In January 2021, YouFoodz, the popular Australian meal delivery service, announced a partnership with the Velocity Frequent Flyer program. This partnership allows all customers to earn bonus velocity points with any purchase of YouFoodz meals. I wanted to explore what value you’re actually getting and whether it’s worth connecting in your velocity account.
If you just want the quick guide to getting Velocity points on your qualifying spend, just follow these 3 simple steps:
- Head to YouFoodz.com.
- Choose your favourite meals and spend over $49.
- Enter your velocity frequent flyer number at checkout.
It really couldn’t be any easier. Read on below if you want to know more.
What is YouFoodz?
YouFoodz are a fresh meal delivery service, available everywhere in Australia. You can order meals online, that are then delivered to your door within 2-3 days. YouFoodz offer a wide range of meals that rotate on a regular basis, ensuring you never get bored of having the same meals.
YouFoodz is perfect for anyone who wants to improve their portion control, or simply wants to save time cooking every day. From our research, we found that YouFoodz is one of the cheapest meal delivery services available. They are definitely the cheapest once you apply the regular discount codes available on their site.
We rated YouFoodz a 7.7/10 which was mainly driven by their fantastic delivery service and value for money. However, it’s definitely true that there are better tasting meal delivery services available in Australia (try My Muscle Chef) if you’re willing to spend the extra money.
What is the Velocity Frequent Flyer programme?
Velocity is Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer program. The program allows you to earn points on spend at various shops that can then be used on purchasing flight tickets.
The Velocity program is completely free to join and you can earn points from various partners such as Coles, Ola, Optus, Menulog and many more. There are absolutely no downsides of having a Velocity account, which could eventually save you a lot of money on a flight (or an upgrade).
If you want to learn more about how to make the most of your Velocity account, check out Point Hack’s incredible guide.
How many points can I earn with YouFoodz?
Points are earned at a rate of 1 point = $1. With the minimum spend being $49, that would earn you 49 Velocity points. You do not earn any points on delivery fees.
YouFoodz is currently offering a 1000 point bonus on your first points-earning purchase, available for existing customers as well. That’s a huge bonus and the equivalent of spending $1000 on YouFoodz food.
If we take an example of a regular offer, you’ll see MEAL-DEAL which gets you 9 meals for $69. Buying this every week for a year would give you a total spend of $3,588 and therefore earning 3588 points plus the 1000 bonus.
How much this is worth in monetary terms is really difficult to calculate. According to Point Hacks, you could reasonably expect a value of 2 cents per point on flight redemptions. Any redemptions on hotels or car hire tend to be much lower value.
At 2 cents of value, your 4588 points are worth a cash value of $91.76. Based on your original spend, this is effectively a cashback rate of 2.5%.
Is it worth adding my Velocity number to YouFoodz?
There are two important factors to consider when earning Velocity points with YouFoodz:
- You can earn points on all your ongoing spend.
- You can earn points alongside existing discount codes.
This means that your Velocity points are an added bonus on top of purchases you would have made already. There is absolutely no reason you wouldn’t want to collect Velocity points with YouFoodz.
If you’re a regular YouFoodz shopper, you’re going to get roughly an extra 2.5% cashback on all your spend. All for doing absolutely nothing. It’s a no-brainer.