New VAA UK credit cards released!

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Old Apr 4, 18, 2:00 am
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New VAA UK credit cards released!

The two new UK Virgin credit cards were released this morning.

Similar to the old cards but Mastercard only. Gold members are the big winners.

Free Reward card:
5000 miles bonus
0.75 miles per £1
241 or PE upgrade voucher for hitting £20,000 in a card year

£160 Reward Plus card:
15000 miles bonus
1.5 miles per £1
241 or PE upgrade voucher for hitting £10,000 in a card year

The 241 is a BA Amex style voucher valid on FC VS redemptions. Valid for two years. However, Red members can only redeem in Y. Silver can also redeem in Premium. Only Gold can redeem in Upper Class.

Full Head for Points analysis here: https://www.headforpoints.com/2018/0...-credit-cards/

Note that it is very likely that the MBNA cards will be closed in the next couple of months.
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Thanks for the update Raffles. First glance not chuffed, as I am Red now, but will study the options.

One note - Your article linked to above says 1.5 points per £ on the fee card, which is better then the 1 point per £ in your post above.

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Originally Posted by Nottingham Nick View Post
Thanks for the update Raffles. First glance not chuffed, as I am Red now, but will study the options.

One note - Your article linked to above says 1.5 points per £ on the fee card, which is better then the 1 point per £ in your post above.

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Corrected, sorry. Wrote that on an iPad which is virtually impossible since the FT redesign!
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VA Raffles. Really?
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VA Raffles. Really?
Too many years not using airport codes on HFP ....
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Too bad it is only limited to UK citizens
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Is the annual fee likely to be refunded if cancelled during the year?
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Is the annual fee likely to be refunded if cancelled during the year?
No.

If you look at Head for Points today, I put a long list of questions on the cards to Virgin yesterday and printed the answers. This was one of them.
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Anyone else not received their card

Hey, just wondering if anyone else has had a delay in getting their card? Approved on 7th April and still not received.
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I was approved on 14 April - cards arrived yesterday

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Hey, just wondering if anyone else has had a delay in getting their card? Approved on 7th April and still not received.
If you ever need / want your card quicker, just call the issuer and they will fast track it. This is standard in the business.

If needed just say you are travelling and 'need' to take it away with you.
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I looked at this.
As a Red, the 241 is as much use to me as a bike is for a fish.
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I looked at this.
As a Red, the 241 is as much use to me as a bike is for a fish.
Which is about as valuable as the MBNA 2-4-1 was/is for everybody...
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and how is this Virgin Money receive take over offer going to affect things?
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Which is about as valuable as the MBNA 2-4-1 was/is for everybody...
I've had decent value from the upgrade vouchers on the old cards, so think the new package is poor value for a red. I donít travel for work so will never even get to silver. What I used to get for £10k spend on the Amex I now need to spend £20k which just doesnít seem worth it.

Just a shame that Iíd have no use for the BA 2-4-1 in the next few years; not quite sure what my reward credit card strategy should be now.
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