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Virgin Atlantic hosting a lockdown quiz for charity

Virgin Atlantic is holding a lockdown quiz on Thursday 25th March – and you are invited.

A range of prizes are up for grabs, with the overall winner getting two Upper Class return flights to anywhere on the Virgin Atlantic network.

The quiz will take place at 7pm on Thursday 25th March and is set to last for one hour. It will be hosted via Zoom using quiz website Crowdpurr. With most rounds being ‘fastest finger first’, don’t think that you can cheat!

Rounds will cover Virgin Atlantic, its destinations and airline history, with a few random questions thrown in on top. A trial version of this quiz was done at the virtual Virgin Atlantic media Christmas Party last year and it worked well, with the winner that time being a Mr Rhys Jones …..

The evening is being run to raise funds for the Trussell Trust charity. Tickets costs £5 each and are available now at I will try to ensure that Rhys is not allowed to enter to give the rest of you a chance …. 

Virgin Atlantic Trussell Trust charity quiz

£16 Europcar discount code

Europcar is offering a £16 discount code off a £160+ car rental for bookings made this month.

Your rental can be for any time before the end of June.

Participating countries are the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria and Belgium.

The code you need is EC_MARCH_0321. The Europcar website is here.

Comments (35)

  • Chas says:

    Error: first paragraph says 25 May, whilst the third says 25 March.

    • Wally1976 says:

      I read the first paragraph, thought “that’s months away, I’ll have a look nearer the time” and didn’t read any further!

  • Beardless Hipster says:

    Iberia is selling gift cards with 25% off

    • Jonathan says:

      Discussed the other day & consensus was don’t touch with a barge pole unless you have an immediate use. Iberia CS are awful to deal with so any flight cancellations/changes would be a real headache.

      • xcalx says:

        Not the case for our 6 cancelled flights in the last 12 months. All Avios and cash back within 10 days.

        • Jonathan says:

          A straight refund fair enough but if you want a reroute, reschedule etc then good luck. BA aren’t brilliant either but at least it’s relatively easy to MCOL them.

          The gift cards also don’t work with Avios redemptions which is pretty much the only reason to favour IB.

      • Rob says:

        Agreed. We’re not covering this.

  • Lee says:

    The 15,000 points to switch is not on my Virgin Red app.

    • Karl says:

      Think this offer finished yesterday.

      • Rob Collins says:

        This will be the current account that I’ve still not been able to open despite applying on 16th February. Their customer service is appalling. Yes, the 15,000 offer finished yesterday.

    • Patrick Cold says:

      A fortunate escape for you. The whole set up is a shambles.

      • mr_jetlag says:

        same here, jokers lost my application, guess I’m sticking to Barclays

    • Sam says:

      Worked perfectly here. Points delivered much faster than expected

      • Adam says:

        Same here although I opened up before Christmas when they were offering 15 bottles of wine.

  • Alex W says:

    15,000 miles (plus £265 fees) still looks poor value when Virgin are advertising cash flights to NYC for £340 return.

    • Andrew says:

      Aren’t the £340 fares Economy Light?

      15,000 miles (plus £265) is for Economy Classic (choose seats and get hold luggage).

      £340+90 (usual EC premium over EL)=£430.
      15,000 points = (£430-£265) £165.

      So 1.1p per point. Not a bad redemption.

      • Andrew says:

        Not sure how I manage it, but there must something I’m doing that creates a wordpress table inside the comments boxes.

      • JPa says:

        The cash flight would also earn 3,457 miles for a discounted fare class in EC, more if it wasn’t but assuming all are discount fare class at the moment.

    • lumma says:

      Not too bad if you got the 15,000 miles for free for opening the current account (they pretty much are free in this instance as there’s nothing stopping you opening another account for another sign-up bonus).

      I suppose you could take the wine instead, but I also have doubts over the advertised value of that. Virgin Wines are my least favourite of these online wine cluba

  • Stephen Milward says:

    I also couldn’t open a Virgin current account due to ‘an error’ with my personal details.
    Customer Service less than useless and 15000 miles offer did end yesterday.

    • Andrew says:

      If Customer Service won’t tell you what the “error” is, just do a subject access request.

      • JPa says:

        I got there in the end for mine and my wifes accounts. My one I already had an old YB profile that it didn’t like the number beginning with 44, even though it had just sent me a text message as part of the login process. They changed it on the phone to 0. My wife’s got an unspecified error and worked the second time I started again. My one I probably submitted 6 times before it decided to actually complete the application and open the account! At least you can pull up you pending application and don’t need to start again. Now I am just waiting for them to tell me I can only have the wine and not the points!

        • Sandgrounder says:

          I switched on Friday and got the 15k today. The process wasn’t too bad, a technical problem that stopped my application going through online was resolved in one call, although I was given some incorrect advice about needing to call to switch after the opening process was complete and wasted some time doing so. I’ll probably keep it for the 2% on the £1k and see if any regular earning opportunities are introduced.

    • Callum says:

      Mine was rejected because of “something on your credit report we can’t discuss” – despite already having 2 Virgin credit cards (which regularly get balance transfer offers).

      • mr_jetlag says:

        yes total shambles and not worth any more of my time. I’ll just have to get those 15k miles the roundabout way.

  • IanM says:

    There’s only one prize for the quiz? Seems pretty pointless

  • Alex says:

    Or you could make Rhys take part(and win) and then do a giveaway or raffle on HFP for £5 so you still earn for charity!😉😂

  • ChrisC says:

    I think Rhys should enter and and try and defend his crown.

    Then await the complaints that it’s a fix as writer for a blog that promote Virgin won …

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