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 (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 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:
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.
(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.)