Virgin 20% transfer offer

Old Nov 23, 12, 6:27 am
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Virgin 20% transfer offer

Transfer Miles you can share your Flying Club miles to open up an amazing world of flights, upgrades and more for someone special. And, so long as you transfer miles before 21 December 2012 we’ll add 20% bonus miles to the miles you give, making your gift even more generous.

Am I the only one who thinks this is rubbish given the costs involved?
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Old Nov 23, 12, 7:26 am
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No - you're not the only one! I remember looking at transfer miles before to top up my partners account and it wasn't much cheaper than gifting miles!

they'd have to put the bonus up to US Airways (100%) levels to make it worthwhile.
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Old Nov 23, 12, 10:55 pm
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You can transfer up to 120,000 miles in any calendar year in increments of 1,000, bearing in mind that the maximum that any one member can receive as a transfer is 50,000 miles before 31 December 2012.

Plus, if you Transfer Miles between 23 November and 21 December 2012, you can receive an extra 20% bonus miles to the miles you give, making your gift even more generous!**


Miles are transferred through points.com.
These are the fees including the bonus:
Cost of minimum transfer: 1,000 + 200 bonus = £22.50 (£0.019/mile)
Cost of maximum transfer: 30,000 + 6,000 bonus = £240.00 (£0.0067/mile)

Very poor offer, specially if you compare to the usual 100% bonus from US.
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