NEWS: 30% Off Booking.Com and Up To 12 Virgin Points For Every £1 Spent

Some links on Turning Left for Less pay us an affiliate commission to support this blog, one of the world’s leading digital travel companies, is one of the latest partners to join Virgin Red – Virgin’s new rewards club. 

To encourage holidaymakers to make up for lost time, the flash sale starts tonight (Thursday 23 September), saving customers at least 30% off certain UK and European stays. If you make the booking via Virgin Red, you will earn  12 Virgin Points per £1 spent when booking stays in the UK and Europe before 30 September 2021. This is better than the BA rate which is currently 8 Avios per £1 spent with

The discount of at least 30% will apply to select properties in the UK and Europe for bookings made between 9pm BST on Thursday 23 September and 9am BST on Saturday 25 September, so members better hurry and book within the 36 hour period to make the most of the best rates.

Members who choose to book via Virgin Red during (or after) the flash sale will also earn Virgin Points to spend on more than 150 rewards, across five different reward categories. By earning 12 points per £1 on a five-night stay in Cornwall for example, with the accommodation costing between £500 and £800, members could earn enough points to book a free flight to a European city, a Mustang driving experience, tickets to a comedy night out, a paintball experience for four friends or a three-course meal for two at a Raymond Blanc brasserie. I recently booked seats to Pete Tong in Manchester with Virgin points in the Virgin Suite there. 

Meanwhile, members with an accommodation budget of around £1,500-£2,000 could soon be booking a free flying lesson, a spa day for two, an astronaut experience or a flight to New York. 

Existing customers get the best of both worlds – they’ll be able to access their Genius benefits, as well as being able to earn Virgin Points, on top of the flash sale.

Charlotte Sjoberg, spokesperson at Virgin Red, comments: “ is one of the world’s largest travel platforms, with more than 28 million accommodation options to choose from, so we are really pleased that they are part of the Virgin Red family. Members should definitely be taking advantage of the flash sale, and earning points whilst they do, to spend in whatever way they like – whether that’s a daily treat or a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Anyone can sign up to Virgin Red and start earning Virgin Points to spend on rewards that come in all shapes and sizes, from the small things that make the everyday better like a coffee from as little as 325 points or cinema tickets, to bigger extraordinary experiences like watching a live concert from the exclusive Virgin Red Room at Manchester’s AO Arena. 

Find out more at or download the Virgin Red app on your mobile.

The flash sale can be accessed here.