Last chance: Earn up to 30,000 Virgin Points with increased Virgin Atlantic Reward Card sign-up bonuses

Oct 11, 2021

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Great news for points and miles collectors but you will have to be quick as time is running out: After a long pandemic break, the sign-up bonuses for both Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercards have increased for eligible applicants through 15 October 2021.

First, the sign-up bonus for the premium Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Card has increased from 15,000 Virgin Points to a massive 30,000 Virgin Points. 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.

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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 2,000 Virgin Points by spending just £500 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.

The timing of these increased offers is ideal following the announcement that Brits can enter the United States for tourism reasons from early November for the first time during the pandemic. Virgin Atlantic has a strong U.S. network, with plenty of options to use your Virgin Points.

Note that you cannot receive this bonus if you are an existing Virgin Atlantic credit cardholder, 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.

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

While these cards may not have as many additional travel benefits as some of the American Express U.K. 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 Virgin Points? Read our complete guide to the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club programme here.

You can apply for these cards here by 15 October 2021.

Featured image by Josh Gribben / The Points Guy.

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