rewards.

  • My Benefits

    Enjoy exclusive American Express membership benefits such as offers, discounts, fraud protection16 and more.

    Explore more benefits
  • Double Dip

    Did you know that if you use your Card with selected Velocity partners, you could earn Points twice? Once with the partner and once with your Card.

    Explore our Partners
  • Acceptance

    Since Jan 2017, over 135,000 new places joined the American Express Network across Australia18 and there’s more to come. This means more Points, more offers and more rewards.

    Find out more

Transferring your American Express  rewards points to Velocity

Transfer the existing Membership Rewards points from your eligible Card to your Velocity Frequent Flyer account19. A minimum of 2,000 Membership Rewards points per transfer applies. Transfer rates vary, as follows:

Australia

2 Membership Rewards points for Ascent or Ascent Premium members = 1 Velocity Point
2 Membership Rewards Points for David Jones American Express Card Members = 1 Velocity Point
3 Membership Rewards points for Business Ascent members = 2 Velocity Points
2 Membership Rewards points for Membership Rewards Gateway = 1 Velocity Point

 

New Zealand

2 Membership Rewards points = 1 Velocity Point


Eligible Cards

  • The American Express Essential® Credit Card
    The American Express® Gold Credit Card
    The American Express® Platinum Edge Credit Card
    The American Express® Platinum Rewards Credit Card
    The American Express® Platinum Reserve Credit Card
    The American Express Explorer® Credit Card
    The David Jones American Express Card
    The David Jones American Express Platinum Card
    The American Express® Rewards Advantage Card

How to transfer your American Express Membership Rewards points

You can convert the Membership Rewards Points earned on your eligible American Express Card to Velocity Points via your American Express online Account. If your Velocity number is not already registered with your American Express Card, select Link More Airline Programs from within your account to link, or call American Express Membership Rewards on 1300 363 276.

  • Log in on the Amex Velocity Transfer page to transfer your points.
  • Once logged in, enter the amount of points you would like to transfer and click Transfer My Points.

Terms and Conditions:

Maximise the rewards on your Card

16. Provided that you notify us immediately upon discovery of any fraudulent transactions and you have complied with your Card Member Agreement, you will not be held liable for any unauthorised charges.

17. Don't Spam!

American Express discourages spamming. By participating in 'Refer a Friend', you agree to these 'Refer a Friend' terms and conditions:

  • Only Friends & Family: You must only send referral messages to close friends and family.
  • Ask Their Permission First: You must ask the person for their permission to send them an email about your Card product. Sending emails to people without permission is considered spam.
  • Cap Referrals: You may only send referral messages to a maximum of 20 friends and the amount of Velocity Points you may receive under the ‘Refer a Friend’ program is capped at 200,000 Velocity Points per year.

18. Based on American Express merchant locations setup between January 2017 and December 2018.

Transfer Membership Rewards points to Velocity

19. Points values shown are correct as at 17 June 2019 and are subject to change. Subject to the Velocity Membership Terms & Conditions and to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards program and the Membership Rewards program for David Jones American Express Credit Cards. To redeem American Express Membership Rewards for Velocity Points you must be an Australian resident enrolled in Membership Rewards Ascent, Gateway, Business Ascent, Premium Ascent or be a David Jones American Express Card Member. A minimum of 2,000 Membership Rewards points may be redeemed for Velocity Points at any one time and must be in whole numbers. Membership of Velocity is the Card Member's responsibility and is subject to the Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions as amended from time to time. The redemption of Membership Rewards points will be administered solely by American Express and will take up to 2 business days to transfer into the Velocity Membership Account. Once Membership Rewards points have been redeemed for Velocity Points, they are governed by the Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions and cannot be reversed.