Just thought I’d drop a line of my experience and how handy the Pointhacks tips are.
For the last 2-3 years I have used various credit cards for my daily spending requirements, but mainly to get the sign-on minimum spend bonus points. Mainly a Virgin Australia Signature Visa for its 1:1 earn rate.
One super easy earn was using the NAB platinum Visa, 80k bonus if I spent I think $1500 in 3 months. I went via Cashrewards and bought $1500 in Woolworths e-gift cards. Done. Pay off the card, collect the points and then cancel the card.
I’ve collected good bonus points from Fly-buys when signing up to a new (and cheaper) health insurance. Even a 100 or so points by fuelling at BP each week adds up. Then you pay with your Virgin Visa and get another 100.
I collected heaps of points via the Virgin online mall buying stuff off eBay (2pts/$ originally) when renovating the house. Pay with Paypal thats linked to ones Virgin Visa for another bag of points.
So it does work, you just need to put your mind to it.
So this morning I booked 2 return trips to Paris with Etihad in Business class for June 2018. The surcharges although steep, still come in of the price of 2 return economy tickets anyway. Unfortunately there was no Singapore availability. I just rang the VAFF line and it was easy as you could like.
Thanks Pointhacks, now too start the points build again…