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.
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.
Tickets have just become available for the sold out Peter Kay gig at the AO Arena on Friday 22nd September.
(This article was published at 10pm on Wednesday. Seats may have gone if you are reading this on Thursday morning.)
It’s not cheap, at 75,000 Virgin Points for two tickets, but I doubt they will last long despite this. Tickets come with VIP access and a reserved parking space at the arena.
You can see full details on the Virgin Red app.
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.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2023)
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):
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.
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.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
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