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News in brief:

Redeem IHG One Rewards points for concert tickets

After a fallow few months, IHG One Rewards – the rewards programme for InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo etc – has added new tickets for UK events to its ‘experiences’ platform, IHG Access.

This is what is currently available:

  • Hits Live Manchester (AO Arena) – 11th November
  • Free Radio Hits Live Birmingham (Resorts World Arena) – 12th November
  • Led Zepellin Symphonic Live (London Palladium) – 24th November
  • Magic of Christmas (London Palladium) – 26th November, matinee and evening
  • Scala Radio Christmas Live (London Palladium) – 27th November

All of these events are priced at 15,000 IHG One Rewards points for two tickets. You get ‘preferred’ seating. No hospitality is provided.

We value IHG One Rewards points at 0.4p so you are ‘buying’ the tickets for around £30 per person.

Click here to find out more and redeem.

redeem IHG points for concerts

Win 10,000 Nectar points

To promote its range of Christmas offers, Nectar is giving away 10,000 points to 100 people. This means 6,250 Avios in HfP money ….

You will find the competition in the Nectar app or on the website. There is nothing to do except load the offer to your account with a click.

Get 500 Virgin Points for joining Virgin Red

We have talked about Virgin Red, Virgin Group’s new rewards club, many times on HfP over the last couple of years, so I suspect that most of you are already members.

If you have held out, however, Virgin Red is offering you a bribe of 500 Virgin Points.

You need to join via this link on the Virgin Group website. Once you have created an account, you can link it to your Virgin Flying Club account and the two balances will merge.

Your Virgin Flying Club account remains intact, but going forward you will be able to check your balance and activity via the Virgin Red app. Virgin Red opens up a lot of new redemption opportunities for your Virgin Points, albeit that most only get you 0.5p per point which is worse than a premium cabin flight.

The offer of 500 points runs to 31st December.

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.)

Comments (18)

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  • NigelthePensioner says:

    You will find the competition in the Nectar app or on the website. There is nothing to do except load the offer to your account with a click.

    Its not on my app!

  • Guernsey Globetrotter says:

    When I click through to ‘Partner Offers’ in the app it’s the first thing I see.

  • elguiri says:

    I get access denied when trying to click through on anything on the ihg auctions site…

    • Guernsey Globetrotter says:

      I can get on the site via the link above but when I do, along with all the offers mentioned, I also see several titled ‘TEST – DO NOT BID 2’! Surely they can figure out a way of testing functionality that doesn’t involve it being on the main page of their website??

    • Lady London says:

      Well this is a surprise. You haven’t earned any Nectar points for 12 months so we’ve closed your account. No warning in the app, no other warning of such a condition,I suppose this might have been in ts and cs recently but my account is a very old one and I do not recall that condition being there when I signed up.

  • TGLoyalty says:

    Anyone missing the count up to Christmas Which launched nearly a month ago?

    • MD says:

      Yes, I don’t have it. I have never received any of these larger seasonal offers.

      • xenole says:

        My mother has it but I don’t. Possibly because I could complete it in a day or two each month?

  • Richie says:

    How many Virgin points do you need for a sausage/ vegan roll at Greggs?

  • Concerto says:

    That makes it worth doing then. The thing is, my credit card and the app, along with my Virgin points account (formerly Flying Club), work perfectly. Joining Virgin Red might well squiggle everything up and it means yet another app on my phone, which is low on space!

  • Sking says:

    Speaking of partner offers – has anyone else had Pret appear in the BA rewards app?

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