The Virgin Group has launched a new iOS app, Virgin Red. You can download it for free from the App Store. It is NOT available Android phones at the moment and no launch is expected until the end of the year.
Virgin Red is basically a promotional vehicle for the various Virgin Group companies, albeit that Virgin Atlantic seems to be excluded. To encourage you to visit and interact with it, you earn points for visiting certain pages and completing certain tasks. These can be redeemed for various gifts, starting with a free Caffe Nero coffee!
The reason I mention Virgin Red here is that, hidden away, is a 20% discount offer for Virgin East Coast and Virgin West Coast.
The easiest way to find this deal is to click the ‘funnel’ icon in the top right hand corner and select Offer, Travel, Virgin Trains.
The terms of the discount are:
Valid only on ‘Advance’ tickets
Must be booked at least 7 days before travel
Deal ends on 16th August although that is the last day to book, not travel
If you are a regular user of Virgin Trains, it is worth downloading the app and generating a discount code.