Posted by William Charles on August 27, 2018
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Published on August 27th, 2018 | by William Charles


Bank of America Virgin Atlantic 75,000 Mile After $12,000 Spend Offer + 15,000 Mile Anniversary Bonus

Been awhile since this has been offered, but the deal is back again. Thanks to reader Rachit who sent it in!

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Receive up to 75,000 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:
    • 20,000 miles after first purchase
    • 50,000 miles after you spend $12,000 or more within six months of account opening
    • 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

Our Verdict

Bank of America offers this bonus on a regular basis, I’m not a huge fan of it due to the high spend requirement and the fact that I don’t really value Virgin Atlantic miles. I think the bonus is even less attractive now that Bank of America has introduced a new application rule. Before applying I’d recommend reading these things everybody should know about Bank of America credit cards.

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Anyone know if I can get a second one of these and receive the bonus twice?

i had the card in 2014-2015, and again in 2016-2017. got both bonuses.

the other thing is: the second time, i got the 15K anniversary bonus, but also got the AF waived when i canceled the day after the bonus posted.

so…it’s great. the hard part is the spending, now that Buxx is dead.

I have one of these already. Fairly high spend. Anyone know if I can get another + the bonus?

Yes, fully churnable after 3 mos from last opening, jsut like the Alaska cards. You can get the bonus again and again.

same deal as last year, correct? and i believe still transfers to hilton at 1.5:1.0 HH:VA

you can also transfer to IHG at 1:1 – but i don’t think they count as EQP’s anymore. This used to be an easy shortcut to Spire Elite (and the 25K bonus that comes with it).

Also: Virgin just announced they’re giong to merge all their Virgin miles programs. So…who knows how these will be used in the future

Transferring to IHG for Spire Elite status is dead just 2-3 months ago. You can only get points not status to IHG program.

VA miles can be used on Delta, right? 1.5x is pretty good, and you can transfer 1K blocks of UR or MR to round up to an even 10K mile plateau, if you need to. Not sure about TYP, as i don’t do those.

if nothing else, it’s an easy way to grab some HHonors points thru Buxx loads and some other MC-eligible MS’ing (bank acct funding, billpay, etc).

I don’t think i’ll go as far as $15K-$25K for the anniversary bonus, though. The opportunity cost is too high for what i will use VA miles for (esp since you can transfer MR, which i find far less valuable than MR)

Most customers will use these VA miles to book Delta flights? Correct? Any other big play for using these VA miles? I have thought about applying for this card in the past.

[…] has increased the sign up bonus on their Hilton no annual fee card to 75,000 points. Bank of America have also brought back their 75k offer on the Virgin Atlantic card. People with their annual fee due soon should find an offer for 10,000 points after $10,000 spend […]

Just curious, has the opinion of this card changed with the availability of transferring Virgin Atlantic miles to Alaska Air?

I think you are confusing Virgin America Elevate miles with the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles.

I thought they were combining both programs?

Virgin America and Virgin Atlantic are 2 different companies. Virgin America merged with Alaska and combined their programs together. Virgin Atlantic is a separate company with it’s own loyalty program Flying Club which is still very much active.

you can transfer Virgin Atlantic miles to HHonors (1:1.5) and IHG (1:1). The latter counts as EQPs, so you can get the Spire Elite 25K IHG Point bonus when you transfer 75K to IHG

EQP’s are dead for VA transfers.

FYI DoC, was gearing up to apply for this card again. Came across this post, but the offer has expired. Atleast this link (in the post) no longer works… if theres another working link somewhere, I’d appreciate it.

Otherwise standard offer is back to something like 15-20k.

These are becoming some of my favorite miles since you can now book partner awards online. Their online booking system still blows most of the time but I have been able to find some really good deals being a Delta captive.

Because of BoA’s 2/3/4 rule, the Virgin cards no longer make sense for me. I’d much blow my wad on the Alaska cards.

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I know this card isn’t look at much due to some high spend requirements, but the current offer as of May 2018 has potential for 90k miles. I know Virgin miles can be used for ANA and Delta redemptions, plus Mastercard actually allows mortgages with Plastiq.

Can you MS the MSR? They MS friendly?

yes, MS friendly

Yes, I used Venmo for my BoA AS churn.

is virgin atlantic as strict as alaska? like getting the bofa Alaska annual fee waived can get you into trouble with alaska as they can take away your points and even cancel your itinerary. was wodnerign if it would be possible to get the annual fee waived on thsi one

when does this offer expire, if unknown then on avg when does bofa pull offers like these and make it go back to the original standard offer of 25,000 or so

this offer is around all the time. no different than the Citi AA plats. if u dont get it this time, it will be back ASAP. no reason to FOMO.

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