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To celebrate the launch of Virgin Hotels Glasgow, Virgin Red is offering an extra 2,000 bonus Virgin Points per stay between 1st November and 31st December 2023.

This bonus points offer is on top of the standard earn rate of seven points per £1.

To earn Virgin Points from Virgin Hotels, you need to sign up to The Know – the Virgin Hotels loyalty program – and link your Virgin Red account.

Virgin Hotels Glasgow

Your base points will be automatically sent to Virgin Red after your stay, whilst your 2,000 bonus points will come in the form of an emailed code which can be deposited online.

We’d value 2,000 Virgin Points at £20 if used for premium flight redemptions, and you will get at least £10 of value for them via Virgin Red. The bonus is obviously more valuable if you are only staying for one night, since it pays out per stay.

Our review of Virgin Hotels Edinburgh is here and our review of Virgin Hotels New York City is here. We will take a look at Glasgow when all of the F&B venues are fully open in the new year.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (December 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):

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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) 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 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 (14)

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  • Ryan says:

    Has there been any indication from IHG as to when reward availability will open up for Iberostar properties?

    • Rob says:


      • Ryan says:

        Thanks Rob

        On your example of 300,000 points for £1240, I am interested into how this would sit on redemptions.

        Would 40,000 points per night be a sweet spot perhaps, and in essence a seven night break for £1240 or thereabouts.

        I look forward to finding out.

        • Rob says:

          You need to find a hotel you want and do the maths on cash vs points. There is no easy answer. Also worth factoring in loss of points earned if you paid cash vs the benefit of having a fully refundable reward room.

        • NorthernLass says:

          It’s quite difficult to find sweet spots since dynamic pricing came in; not only do you have to search comprehensively, you have to keep checking regularly in case the price goes down after you book! Probably the best value to be had is further afield than UK/Europe/US.

  • Dave says:

    I still wish IHG would bring back pointsbreaks starting at 5000 points. It added a bit of excitement to the loyalty program.
    With the Ambassador diamond trick gone and no co-branded credit card IHG will need new ways to attract business.

    • Lady London says:

      There’s no gaming in IHG once Points Breaks first degraded and then disappeared. IHG loses out because athough benefits are comparable enough, Hilton enforces it far worse than Hilton does.

      • Lady London says:

        sorry *Hilton enforces benefits more consistently which is not the case for IHG.

  • Peggerz says:

    I spoke to someone linked to the Virgin Hotel in Edinburgh this week who indicated they are delighted with their occupancy rates. I wonder if the Glasgow Virgin Hotel isn’t hitting those heights as expected or if this was always an option to boost sales.

    • Rob says:

      Very different markets I suspect.

      • Ryan says:


        For me, Glasgow is very much an ‘event’ city in terms of hotel beds.

        Far more conferences, events, concerts and so on in Glasgow, and whilst a significant amount of tourists visit, nothing like the numbers of visitors from North America and mainland Europe who support the tourism numbers for Edinburgh.

  • Pj92 says:

    Anyone else having problems with BA to Nectar? I’m being told my profiles names don’t match? Our Nectar card is and has always been in my wife’s name so they haven’t matched before.

  • Nick whitfield says:

    The offer for 100% extra starts at 11,000 points I just brought 29,000 ( double to 58,000) converted 40,000 virgin points and have booked 6 nights in different locations in USA and it’s cost me £240 which I think is a good deal

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