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:
- 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.
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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