Earn up to 25,000 Flying Club miles with increased Virgin Atlantic Reward Card sign-up bonuses

Sep 18, 2019

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Great news for points and miles collectors: The sign-up bonuses for both Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercards have increased for eligible applicants through 31 October 2019.

First, the sign-up bonus for the premium Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Card has increased from 15,000 Flying Club miles to a massive 25,000 miles. You’ll need to spend £3,000 within 90 days of activating your card. Note that there is a £160 annual fee for this card, but it earns 1.5 Flying Club miles for each purchase. You can read our full review and apply for this card here.

In addition to the Reward+ card, the sign-up bonus for the basic Virgin Atlantic Reward Credit Card, which has no annual fee, has also increased. For a limited time, you can earn a total of 7,000 miles by spending £1,000 within 90 days of activating your card. This card earns 0.75 Flying Club miles for every £1 spent, though you’ll earn double that for spend with Virgin Atlantic or Virgin Holidays. You can read our full review and apply for this card here.

Note that you cannot receive this bonus if you are an existing Virgin Atlantic Credit Card holder, and you also cannot have closed another credit card issued by Virgin Money in the past six months. Virgin Money cards are not subject to the same restrictions that American Express recently introduced.

This increase means these cards are now some of the most lucrative offers in the market. While they may not have as many travel benefits as some of the American Express UK cards, they are a great option to pair with an Amex card for those situations where American Express may not be accepted and you don’t want to miss out on earning points and miles.

What can you do with these Flying Club miles? Read our complete guide to the programme here.

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