For the last few years, an interesting route to pick up a large chunk of Virgin Flying Club points was via the Virgin Money International Money Transfer service.
It was a generous deal The amount of Virgin Flying Club points you could earn depended on the size of your transfer:
£5,000 – £9,999 – earn 2,500 points
£10,000 – £19,999 – earn 5,000 points
£20,000 – £49,999 – earn 10,000 points
£50,000 – £99,999 – earn 25,000 points
£100,000+ – earn 50,000 points
Unfortunately, this deal is now over. As you can see here, Virgin Money is getting out of this sector on 24th June.
The service was run as a joint venture with WorldFirst, which is taking over the customer database. The Flying Club offer was meant to run until August 2020 so the contract is clearly ending earlier than Virgin Money anticipated.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (October 2021)
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 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points:
Until 2nd November 2021, there is a special offer on The Platinum Card from American Express.
You will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points which converts into 60,000 Virgin Points.
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