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I have written quite a lot recently about Virgin America’s ‘Elevate’ loyalty programme, and the fantastic value you can get for redemptions on some of its partner airlines:
- Try Singapore Airlines First Class for 10,000 Miles
- Virgin Atlantic Upper Class to Hong Kong for 30,000 Miles
- Virgin Atlantic Upper Class to India for 20,000 Miles
There’s no doubting the value of these awards, but getting hold of Elevate Miles in the UK isn’t easy – unless you have SPG Starpoints to transfer (or Amex Membership Rewards Points to transfer to SPG first).
You can pick-up 2,500 free Virgin America Elevate Miles by signing up here and referring 4 friends/family members (500 for signing up, and 500 for each referral).
You can also get another 250 free Elevate Miles just for entering this Virgin America competition (takes 20 seconds).
2,750 is a nice start for just a few minutes work, but it’s not going to get you very far by itself!
I was therefore interested to discover that you can currently get up to 10,000 bonus Virgin America Elevate Miles by booking hotel stays through Kaligo.
- Spend ~ £345.00 ($500.00) booking hotels through Kaligo and get at least 5,000 Elevate Miles
- Spend ~ £690.00 ($1,000.00) booking hotels through Kaligo and get at least 10,000 Elevate Miles.
That sounds like quite a lot to spend, but the total is cumulative (ie multiple bookings all count towards it), and you can book for dates until the end of the year, so long as you actually make the booking by 31st May 2016.
The offer is open to new and existing Kaligo members, so I would suggest signing up using a referral link first, before registering for the promotion – https://www.kaligo.com/refer/B9QXWWWI.
Using the referral above should get you an additional 1,000 bonus Miles for your first booking, but I don’t know for certain whether the two deals will stack – I think they should do, but haven’t had chance to test it yet.
Once you have got a Kaligo account, you need to register for the promotion here, entering your first name and the email address you used to sign up. The page is a bit odd, and you need to sign out of your account and then follow the link above and register, otherwise the option to register doesn’t seem to come up.
I value Virgin America Elevate Miles (for awards on their partners) at approximately 2 pence each, so this is a pretty good offer – particularly given how relatively difficult it is to get hold of Elevate Miles in the UK.
If you want to know more about Kaligo, take a look at this post.
Terms and Conditions of the Virgin America offer:
- To enjoy this offer, please register your email at www.kaligo.com/virgin-america-promo and book your hotel stays during the Promotion Period: March 28th and May 31st 2016. There is no restriction on check-in dates, so you can book hotels for all your upcoming travel in 2016!
- You can take advantage of this bonus offer whether you are a new or existing customer.
- Earn at least 5,000 Elevate® points when you spend US $500 – $999.99 across one or more hotel bookings during the Promotion Period. Or, earn at least 10,000 Elevate® points when you spend over US $1,000 across one or more hotel bookings during the Promotion Period.
- There is no limit to the maximum number of Elevate® points you can earn as part of this offer.
- Each customer can only qualify for the promotion once.
- Your Elevate® points will be credited to your account within 4-6 weeks after the completion of the required hotel stays.
- We reserve the right to retract a bonus if we suspect fraud, unauthorised stacking of bonuses, collecting multiple bonuses from the same hotel stay (defined as the same travelling party staying consecutive nights at the same hotel), technical errors, cancel/rebooking activity (defined by identical search criteria), or any other deceptive behavior attempted to circumvent the limits expressed in these terms and conditions.
- You cannot use this offer in conjunction with any other promotional offers or apply them to existing bookings or retroactively apply them to hotel stays completed prior to registration.
- Kaligo and Virgin America reserve the right to terminate this offer at any time and without notice.
- General Kaligo Terms and Conditions apply to all bookings made through Kaligo.