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Get 40,000 Virgin Points bonus on flights to the Caribbean

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Virgin Atlantic is offering up to 40,000 bonus Virgin Points for anyone who books flights to the Caribbean in the next three weeks.

The offer applies for bookings from Manchester to Barbados and London Heathrow to Barbados, Antigua, Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Cuba, Tobago and Grenada.

The bonus points are awarded based on the cabin booked:

Virgin Atlantic st vincent flights
  • Economy: 4,000 bonus points
  • Premium: 10,000 bonus points
  • Upper: 20,000 bonus points

The points are DOUBLED if you pay with the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. That means you could get 40,000 bonus points for an Upper Class return, in addition to the points earned based on mileage and status.

(You’ll only get the points on cash tickets, including Points Plus Money bookings. If you upgrade a cabin using Virgin Points then you’ll get the bonus for the original cabin booked.)

Adding in miles earned from the flight itself, a return Upper Class flight to Barbados in the highest fare buckets would earn a Flying Club red tier (base) member 73,000+ Virgin Points. A Gold member would earn 92,000+ points. This is within spitting distance of a return business class redemption on ANA to Japan, which requires 95,000 points.

Eligible travel dates are between 17th May and 30th September 2021 and you must book by 25th April. You can book on the Virgin Atlantic website here.

PS. As the offer doesn’t end until 25th April, you probably have enough time to apply for the Reward+ Mastercard before you make your booking. It comes with a sign-up bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points.

Our full review of the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card is here and you can apply here.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

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.)

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