Posted by William Charles on May 19, 2019
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Published on May 19th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Citi ThankYou Points 30% Transfer Bonus To Virgin Atlantic (1:1.3)

The Offer

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  • Citi are offering a 30% transfer bonus when you transfer your Citi ThankYou points to Virgin Atlantic. Normally when you transfer the minimum of 1,000 points you’d receive 1,000 Virgin Atlantic miles. If you transfer before June 22nd, 2019, you’ll receive a 30% bonus meaning 1,000 points will net you 1,300 Virgin Atlantic miles.

The Fine Print

  • Limited Time Offer: Transfer ThankYou Points to Virgin Atlantic and receive 30% bonus Flying Club miles. Offer is valid for Point Transfers to Virgin Atlantic completed by 11:59 PM ET June 22,2019.

Our Verdict

This is a common transfer partner bonus from Citi, they have offered it before on these dates:

As you can see 30% was only offered once last year, previous bonuses were for only 25%. They did charge the award chart in 2018 though. You can view a full list of previous transfer bonuses for Citi here. Useful deal if you have a use for Virgin Atlantic miles.

 



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MarcoPolo
MarcoPolo

OT but what is the best redemption option for Citi ThankYou points ?
Till now I have been buying various GCs since statement credit has terrible redemption rate.
Thanks

Burton
Burton

It seems like the best value is to transfer to something like Virgin with a bonus like this one and book flights if you have a lot of points. You can also book through Citi and maybe 1.25c value then pay for the rest (if any) on your card. Otherwise, if you have a relatively small number, pay yourself back seems to be .75c and shopping through Amazon seems to be .8c and as far as I can tell have no minimums but the website isn’t very upfront on the exchange rates and I didn’t see any reference to minimums.

MarcoPolo
MarcoPolo

Thanks Burton
Much appreciated.

Chucks
Chucks

I like JetBlue as a transfer partner since I fly JB regularly and redemptions are easy and of a fairly acceptable value. Since I have a 10% redemption bonus from the CC, it makes Citi transfers more valuable.

Usually I wait for a bonus before transferring unless I need them right away.

Clara
Clara

bummer… just transferred 12k points couple days ago, guess citi won’t backtrack the bonus for me… 🙁

CtownBin
CtownBin

It’s worth pointing out that AMEX currently is running the exact same 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic, depending on anyone’s specific valuations of both currencies- one or the other might be better.

Mike
Mike

Do they fly within the us

Kevin
Kevin

They use delta for us domestic

RJ Wagner
RJ Wagner

you got to be out of your mind to transfer any points to virgin, this garbage airline will charge you huge fees to redeem economy ticket from NY to Lon plus miles, it is cheaper to pay for the ticket then use virgin miles.

i don’t know why author of this topic even publish something so ridiculous deal

STOP, do not transfer anything to Virgin ( they are not so virgin after all )

Grant Grimes
Grant Grimes

Virgin Atlantic has some incredible redemption opportunities for domestic and int’l Delta First/One, plus ANA.

Burton
Burton

Can you clarify? I’ve read several articles about how you can get great deals on higher cost domestic Delta flights because Virgin has a reward chart (25k round trip) rather than basing it on cost like Delta skymiles. I recently flew a domestic delta flight that was >25k skymiles. As far as I can tell the only fees with Virgin are the $11.20 which Delta also charged me on that reward flight.

I also have over 60k TY points and would like to move them before my annual fee comes up this summer so I’m very interested. Seems like I could turn that into three Delta flights pretty easily or if I earn a few more points before doing it maybe even two 1st class tickets.

Burton
Burton

I looked into this further over lunch and assume RJ is referencing the fuel surcharges. Using the miles for Delta flights seems to negate this entirely, so again I see no reason not to do this. I have to wait for this months points to credit before pulling the trigger so please let me know if I’m missing anything!

Gerald
Gerald

Dansdeals has a post on this showing that you can do much better on certain Delta flights with Virgin Atlantic miles than with Delta miles. He shows JFK-TLV flights that are 40K vs. 160K, both with no fuel surcharge.

Burton
Burton

Pulling the trigger on this tomorrow! After I confirm the flight I want is still the same price it was last month, of course.

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

LAX to CDG direct for 50k virgin miles +$5.60 in Delta One Suites? That’s 39k TYP with transfer bonus… Perhaps others see value in that even if you do not.

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