Until 28th February you can buy IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – points with a bonus of up to 75%.
You need to buy 20,000+ points to get the full 75% bonus. Smaller purchases of 5,000 to 19,000 points only get 50%.
The page to buy points is here – log in and see what is available.
This is not the most generous offer IHG has had, with 100% bonuses occurring 2-3 times per year. That said, if you need to top up your account in advance of a planned redemption in the next few weeks, you might as well do it whilst the bonus is on.
Virgin ‘flight and hotel’ saving this weekend
As part of its sale, Virgin Atlantic is offering an extra £100 off all Flight + Hotel bookings this weekend.
Enter promo code 100OFF when completing your booking. There is a minimum spend of £1,500 and you need to book by 28th January. The offer is valid for departures up to 31st December.
The ‘Flight + Hotel’ home page is here.
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):
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.
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.
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.)