Shops Away is the Virgin Atlantic equivalent of the British Airways Gate 365 e-store. It allows you to earn a few miles every time you shop at participating online retailers after first clicking through from the Shops Away website.
Virgin has a new special offer running:
You will receive 500 bonus Flying Club miles by signing up to the Shops Away newsletter AND making a purchase before 31st May.
To sign up, visit this page of the Flying Club website, log in and click through to Shops Away.
As soon as you land on the Shops Away page, an overlay should appear featuring the image above. There is a box on the form for your email address. Fill it in and you are registered.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to find one item to purchase via Shops Away over the next six weeks in order to earn your 500 bonus points.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (October 2022)
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, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):
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.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into 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.)