Not everyone can roll in credit card points and convert them into airline miles.
Virgin Atlantic is back with my favorite promotion, which tees up a chance to acquire healthy points sums, at a fraction of the usual cost. It’s called “Points Booster”, and for a limited time, you can get an additional 40% boost when you boost points.
If you never want to hear the word “boost” again, stop reading, but if you’d like to figure out how to get more points at great prices for things you’ve already done, or soon will, then keep reading.
More Virgin Points, here we come.
Virgin Atlantic 40% Points Boost Offer
If you’ve taken a Virgin Atlantic flight recently, or have one coming up, you can boost your miles earned. This is usually a chance to pay a flat fee to double or triple the miles earned from a trip. Your choice.
But with this promotion, which happens to be my favorite, Virgin Atlantic is throwing in a 40% bonus when you do. It’s my favorite promotion because it was always one of the cheapest ways to buy Virgin Points, but with the 40% bonus, it’s definitively the lowest.
One catch to note? Prices are different depending on whether you have a UK Virgin Atlantic Flying Club account, or a US Flying Club account. Prices will be as good as they get in both cases, but the UK typically gets better pricing.
Here’s the pricing for the points boosts, before the 40% bonus kicks in. Obviously the 40% boost takes the prices considerably lower.
Points purchased via Points Booster will be priced as follows:
British Pound Sterling: £0.010 per points
U.S. Dollars: $0.016 per point.
Virgin Red Adds Redemption Possibilities
With the emergence of the new Virgin Red loyalty program, these opportunities are more interesting than they once were. Virgin Atlantic now uses “Virgin Points” and so does Virgin Red. Points in one are the same in another.
Virgin Red gives access to concert suites, special dinners and even access to Richard Branson’s most exceptional “limited edition” hotels. In other words, buying points in this “Points Booster” promo isn’t just about flights, but potentially other things too.
Here’s a recent explainer on all that.
How To Boost Virgin Atlantic “Virgin Points”
You can use “Points Booster” on past or future Virgin flights, even if you paid with points. This can be a fantastic way to recoup some points at exceptionally good rates.
You simply enter the reservation you’d like to boost, and whether you’d like to double or triple your boost, and then check out the price with the 40% bonus added. It’s pretty great.
If you want to boost a flight you’ve already taken, you’ll need to call. If you have not yet taken your flight, simply login to your booking and use the links below.
Here’s the UK Points Booster page, and the US Points Booster page. You can do this for all recently taken or upcoming fights, for as many reservations as you have! Again, this is almost always the very cheapest way to buy Virgin Points.