News in brief:
Virgin West Coast sale now on
Here are the headline fares:
- Birmingham to London one way from only £5
- London to Manchester one way from only £11
- London to Liverpool one way from only £11
- London to Glasgow one way from only £18
These are Standard Class but First Class sale fares are also available. The key dates are:
- Book by 11th July
- Travel between 21st July – 8th December 2017
Full details are on the special Virgin Trains sale website here.
Get a £50 gift card with a Virgin Atlantic booking
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 £1,200 or more. This deals ends TODAY, 9th July.
This offer happily coincides with the current Virgin Atlantic economy fare sale. Note that whilst the sale continues until Monday, the £50 voucher deal ends today.
Virgin Atlantic is price-matching the current British Airways sale so, with the £50 gift card, Virgin should end up cheaper.
The £50 gift cards you can choose from are:
- Virgin Experience Days
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.
The offer cannot be combined with any other offers, vouchers, discount or promotion codes and is not applicable for flight and hotel bookings.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (August 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.)