Bonus Points For Joining Virgin America Elevate & Flying

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    Virgin America is running a promotion which makes an emotional appeal to loyal members of legacy carriers. It’s actually pretty brilliant, in my opinion. There’s no doubt that elite members of legacy loyalty programs are frustrated by the ever-increasing requirements to achieve status while benefits are being cut at the same time, so why not capitalize on that?

    The promotion’s tagline is “Loyalty Made Me Do It — Break Free With Virgin America.”

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    They even made some pretty hilarious videos in conjunction with the promotion:




    And there’s actually a bit of substance to the promotion as well. Virgin America Elevate is offering bonus points for referring people to Virgin America, whether you’re the person doing the referring or the person being referred.

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    Earn bonus points if you’re already an Elevate member

    If you’re already a member of the Virgin America Elevate program, you can earn bonus points for each friend that you refer to Virgin America that takes a revenue flight by December 31, 2014 with their Elevate number attached to the reservation. The number of bonus points you earn varies depending on which cabin they fly, as follows:

    • Main Cabin 2,500 points
    • Main Cabin Select 5,000 points
    • First Class 7,500 points

    Earn bonus points if you’re not yet an Elevate member

    If you’re not yet a member of Virgin America Elevate, you can earn bonus points in two ways:

    • Earn 500 bonus points for enrolling in the Virgin America Elevate program through the promotional link
    • Earn additional bonus points for flying Virgin America by December 31, 2014 (much like for the person doing the referring, you earn 2,500 points for a Main Cabin booking, 5000 points for a Main Cabin Select booking, or 7,500 points for a First Class booking)

    For both the person doing the referring and the person being referred, bonus points should post 4-6 weeks after completion of the first qualifying flight.

    If you’d like to sign-up for this promotion…

    My friend and colleague Mac made me aware of the promotion, so if you’d like to sign up for the promotion feel free to use his referral link. When you sign up through his link you should be eligible for the promotion, meaning you’d earn 500 bonus points upon enrolling, and an additional 2,500-7,500 bonus points after your first flight.

    Bottom line

    Virgin America Elevate points are quite valuable, not just for travel on Virgin America, but also for travel on their partner airlines. Is this promotion enough to really make a difference and get people to switch business to Virgin America long term? Maybe not. But it’s a really lucrative promotion if you have a specific flight in mind and Virgin America suits your needs.

    Full promotion terms & conditions



    Refer-A-Friend Bonus Points Offer

    This offer is open to existing Elevate® program members (Referrer) who refer non-Elevate members (Referee) to join the Elevate Program via the ‘Loyalty Made Me Do It’ promotion microsite.

    Referees are required to enroll in the Elevate program via the email, Facebook, or Twitter referral link as received by the Referee, and then take their first Virgin America flight after enrolling in order for both parties to earn bonus reward points.

    Elevate program administrators, secondary contacts, travel agents, or any other travel bookers making bookings on behalf of third parties are not eligible to participate in this offer. You may not enroll on behalf of new members; they must enroll using the referral link directly at virginamerica.com and accept the Elevate program terms and conditions.

    Referrer Bonus Points

    For every person you refer who enrolls in the Elevate program, you will earn bonus reward points according to the cabin in which they complete their first flight with Virgin America: Main Cabin 2,500 points, Main Cabin Select 5,000 points and First Class 7,500 points. In order to qualify for this offer, your Referee’s booking must be made in a qualifying revenue booking class and flown between July 7, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Referees must correctly add their Elevate number to their reservation prior to their travel date. Only tickets that are ticketed on a Virgin America prefix (‘VX’) and operated on Virgin America qualify for this offer subject to these terms. Any changes or cancellations may result in disqualification from the offer. All travel not normally eligible for earning Points, including Elevate reward bookings, are excluded from this offer.

    Bonus reward points will be credited to the Referrer’s account within 4-6 weeks after the Referee has completed their first qualifying flight. Bonus Points earned by the Referrer in this offer will not qualify towards Elevate Gold or Elevate Silver status. Bonus Points cannot be transferred between accounts and will only be earned if the Referee has entered their Elevate membership number in their booking. If the Referee has chosen to earn Points or Miles with a partner airline loyalty program, these flights will be excluded from this offer and no bonus Points will be earned.

    There is no limit to the amount of referrals you may make via the ‘Loyalty Made Me Do It’ microsite.

    Referee Bonus Points

    Referees will earn 500 bonus reward points upon enrolling in the Elevate program. Referees will also earn additional bonus reward points according to the cabin in which they complete their first flight with Virgin America after enrolling in the Elevate program: Main Cabin 2,500 points, Main Cabin Select 5,000 points, and First Class 7,500 points. In order to qualify for this offer, the Referee’s booking must be made in a qualifying revenue booking class and flown between July 7, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Referees must correctly add their Elevate number to their reservation prior to their travel date. Only tickets that are ticketed on a Virgin America prefix (‘VX’) and operated on Virgin America qualify for this offer subject to these terms. Any changes or cancellations may result in disqualification from the offer. All travel not normally eligible for earning Points, including Elevate reward bookings, are excluded from this offer.

    Bonus reward points will be credited to the Referee’s account within 4-6 weeks after completion of their first qualifying flight. Bonus Points earned by the Referee in this offer will not qualify towards Elevate Gold or Elevate Silver status. Bonus Points cannot be transferred between accounts and will only be earned if the Referee has entered their Elevate membership number in their booking. If the Referee has chosen to earn Points or Miles with a partner airline loyalty program, these flights will be excluded from this offer and no bonus Points will be earned.

    Virgin America reserves the right to change, suspend or cancel this offer at any time without notice, and the bonus point levels listed are subject to changes at any time. Membership in the Elevate Program is offered at the discretion of Virgin America. Participation as an Elevate Member is subject to any terms and conditions, rules, policies and procedures that Virgin America may at its discretion change at any time without notice. Virgin America reserves the right to terminate the program or change the program terms, benefits, conditions of participation or points levels, in whole or in part, at any time, with or without notice. Virgin America’s Elevate Member Guide is posted at http://www.virginamerica.com/cms/elevate-frequent-flyer/member-guide.

    The emails, Facebook, or Twitter messages you request to be sent to Referees will be the only communication they will receive from Virgin America until they join the Elevate program, agree to the Program Terms & Conditions, and opt-in to receive communications from Virgin America in accordance with Virgin America’s Privacy Policy as posted at http://www.virginamerica.com/cms/legal/privacy-policy. Virgin America will not be responsible for email messages that are sent by Elevate Members that are undeliverable or cannot be opened by the recipient.

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