500 free Virgin Flying Club for installing their shopping toolbar

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Virgin Atlantic is offering 500 Flying Club miles for free to any member who downloads a special toolbar for their ‘Shops Away’ shopping portal. This is double the number of miles they offered when they last ran this offer.  In theory you cannot do it again if […]

Virgin Black launches highest ever sign-up bonus – 30,000 miles!

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On Monday, the current promotional deal for the Virgin Flying Club credit cards ended.  This offered 10,000 miles for getting the free card and 25,000 miles for getting the £140 Black card. To be honest, I was 95% certain that the cards would revert to […]

Last chance to get 10,000-25,000 Virgin miles with the Virgin credit cards

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Just a quick reminder that Monday 31st is the last day to apply for the current special offer on the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club credit cards. (EDIT, lunchtime Monday – please do NOT apply for the Black card today!  All will be revealed in due course ….  […]

Relax in a Virgin Upper Class seat in your nearest Virgin Money lounge!

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I wrote yesterday about the Virgin Money promotion for 5,000 Flying Club miles for opening an ISA. One of the odder upsides of having an account with Virgin Money (the old Northern Rock) is that it gives you access to their new network of city […]

New ISA rules may make the ’5,000 miles for a Virgin ISA’ more attractive

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Above all the noise in the UK Government budget about pension changes, you may have missed the changes relating to Individual Savings Accounts, or ISA’s: ISA’s will be renamed NISA’s (‘New ISA’s’) From July 2014, the annual limit on (N)ISA contributions will increase to £15,000 There […]

Last chance to convert Clubcard points to Virgin for 30% bonus

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Just a quick reminder that 31st March is the last day to convert your Tesco Clubcard vouchers to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club to benefit from the current ’30% bonus miles’ promotion. This means that you will receive 325 Virgin miles per £1 of Tesco vouchers,  compared […]

6,000 Virgin Flying Club miles for three Hilton stays

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Hilton has launched a new promotion with Virgin Atlantic which looks pretty good – especially as it should stack with the other current Hilton promotions. For stays at any Hilton Family property globally, until April 30th, you will receive: 1,500 Virgin miles on your first […]

Excellent article on redeeming miles for travel with lap infants or babies

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Two weeks ago, reader Lillian emailed me to ask if I would consider doing a post on different airline policies for booking lap infants.  I agreed it was a great idea – especially as my youngest is still only 2 years old – but I […]

Last chance to convert Amex points to Virgin Flying Club for 20% bonus

Virgin Atlantic

Thursday of this week is your last chance to earn a 20% bonus on transfers of Membership Rewards points to Virgin Flying Club. A lot of people, including myself, did not receive the original email back in February.  However, the bonus is NOT targeted and is showing […]

Virgin status matching from BA Silver and BA Gold via Little Red

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Virgin Atlantic appears to have hit on a new trick to increase loads on its struggling Little Red UK domestic services – by offering to status match British Airways Executive Club customers to Virgin Flying Club! I have heard from a couple of sources now […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

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One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. (It is even less known today than it used to be, as Amex removed the webpage […]

How to convert Virgin Flying Club miles to Avios points

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One of the most common questions I receive via email from new readers is whether they can convert their Virgin Flying Club miles to Avios points.  I thought I would save myself some typing in the future by running a post on this that I […]

20% bonus when you convert Amex Membership Rewards points to Virgin

Virgin Atlantic

American Express has launched a 20% bonus on transfers of Membership Rewards points to Virgin Flying Club. A lot of people, including myself, did not receive the email.  However, the bonus is NOT targeted and is now showing on the American Express Membership Rewards website (click […]