Virgin Red, the new app-based company which lets you earn and spend Virgin Points from non-flying activities, has launched a partnership with Virgin Wines.
Virgin Wines had partnered with Virgin Flying Club for a number of years, so this is not an entirely new offer. It is still worth a look if you have not taken advantage before.
Virgin Wines used to be part of Laithwaites which runs most of the mail-order wine clubs under different brands, including British Airways Wine Flyer, but was sold to its management a few years ago and recently floated.
We are also covering an Avios wine deal today offering 2,000 points – check out our other article. It is a cheaper package but you only receive six bottles.
The new offer is here. You will also find it inside the Virgin Red app.
For £65.88 (standard price £132.88) you will receive:
- 12 bottles of wine (a white, red or mixed case)
- a bottle of prosecco (the website is badly written – is this included as part of a 12 bottle case – “every case includes a bottle of beautiful Italian bubbly” – or is separate, giving you 13 bottles?)
- 2,000 Virgin Points
….. all brought to your door with free express delivery.
If you value the Virgin Points at £20, you are paying £46 net for 12 or 13 bottles of wine, including delivery, which is clearly excellent value.
As part of the offer, you are signed up to the Virgin Wines WineBank programme. To quote:
“By redeeming this offer you agree to try the Virgin Wines WineBank. WineBank uses easy monthly top-ups to save for your wine and rewards you with £1 for every £5 you deposit, plus free delivery on all future purchases. There’s no obligation to buy any more wine. Your default monthly payment is £25 which you can change on Virgin Wines’ website. You can cancel your WineBank membership at any time and withdraw any funds you’ve added. Offer is unavailable to existing WineBank members.”
The bottom line is that you can easily cancel this, but it will require a small amount of effort.
This offer is strictly for new Virgin Wines customers.
If you are already a customer, or don’t want to join WineBank, there is a separate offer available. You can earn 1,000 Virgin Points with the purchase of selected 12-bottle cases (white, red or mixed) priced from £108 to £130.
You can find out more on the Virgin Red app or on the website here.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (May 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 15,000 Points):
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:
(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.)