5 warming ways to earn points on a cosy autumn staycation

Autumn staycation
Anna Brech
by Anna Brech
30 September 2022

Hurrah for the onset of autumn, and the smell of leaves and wood smoke in the air. The season of mist is a great time for a weekend break in the UK: there are fewer crowds, the landscape is beautiful and – if you play your cards right – a toasty warm fire is always in easy reach. 

As a member of Virgin Red, the new rewards club from Virgin, you can earn a host of Virgin Points as part of your staycation too. Whether you’re booking a relaxing room or stocking up on a case of getaway wine (#HolidayGoals), Virgin Red has a whole heap of ways to top up your points pot – all by doing something you love. 

Find out more below: that cosy staycation is coming right up. 


Earn points on a National Trust membership 

A hearty autumn walk is all par for the course with a super staycation and the National Trust has plenty of incredible landscapes to choose from. Spectacular coastal strolls (hello, St Agnes Head in Cornwall), gothic castles and mystical glens: the properties in the trust’s care offer endless scope for adventures. With Virgin Red, you can earn two points for every £1 spent on a National Trust membership and scoop free access to over 500 fascinating sites. 

Earn points on Just Eat takeaways 

Staycations are all about treating yourself, so you can forget about cooking for a minute. You’ll probably want to explore local pubs in your new neighbourhood, but when you fancy a cosy night in, a Just Eat takeaway awaits. Pulling together menus from over 30,000 restaurants across the land, including Italian delis, sushi bars, fish & chip shops and more, you’re bound to find something you like nearby. Tastier still, as a member of Virgin Red, you’ll earn up to four Virgin Points for every £1 spent with Just Eat. Three cheers for takeaway. 


Earn points with WineBank  

Of course, no takeaway is really complete without a cheeky tipple to go with it, and Virgin Wine’s WineBank service has an offer new customers can't refuse. People who try the WineBank service will save on 12 illustrious wines and earn 3,000 Virgin Points in the process with your bottles arriving via free express delivery. And when you save money in your WineBank account, you'll earn £1 for every £5 you save to use towards your next purchase. Cheers!

Earn points on your accommodation with Booking.com

Booking.com is something of an Aladdin’s Cave when it comes to great places to stay. Think city apartments, elegant country hotels, beach homes and more: all waiting for you to discover. Earn eight points for every £1 spent when you book accommodation here with Virgin Red. That Great (British) Escape of yours just got that much sweeter. 


Earn points on your train tickets 

From the peaks of Snowdonia to the South Devon coast, a train journey often comes with a front-row view to some of Britain’s finest scenery. And by leaving the car at home you’re helping the planet too. So if you’re getting to your staycation by train this autumn, don’t forget that you can earn points via Virgin Trains Ticketing. Happy days. 

Find out more about Virgin Red, the rewards club from Virgin. You can sign up or login for free