Earn 3 Virgin Points per £1 for any UK rail travel booked through the Virgin Red app

May 13, 2021

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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.

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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.

Related: Virgin Red launches with new ways to earn and spend Virgin Points

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.

(Image courtesy of Virgin Red)

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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