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Get 30,000 Virgin Points with the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card

Get 30,000 Virgin Points with the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card!

Virgin Atlantic has launched a special offer for its Virgin Money-issued Reward+ credit card.

For a limited period you will get 30,000 Virgin Points (usually 15,000 points) if you take out the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card. You will get 15,000 points after your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days.

There is no special deal on the free Virgin Atlantic Reward credit card. This card has no sign-up bonus.

This offer runs until 2nd October.  You can apply here. Our article on the offer is here.

Exclusive competition for our readers:

Win a Virgin Voyages cruise (all inclusive) for two, plus 90,000 Virgin Points! Click through to enter, all we need is your name and email address. UK residents only.

This week’s top travel news stories:

Norse Atlantic drops London to San Francisco flights

New: transfer Virgin Points to someone else for a £10 flat fee

Air Canada increases UK flights next Summer

What is worth booking in the new British Airways sale?

Get £1,100 business class flights from Dublin to Abu Dhabi

Which long haul destinations can you fly to from Gatwick?

British Airways and Avios news:

British Airways adds new Gold Guest List lounge benefits (First Dining image below)

Buy up to 266,666 Avios for 0.83p each – if you’re happy taking a little risk

How flights to Santiago show the oddities of redemption pricing, with taxes from £59 to £600

Buy Avios for 0.8p with a Daily Mail subscription

Get 1,000+ Avios on IHG hotel stays this Autumn

BA Lounge Johannesburg Concorde dining room

Credit card news:

Save £150 on KLM flights (and Virgin Atlantic to the US, and Air France) with the latest Amex cashback offer

Hotel news:

Visit the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking with Hilton Honors, image above

Hilton opens a new Hampton in Budapest

What are Marriott Bonvoy points worth?

What are the best hotel promotions for September?

When should you transfer hotel loyalty points to frequent flyer miles?

Latest reviews:

Sinead reviews the Hilton Frankfurt City Centre hotel

A quick heads-up that we have a big United Airlines review series next week – keep an eye on or look out for the links in the next newsletter

Other interesting articles:

Did you know that Brooklands in Surrey has a programme of Concorde events?

Save £5 at Esso with a new Amex offer – and earn Avios or Virgin Points too

The Daily Mail is dropping Nectar points from next week

How does the Hertz / Amex Platinum 4-hour grace period work? This is a secret money-saver that few people know about.

That’s all, folks

Our latest round-up of miles and points offers closing soon is here.

Don’t forget to visit our forum if you have any questions relating to frequent flyer or hotel loyalty programmes or loyalty credit cards.

See you next Saturday.

Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points

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