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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.

Heathrow Rewards

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

Emirates Skywards

Asia Miles

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

Aegean Miles&Bonus

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 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

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (December 2023)

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):

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 Read our full review

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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn 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.)

Comments (9)

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  • Max says:

    Since when are Heathrow reward accounts one per household?

    We both have one and this is essential if converting from say Emirates as the Heathrow Rewards card needs to be in the same name.

    I am sure many have ones for their dogs and cats 😉

    • Rob says:

      System used to physically block 2nd applications with the same address. Not sure if that has been relaxed.

      • Graeme says:

        I opened one for my partner in September, so it can definitely be done.

      • meta says:

        The T&C now only mention that you can have one account per person. You are also allowed to do transfers to another member 4 times a year. I think it used to be only once per year.

  • Boi says:

    we have 3 in our household. I opened all of them at different times. Should I hold off for 100% bonus on base member or that never happens?

    • Rob says:

      Can happen. If you don’t need the miles I wouldn’t hurry to convert – if nothing else you might get another 100% bonus on conversion to shopping vouchers.

  • Shoestring says:

    O/T BPme app – so I used it twice today. What a mess the app is! Luckily the PFS was quiet as I was sitting there for 15 mins trying to get it to work. First it wouldn’t connect so when I put in my pin code, it just sat in an endless loop. So I restarted my mobile and logged in again & got to a later stage, it was very slow & kept timing out & I had to key in my details 3 times (phone signal was strong) but finally I got to the pump & payment details. Not very intuitive, nowhere does it say to scroll up to input pump number or to tap etc.

    Found my own way in the end & it was easy enough to stop the pump at a bit past £30.

    Did it a second time & that went smoothly. But still *MUCH* more inconvenient than just going in to pay with my card.

    Plus of course I missed out on buying anything from M&S convenience store so I guess the franchisee is overjoyed with BPme.

    No success emails. Pending purchase of £35 is sitting there in both a/cs so I assume/ hope it’ll trigger the £10 credit once my actual £30+ payment goes through.

  • jon says:

    Can someone explain what “heathrow rewards” actually is?

    It sounds like its a loyalty card for any purchases at Heathrow, so is it true the only way I can spend the £150 is if I go shopping in Heathrow for the day?

    I haven’t got anything booked via Heathrow before Christmas, and given the astonishing bad value of purchasing anything there I’m not sure how I can make my £150 target??

    Can I purchase Christmas gifts or even consumables online, would that work?

    • Rob says:

      Nope, you need to go to Heathrow (airside or landside) and spend £150.

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