NEWS AND OFFERS: Virgin Points: 30,000 sign-up bonuses + bonus points at Booking.com and Marriott at 25% off
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Virgin Atlantic Credit Card Signup Bonus
Virgin Atlantic has introduced a new offer for customers signing up to its Virgin Money credit card, offering double Virgin Points on their Reward+ credit card (the one paid for) for a limited time only. Customers opening the Reward + bank card before the 6thand June could earn up to 30,000 bonus Virgin Points if he spends £3,000 in the first 90 days.
The card gives you Virgin Points which offer a huge variety of redemption opportunities in Flying Club and Virgin Red, with customers able to unlock seat upgrades, companion vouchers and even access to Clubhouses in the airline company.
Here are some benefits of the Virgin Reward + credit card:
- You can win upgrades or companion tickets. And if you’re a Gold or Silver member, you’ll have the option to upgrade to the Clubhouse.
- Earn double points when you use your card on Virgin Atlantic flights or with Virgin Holidays.
- It has commission-free foreign exchange in Europe.
- Unlike an Amex, you can link it to a Curve account to get commission-free foreign currency trades across the world.
- Like an Amex, you also get cashback offers from various retailers with up to 15% cashback
- It’s Mastercard so more widely accepted than Amex
- You need to manage your account with an app rather than a laptop, which may not be suitable for everyone
- You don’t see a physical voucher in your account for an upgrade or companion voucher
- You must call to use the vouchers unlike the accompanying BA voucher which can be used online
- Your account does not show you the cumulative total of expenses to obtain the vouchers.
- You must have a status to be able to use the voucher in the upper class. Red members can book their partner in Economy and Premium without additional miles or in Upper Class with 50% discount.
Rewards come in many forms – from small things like a sausage roll or a movie ticket to bigger experiences like concert tickets or flights. You can redeem on a wide variety of airlines, not just Virgin. These include Air France, KLM and Delta and many more.
To benefit from the enhanced offer, customers must link their Flying Club number to their bank card no later than 4and September 2022.
Customers will need to open their Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card between the 5and may and 6and June to take advantage of the enhanced offer.
Virgin 12 points for £1 on Booking.com
If I’m staying at a hotel where I don’t earn points, I often use Booking.com. I could use Hotels.com to get the free night but I usually find Booking.com cheaper (even cheaper with cashback) and with more cancellation options. That’s partly because I’ve used them multiple times, so I’m getting the benefits of Genius.
Virgin Red is offering its members the opportunity to earn 12 points for every £1 spent on Booking.com (normally 8 points per £1 spent) between Thursday 5th May and Tuesday 7th June 2022.
By earning 12 points for £1 on a five-night stay in Cornwall for example, with accommodation costing between £500 and £800, members could earn enough points to book a free flight to a European city, an upgrade to a premium flight, tickets to a comedy night, a Harrods cream tea for two or a two-course meal for two with prosecco at a Raymond Blanc brasserie. Meanwhile, members looking to venture a little further afield in a European city with an accommodation budget of around £1,500-£2,000 could soon book concert tickets to the exclusive Virgin Red Room at the AO Arena in Manchester, a spa day for two or even a flight to New York.
Existing Booking.com customers get the best of both worlds: they will be able to access their Genius benefits, as well as earn Virgin Points, in addition to this exclusive offer.
Learn more about https://www.virgin.com/virgin-red or download the Virgin Red app on your smartphone
Marriott 25% off Villas
Marriott is offering 25% off select villa rentals at resorts worldwide through June 23, 2022. This offer is only valid for those with Marriott Elite status (i.e. not basic). If you don’t have it, there is a similar offer with 20% off for non-elite (promo code: M11). Destinations include Orlando, Las Vegas, Palm Desert, Hawaii, Mexico, Bali, Mallorca and more.
- Promo code: E0S
- Valid stay dates: April 24, 2022 – June 23, 2022
You can find the offer page here.