News in brief:
Win 1 million Virgin Red points
Virgin Red has launched a new ‘daily win’ game via the Virgin Red app with a top prize of 1,000,000 Virgin Red points.
There are also 100 instant win prizes to be picked up each day, offering between 200 and 5,000 Virgin Points.
Each daily entry gets you one entry into the grand draw at the end of the two weeks, when one player will win the jackpot. Just think of the number of Gregg’s sausage rolls you could get ……
To enter, open the Virgin Red app and head to the ‘Earn Points’ tab. The competition should be the first item you see.
You are directed away from the Virgin Red app onto a third party website to spin the prize wheel, which is a bit clunky.
Let us know if you pick up a prize, and remember to play each day.
1,000 very useful Aegean Miles+Bonus miles
If you are a member of the Aegean Miles+Bonus programme, you should have received an email yesterday offering you a ‘special gift’ for logging in to the website by tonight.
If you opted out of Aegean email marketing, you won’t have heard about this.
You will receive 1,000 miles when you log in to your account and click a special button – see the image below.
A lot of readers will have 5,000 Miles+Bonus miles from their promotion last year. Once you credit a Star Alliance flight segment to your account, these can be transferred to Accor Live Limitless at 4:1 and then potentially on to Avios at 1:1.
Because Aegean transfers to Accor must be done in chunks of 2,000 miles, the 1,000 free miles you can earn here are very useful. Your existing 5,000 miles become 6,000 miles, which is a ‘multiple of 2,000’ for the purposes of transferring out.
Now all you need is to credit that one Star Alliance sector ……
Last call for 75% bonus buying IHG points
IHG Rewards is currently running a 75% bonus for buying points. The offer ends on Thursday.
The link to buy is here.
We saw numerous offers of a 100% bonus during 2020, so I wouldn’t buy speculatively at this price. If you are looking to make a cash booking at the moment, however, it is worth looking at whether buying points for a redemption stay is cheaper.