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There is currently a 40% transfer bonus on Membership Rewards transfers to Virgin America. The normal rate is 200 Membership Rewards to 100 Elevate points.

Until September 30, 200 Membership Rewards transfer to 140 Elevate points.

What are the sweetspots on the Virgin America chart that might make a transfer worthwhile?

While transferring 10 Membership Rewards to 7 Virgin America Elevate points might not sound great, Virgin America has an incredible award chart for flights on its partners.

One of the best things about having a pile of Membership Rewards is these occasional transfer bonuses. (Wouldn’t it be great if Ultimate Rewards offered them?)

The current 40% transfer bonus to Virgin America can be a great deal for people who want to use Elevate points to fly Hawaiian Airlines or Virgin Atlantic.

The best cards to earn Membership Rewards are:

  • The Platinum Card® from American Express (personal) with 40k Membership Rewards after $3,000 in purchases in the first three months.
  • The Platinum Card from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz (personal) with 50k Membership Rewards after $3,000 in purchases in the first three months.
  • American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card (personal) with 25k Membership Rewards after spending $2,000 in the first three months
  • The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN with 25,000 Membership Rewards after spending $5,000 in the first three months

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

Just getting started in the world of points and miles? The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for you to start with.

With a bonus of 60,000 points after $4,000 spend in the first 3 months, 5x points on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal and 3x points on restaurants, streaming services, and online groceries (excluding Target, Walmart, and wholesale clubs), this card truly cannot be beat for getting started!


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