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£40 fee rebate for Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card holders

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If you are a holder of the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card you are likely to have received an email this week announcing a £40 refund of your £160 annual card fee.

“As a Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Card customer, we know that these last few months, you won’t have been able to take advantage of your Flying Club rewards in the same way.”

It wasn’t clear if this applied to all cardholders or only those renewing soon. This was the wording (emphasis mine):

So we’re refunding £40 of your annual card fee. Just after you’ve paid your fee, you’ll see your refund on your statement. There’s nothing you need to do.

Recent comments from readers suggest it applies to all cardholders, regardless of when you paid your fee. We have had comments from people who applied in January or renewed in the spring and are already seeing the £40 credit on their account.

Our full review of the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card is here if you want to know more about it.

Click for an article which will help you decide which of the two Virgin Atlantic credit cards is best for you.


How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (May 2024)

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 18,000 Virgin Points and the free card has a bonus of 3,000 Virgin Points):

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

18,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

3,000 bonus points, no fee and 1 point for every £1 you spend 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 40,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 40,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points 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 sign-up 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.)

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