News in brief:
Earn 3,000 Virgin miles with a generous wine offer
For £65.88 including delivery, you will receive:
12 bottle of wine (mixed whites, mixed reds or mixed mixed!)
a bottle of prosecco
3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles
You are NOT signing up for any future wine deliveries. Whilst the landing page discusses Virgin’s WineBank scheme, you do not have to join this. If you click through the ordering process, you will see that you are not agreeing to anything beyond the initial £65.88 purchase.
If you’d prefer to earn 1,000 Avios with a case of wine, take a look at this Laithwaites offer instead. It requires an avios.com account.
Double Virgin miles buying foreign currency at Moneycorp
Over the weekend I ran this article on how to earn miles when purchasing foreign currency.
As part of that, I mentioned the partnership between Moneycorp and Virgin Flying Club, which is outlined on the Virgin Atlantic site here. You earn 1 Virgin mile per £1 exchanged. You can either collect your money from Moneycorp at Gatwick or a regional UK airport (not Heathrow), have it delivered or pick it up at a Moneycorp branch.
Whilst it isn’t mentioned on the Virgin / Moneycorp page, until 31st August you will receive double Virgin miles – 2 per £1 exchanged – when you use Moneycorp.
Do check the FX rate if using your own money as it may be marginally worse when taking miles.
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.)