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You may wonder why a UK focused site is talking about Virgin America.
Basically, it’s because they have some amazing sweetspots on their award chart, like Return flights to New York in Singapore Airlines Business Class for just 59,000 Points, or 60,000 Points for Return flights to Hong Kong in Virgin Atlantic ‘Upper Class’.
500 Points might not get you very far, but ‘Elevate’ seem to have bonuses like this quite regularly (I’ve picked up about 3,000 free Points) and you can top off your account by transferring SPG Starpoints at a very generous rate of 1:1 (+ a bonus 5,000 when you transfer in multiples of 20,000). Remember that you can transfer American Express Membership Rewards Points to SPG too, admittedly at a 2:1 ratio, if you don’t have any Starpoints!
Sign-up – it takes literally 20 seconds and I value 500 Elevate Points as being worth approximately £10.00!