Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points launches new Virgin partnership with a strong offer

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Hotel booking site, which I have featured a few times on Head for Points as a way of earning large amounts of Avios points, has launched a new partnership with Virgin Atlantic.

Between now and 31st August, you can earn up to 10,000 bonus Virgin Flying Club miles when you make your hotel bookings via  This is on top of the standard miles you would earn for your booking.  Full details can be found here.

The bonus miles are based on how much you spend over the next three months:

Spend £250-£499 and earn 3,000 bonus Virgin miles

Spend £500-£999 and earn 5,000 bonus Virgin miles

Spend £1,000 or more and earn 10,000 bonus Virgin miles

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Here are the important things to note:

This is CUMULATIVE spend.  You do not need to spend the whole amount in one transaction.

This is NOT just for new customers.  If you have previously earned Avios points from, you can still sign up for the Virgin promotion. 

These are bonus miles and are earned on top of the standard miles that will give you for your booking.

You can book for dates in the future – you do not have to actually complete your stay before 31st August.  Your bonus miles will not post until after you have checked out, however.

As always with, Rocketmiles and PointsHound, you should remember that you will NOT receive points from the hotel for your room rate in its own loyalty programme.  You may, depending on the chain, receive points for your food and drink spend.

You should also compare prices before booking.  They will not necessarily be the cheapest option in every case but, especially when factoring in the Virgin miles, you should often be able to get a good deal.

You can find more details of the Virgin Atlantic promotion here.

(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)

  • Aliks says:

    Usually the Kaligo hotel rates are a little pricey, but a quick check on a 4 night booking in Cape Town in October stacks up pretty well against and booking directly.

    Sadly, I’ve already booked my stay, fearing that the price and availability would disappear if I waited too long. I’ve often thought about leaving a space in the diary for a holiday and just waiting for a special offer to appear but it would have to be a lucky break to get both flights and hotels to line up.

  • Nick M says:

    OT – is there any update on the new lounge opening in T5 at Heathrow?

  • Kevin says:


  • pol says:

    sorry, completely OT, my parents have no interest in earning avios so can I add my them to my household account to use their avios or do they need to live at the same address?

    • Andrew says:

      The rules state you must live at the same address. ‘Unusual’ household account arrangements could, theoretically, increase the chances of your account being audited and your Avios being frozen. Having said that my mother’s in my household account.

      Bear in mind that all postal communications will go to their ‘new’ address and questions could be raised if they contradict that address with BA.