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Virgin Atlantic and Avis bring back their 6,000 Flying Club miles car rental promotion

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Virgin Atlantic has launched a very generous deal with Avis.  If you book a car for 3+ days you will pick up 6,000 Virgin Flying Club miles!  

That’s the good news.  The bad news is that a lot of people had trouble getting the miles to post when this offer last ran.  Not everyone, but quite a few people.  To maximise your chances book via the specific page they link to, even though the rules do not say it is necessary.

Full details of the offer are on the Virgin Atlantic website here.  This is the small print:

Booking date:  until 30th April

Rental dates:  15th May to 31st December

Qualifying countries:   USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia

Rental requirement:  3+ days in a Group C or higher vehicle

There appears to be no cap on the number of times you can earn the miles.  The 6,000 miles consists of 500 base miles and a bonus of 5,500.  This increases to 6,500 miles for a rental of 7+ days as a rental of a week earns 1,000 base miles.

I would be happy to value 6,000 Virgin Flying Club miles at £60 – especially as redemptions on KLM and Air France should be available to members within the next 12 months – so you could even make a small profit on your car rental.

You can see full details of the Virgin / Avis partnership on this page of the Virgin Atlantic site.


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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.)