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.

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  1. How quickly do these points tend to post? I presume by installing it after the login screen it must be customised in someway to be tied to your VS a/c?

  2. pazza2000 says:

    I’ve installed, no mention of the sign up miles and I did not have to enter my VS number again when doing so, having signed into my FC account. Only took a minute(in chrome) so worth the effort.

  3. James67 says:

    Storm in a teacup!? Readers can and should exercise some judgmentvin choosing what to read or not. We should all remember the benefits the blog has brought to us as individuals. As such I think we are being unreasonable if we grudge Raffles somr return for his efforts.

  4. maximum power says:

    I know nobody will be reading this now, but what an f**cking disgrace, this is to download a toolbar an hour of my time i will never get back and its still not downloaded and i had to download crome which has took over my computer, sometimes 500 points are not worth, whats was the 500 points for? compensation for making a simple task hard

    • Guesswho2000 says:

      Weird, I installed this on Safari the other day (I use Firefox, but already have Safari anyway as it’s on a Mac) and it was simple enough. Anyway, miles have posted, and I got the 250 a few months ago too. Same browser too, I don’t want it on FF, but don’t care on safari as I never use it anyway!

  5. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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!

      • 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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