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News: get 6x Avios at eBay, Virgin Atlantic offering Caribbean flight discounts

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News in brief:

Earn 6x Avios at eBay this Bank Holiday

If your Nectar account is linked to your eBay account, and you are logged in, you should see an offer for 6x points on purchases made by midnight on Monday 31st May.

You should see a banner for the offer half way down the eBay home page. It is also part of the rotating banner at the top of the page. You must click ‘Activate’ to register.

The base earning rate at eBay is 1 Nectar point (0.625 Avios) per £1 spent. With this offer, you would receive 6 Nectar points (3.75 Avios) per £1 spent.

There is a £15 minimum spend required. There is a cap of 300 base Nectar points per item – so 1,800 points in total with this offer – and the usual eBay rules on excluded categories apply.

The eBay home page is here. You can find out more about the Nectar partnership, and link your card, on this special eBay page.

Virgin Atlantic Caribbean discount

Discounts on Virgin Atlantic Caribbean flights

Virgin Atlantic is offering a discount on all Caribbean flights booked this weekend.

You will receive:

  • £20 off Economy Light, Classic and Delight
  • £50 off Premium Economy
  • £200 off Upper Class

The offer is for Heathrow or Manchester flights to Antigua, Barbados and Grenada.

There is no promo code – the saving should show automatically in the prices published on the Virgin Atlantic website here.

The offers runs to midnight on Tuesday 1st June for travel up to 15th December 2021. You can book here.

There is also an offer running on Virgin Holidays packages to the Caribbean – see this HfP article for details.


HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

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):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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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