Below, I outline the main ways in which to earn and accumulate Virgin America Elevate points.
Earn five points per dollar on your base fare for Virgin America flights.
You earn Elevate points with Virgin America Partner Airlines based on the type of fare you purchase and the distance you fly. So the farther you go, the more points you earn. For example, and if your purchase an economy ticket, you will earn 40% of the miles flown and an upper class ticket yields 60% of the miles flown. Click here to learn about Virgin America’s airline partners.
When you use your Virgin America Visa Signature Card or your Virgin America Premium Visa Signature Card, you earn 3 points per $1 spent directly on Virgin America purchases and 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
If you do not already have a Virgin America card, you can apply here for the Virgin America Visa Signature Card and here for the Virgin America Premium Visa Signature Card. Currently, new card members receive 10,000 and 15,000 Elevate points respectively after you making $1,000 in eligible purchases within your first 90 days as a cardholder. There annual fees are $49 and $149.
If you are a member of American Express Membership Rewards you can transfer your Membership Rewards points, in 1,000-point increments, to your Virgin America Elevate account. At the time of this post, you can get 100 Elevate points by transferring 200 Membership Rewards Points. (ehh)
The offer varies by hotel brand. Click here for details. Reminder, that when staying at a Hilton Resort, as a Hilton HHonors member, you may earn both HHonors points and Elevate points for your stays under Hilton HHonors your Double Dip Earnings Style option.
Shopping portals are a great place to rack up extra miles, you earn miles while you shop.