- Chidozie Uzoezie
Virgin Red Set to Boost Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club
In a boost for Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club, from today, members in the UK can sign up to Virgin Red, Virgin’s new rewards club.
Through the Virgin Red app and website, which celebrates its members for living a life more Virgin, Flying Club members will unlock a wealth of new earning and spending options overnight, across a wide range of products and services from the Virgin family and beyond.
New and existing Flying Club members in the UK can now enrol in Virgin Red and seamlessly link their Flying Club account, creating a shared Virgin Points balance that they can use across either programme.
At the heart of the bolstered earning and spending opportunities are Virgin Points – the universal Virgin currency that unlike many other loyalty currencies, has no expiry date.
Whilst spending opportunities on travel benefits may be temporarily restricted, by opening its doors to Flying Club members, Virgin Red introduces many new partners for the first time, enabling Flying Club members to access everyday treats and even more extraordinary experiences, some available from as little as 200 points.
New members will receive a bonus 500 points upon their first earn completed via the app – as long as the points earned are credited before 31 July 2021 – boosting their points balance and expanding spending capabilities even more.
From purchasing a Greggs Sausage Roll or treating a loved one to theatre tickets through London Theatre Direct, Flying Club members will be able to use points earned through the likes of Virgin Atlantic flights, switching their energy to Octopus Energy, Shops Away or the Virgin Atlantic Reward Credit Card in new and exciting ways.
Members will also be able to use points gathered from their Marks & Spencer shop or a present bought through Etsy towards that lucrative seat upgrade on their next flight or a case of Prosecco from Virgin Wines for that special occasion.
For the first time, members will also be able to use their points for a selection of small businesses, as well as being able to support charitable causes through Virgin Money Giving.