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News in brief:

Win 1 million Virgin Points with Virgin Red

Virgin Red, the new app which gives you lots of new non-flying ways to earn and spend Virgin Points, has launched a new competition.

Five members will win 1 million Virgin Points, and there are a further eight runner up prizes from Virgin Group companies.

It is very simple to enter and will take under a minute if you have the app installed. If you’ve not signed up yet, you can register and download it here.

You will find the competition under the ‘Earn’ tab where it should be the top tile. Click through, answer an idiot-proof question and you’re done. There is no need to fill in any personal details.

The competition ends on 30th November.

Earn Virgin Points with Karhoo

Talking of Virgin Points ….. Virgin Red has launched a new partnership with minicab booking app Karhoo.

Karhoo works with over 200 minicab firms across the UK and claims to provide an average of five price quotes for every booking request. It covers 80% of the top 500 towns and cities.

The good news is that you will earn 4 Virgin Points for every £1 you spend with Karhoo.

The bad news is that this is not integrated with the Karhoo app. You will only earn points if you visit Karhoo by opening the Virgin Red app, finding Karhoo under the ‘Earn’ tab and clicking through. It adds quite a bit of faff to the process compared to just opening the Karhoo app directly.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (April 2024)

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 bonus points 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 40,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 40,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus 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.)

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