Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, 3000 Virgin miles for joining Flying Club, Avios / LOVEtheatre deal

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News in brief:

Luxury Travel Diary auctions

The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped me a line about another wave of its auctions closing this week.

Here is two nights in Paris which ends this week, as is this one for two nights in Leeds Castle (which is in Kent).  This offer for four nights in the Maldives is probably the plushest deal at present.  Not everything will work for you, either in terms of location, length or dates, but you’ll probably find something of interest if you poke around!

Virgin Atlantic

3,000 free miles for joining Virgin Flying Club

Whilst I cover Virgin Flying Club on Head for Points, you may not be a member because you never thought it was relevant to you.

This offer may change your mind.  Via the Virgin Red app, you will receive 3,000 miles for joining Flying Club.

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 expires on 17th September.

(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.)

Avios / LOVEtheatre bonus extended

Finally,, the new Avios theatre ticketing partner, has extended its offer of double Avios points on all tickets booked until 30th September.  It doesn’t matter when the event takes place.

Double Avios means 6 Avios per £1 spent.  As well as working with all West End theatres, it also sells tickets for selected off-West End venues including Shakespeare’s Globe, National Theatre, Barbican Centre, Menier Chocolate Factory and Royal Court, as well as key regional theatres.   LOVEtheatre is also an agent for attractions including the Tower of London, National Gallery, London Eye, Madame Tussauds, The View from the Shard and Buckingham Palace.

Details of the promotion can be found here although the article has not been altered to reflect the new closing date.  The home page is here.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

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  1. its doesn’t tell which plane it is operating I guess I have to use the flight number in google to see this is that correct ?

  2. its seems a shame they dont fly the new style first class to new your on the dreamliner

  3. biscuiteer says:

    Anyone else had problems with getting the 3,000 miles free offer? It was on the Red app yesterday but today it’s gone! (or it could be me!)

  4. i was told by insideflyer that the virgin red app only shows the offer for 3000 points if your a Virgin Media customer as i downloaded it about 2 weeks ago for the points but didnt get the offer but have used the app a couple of times already in Nero for BOGOF

    • biscuiteer says:

      It was defiantly on my Red offers yesterday and I’m not a Virgin Media customer. It’s gone today.

    • Still on there for me this morning. I’m not a Virgin media customer.

  5. jaime diaz izquierdo says:

    ¿3000 miles flying or just to enroll in virgin? please explain to me step by step how to get them, many thank you very much. excuse my ignorance

  6. Hi there,

    I downloaded the app but I cannot see the 3000 miles widget anywhere.

    Is it still there?

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