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If there’s one thing you can say about Sir Richard Branson, it’s that he doesn’t do anything by halves. In fact, he just announced that he would be giving away his entire account of 1,035,843 Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards points to one lucky member of Velocity Rewards. Just note, you must enter by 11:59pm AEDT on February 14 (that’s 8:00am Eastern Time in the US).
Before you start planning your getaway down under, however, this contest is just for Australian or New Zealand members of Velocity Rewards (well, you pretty much have to be from either place to join the program).
The contest is being run on Twitter, and to enter, you must tweet the first three digits of your Velocity Frequent Flyer number along with the hashtag #WinRichardsPoints and your tweet must include the answer to the following question: “What would you do with Richard Branson’s Velocity Frequent Flyer points?”
Per the terms & conditions, “The most creative entry as determined by the judges in their sole discretion, will win 1,035,843 Velocity Frequent Flyer Points, to be transferred to the winning entrant’s existing Velocity Frequent Flyer account (“Prize”) expressed in the entry.”
Per the points table, a million Velocity Rewards miles would get you from Sydney or Melbourne to LA and back in business class about five times, or about three roundtrips in business class between New York and Singapore.
So for all you TPG readers down under, I hope you have a moment to enter today, and I can’t wait to get to Australia myself for a few days – I’m on my way! Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.