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News in brief:

4,500 Avios for new BAEC members in Germany

British Airways Executive Club has launched a 4,500 Avios sign-up bonus for new members in Germany.

This offer is being targeted at people via Facebook, with a view to picking up some interest from Air Berlin flyers.

The exact rules of the offer are vague.

You need to use promotional code DE2017 on this page of the Executive Club website when signing up.  You will not get any acknowledgement that the code has been accepted.

It is not clear if your account must have a German address and / or your ‘Country of Residence’ must be set to Germany.  I am guessing that it probably should be.

The Avios will not be issued immediately but will be added during November.  The closing date for the offer is not known.  Apologies for the vagueness of the details but that’s all I have.

Good Virgin / Enterprise Rent-A-Car offer

Virgin Flying Club members can earn 4x the usual number of miles when they rent a car from Enterprise this month.

The Virgin / Enterprise partnership is not hugely lucrative.  The usual earning rate is just 100 Flying Club miles per day, with a maximum of 1,200 miles per rental.  This promotion increases that to a more tempting 400 miles per day, with a very interesting 4,800 mile cap for a 12-day rental.

You must book via this special website here to earn quadruple miles.   You can learn more about the Virgin / Enterprise partnership on this page of the Virgin Atlantic site.

For short rentals, you still can’t beat the Virgin / Hertz deal of 1,000 Flying Club miles per rental.  This is what I choose as my reward whenever we rent from Hertz.


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How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2021)

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You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, one has a bonus of 15,000 Points):

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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:

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

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Comments (41)

  • Sam says:

    Suddenly realised I hadn’t joined my 6 year old up to the Exec club, and have an address in Germany we could use.

    But I can’t sign her up without bringing her into the Household Account which means she needs same address as me – is that correct, or is there a workaround?!

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