The big news of the day was Virgin America being added as Starwood’s newest transfer partner a solid 1:1 ratio (unlike the American Express Membership Rewards transfer ratio which is 2:1). To celebrate the new partnership, Virgin America is having a contest, along with Starwood, to win a trip to Hawaii and you can earn 250 Virgin America Elevate points just for entering.
You can enter the promotion by filing out the form on MakeYourHawaiiscape.com by May 27, 2016. The prizes for the contest seem pretty solid as well including airfare and hotel for a trip to Oahu or Maui. Everyone who enters the contest gets 250 points.
It took all of 30 seconds to enter (you don’t actually have to fill out a reason why you need a vacation, just select one from the list) and I’m not one to turn down free points. Even if you have no need for Virgin America points, I expect these points to turn into 250 or 500 Alaska miles down the road, depending on the final conversion of Virgin America points to Alaska MileagePlan miles.
P.S. I just got back from a nice 9 night vacation/babymoon to Hawaii which is why I haven’t posted at all in the past weeks. I’m still in the process of catching up so expect a more normal posting schedule to return next week.