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Virgin Atlantic [BOA] MasterCard 30k+5k+15k

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Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard from Bank of America

90k link from 1/18/2019
https://secure.bankofamerica.com/app...ctoffercode=TG DEAD

90K Link from 12/10/2017
https://secure.bankofamerica.com/app...ctoffercode=54 DEAD

90K Link from 6/1/2017 (live as of 10/13/2017)
http://email.virgin-atlantic.com/a/h...shgaEA0/apply7 DEAD

90K Link from 3/23/2017 (live as of 5/31/2017)
90K Virgin DEAD

90K Link as of 11/11/2016 (live of 3/6/2017)
90K Virgin DEAD

90K Link as of 6/28/2016 (courtesy eknock007)
http://email.virgin-atlantic.com/a/h...shgaECF/apply5 DEAD

90K Link as of 11/11/2016
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90K Link as of 11/11/2016
90K Virgin DEAD

90K Link as of 11/11/2016
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90K Link as of 12/15/2015
http://email.virgin-atlantic.com/a/h...shgaED5/apply4 DEAD

90K Link as of Oct 29, 2015, added 11/23/15
http://email.virgin-atlantic.com/a/h...NshgaEbR/bank3 DEAD

90K US Residents added 8/31/2015
https://www.applyonlinenow.com/USCCa...815%20Mobile#b DEAD

90K link as of Dec 5, 2014 (courtersy of steventravel):
https://www.applyonlinenow.com/USCCa...q-_-90k%201214 DEAD

90K link as of April 2, 2015 (courtesy eknock007):
https://www.applyonlinenow.com/USCCa...20Acq-_-0315#b DEAD

New 90K link from 4/30/2015 (courtesy of eknock007):
https://www.applyonlinenow.com/USCCa...ed-_-0415%3E#b
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There is a $90 AF and one cannot earn the 90K in one year unless one does $25K spending.
Best way to add to initial purchase bonus of 20K is to add AUs (and quite a few of them, too!).

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Old Aug 22, 14, 3:47 pm
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If you add both AU's (have to add 2 or more), and make the $12k min spend you get 93,000 Virgin Atlantic miles as stated above.

You could transfer 90k miles into 135k Hilton HHonors. Depending on what category Hiltons you're looking at redeeming at, this could be a super lucrative offer for the $90 annual fee.

The Delta chart also only charges 45k miles r/t to South America, so you could score 2 free economy flights to Brazil, Argentina, or Chile. Much less than most airlines would charge. - if you can find availability on Delta
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Old Aug 22, 14, 5:33 pm
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I just applied the card for 65000 miles. Does Bank of america match this new offer? Thanks,
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Old Aug 22, 14, 5:59 pm
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I've always read this card is churnable. If so, I'd rather churn the regular 50K offer after a few months and have a total spend requirement of $4k rather than $15K for the same amount of miles. MS is wearing me out and I'm getting sick of the stress from methods dying/deteriorating every few weeks. Heh.

Gary says you don't even have to close the existing card b4 reapplying. Anyone have any experience to add?
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Old Aug 22, 14, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by italdesign View Post
I've always read this card is churnable. If so, I'd rather churn the regular 50K offer after a few months and have a total spend requirement of $4k rather than $15K for the same amount of miles. MS is wearing me out and I'm getting sick of the stress from methods dying/deteriorating every few weeks. Heh.

Gary says you don't even have to close the existing card b4 reapplying. Anyone have any experience to add?
The issue with churning is you have to pay annual fee twice and there will be an additional inquiry. So it depends on how you value the additional 11k spend.
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Old Aug 22, 14, 8:22 pm
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Originally Posted by italdesign View Post
I've always read this card is churnable. If so, I'd rather churn the regular 50K offer after a few months and have a total spend requirement of $4k rather than $15K for the same amount of miles. MS is wearing me out and I'm getting sick of the stress from methods dying/deteriorating every few weeks. Heh.
I think it makes sense if you don't mind the annual fee (not waived) or if you have specific use for VA miles. I personally find VA miles a bit harder than other miles currency to use. And honestly, I too am quite tired of meeting spend with higher spend requirements. Smaller ones I could deal with better; larger one just seems like so much more work. I'm still on the fence myself on this deal and leaning against it at the moment. I'm still mulling over the 50k offer.
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Old Aug 22, 14, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by jaiice View Post
The issue with churning is you have to pay annual fee twice and there will be an additional inquiry. So it depends on how you value the additional 11k spend.
$11k = 22 x $500 gift cards. At $6 each, that comes to $132. Plus countless hours of my life wasted circling Walmart, half of the time meeting a sad, broken Kate.

I'll take the AF
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Old Aug 22, 14, 10:35 pm
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Is this card churnable? I closed this card a few months ago and just received the offer via email.
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Old Aug 23, 14, 2:48 am
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I have had this card for 6 months and today I applied again for new offer and I was approved. seems that BoA is like Citi.
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Old Aug 23, 14, 3:06 am
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Originally Posted by fireflyt View Post
Is it easy to transfer the points to Virgin America and do they transfer 1:1? I’ve been wanting to get more VA points couldn’t think of any efficient way.
Miles cannot be transferred from Virgin Atlantic to Virgin America. They can be redeemed for flights operated by the airlines listed here, including Virgin America:

http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/us/en.../airlines.html
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Old Aug 23, 14, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by italdesign View Post
$11k = 22 x $500 gift cards. At $6 each, that comes to $132. Plus countless hours of my life wasted circling Walmart, half of the time meeting a sad, broken Kate.

I'll take the AF
Could be done for $55 and less time on Visabuxx or free w/Serve & Amazon Payments... Big families help
I mean it's a 6 month minimum spend so you only have to spend $2k a month to hit the $12k. Pretty easy IMO.
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Old Aug 23, 14, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by x712xdamx View Post
Could be done for $55 and less time on Visabuxx or free w/Serve & Amazon Payments... Big families help
I mean it's a 6 month minimum spend so you only have to spend $2k a month to hit the $12k. Pretty easy IMO.
I was thinking of using my USB Buxx, but I read on that thread that BoA does not give miles for buxx, and it does not count for minimum spend, unlike Citi cards. Is that not correct? Any recent experience with USB Buxx?
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Old Aug 23, 14, 3:37 pm
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Originally Posted by bobby21 View Post
I was thinking of using my USB Buxx, but I read on that thread that BoA does not give miles for buxx, and it does not count for minimum spend, unlike Citi cards. Is that not correct? Any recent experience with USB Buxx?
Check the appropriate thread in the MS forum. And that information is false.
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Old Aug 23, 14, 5:02 pm
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Originally Posted by vah4883 View Post
I have had this card for 6 months and today I applied again for new offer and I was approved. seems that BoA is like Citi.
Thanks for the data point. I assume card #1 is still open?

It's better than Citi. Most of Citi's cards can't be churned until ~18 months, while it seems BOA can be churned as soon as 3 months without closing the previous card.
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Old Aug 24, 14, 3:43 am
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Originally Posted by i94forlife View Post
Seems solid. Is this card worth keeping after the bonus? Anyone has experience product changing this card to another BOA card?
They wouldn't downgrade me to the Travel Rewards card unless I kept paying the annual fee and foreign transaction fee that the Virgin card has...so basically no, you can't product change.

I got a second card four months after opening my first. I hadn't cancelled the first one. Got the bonus again.

VS miles are pretty terrible to use for partner airlines...
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Old Aug 24, 14, 8:21 am
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Signed up for this today got instant approval.
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