Velocity Frequent Flyer’s Velocity eStore is one of the handiest sites out there for increasing your Velocity point balance.
They have a wide range of partner online retailers, none of them are especially worth looking at as a means of specifically earning points – but if you have plans to shop online for gifts for family and friends, then figuring out what you can earn in return by using the Velocity estore is worth a couple of minutes of your time.
Online Malls, like the Velocity estore, work by ensuring you log in with your Frequent Flyer program credentials before then being referred out (with a click) once logged in to make a transaction over on the retailer’s website.
The Velocity eStore is here, and you’ll typically earn at least 2 Velocity points per $ spent with any of the partners within the estore – on top of the usual points you’d earn from your credit card. In New Zealand, the Amex Platinum Edge and Platinum Charge let you transfer Membership Rewards points to Velocity, so these cards will be your best bet if you’re wanting to ‘double dip’ on your Velocity spend earn.
For the Online Malls that originate from Australia, The Velocity ‘eStore’ Online Mall is more mature than Qantas’ Online Mall offering, with a much wider range of retailers on board. They also make it clear that as a New Zealand member, you can shop at any retailer, providing they of course ship to New Zealand. A similar distinction is not made on the NZ Qantas Points Mall, which seems to be separate from the Australian one.
They have brought on partners in a range of categories, containing a wide number of local and international merchants, and this has been my ‘go-to’ Online Mall for the last few years to earn points – from eBay, primarily.
You can also pick up dedicated coupons and vouchers to use from the Velocity eStore at this page.
The Velocity eStore just works too – it’s very functional and stable, and gets you out to your destination online store fast, even though it’s not mobile optimised.
It’s another great option for those who are looking to earn extra points from their everyday online shopping, and have a specific need/desire to earn Velocity Points.
Other Online Malls like the Air New Zealand Airpoints Mall, Krisflyer Spree, and Asia Miles iShop also carry some of the retailers and are other key ways to earn points in New Zealand from online purchases.