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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.

If you are not already a Virgin Red member, you can join here.


How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 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.

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.)

Comments (50)

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  • Beardless Hipster says:

    Not everyone gets 1000 Aegean miles. I received a €20 voucher for my next flight booking valid until 31 March 21. The flight needs to be priced in euros so UK departures are excluded. I’d much rather have 1000 miles.

  • Phillip says:

    Out of the 8 M&M accounts I manage, 7 had 1000 bonus miles but 1 (mine) had the €20 off! I guess it could be useful for a domestic hop or on a OW ATH-LHR.

  • Thomas O'Brien says:

    1000 Aegean miles for me, but nothing on the Virgin spin.

    • Alan says:

      Ditto. Miles were handy though as that’s me up over 2k again so can initiate an ALL transfer later in the year 👍

  • Olly says:

    Anyone else having difficulties logging into the Virgin Red app (for the first time)?

    Seems to take me out of the app to another page where my keyboard only partially displays

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      The page is asking for your email address, sign in is same as website – enter email, get code, enter code

      Could try typing it blind and hoping for the best

      • Olly says:

        Thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately it’s only displaying about a quarter of the keyboard on the screen so I can’t even write the full email.

    • johnny_c-l says:

      Keeps taking me in circles, asking for email code then back to sign up/log in again.

      • Chris P says:

        I’ve had the same problem but if you specially Google “Virgin Red log in” it seems to work.

      • johnny_c-l says:

        Worked it out – need to log out of the webpage first then log in via the app.

  • Vicky says:

    Having read the abysmal reviews for Virgin Red I don’t think I’ll bother.

    • IanM says:

      Good, more chance for the rest of us

      • ChrisA says:

        Yes, in fact I highly advise that nobody else at all bothers with this competition!

        • Rob says:

          I think Rhys and I blew our chance of a prize when we didn’t win yesterday!

        • Mike says:

          Agree 100%, we have two virgin Red accounts in our household, but over the course of the competition we won nothing, that’s playing twice a day.

  • Phil says:

    Nothing at all from Aegean.

  • David says:

    What to do with Eurostar points, in anticipation that they could enter administration fairly soon?

    Once France and others go on the ‘red list’, and likely to have travel restrictions longer than places like Greece and Turkey, it’s far from clear that they have enough cash to get through to the next few months.

    What’s the best way to protect the points? Transferring to Accor or via that to Iberia removes about two-thirds of the potential value. Any other options>

    • Rob says:

      Book a ticket and then cancel it later? If you had a ticket booked, I think the administrators would protect that – at least a bigger chance than protecting your points balance.

    • Rich says:

      Book a ticket worth >£100, and pay the taxes with a credit card? Not sure if S75 would apply though.

      Is Eurostar going to fail though? I would have thought UK FR BE governments would eventually step in?

  • YC says:

    1,000 virgin points. Will this also trigger the 500 bonus? I actually was not going to sign up to Virgin Red (saw little value) but found out I am a cheap acquisition with just a chance of some free points enough

    • Rob says:

      Good question but I guess not, unless their bit of software that awards the bonus isn’t working very well.

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