Hi Everyone - thought it would be interesting to share where an average family point hacker has gotten to a year into the game.
It’s been about a year since I got a Amex Platinum Edge card - and I’ve managed to squirrel away 110,00 by putting as much as possible through that card. Frustrated by missing points when you can’t use the Amex, I also got a Velocity Flyer Credit Card which has helped me crack 60,000 Velocity points in the past 6 months (filling up at BP too). In the past few months we’ve committed to shop at Coles for flybuys points and getting up a balance up there too (no Qantas points at Woolies option in Tasmania).
Also - thanks to family pooling, some work travel and a recent family trip to Vietnam - I’ve reached Velocity Gold for the first time ever
The recent Point Hacks series on how credit works has got me thinking about how best to approach periodic card applications.
As a family of four the goal is to subsidise an annual family trip overseas - and perhaps the odd business upgrade when the kids stay with their nan for the weekend. In the past year I have successfully used Virgin’s Upgrade Bid function on flights from Melbourne to Hobart making the lowest possible bid.
Hope everyone’s point journey is getting them into the air.