Hello Australia, it’s summer.
I snuck up last year and caught you by surprise. This year, despite a few minor hiccups, I’m hoping to be long and hot, so you’ve got plenty of opportunity to use your warm-weather equipment.
Remember this doesn’t have to cost you either, as the Velocity Store has got you covered where you can trade in your Velocity Points you’ve earned on your Virgin Money High Flyer or Flyer credit cards for everything you need.
For example, here’s what you can get with Velocity Points to prepare for the ultimate camping getaway this summer:
Esky – 16,700 Points
No summer is complete without a true blue Aussie esky. Pick up a 50L Coleman Esky, complete with plug for easy drainage and two drink holders in the top so you can use it as a table or seat while it’s keeping your drinks and food cold.
Fold-out chairs – 8,800 Points each
Perfect for the beach, the backyard, the park or even indoors when you’ve got more guests than dining chairs, the mesh chair is as much a summer staple as potato salad. The Coleman Beach Deluxe Mesh Quad Chair comes complete with a drinks holder and folds away easily for adventures.
Paddle board – 163,300 Points
You’ve seen them around, you’ve always wanted to give it a go – now’s your chance. Nab a stand-up paddle board and spend the summer cruising around the beaches and lakes of Australia. The Sevylor Willow 32-inch-wide Stand Up Paddle Board is great for beginners with two fixed and one removable fin for better balance and control.
Gas BBQ – 153,000 Points
The Holy Grail of the Aussie summer, a BBQ is as important to a house as walls. The Weber Spirit E-310 comes with three burners, a porcelain enamelled hood and steel flavouriser bars that ensure heat is distributed evenly for those juicy steaks.
Instant two-person tent – 36,200 Points
Whether it’s for a hiking trip or simply to get the kids out of the house and into the back garden on an exciting adventure for the night, a good tent will never go unloved in Australia. And an instantaneous pop-up one will be even better. The Zero 2 is 245 x 145 x 90cm, so has plenty of room for two people – two people who will be set up and tucking in to their scroggin before anyone else at the campsite.
Pub Trivia Board Game – 6,300 Points
Tired of endless games of Snap? Snap up this trivia board game for afternoons on the deck and evenings indoors. With 1,000 questions, 200 answer sheets and pencils included, this game is suitable for those aged 12 and up.
Rugby ball – 10,000 Points
Prepare the future Wallabies stars of the family and work off those holiday calories by throwing around an official Gilbert-made replica ball.
What other items would you choose for your summer?