One of the most interesting Virgin Red redemptions, at least from our point of view, is the ability to books seats in the Virgin Red Room at the AO Arena in Manchester.
If you have a stash of Virgin Points and live in the Manchester area, there may be something for you here.
The Virgin Red Room – pictured below – is a private suite of 16 seats, plus a socialising area. You can order drinks for delivery to your seat or take advantage of a private bar, although you need to pay for refreshments.
As of yesterday, the following concerts were available for booking:
- 18 September – Blossoms – 20,000 Virgin Points for two tickets
- 11 November – Steps – 20,000 Virgin Points for two tickets
- 29 November – The Offspring – 20,000 Virgin Points for two tickets
- 5 October – The Four Tops & The Temptations – 25,000 Virgin Points for two tickets
- 20 November – AJ Tracey – 25,000 Virgin Points for two tickets
- 23 November – JLS – 30,000 Virgin Points for two tickets
- 11 December – Madness – 30,000 Virgin Points for two tickets
- 23 September – McFly – 40,000 Virgin Points for two tickets
- 9 November – Blondie – 40,000 Virgin Points for two tickets
- 9 December – Gary Barlow – 40,000 Virgin Points for two tickets
- 21 November – Alanis Morissette – 60,000 Virgin Points for two tickets
- 25 September – Genesis – 70,000 Virgin Points for two tickets
If you are not already a Virgin Red member, you can sign up via this link. Once you have registered you can download the app and link your Virgin Flying Club account so that you can spend your Virgin Points via Virgin Red.
As an incentive to register, you will receive 500 Virgin Points with your first ‘earn’ transaction via the app. You can register here.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (May 2022)
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 6th June 2022):
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:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Virgin Points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into 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.)