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Coming on Monday – win an Apple Watch AND 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles

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It has been a couple of months since we ran a really big competition on Head for Points, so I am delighted to announce that we have something very special launching on Monday.

Rocketmiles – the hotel booking site which awards frequent flyer miles with every stay – has just launched a new partnership with Virgin Flying Club.

To celebrate, they have given me an Apple Watch AND 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles to give away to one lucky winner.  That would be enough for a return redemption in economy to North America or – a substantially better proposition! – a one-way redemption in Virgin Upper Class to most places they fly.  Taxes and charges will, of course, apply.

It will be a very simple competition to enter, so don’t miss out.  Remember to visit Head for Points on Monday to enter and to learn more about the new Rocketmiles partnership with Virgin Flying Club.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (June 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 Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Rewards credit card

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 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel 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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

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 (12)

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  • Corrine says:

    …being points-poor at the moment – to win this would be amazing!

  • Andy says:

    Please my I ask that we don’t start debating the pros or the cons of the watch, it’s free and a cracking competition.

  • Boi says:

    Talking about apple watch, I ear over 1000 avios on suitcase, my suitcase balance has gone to zero but not credited to my avios account. My previous avios have gone across without issues. Any ideas?

    • Liz says:

      The suitcase balance zeros at the start of each month I think. You can email them at : [email protected] and they will sort any problems out. My account has zeroed and I haven’t received my points yet either.

    • Fenny says:

      Sounds like several people have had this problem. I had 1470 points and only 30 have transferred over.

      • Mark says:

        Me also… I did wonder whether they blocked them on the basis there was no way I actually could have been at all the stores over the space of 10 mins!

        • Fenny says:

          They can’t do that. If they were going to enforce actually being present, during shop hours, they should have done it at the point of awarding the stickers. It’s not as though I actually visited Edinburgh, London, Mancy and all those other places at 1 am on the same day.

  • Mike says:

    Back on point…. Great competition – looking forward to it.

  • Andy says:

    Impressive prize! I like the idea of point being awarded as prizes since it gives the winner so much flexibility in terms of where to go.

  • Alicia says:

    Is this just for people in the US, or do Virgin do the Flying Club internationally (I live in the UK so would I be able to enter/use the points?) thank you!

    • pol says:

      Virgin Atlantic is a British airline (just!) so the flying club is not only available to us Brits but is based here.

  • Janeyferr says:

    No, and Yes. This is a UK website, so Raffles will make it clear if something isn’t valid for UK folk. – Visit the category page to lean more about VFC.

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