Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

100 free Virgin Atlantic or American miles for almost nothing

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

Hotel booking site PointsHound is similar to Kaligo and Rocketmiles.  In return for booking your hotel through their site, you are rewarded with a chunk of airline miles.

British Airways Executive Club is not a PointsHound partner.  However, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is.

For a limited time, you can earn 100 Virgin miles simply for registering with PointsHound.   Click on this link and you will be taken to a special Virgin sign-up page.


The process is a little fiddly.  After inputting your name and email address, you will suddenly jump to the main PointsHound home page.  You need to click on ‘Level 1’ in the top right corner and select ‘My Account’.

You will see 100 Virgin Atlantic miles pending.  However, before you can receive them, you need to add your Virgin Flying Club account details on this page.

You don’t need to do anything else to receive your 100 miles.  If you do book a hotel with PointsHound, however, you will receive 1,000 bonus Virgin Flying Club miles on your first booking.

And an American Airlines option ….

There is an identical version of this promotion for American Airlines which can be found here.

One reason to consider this instead of Virgin, if you have an AA account, is that the 100 miles will reset the expiry clock on your AA account.

The ‘first booking’ bonus with American is more generous at 2,000 miles.

HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (August 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 15,000 Points):

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

15,000 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 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points:

Nectar American Express

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

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 (34)

  • Nick says:

    My 100 have posted from joining this morning at 7am.

  • pazza2000 says:

    Strange, neither my VS or AA have posted…

  • pazza2000 says:

    Still no VS/AA miles, signed up on the iPhone one after the other, Perhaps points hound recognised this… Could really do with the easy miles to extend the longevity of my AA

    • Phil says:

      There are some bargains to be had booking via pointshound especially if you need to too up your AA account. I have been waiting I reach 50,000 for a while after that great AA offer (40,000) some years back. This can now get me a return flight at the next level and give me more options. In my view this AA offer would benefit from an article by itself but thankfully I read on to the bottom!
      Thanks raffles.

  • pazza2000 says:

    Odd, both the VS / AA miles haven’t showed up. I’m assuming PH identified I had opened two account from the same location one after the other. Trouble is, I used fake emails and habe forgotten what they were to check in on it, so my own fault, Need to think of another route to earn an AA mile to keep my account active, could always transfer SPG though I think there’s a 1k minimum.

  • Nigel says:

    Looking at my Pointshound account shows my daughter (;0) signed up on the 12th and the points were submitted to the program on the 16th.
    Nothing on AA as of yet.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.