Bits: see the FA Cup with Emirates, 3000 miles for joining Virgin Flying Club

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See the FA Cup Third Round with Emirates Skywards miles

I have written before about using Emirates Skywards miles for executive box seats at Arsenal or the other football clubs around Europe sponsored by Emirates.

Emirates is now the lead sponsor of the FA Cup.  For the 2nd Round in December, they offered tickets for just 1 mile!

Now that the 3rd Round is here, they are not being that generous.  However, at just 4,000 Emirates miles for a ticket, you can’t complain.

As at 3pm yesterday the following games were available.  Remember that you can only book a maximum of two tickets per game per Emirates account.

  • Exeter City v Liverpool
  • Wycombe v Aston Villa
  • Eastleigh v Bolton
  • Doncaster v Stoke
  • Manchester Utd v Sheffield Utd
  • Chelsea v Scunthorpe or Leyton Orient
  • Tottenham v Leicester

These are for games in the second weekend of January.

Book via this page on the Emirates website (log-in required).  Thanks to Raj, who is the person to blame if you want to know why Arsenal v Sunderland is showing as ‘sold out’!

Kudos (but no prize!) to the first person who knows who the person wearing the Doncaster Rovers shirt in the picture below is ….!

Doncaster Rovers

3,000 free miles for joining Virgin Flying Club

Virgin Atlantic has brought back the special offer for joining Virgin Flying Club which first ran a couple of months ago.  Via the Virgin Red app which I discussed here, you will receive 3,000 miles for joining Flying Club.

If you have an Android phone, the good news is that Virgin Red has just launched on that platform too, as well as the original iOS version.

You don’t need to do anything.  The miles will be automatically dropped in your account within 7 days.

3,000 miles won’t get you far.  However, once you have your account open, you are better placed to pick some miles via the generous credit card sign-up bonus, opening an ISA, buying wine, Heathrow Rewards, Tesco Clubcard conversions or American Express Membership Rewards.

The offer is only available to 2,000 people and it was down to 1,500 yesterday afternoon.

(Want to earn more Virgin Flying Club miles?  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.)

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  1. New IHG Accelerate offer is out for the new year.

    My Offers
    Points Value Offer Description Status
    5,000 January Bonus Offer
    Stay once in January and get 5,000 bonus points. Terms
    3,000 Stay Once Get 3,000
    Thank you for choosing IHG. We’d like to see you again soon. Stay once and earn 3,000 bonus points. Terms
    7,500 Stay More, Earn More
    Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 7,500 bonus points. Terms
    2,600 Travel with the IHG® App
    Book 2 stay(s) with the IHG® App and earn 2,600 bonus points. Terms
    2,000 Earn More, Faster
    Earn 2,000 bonus points when you book 1 bonus points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster. Terms
    34,900 Your Achievement Bonus
    Complete 3 of the 4 offers above and earn (an additional) 34,900 bonus points (excluding the January Bonus Offer). Terms

  2. The virgin red app 3000 miles, how long does it normally take to hit accounts?

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