8 ways to earn points with Virgin Red while barely lifting a finger

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Anna Brech
by Anna Brech
15 September 2021

If you, like our feline friend here, like to spend your days stretching out luxuriously and napping a lot – good news. As a coveted member of Virgin Red, the new rewards club from Virgin, you can access all kinds of treats without once leaving your bed/sofa/go-to comfort nook. 

Our rewards club is designed so that points are earned by doing the things that you love: whether that’s knocking back estate-sourced wine, treating yourself to a new ASOS outfit or booking an extraordinary day out (hello, hot air balloon ride). In turn, these points can be spent on yet more feel-good rewards, from fancy afternoon teas to holidays in Barbados. It’s a virtuous circle. 

So sit back, relax and prepare to cruise through life in the sweet lane. These are just a few ways you can top up your Virgin Points pot via Virgin Red while barely lifting a finger.*

(*OK, you may have to scroll through your phone using your thumb, but that’s literally it.) 

Order a home delivery of vino

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Our friends at Virgin Wines really know their stuff – with over 100,000 customer reviews to their name, they are constantly scouring the world for unique and delightful labels. Gift yourself a case of plonk, featuring a hand-picked selection of bottles from small producers, and earn points en-route. Now that’s what we call a corker of a deal...

Shop furniture and accessories at Made.com 

Few pleasures rival that of furniture-browsing on a lazy Sunday morning. And interiors site Made.com should be top of your wish list, filled with ideas from independent designers. You can earn 5 Virgin Points for every £1 you spend, meaning an investment like a king-sized bed could bring in over 4,000 points – enough for a rewards flight to Amsterdam

Treat yourself to a Fortnum & Mason hamper

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With summer on its way, a picnic hamper is a must – and if you want to push the boat out, you can’t do better than Her Majesty’s very own suppliers, Fortnum & Mason. The brand’s famous Antipasto Platter hamper is a decadent option, filled with the likes of Greek kalamata olives, triple cream cheese and chilled rosé with notes of white peach. At £100 a pop, you’ll earn 300 Virgin Points en-route (3 points for every £1 spent). 

Play a game of Red Recall

Test your power of recall in this catchy mobile game for a chance to win 1,000 Virgin Points. All you have to do is match the Virgin Red icons in six moves or less, and you’ll be entered into the prize draw. Fun + potential freebies = what have you got to lose? Head on over to the Virgin Red app to get involved. 

Book a hot air balloon flight

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A sunset flight in a hot air balloon is the kind of experience that’ll stay with you forever – this is about seeing England’s green and pleasant land from a whole new (sky-high) perspective. Prices start from £124 for an hour-long sky ride with Virgin Balloon Flights, with the opportunity to help inflate and deflate the balloon, and a prosecco toast after landing. Better still, you’ll earn 6 points for every £1 spent on the day out of your dreams. 

Text, call or DM on Virgin Mobile

Our pals at Virgin Mobile are constantly getting rewards for their customer service, which means they are great people to know. And whenever you make a purchase here, you can earn up to 6,720 points – plenty for a Saint Fragrance scented candle, or a Mustang Blast experience. The offer includes pay-as-you-go, monthly or SIM only deals, with the added bonus of earning points simply by texting, calling or sliding into DMs. 

Earn points with beautiful blooms

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No matter what, flowers are guaranteed to bring joy – and Virgin Red’s partnership with the fabulous Appleyard Flowers means there’s every reason to indulge in a happy bouquet or two. Order yourself a fragrant posy of hyacinths, a gift-wrapped pink hydrangea or even a seasonal subscription of blooms, with 14 Virgin Points to earn for every £1 you spend

Press reset on your wardrobe with new threads

We don’t really need an excuse to buy a new handbag or a fresh pair of sneaks – but if we did, this is it. With Virgin Red, you can earn Virgin Points from a wide range of the high street’s most popular brands including Selfridges (9 points for every £1 spent), H&M (5 points for every £1 spent), ASOS (2 points for every £1 spent) and many more. Gift yourself a Cher-style wardrobe makeover to fill yer boots with points. 

Find out more about Virgin Red, the new rewards club from Virgin, right here.