A weekend is a time for celebrations, sleep-ins and catching up with friends. But what’s the one thing that can make a weekend even better?
Plan your ultimate two days of weekend goodness using nothing but a cache of Velocity Points earned on a Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card. Here’s an idea of how you could do it in the Hunter Valley as a spot of mouth-watering inspiration, with help from the Velocity Rewards Store.
By four wheels or two wings, a tail and a nose, your Points could take you to the destination of your dreams – or even places you might not have heard of.
Let’s say you’re a Canberran making tracks for the Hunter Valley one weekend this summer. You fly direct from Canberra to Sydney from 6,900 Velocity Points plus $30.62 Taxes per person (prices may vary depending on your chosen weekend!). Then you pick up a rental car from Europcar at Sydney airport and zip out to the Hunter Valley, putting the tab on your Velocity Frequent Flyer account. This would set you back from around 16,000 Points for Saturday morning pick-up and Sunday afternoon drop-off.
This works for the following participating countries: Australia, NZ, Great Britain, France, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. Simply choose the car you want from Velocity, continue to the payment page and tap in your Velocity Points details for a quote.
Related: Find out all about Velocity Points.
And where will you rest your toothbrush for the night? At any one of Velocity’s hotel partners.
Take your pick from the high-class Hilton, cosy Crowne Plaza, rad Rendezvous, awesome Australis, magnificent Mahali Mzuri, impressive Intercontinental, stunning Sundowner and more (provided one exists in your chosen destination).
Hunter Valley is home to a gorgeous Crowne Plaza hotel. Grab about three $100 vouchers for from 17,000 Points each, and that should cover your overnight stay.
Get all your food basics for the weekend sorted with gift cards from Coles, Liquorland and Woolworths, which you can attain in various values for your Velocity Points.
Shop with Coles or Woolworths for example, and you’ll be able to pick up all the goodies you’re after. A shopping basket of a box of Favourites, a 4-pack of ice creams, brie and crackers, cereal and some fruits and veggies would only cost you 9,000 Points if it squeezes onto a $50 gift card. For the grown-ups, nab a $50 Liquorland & Vintage Cellars gift card for 9,000 Points to pick up a couple of divine bottles of wine or stock up straight from the Velocity store with a bottle of Baileys Irish Cream for 6,400 Points.
Travel’s great, new accommodation is a luxury and food is always tasty, but the real reason you head away for the weekend is for the fun. And this is where your Velocity Points can get really interesting.
Check out Adrenalin on the Velocity Rewards Store to see all the experiences available that get your heart racing just reading about them, with a $100 voucher going for 18,000 Points. For 54,000 Points per person, you can have a romantic hot air balloon flight for two – including breakfast – sailing serenely over the rolling vineyards of the Hunter Valley.
Or keep your feet firmly planted on the ground with the Lonely Planet Food Lover’s Guide to the World in hand, for just 4,500 Points.
A poor workman may blame their tools, but you really won’t be getting far without the things you’ll need for a trip to the Hunter.
Pick up a Caribee Centurion travel bag for 25,000 Points and a new Korjo toiletry bag for 5,200. Capture the whole weekend on a Canon IXUS150 16MP digital camera, which comes at a cost of 24,800 Points. Accessories abound in the Velocity Rewards Store, leaving no part of your marvellous weekend left wanting.
How would you put all of these components together to spend a weekend of a lifetime, just with Velocity Points?
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Best efforts have been made to ensure all Award items displayed in the advertised in this communication will be available as described at the time of redemption. If a supplier fails to deliver Award items in accordance with sample, description or at all, or if other unforeseen circumstances arise, some Awards may be unavailable.
Store products advertised are available for delivery in Australia only. Information is current as at 6 January 2015 and is subject to change (including the range of Awards and Points required). Visit the Velocity Rewards Store for all latest offers. The Velocity Rewards Store is operated by Aimia Proprietary Loyalty Australia Pty Ltd. All Points quotes include delivery charges.