Virgin Red (Loyalty App) - Any other users?

Discussion in 'Virgin Atlantic | Flying Club' started by Gagravarr, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Gagravarr

    Gagravarr Active Member

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    I was chatting a few days ago with someone about Virgin Atlantic, and mentioned the Virgin Red loyalty app. To my surprise, they looked at me like I was from another planet...

    (I say to my surprise, as it has got me a few thousand free Virgin Atlantic miles in the last year, plus wine, plus a few other bits!)

    Before I go to the trouble of writing a proper post for InsideFlyer on Virgin Red, I wanted to check - does everyone else know about it, and how to take advantage of it? Or is it still new?

    (Note - this is Virgin Red = http://www.virginred.com/ , not to be confused with the sadly missed Virgin Atlantic Little Red domestic flights...)
     
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    Please do! Never really heard of it even though I collect VS miles and have a Virgin Mobile phone...
     
  3. tommyl

    tommyl Co-founder Staff Member

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    I actually deleted the app from my phone - I just didn't get it. I didn't really warm to the idea of earning seemingly "pointless points", and I found the offers to generally be unappealing - 30% off a balloon ride, case of wine etc.

    It also kept push-messaging me with its dubious offerings.

    So with that slight whinge over, if you disagree and can sell it to me, I'd be very happy to reconsider...
     
  4. JoeD

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    I quite liked it actually, but deleted for some reason (sketchy update maybe?) and haven't downloaded it again since, more due to inertia than because I don't rate it. There were some excellent rail discounts. Go for it!
     
  5. Gagravarr

    Gagravarr Active Member

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    Feedback here seems to mirror that from talking to friends/family! Though my Dad did change from "I don't get the point" to "I still don't get it but I'll keep going" when he won his second bottle of free sparkling wine :)

    I'll try to write something in the next week or so. But first, a days in Tallin...
     
  6. JoeD

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    Excellent - enjoy Tallinn! (TP run perhaps?)
     
  7. Gagravarr

    Gagravarr Active Member

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    Tier Point optimised long weekend break :)
     
  8. JoeD

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    Perfect!
     
  9. RichT

    RichT New Member

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    I use it occasionally - I actually made it into "Vault 2017" but didn't win the big prize. Instead they sent me a free pen, phone power pack and a "gold" coin with Richard Branson's face on it....

    I have found some good offers in terms of free 5k Flying Club miles for new sign ups which I posted about a few months ago, although it was initially untargeted, then by the time my article posted it had moved to you had to be "Virgin Media Verified" and then it became untargeted again! Can be a bit annoying when they faff about with the offers.

    It also seems to have a more or less permanent offer for free wifi on Virgin Trains which is useful, and also regularly has nice discounted Virgin Wines offers even for existing customers, and you still get the 750miles/order ;)
     

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