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Bonus tier points and miles with Virgin Atlantic

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Virgin Atlantic has launched an interesting promotion which will be of extra interest to those looking to renew or gain elite status with the airline.

There’s never been a more rewarding time to travel than now. For the first time ever we’re giving you the chance to earn 12 bonus tier points and up to 150% bonus Flying Club miles when you fly before 28 February 2013. That’s on top of the normal miles and tier points you’d earn, in whatever cabin you choose to fly in. So fly in Premium Economy or Upper Class and our generous cabin bonuses mean you’ll earn even more.

Virgin Atlantic 747

Here’s how it works: Earn 50% extra miles and 4 bonus tier points on your first round trip flight (or 2 bonus tier points on each leg).  Earn 100% extra miles and 8 bonus tier points on your second round trip flight (or 4 bonus tier points on each leg). For example, if a Premium Economy return flight to New York would normally earn you 8 tier points, with our offer, you’ll now earn 12 tier points on your first flight, and 16 tier points on your second flight, if taken before 28 February 2013. That’s 28 tier points in total! With our recent £100 million worth of investment and our greatest offer yet, we wouldn’t want you to miss out. Register for the offer between 3 September and 15 October 2012, and before you take your flight, and let the rewards begin.

You need to register for the promotion here before 15th October, although you can fly up to 28th February.

Last year Virgin increased the number of tier points needed to retain Gold (40, up from 30) and Silver (15, up from 10), although it also brought in two extra benefits for high earners – 2 guest passes for Virgin Atlantic lounges at 60 tier points, and 2 one-cabin upgrade vouchers for reaching 80 tier points. 

In some ways, this promotion offsets those increases if you take two return qualifying flights.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2023)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 bonus points (SPECIAL OFFER TO 2ND OCTOBER) and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 Read our full review

You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Points

(Want to earn more Virgin Points?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

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