A HfP reader dropped us a note last week to say that she had been the unexpected winner of a competition she never knew existed.
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Money had quietly decided to give 20,000 Flying Club miles to the first person to make a transaction on the new Virgin Atlantic credit cards.
That person was a HfP reader, who applied on the day that we first wrote about them.
Even better ….. when Virgin Money rang the cardholder to tell them they had won, the conversation turned to what the cardholder did and she explained that she worked for a marine conservation group. Virgin Money offered to make an additional donation, on the top of the miles, on her behalf to WWF and our reader now has a dolphin sponsored in her name.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 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, one has a bonus of 15,000 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:
(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.)