I am sneaking this in as a ‘day’ article because the arbitrage expires tonight.
If you have a Virgin Flying Club account, you probably got an email today promoting their new Virgin Trains deal. Basically:
If you book a Virgin West Coast or Virgin East Coast ticket via the official websites before 31st July
…. and select Flying Club miles instead of Nectar points as your reward ….
…. you will receive 500 Virgin Flying Club miles with your first transaction during this period
…. which will be credited by 31st August
The reason you book tonight is that the Virgin West Coast sale ends at midnight.
And, during that sale, you can buy train tickets for as little as £4. London to Birmingham is advertised at that price, one way.
So …. go to the Virgin West Coast website, book yourself a £4 train ticket, add in your Flying Club number and hopefully 508 Virgin Flying Club miles will arrive by the end of August.
Of course, if you actually need to book a West Coast or East Coast train ticket before the end of July, there is no rush.
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 30,000 Points until 15th October 2021):
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 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points:
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.
(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.)