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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.

Black Apple Watch

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.

Virgin Atlantic 350

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 which looks like this:


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.

(Want to earn more Virgin Flying Club miles?  Click here to see recent articles on Virgin Atlantic, Little Red and Flying Club, and click here for the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

Comments (7)

  • 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?