Yesterday I got an unexpected bonus – 500 Virgin America Elevate points. I nearly overlooked the email and had actually deleted it. Only after reading about others getting this email did I double-check. It was very simple to receive my points – I only had to click through a couple of links.
I’ve never flown Virgin America. I’ve picked up some stray points here and there through various promos like this. Virgina America is a transfer partner with Amex Membership Rewards, but at a terrible rate of 1 MR to 0.5 VA Elevate points so I don’t see myself accumulating points this way. And Virgin America does not fly to my city so I don’t see myself accumulating points very often – though I’ve heard good things about their flights. Ideally I’d like to use them for a flight on Virgin Australia someday. But at the rate I’m going, it’s going to take a very long time.
So if you have a Virgin America Elevate account, check your email for your holiday present!