Heathrow Rewards, the loyalty scheme for shopping at Heathrow, has launched a 50%-100% bonus on transfers to Virgin Flying Club.
Heathrow Rewards gives you 1 point for every £1 spent in Heathrow (1 per £10 on foreign exchange) or on Heathrow Express tickets (online bookings only). Once you’ve earned 250 points you can exchange them for miles or shopping vouchers.
The offer started on Saturday and is live on the Heathrow Rewards home page if you log in to make a transfer.
The bonus is as follows:
Premium Heathrow Rewards members: 100% extra miles, so 250 points = 500 miles
Heathrow Rewards members: 50% extra miles, so 250 points = 375 miles
This offer ONLY applies to Virgin Flying Club and does not apply to their other airline partners:
British Airways Executive Club / Aer Lingus AerClub
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
Royal Brunei Royal Skies
Lufthansa Miles & More
The bonus applies to all transfers to Virgin Flying Club made between 1st December and 30th December.
This is why the deal is especially interesting:
You can currently earn 3,000 Heathrow Rewards points by opening an account and spending £150 in one day.
This is a very generous offer – as good as it has ever got with Heathrow Rewards.
You can combine these two deals as long as you do your qualifying spend in the next 3 weeks or so.
Open a Heathrow Rewards account, spend £150 in a day and you will receive your 3,000 points. Convert these to Virgin Flying Club and you will receive 4,500 miles as a base level member and 6,000 miles if you spend £750 and get promoted to Premium membership.
The link to the 3,000 point sign-up offer is on the ba.com website here. Ensure you see code BAECAO18 on the application form. Whilst the deal is being promoted by British Airways / Avios, there is no requirement to send the bonus points there – you are totally fine to transfer to Virgin Atlantic and get the 50% – 100% bonus.
Remember that Heathrow Rewards accounts are restricted to one per household so you cannot open another for your partner at the same address.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 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.)