Redeem your Virgin Points for limited edition socks!
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If you are in need of socks, or if you have a very small number of Virgin Points sitting dormant in an account you oversee, help is at hand.
EDIT: sorry, the socks are now sole-d out
When Virgin Atlantic launched its Tel Aviv route (see Rhys’s report from the launch trip here), it produced a limited-run collection of socks. Don’t ask why. The design is inspired by ‘white shores, sapphire sea, sun loungers and a badly needed cocktail’.
With Virgin Atlantic unable to give them out on flights at the moment, Virgin Red is letting you redeem Virgin Points for them via their app.
The socks cost 800 points per pair. It’s not clear who made them or what they are made of so I can’t comment on the value, but you can’t argue that it isn’t something different.
You can order by downloading and logging in to the Virgin Red app. Delivery is promised within 10 working days.
If you are not already a Virgin Red member, you can join – for free – here.
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.)