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3,000 bonus Virgin miles available if I refer you for the Virgin Atlantic credit cards

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I am pleased to say that I am now able to offer referrals for anyone thinking about taking out the Virgin Atlantic White or Virgin Atlantic Black credit cards.

I won’t go into the details of the two cards again, as I wrote about them two weeks ago as part of the ‘Credit Card Reviews’ series. You can read my Virgin Atlantic White review here and my Virgin Atlantic Black review here.

If you let me refer you for the cards, you will receive an additional bonus of 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles.

Virgin White

This bonus is on top of the standard bonus:

For the White cards, you will receive a total of 6,000 miles for signing up. This is the usual 3,000 miles plus a further 3,000 miles for being referred.

For the Black cards, you will receive a total of 12,000 miles for signing up. This is the usual 9,000 miles plus a further 3,000 miles for being referred.

I also receive 3,000 Flying Club miles for referring you.

If you are planning to apply for either of the Flying Club cards, and want to receive the additional 3,000 miles, please e-mail me at rob at headforpoints.com for a referral. I will email you a special link which you should use to apply.


How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (October 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 (7)

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  • James67 says:

    Slightly OT but did you mention once a referal bonus for tesco cc? I will be wanting to apply for one of those next month.

    • Rob says:

      Yes, there is one. I will send you an email.

      • James67 says:

        Thx. Im going overseas for a month. Plan to apply in last few days of June on my return.

  • Dan says:

    Hi,

    I was wondering if someone could help, when spending money on credit cards to reach goals for awarded avios points does eBay purchases count. The reason I ask is I am aware money transfers do not and essentially when paying for an eBay item you are just transferring money via PayPal? If I was to purchase something straight through PayPal via an invoice ( no eBay ) would this still be OK?

    Thanks in advance

    • Rob says:

      You might get away with it as a one-off – it does count as a purchase and you pay the 3% or whatever fee. However, I would ONLY do it if your PayPal account is Verified, as is the receivers. PayPal is under a legal obligation to monitor transactions for suspicious activity and it will suspend your account and take your money if it doesn’t like the look of what you are doing. Plenty of stories online to back this up.

      • Dan says:

        Thanks for the fast reply.

        Yes it is a one-off and we are both verified. Fingers crossed.

        Thanks again!

  • luckyjim says:

    You can also reverse the transaction some time later (when your ‘real’ spend has reached the required threshold) and PayPal will refund the 3% fee. This just brings forward whichever bonus you want to trigger. If you use PayPal a lot (funded by credit card NOT you balance) the odd artificial transaction will not be noticed.

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