American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.
If you signup for a Virgin America Elevate account via this referral link you’ll get 500 points added to your account within 4-6 weeks. You can also get 500 points for friend that you refer to Virgin America, for up to 2,500 referral points. Referral points will also post within 4-6 weeks. Promotion ends 5/31.
Enroll in this Hawaiian sweepstakes to win a vacation to Hawaii and you’ll get 250 points.
Promotion ends 5/31 and the 250 points will post in July.
That’s a potential 3,250 points.
Need more Virgin America Elevate points?
Last month Starwood added Virgin America as its 35th airline transfer partner. You can transfer points at the standard 20K Starpoints=25K Virgin America points ratio. Click here to transfer Starpoints into airline miles.
Ironically both Starwood and Virgin America will cease to exist in a couple years from now having been snapped up by Marriott and Alaska, but there is value still to be had in the meantime. It’s also great to see SPG still adding partners to its portfolio. Last December it added Aegean, which is excellent for awards to Israel.
You can earn Starpoints on the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and on the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express.
Virgin America has hybrid award redemption system. You can redeem for flights on Virgin America with points that vary based on the cost of the flight. (Alternatively, you can redeem Virgin Atlantic miles to fly on Virgin America for a flat rate that doesn’t vary by the cost of the flight.)
Here’s a look at what your points will be worth for various one-way Virgin flights (Prices were researched on 5/18 and will fluctuate). Note that Starpoint rates listed below are assuming that you maximize the 25% point bonus for transferring Starpoints in blocks of 20,000 points (which you may or may not be able to do depending on the number of passengers, so you may have leftover miles):
1. Los Angeles-Las Vegas on 6/7 is $43.10 or 1,417 Virgin points (about 1,134 SPG)+$5.60. That’s a value of 2.65 cents per Virgin point (43.10-5.60/1,417) and 3.31 cents per Starpoint.
2. San Francisco to Maui on 8/28 is $179 or 8,187 Virgin points (about 6,550 SPG)+$5.60. That’s a value of 2.21 cents per Virgin point and 2.65 cents per Starpoint.
3. JFK to Los Angeles on 5/29 is $148.10 or 6,545 Virgin points (about 5,236 SPG)+$5.60. That’s a value of 2.18 cents per Virgin point and 2.72 cents per Starpoint.
4. Los Angeles-Fort Lauderdale on 6/1 is $134.10 or 5,861 Virgin points (about 4,689 SPG)+$5.60. That’s a value of 2.19 cents per Virgin point and 2.74 cents per Starpoint.
The exact point requirements will vary based on the price of the Virgin flights, but those are some pretty sweet values!
You can also redeem points on partner airlines and you can view rates via this link.
Partners include Hawaiian, Singapore, and Virgin Australia with low or no fuel surcharges and Emirates or Virgin Atlantic with high fuel surcharges.
-A roundtrip from JFK nonstop to Frankfurt on Singapore is just 20K Virgin miles (about 16K SPG) in coach.
-A roundtrip from JFK nonstop to Honolulu on Hawaiian is 35K Virgin miles (about 28K SPG) in coach or 80K Virgin miles (about 64K SPG) in business.
-A roundtrip from JFK nonstop to London on Virgin Atlantic is 15K Virgin miles+$475 (about 12K SPG) in coach, 25K Virgin miles+$790 (20K SPG) in premium economy, or 35K Virgin miles+$1,150 (about 28K SPG) in upper class, Virgin’s version of business class with an on-board bar with access to their highly-rated clubhouse lounges.
-A roundtrip from Los Angeles nonstop to London on Virgin Atlantic is 25K Virgin miles+$475 (20K SPG) in coach, 30K Virgin miles+$790 (about 24K SPG) in premium economy, or 50K Virgin miles+$1,150 (40K SPG) in upper class.
-A roundtrip from Los Angeles or San Francisco nonstop to any of the Hawaiian islands on Hawaiian is 20K Virgin miles (about 16K SPG) in coach or 50K Virgin miles (40K SPG) in business.
-A roundtrip from San Francisco to Hong Kong or Seoul on Singapore is just 40K Virgin miles (about 32K SPG) in coach.
-A roundtrip from Los Angeles to Tokyo on Singapore is just 40K Virgin miles (about 32K SPG) in coach.
-A roundtrip from Los Angeles to Sydney on Virgin Australia is just 40K Virgin miles (about 32K SPG) in coach, 60K Virgin miles (about 48K SPG) in premium economy, or 80K Virgin miles (about 64K SPG) in business class.
Leave a Reply
21 Comments On "Join Virgin America Elevate And Get 500 Points, Enroll In A Sweepstakes And Get 250 Points, Refer Friends And Get Up To 2,500 Points; Fly To Europe For 20K Round-Trip"
All opinions expressed below are user generated and the opinions aren’t provided, reviewed or endorsed by any advertiser or DansDeals.
isn’t the bonus for transferring only for bookings made before 5/11/16?
When do you think our spg points will start to get devalued? Or do you think value (transfer bonuses will increase in the short term before it all goes away)
Nothing major is supposed to change until 2018.
can i take advantage of the 500 points for signing up if im already a member?
If you make a new account I don’t see why not.
To get rewards on Singapore Air – Do I need to call in or is it doable online?
All partner awards require calling to book.
Do you suspect a delta or AA bonus is coming shortly for spg???
Thank you for compiling this, is it possible to redeem miles for business or first on domestic flights? If so, where can I find the amount of miles required for those classes?
Just search for a paid flight and then click on elevate points. It varies based on the price.
-A roundtrip from JFK nonstop to London on Virgin Atlantic is 15K Virgin miles+$475 (about 12K SPG) in coach,
I’m a little confused. 2 weeks ago it was posted as a deal to get a round trip flight for 24.5k virgin miles + about $450 in fees. What then made that a good deal if it’s regularly 15k miles??
citi thank you points also transfer to virgin america at a rate of 1000 points to 500 miles, worth it?
You’re confusing Virgin Atlantic miles which are worth much less than Virgin Ameirca miles.
Not a great deal.
Didn’t know that. Sorry for the confusion.
So if I’d have had Virgin America miles I could’ve booked a transatlantic flight with those?
Is it also harder to GET the America miles?
How can I check Singapore Airlines availability in economy and business bookable on Virgin America Elevate miles, without having to call them?
you linked http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/87476
literally the second line is: Offer expires 5/31/16.
They can probably only book coach for that flight and it should be searchable on the Singapore site.
5/31 isn’t 5/11.
Terms & Conditions:
Refer-A-Friend Bonus Points Offer….. …..must enroll using the referral link directly at virginamerica.com and accept the Elevate program terms and conditions.
Offer ends March 31, 2016.
From Virgin’s website.
@alex1974 check aeroplan website for singapore availability which is available to partners