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Virgin America 40% Bonus on Purchased Points – Worth It? (Generally, No)  Add to collection

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Now through May 7, 2013, Virgin America is offering a bonus of up to 40% on purchased Elevate points. While not as generous as last October’s 50% bonus, this could still be something to consider if you’re a (very) few points short of a specific redemption.

Virgin 40 bonus

Buy 500 – 2,000 points to get a 20% bonus
Buy 2,500 – 5,000 points to get a 30% bonus
Buy 5,500+ points to get a 40% bonus

You can buy or receive up to 20,000 Elevate points per calendar year. The thing to keep in mind is, Elevate points cost an astounding 5.2 cents each, and you can usually only get a value of about 2.3 cents out of them at most …

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