Earn 3 Virgin Points per £1 for any UK rail travel booked through the Virgin Red app
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If you’re looking at domestic travel this summer or are starting to return to some daily commuting, here’s an easy way to boost your Virgin Points balance.
Virgin Red is offering a generous 3 Virgin Points for every £1 spent for any train across the U.K. booked through its new Virgin Trains Ticketing platform in the Virgin Red app.
This offer is not limited to Virgin-branded or Virgin-operated trains — the app covers all major rail operators in the U.K. You will earn the Virgin Points for any journey booked through the app, regardless of the rail operator.
For example, if you’re purchasing a £38 fare with Avanti West Cost, you’ll get 114 bonus Virgin Points. Based on TPG’s most recent valuations, those bonus points are worth about £1.39 — not a bad return on your purchase. Plus, you’ll earn additional points if you pay for your ticket with a rewards-earning credit card — more on that below.
If you’ve ever missed a train because of slow queues in order to print your tickets at U.K. train stations, the Virgin Red app produces e-tickets with no booking or delivery fees, so you can head straight to your platform. These e-tickets will be stored in your Virgin Red app — no need to hunt through emails as you rush to make a train.
If you’re paying with a Virgin Atlantic cobranded credit card, you could be earning 4.5 Virgin Points per £1 spent, which is a very attractive offer to boost your balance for your next flight without your feet even leaving the ground. In the example used above, you’d earn 152 Virgin Points for the £38 ticket — worth nearly £2 based on TPG’s most recent valuations.
You can redeem Virgin Points for flights with Virgin Atlantic and its partner airlines including Air France/KLM, Delta and many more.
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