Virgin Flying Club is running a short ‘flash sale’ when you buy points.
The maximum bonus is 50%. It is VERY rare for Virgin Atlantic to run a bonus this big – until February 2020, it had never run a 50% bonus as far as I could tell.
The closing date for the bonus is 30th April. The bonus is staggered:
- 15% bonus when you buy 5,000 – 24,000 points
- 30% bonus when you buy 25,000 – 69,000 points
- 40% bonus when you buy 70,000 – 99,000 points
- 50% bonus when you buy 100,000 – 150,000 points
At the top end, 150,000 Virgin Points, which comes to 225,000 points with the bonus, will cost you £2,250. This works out at exactly 1p each.
As usual with these deals, it is difficult to recommend buying points unless you plan to make an immediate redemption. 1p per point is OK but I would want to know for certain that I would be using them in a profitable way.
Remember that, you receive 15,000 Virgin Points with the £160 Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card. This is a better deal than buying 15,000 points for £195. Our full review of the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ card is here.
If you have a small business, I’d recommend getting American Express Business Platinum with its 100,000 Virgin Points bonus (assuming you convert the Amex points) rather than spending £1,080 on 100,000 points.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2021)
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, one has a bonus of 30,000 Points until 15th October 2021):
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 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points:
Until 2nd November 2021, there is a special offer on The Platinum Card from American Express.
You will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points which converts into 60,000 Virgin Points.
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