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Get 500 free Virgin Flying Club miles 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 you previously installed and uninstalled the toolbar, but who knows how good the Virgin IT is?!

Virgin Shops Away

As per their terms and conditions:

Download the Mile Finder tool before 14 May 2014 and earn 500 bonus miles. One time only bonus for downloading the Mile Finder. We reserve the right to remove the download bonus of 500 miles if you subsequently uninstall the Mile Finder

To access this offer, you need to go to the Shops Away page on the Flying Club website and click on ‘Download The Mile Finder’.  The miles appear to be added within 48 hours, looking at comments elsewhere.

HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2021)

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, one has a bonus of 30,000 Points until 15th October 2021):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

Until 2nd November 2021, there is a special offer on The Platinum Card from American Express.

You will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points which converts into 60,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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 (58)

  • Matt says:

    Got my 500! Now I just need 149 more points to book a flight for next Weds morning….MAN to LHR.

    Any tips please?

    I could throw £2.50 Clubcard points at it, or some Amex Reward points. Not sure what would be best value.

    • Rob says:

      Marginal. Amex points go across instantly, though, as long as your accounts are already linked. Min transfer of 1,000 so you would lose a few if you never intended to collect another Virgin point.

      Tesco will take a couple of days to go across although should still be enough time – and a £2.50 voucher is only 600, so fewer orphan miles after.

      • Matt says:

        Thanks Raffles. I racked up most of the Virgin miles doing a lot on Virgin Trains, which I don’t do anywhere near as frequently any more. I think the Amex xfer would be too wasteful. I think 2.50 CC might work well as I’ve a coupon that’s expiring end of May too.

        Seems I missed the auto-opt in bonus though! 2,000 miles that seemed generous!

      • Matt says:

        Seemed to go across in 24 hours which is nice!

        Do you think arriving at the terminal 45 mins before departure time is enough for a MAN – LHR with hand luggage?


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