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HfP / Virgin Atlantic deal: £50 gift card with your next flight booking

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Head for Points and a few other websites have teamed up with Virgin Atlantic to offer their readers a £50 gift card for every flight booking of £1200 or more by 9th July.

This offer happily coincides with the current Virgin Atlantic economy fare sale, of which more below.

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The £50 gift cards you can choose from are:



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It is a two stage process.  You must follow this link and fill out your name and email address before making your booking to receive the £50 gift card with any transaction over £1,200.

This deal expires on 9th July.

The offer cannot be combined with any other offers, vouchers, discount or promotion codes and is not applicable for flight and hotel bookings.

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Virgin Atlantic Economy fare sale

To coincide with this £50 gift voucher deal, Virgin Atlantic has launched a sale with pretty good Economy fares to key destinations in the US.

These fares are included in the gift card offer as long as your total spend (not per person) is over £1,200.

The offers are:

New York: Return flights from £399 (departures before 21st June or 17th August – 29th March)

San Francisco: Return flights from £462 (departures between 29th October 2017 – 12th December 2017 and 25th December 2017 – 29th March 2018)

Los Angeles: Return flights from £432 (departures between 29th October 2017 – 12th December 2017 and 25th December 2017 – 29th March 2018)

Boston: Return flights from £338 (departures between 29th October 2017 – 12th December 2017 and 25th December 2017 – 29th March 2018)

Orlando: Return flights from £401 (departures between 29th October 2017 – 12th December 2017 and 25th December 2017 – 29th March 2018)

Flights need to be booked by 11th July and the travel dates are restricted.  However, you’ll need to book by 9th July to get your £50 gift card.

The sale website to book is here.

HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

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):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review

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:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

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.

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The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn 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.)

Comments (10)

  • Doug M says:

    I always find Virgin offers underwhelming.

  • Joseph says:

    Bit OT but does anyone have any suggestions as to the easiest way to earn 25 Virgin tier points? I travel a few times a year to the US and tend to do a mix of BA and Virgin. With the Virgin Flying Club changes last year I was resigned to losing my silver status (especially since points would no longer be earned on Virgin America) but discovered unexpectedly that after an LA return flight next month I will in fact be only 25 points short. Am I right in saying there are no domestic (UK) earning options?
    Unfortunately I have already booked my quota of US flights for the rest of the year already in the sales. I need to qualify by early August and most US flights are quite pricey then.

  • Joe says:

    No regular BA sale this month? (usually one in June each year, in 2016 it began on 16th June)

  • Alex says:

    it’s cute that they think £400 to New York is a “sale”

  • Ah says:

    aww was hoping for a rewards sale, rather than cash 🙁

  • Dave says:

    I tried to book flights with Virgin and they wouldn’t accept. Spending GBP 1800. Don’t recognise HFP.

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