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I broke this post out from the long piece I did on American Express promotions yesterday as I didn’t want any regular Virgin travellers to miss it.

Between 20th November and 31st December, Amex is offering an extra Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on Virgin Atlantic flights via their website.

This means 2 points per £1 on the Platinum and Green card and 3 points per £1 on the Gold card, since that earns an additional travel bonus anyway.

Virgin Atlantic 747

The offer is open to the first 1,000 people to register and make a qualifying transaction.  You need to register the number of your American Express charge card here (link deleted as dead) before you book.

It is worth noting that the rules also say that BA Amex cardholders will receive double Avios!  This may be an error on Amex’s part, though.

The deal is not listed on the website showing Christmas offers for BA Amex cardholders, and it would be odd for BA to countenance a deal which made it worthwhile booking with a competitor!  

That said, if you were going to book a Virgin ticket anyway you clearly have nothing to lose by registering your card.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2022)

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):

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus 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 & two 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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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 sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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.)

Comments (2)

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  • Zeor says:

    Does this deal really make it ‘worthwhile’ booking with Virgin in the absence of any other reasons?

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