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Kaligo.com launches new Virgin Atlantic partnership with a strong offer

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Hotel booking site Kaligo.com, 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 Kaligo.com.  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:

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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

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 Kaligo.com, you can still sign up for the Virgin promotion. 

These are bonus miles and are earned on top of the standard miles that Kaligo.com 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 Kaligo.com, 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 Kaligo.com Virgin Atlantic promotion here.


HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2021)

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 15,000 Points):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

Until 2nd November 2021, there is a special offer on The Platinum Card from American Express.

You will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points which converts into 60,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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)

  • 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 Hotels.com 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?

    • Rob says:

      Construction is well underway as I saw the other week when I was there.

      • Nick M says:

        Thanks – wishful thinking that it’ll be ready for 14th?!

  • Kevin says:

    No

  • 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.

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