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STARTS TODAY: Win your share of 500,000 Virgin Points

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Today we are launching a week of exclusive chances to win with Virgin Red, the brand new rewards club from Virgin.

We will be giving away half a million Virgin Points (yes, 500,000 of them) over five days.

We will also be highlighting the many different ways you can spend Virgin Points, from wine and hot air balloon rides to Virgin Atlantic Upper Class flights, from theatre tickets to seats in Virgin Red’s private suite at the AO Arena Manchester.

Win 500,000 Virgin Points

You’ll need to visit Head for Points each day this week, or subscribe to our daily emails, to find out how many Virgin Points are up for grabs and to enter. Each giveaway will close at midnight and they get bigger and better as the week goes on.

Sign up to Virgin Red

As we’re giving away Virgin Points, you’ll need a Virgin Red account to deposit the points if you win.

If you are already a Virgin Atlantic Flying Club member, Virgin Red unlocks more ways to earn and spend points. All you need to do is join Virgin Red and link your existing Flying Club account. You will also be able to monitor your Virgin Points transactions via the Virgin Red app instead of having to log in to the Flying Club website.

If you are not a Virgin Atlantic Flying Club member, Virgin Red is still for you. You can join and access over 100 ways to earn and spend with both Virgin companies and beyond. Rewards starts at just 200 Virgin Points so you don’t need to be a big spender or a big flyer to get something.

Virgin Red is free and open to anyone in the UK aged 18+. Anyone signing up to Virgin Red gets a welcome bonus of 500 Points when you make your first earn transaction, which is enough for two sausage rolls at Greggs*.

Enjoy View from the Shard + 3 course dinner with Virgin Experience Days

Monday’s prize – win 15,000 Virgin Points

Today – and only today – Head for Points and Virgin Red are giving away 15,000 Virgin Points to FOUR lucky winners.

If you already have an active Virgin Points account then 15,000 points will put you a lot nearer your next redemption.

If you are starting from scratch, 15,000 points is enough to get you a number of rewards via the Virgin Red app or website. Examples include:

  • Virgin Active Online+ membership for a year (13,500 points) which lets you access 200+ on-demand classes including yoga, pilates, cycle, dance grid training and even boxing. You can access the classes at any time – day or night – although maybe stick to yoga to avoid waking up the neighbours if you’re exercising at 3 am 😉 You can also set your fitness goal with a tailored six week plan and you’ll also get four free Club passes you can use at any of the 34 Virgin Active clubs nationally.
  • Enjoy the view from the Shard and a three course meal at Marco Pierre White’s London Steakhouse Co (15,000 points). This package, put together by Virgin Experience Days, lets you enjoy the views from the 69th and 72nd floors in the Shard followed by a three course meal plus cocktail for two at Marco Pierre White’s famous London Steakhouse Co.
  • Candles and card holders with Virgin StartUp, which champions small businesses backed by Virgin’s investment fund. You could get a leather card holder from Billy Tannery or the ‘Balearic Isle’ scented candle from Saint Fragrance, which features “opulent Indian white tuberose with calming orris and rich coconut to embody the beauty of a Bohemian sundown. Infused with warm cardamom, amber and creamy Sri Lankan sandalwood.”
  • A one-way flight to Paris on Air France in business class (8,000 Points + taxes and charges) – need we say more?

Alternatively, you can spend your 15,000 points on a grand total of 75 Greggs sausage rolls. Luckily Virgin Points never expire so you don’t need to eat them all at once.

Virgin start up candle
Saint Fragrance candle with Virgin StartUp

How to enter

Simply fill out the widget below (or click here if you are reading this via email or a feed and can’t see it) to be in with the chance to win 15,000 Virgin Points.

Please read the full Terms & Conditions in the entry widget. You must be a UK resident, and physically present in the UK today, to enter. Only one entry per person per daily competition is allowed.

Entries close at midnight tonight (Monday). Good luck.

If you are not already a member of Virgin Red, you can register on the website here.

Win 15,000 Virgin Points!

* Only open to new members. Virgin Points must be credited before 31.10.21 to qualify for the 500 bonus points. Bonus points available on the first qualifying earn transaction only. Full terms and conditions and details of qualifying transaction partners found here.

Comments (43)

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  • Mouse says:

    What is this new nonsense from Gleam:

    “Verification Needed
    Sorry! We need you to verify that you are a real person. Please log in with any of these social networks to get started”

    They can foxtrot all the way oscar.

    • mradey says:


      I got a more standard image Captcha.

      • BJ says:

        I had to sign in social media then do catchall. Most difficult ever, must have took me a dozen attempts.

      • CarpalTravel says:

        A tech guy was telling me about CAPTCHA, how under Google ownership it is part verification but also you are basically doing work for Google, helping with their “AI” learning, because it isn’t really AI, just very clever algorithms based on crowd sourced information.

        I kind of begrudge doing them now under certain conditions (not so in this case as obviously I might benefit!) as you are doing work for them, for free.

        • Rui N. says:

          This has been the case for many many years. First it was to help digitise books, now it’s for their self driving cars.
          But this is really AI, you are just help training it.

          • RussellH says:

            CAPTCHAs seem to be getting harder and harder to get right.
            The lighting on the pictures is often appalling and I need to peer close up at the monitor.
            The worst of all though is that CAPTCHAs seem to work far more swiftly with some browsers than others. Not sure how that helps Google!
            Mind you, I am quite happy to do most things that might help Google get its knickers in a twist..

          • Dubious says:

            But I don’t understand – the algorithm already tells you if you got the selection right or wrong so the algorithm already knows the answer – but will then get trained further by people who may be selecting the wrong tiles…?

            Saw one earlier today where I could only progress if I selected an image that was in fact the wrong one! How is this going to lead to better AÍ predictions?

        • Dubious says:

          The other thing with CAPTCHAs is that Google can then tell which sites you visit. If you are logged in to a Google account in the same browser or maybe even just same IP the CAPTCHAs will often be quicker to do (and you might not get one at all)…if you setup privacy settings in your browsers or/and firewall to block Google tracking you may find the CAPTCHAs take many many goes even when getting them right! I think it’s all about higher and higher statistics.

      • BP says:

        As did I to identify the “motorbus”.

    • WaynedP says:

      Ha, ha, foxtrotting Oscars made me chuckle over my morning tea.

      Mine was seamless using Safari on my iPhone.

      And reading all of Gleam’s privacy policy T&Cs reassures me that they seem to have one of the strongest (EU compliant) data handling processes. Their major disclaimer seems to be that ownership of data provided passes to the competition organiser (HfP in this case) so as long as you trust Rob, you should be fine.

      I’m certainly reassured. Well over 300 entries already by 06:45 = impressive.

      Good luck to everyone 👍

    • Rob says:

      Weird. Should not be there.

      Rhys will have a dig into the settings. You won’t have to repeat it Tue-Fri as your settings should be saved anyway.

    • Mikeact says:

      +1 Still struggling.

    • Andrew says:

      Are you entering via your workplace?

      We have a single presentation IP address for all our staff, so it sometimes confuses the verification processes for things. Or if someone says something rude on a “community” board, that’s 15,000 people banned from accessing it.

      It’s also a nightmare for point collection for some of the more loosely programmed tracker sites. Although I’ve ended up with far more points and cash for transactions I didn’t make than I’ve lost on transactions I did.

  • BJ says:

    Thanks for the competition, and whoever wrote it … I felt like I was a kid at the circus, the excitement built as I read it 😀

  • roberto says:


  • PeterK says:

    Overseas on holiday so unable to enter, no I don’t have a client VPN!

  • Save East Coast Rewards says:

    So does Rob recommend transferring to Hilton or cashing out at Greggs? 😁

    • Super Secret Stuff says:

      Do you even need to ask? Sausage rolls rule the world

    • BP says:

      T&Cs state 1 sausage roll redemption per day. Could take a while to cash out my thousands of sausage rolls!

  • John says:

    I can’t enter as i don’t have a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc account. Should be made clear this is required. Never been asked this before.

    • WaynedP says:

      Neither do I, but I was able to enter using Safari.

      Possibly because I’m signed into my Googlemail profile elsewhere on my iPhone.

      Even a Luddite like me has a gmail account 🙂

    • Rob says:

      It’s not required.

      Try again using private browsing.

      • Doug M says:

        It was for me on Firefox on an iPad. Widget says cookies disabled and opens a new tab which required a SM account.

  • Gavin says:

    Entered, been collecting miles for 7 years, but never collected a single Virgin mile before

  • Terwri says:

    I cant get Virgin red to link to my existing Flying Club account. Might try a different gadget!

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