Bank of America Virgin Atlantic 65,000 Mile After $2,000 Spend Offer + 15,000 Mile Anniversary Bonus

Update 2/16/22: Deal available again until March 24, 2022. Hat tip to reader JBW.

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Receive up to 65,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles when you sign up for the Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard® credit card from Bank of America. Sign up bonus is broken down as follows:
    • 60,000 miles after $2,000 in spend within the first three months
    • 2,500 miles when you add an authorized user (up to a maximum of two, or a total of 5,000 miles)
  • There is also an anniversary bonus of 15,000 miles that has a spending requirement as well:
    • 7,500 miles if you spend $15,000 within the previous year
    • An additional 7,500 miles if you spend $25,000 within the previous year

The Fine Print

  • Annual fee of $90 is not waived
  • Earns 3x miles on all Virgin Atlantic purchases that are made directly
  • Earns 1.5x on all other purchases
  • Companion ticket when you spend $25,000 annually

Our Verdict

The normal increased offer is 75,000 miles, but requires $12,000 in spend. This is 10,000 less miles, but requires $10,000 less spend (keep in mind if you spent that $10,000 you’d also earn 15,000 miles from the $10,000 in spend as well). I think this offer is actually better for a lot of people due to the much lower minimum spend requirement, although most people don’t find Virgin Atlantic miles to be the most valuable. Keep in mind that getting approved for Bank of America cards can be difficult and they might have other card offers you might be more interested in, for example:

As always if you have any questions about Bank of America credit cards, I’d recommend reading this post first.

Hat tip to m16p

 

Post history:

  • Update 11/8/19: Sites with affiliate links are reporting that this deal will end on December 18th, 2019.

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Michael
Michael

offer seems to be dead. currently lists 30k points for 1k spend

Jack
Jack

Seems like this offer has been dead for a long time now

ET
ET

How long does it usually take for points to move to my virgin atlantic account? I remember it being real quick. However, this time around, it’s been over a month since the payment period in which I reached 2k ended…

Josh
Josh

William Charles Link no longer works. Leads to a page with a much smaller offer.

BOA3
BOA3

I noticed that the Virgin Atlantic and KLM credit cards no longer appear on the B of A website. Are those cards being discontinued just like Asiana credit card?

JMR0303
JMR0303

Also of note: The Virgin Atlantic card lets you spend your way to status with Virgin. Spend $2500 a month and get 25 tier credits, spend $5000 and you get 50 instead. 400 gets you Silver (so you could earn that entirely by spending alone), and 1000 gets you Gold. Only Gold gets you partner benefits (= roughly equivalent to SkyTeam Elite Plus when flying with Delta, or Star Gold when flying with Singapore or Air New Zealand, and Gold on Virgin Australia… whatever that’s worth with them these days).

Alex
Alex

JMR0303 Do you know if the 50 tier points is per calendar month or per statement cycle? Looks like my statement is running from 7/26 – 8/25 and I’m wondering if spend at the end of July (next couple days) will count for spend in August or if I can get 100 tier points in this first statement cycle by making a $5k purchase end of July and another one in early August. Neither BoA nor VA seemed to know for sure. Thanks!

Thomas
Thomas

Called twice to get AF waived, no luck. Downgraded to Cash Preferred

slut
slut

surprised tehy would let you downgrade this card they would not let me do it

Newbie
Newbie

I got 60k bonus miles(now they are called virgin points and do not expire) last year, now I don’t know what to do with these points.
Going to either close the card or convert to cash card.
Is it true that BoA never gives retention offer or waive off AF

Fathiss
Fathiss

Can anyone answer whether or not Virgin Atlantic is bankrupt?

Hari
Hari

Keep in mind, they filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy. Basically restructuring in process and there could potentially be a lot less routes. idk I might be wrong but do your research.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/did-virgin-atlantic-really-file-for-bankruptcy/

TRB
TRB

Keep in mind Delta will do everything to it going for Heathrow slots post pandemic