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50% bonus on Heathrow Rewards transfers to Virgin – sign-up promo worth 4,500 miles

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Heathrow Rewards, the loyalty scheme for shopping at Heathrow, has launched a 50% bonus on transfers to Virgin Flying Club.

The offer is clearly flagged on the Heathrow Rewards site when you log in.  This offer ONLY applies to Virgin Flying Club and does not apply to:

British Airways / Avios

Emirates Skywards

Etihad Guest

Lufthansa Miles & More

The bonus applies to all transfers to Virgin Flying Club made before 24th April.

Heathrow Rewards

This is why the deal is especially interesting:

You can currently earn 3,000 Heathrow Rewards points by opening an account and spending £150 in one day.

This is a very generous offer – as good as it has ever got with Heathrow Rewards.

You can combine these two deals as long as you do your qualifying spend in the next 3 weeks or so.

Open a Heathrow Rewards account, spend £150 in a day and you will receive your 3,000 points.  Convert these to Virgin Flying Club and you will receive 4,500 miles!

The link to the 3,000 point sign-up offer is on the avios.com website here.  Whilst the deal is being promoted by Avios, there is no requirement to send the bonus points there – you are totally fine to transfer to Virgin and get the 50% bonus.

Remember that Heathrow Rewards accounts are restricted to one per household so you cannot open another for your partner at the same address.


HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (November 2020)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Points

As well as the two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (see here, one has a bonus of 15,000 Points), you can also earn from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

(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.)

Comments (21)

  • Matt Brown says:

    Been waiting for a Virgin bonus since I
    took advantage of the sign up offer last year.

  • Lee says:

    Only one rewards card per household

    Very annoying. Oh well.

  • riga says:

    IIRC, currency order are explicitly excluded in this offer.

  • riga says:

    Another OT –
    What do I do with Curve rewards (500 points) for a new friend referral?
    Can this be used for payment towards future purchase?

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Yep select the rewards card and play £5 only at the til. No issue with most big retailers.

    • Alan says:

      Dead easy – 1 Curve point = 1p, just select Curve as payment card (obviously amount has to be same or less than points available).

      • John says:

        Only if the retailer is “online”… you could use Curve rewards to BOB on BA, or take the tube, with insufficient balance and the remainder will eventually get charged to one of the other cards.

        • Alan says:

          Wasn’t sure what happened in delayed approval setups. Certainly when using in store you either need to get them to do a till split, or make it for the same/less than the Rewards balance.

        • TGLoyalty says:

          Didn’t curve move to online payments only now?

  • Alan says:

    So 0.67p/mile, not bad but only slightly less than the 0.75p I value them at – any higher bonuses in the recent past? If not I may just transfer them, hardly ever shop in LHR so I’m unlikely to use them there.

    • Liz says:

      I’m holding out for another 100% bonus on Avios – going to add something to our existing HR card on the way out next month to reset the date and then trigger another bonus on the way back with £150 spend on a different card.

      • Liz says:

        Now thinking I might transfer our 4000 pts to get 2000 pts bonus then transfer to IHG towards for Spire for next year. Then top up with 2 lots of erewards via Virgin to get a total of 10000 virgin /IHG qualifying pts.

  • Sebastian says:

    I need to go to Heathrow on Tuesday and in my previous experience the digital card has not worked. Can I pick up a paper card at the airport and then apply the offer or do I need to actually set up the account online first?

    • Rob says:

      You can register a paper card later – if you do it same day it will be done before transaction posts anyway.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      You would need to set up a new account and register with the Avios code

      You can have the points added retrospectively

  • Graham Walsh says:

    Wonder is it time to convert my 10k bonus from November over to VS now. Have been waiting. They probably won’t do a higher bonus anytime soon if they have this one will they?

  • Graham Walsh says:

    You can only transfer points to a Flying Club account in your own name. Requests for a transfer to another person’s Flying Club account are not permitted. Only one Virgin Atlantic redemption per day is permitted up to a maximum of 20 rewards equivalent to 5000 Flying Club miles. Please contact Customer service if you wish to redeem more than 5000 Flying Club miles. By submitting your request for Flying Club miles you are agreeing that Heathrow Rewards will pass your personal details to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club so that they can apply the miles to your account.

    Was going to do 10k. Looks like I need to call them.