News: £30 of free Uber credit for NHS staff, Virgin pulls Manchester to Delhi and Mumbai
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News in brief:
Free Uber rides and Uber Eats meals for NHS staff
Uber is offer 200,000 free £10 rides to NHS and HSC staff over the Christmas period, from 23rd to 27th December.
You can see full details on this page of the Uber website. You need to change the email address on your Uber account to an NHS or HSC one by 20th December, so that on 22nd December you can be emailed a promotional code worth £10 off two rides over the following five days.
There are also 80,000 £10 free meals codes available through Uber Eats. Follow the same process in the Uber Eats app and you will be sent a £10 voucher.
You can sign up for both offers, meaning a total of £30 credit.
You can find out more on the Uber site here.
Virgin Atlantic cancels two Manchester services
Virgin Atlantic has cancelled its upcoming services from Manchester to Delhi and Mumbai. The two routes, after various bits of jiggling, were finally due to launch in January but Virgin has now pulled the plug.
On the positive side, the new Manchester to Islamabad route launched successfully last week. There were rumours that the service was struggling to get clearance from the Pakistan Government but this seems to have been unfounded.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (March 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 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.
Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.
American Express Business Platinum
Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) 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.)