500 More Free Virgin America Miles (or “Get $11 for One Minute’s Work”)

Last month there were 2 offers of 500 Virgin America miles each for signing up for emails.

Now there’s another one: 500 Elevate points if you sign up for the Virgin Produced newsletter by October 26.

You can use Virgin America’s points for about 2.2 cents apiece towards travel on Virgin America, or for fixed-point redemptions on their partners. So 500 points are worth ~ $11. You can get more value than that with partner awards.

My rule of thumb is that Virgin America’s points are deflated, that one Virgin America point is worth about 2 points in a European airline frequent flyer program. But Virgin America points though are actually quite easy to get. You can transfer Starwood points 1:1 into Virgin America (plus the usual bonus for transferring into 20,000 points). And American Express Membership Rewards points transfer as well.

Virgin America is being acquired by Alaska Airlines so these should eventually become Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles if you don’t redeem them first and the DOJ doesn’t much things up. That’s probably 18-24 months into the future, and I’m hopeful that they will be converted at 1 -> 2 (which would make these signups worth 1000 Alaska miles).

(HT: Reddit)

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Did Virgin and American merge? Or why did you change the airline’s name in the title.

    Alaska won’t be happy about this.

  2. Nice! My 1000 points from the previous two sign-ups have already posted and best of all, Virgin America is not bombarding me with tons of emails.

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