Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Earn 500 – 1,000 Virgin Flying Club miles per Marriott hotel stay

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UPDATE – DECEMBER 2022:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.  We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.

Marriott Bonvoy is offering 2,000 bonus points per stay between 21st September and 15th December.  The offer starts with your second stay during the period.  Marriott Bonvoy American Express cardholders will receive additional bonuses.  Registration is now closed, unfortunately. Click here for our full article.

You receive a 25% discount when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points by 20th December 2022. Click here to buy.

Earn 500 – 1,000 Virgin Flying Club miles per stay with Marriott.

Yesterday we covered a new Marriott / British Airways promotion. This offered 500 or 1,000 bonus Avios, depending on brand, on European stays for the rest of 2019.  More details are on marriott.com here.

It turns out that there is an identical Virgin Atlantic offer – see here.  The same rules apply:

Book by 31st August

Stay by 31st December

No minimum stay required

Only European hotels are participating

You must book via the special website using promo code MR6

Get 500 or 1,000 bonus Flying Club miles when you switch your earning preference from Marriott Bonvoy points to airline miles

Bonus is on top of your base earnings of 2 miles per $1 spent, which is explained on this page of the Virgin Atlantic website 

You can find out more on the special promo page of marriott.com here.


How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

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

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus 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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel 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 sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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.)

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