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2nd year of Virgin Reward+ – is it worth it?

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  • Aliks

    I’ve had the Reward+ card for a year now, and I’m looking to cancel as I have too many vouchers to use up in the next 12 months.

    In fact my anniversary was yesterday, and Virgin have already put the £160 annual fee onto my statement. Given that I have not used the card yet in the new year, can I cancel without penalty?

    Guernsey Globetrotter

    Take a look at this article from earlier this year – you may get a refund but be prepared for a fight!

    https://www.headforpoints.com/2021/03/09/virgin-credit-cards-annual-fee-appeal/

    Amy C

    They are very much not in my good books presently. I have two vouchers currently. Wanted to cancel before they charged me £160 again in October but they owe me a voucher for this year and have so far refused to issue it! So I’ve had to pay the £160 while I take them to the ombudsman and Resover! 🤬

    memesweeper

    I’ve had the Reward+ card for a year now, and I’m looking to cancel as I have too many vouchers to use up in the next 12 months.

    The earning rate on the card is still pretty good, but can it be worth the annual fee unless you have a high credit limit, and a consistent, year round, high card turnover, and a need for the voucher?

    As I’ve got two other decent earning non-Amex cards – from HSBC and Barclays/Hilton — I’m going to cancel the Virgin Atlantic card until I’ve used the voucher I hold. I don’t need another. I can always come back if/when I cancel the HSBC card. In fact, if neither HSBC nor Virgin change their earning rates or sign up rules, I can see me flip/flopping between them indefinitely.

    memesweeper

    One other factor — I’ve no status with, and rarely fly on business, Virgin. If that changed I’d keep the card indefinitely.

    Aliks

    Outcome: no fighting required. I had not used the card since the anniversary date, so they just refunded the £160 renewal cost and cancelled the card

    ChasP

    Not for me – already got 3 vouchers – wonder how many are out there and will we ever be able to redeem given the rarity of UC redemptions

    Also worth remembering that you only need to wait 6 months before re-applying and perhaps there will be another good signup bonus next year ?

    Carlos

    Not for me – already got 3 vouchers – wonder how many are out there and will we ever be able to redeem given the rarity of UC redemptions

    Also worth remembering that you only need to wait 6 months before re-applying and perhaps there will be another good signup bonus next year ?

    I dont think their decent sign up bonus will return

    MarkSX

    Am I free to cancel the Virgin Reward+ once I get the voucher? I don’t want to renew it and have no usage for the card (have many others to use)

    Joecooljoe

    Can you downgrade to the free card or do you have to wait the 6 months to reapply? I don’t think I can justify the second year, but the free card is still pretty good…

    Blair Waldorf Salad

    How bad is UC award seat availability? Any routes particularly easy to find a seat?

    ChasP

    UC reward availability
    Unlike Avios there is no guaranteed minimum reward seats on each flight
    Seats to well served locations eg New York, Boston, SFO are a bit easier but currently the availability is not great due to the number of vouchers out there

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