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.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (May 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, one has a bonus of 30,000 points until 6th June 2022):
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:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Virgin Points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into 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.)