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LAST CHANCE: Win an Apple Watch and 50,000 Virgin Atlantic miles with HfP and Rocketmiles

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Today is your LAST CHANCE to enter our fantastic competition in association with Rocketmiles.

One lucky Head for Points reader will, at midnight UK time tonight (Friday), win a brand new Apple Watch plus 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles!

With an Apple Watch selling for £479, and roughly 1p of value from each Virgin Atlantic mile, you are looking at a prize pot of £1,000!

The sponsor of this generosity is hotel booking site Rocketmiles. It has just launched a new partnership with Virgin Flying Club and wants you to know all about it.

About Rocketmiles

Rocketmiles is a specialist hotel booking site which allows you to earn a substantial amount of airline miles with every room booking.

The company has a deep inventory of rooms available across the world. Both cancellable and non-cancellable room are available (all bookings must be prepaid but cancellable rooms are fully refundable).

Each booking earns you a generous amount of miles in your chosen airline programme. Whilst this competition focusses on promoting the new Rocketmiles partnership with Virgin Flying Club, they also work with 29 other airline programmes.

As with any third party hotel booking, you will usually not earn any stay credit or points from the hotel stay where you stay. You may get your elite status recognised, depending on the hotel. This is, of course, offset by the generous amount of miles that Rocketmiles will deposit in your airline account after your stay.

Celebrating the new Virgin Atlantic partnership

To promote their new partnership with Virgin Atlantic, Rocketmiles is offering 3,000 bonus Virgin Flying Club miles to new customers when they make their first booking.

This is valid on any booking of any size. It is on top of the standard amount of Virgin Flying Club miles you will earn. This is clearly a very attractive deal – and if you book a cheap one night stay to trigger the miles, it will be an excellent deal.

The terms and conditions of the ‘first booking bonus’ can be found here. You have until July 31st to make your booking and the stay can be for a date even further into the future.

For clarity, you do not need to make a booking to enter the competition.

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How can I win the Apple Watch and 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles?

It is very simple indeed. It really could not be easier.

Click here to visit the Rocketmiles site. After a few seconds, a pop-up box will appear.

Enter your email address and that’s it! You’re entered!

Please read the rules carefully

The full rules for the competition are here.

Here is a summary of the important bits, although please note that the official rules take precedence over this summary:

You must be at least 21 years old to enter

There is one prize consisting of an Apple Watch (probably black as in the photo but the style may vary) and 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles

Strictly one entry per person

Entries will close at midnight TONIGHT, Friday, London time

There are NO geographic restrictions – the competition is open to Head for Points readers wherever they live

There is NO requirement to make a hotel booking via Rocketmiles in order to enter

Existing Rocketmiles customers can enter the competition, although they cannot earn 3,000 bonus Virgin from their first booking

Rocketmiles is responsible for fulfilling your prize. Neither Head for Points or Virgin Atlantic are responsible. Employees of Virgin Atlantic cannot enter.

Good luck. The winner will be announced on Head for Points 7-10 days after the closing date.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (December 2023)

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 Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

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

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 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

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

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable 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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (7)

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  • Jonny says:

    Has the winner been announced yet?

  • DaveX says:

    They didn’t need to include the horrible watch, should just have bumped up the Virgin miles

    • Rob says:

      Obviously it is a very ‘cool’ item to have and so generated interest. However, there was a risk – which did not materialise, luckily – that it would get publicised on non-frequent flyer competition forums and people would enter who had zero interest in Virgin and zero interest in Rocketmiles. I mentioned this to Rocketmiles before we launched but they were not worried so we went ahead as planned.

  • David says:

    has the winner been announced?

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