If you sign up to become an Elevate (Virgin America’s reward program) member, you will get 500 points, just for joining the Club.
Then you can earn 500 points for every friend you refer that signs up, up to 2,500 points. Referral bonuses are available to current members as well. You can post your referrals in the comments below.
Unlike many other airline rewards programs, Elevate has no blackout dates or restrictions. Members can redeem points for flights starting at 2,500 points, so you can actually get a free flight if you max out your referrals. NYC to Fort Lauderdale maybe?
The amount of points required to redeem for a reward flight is directly tied to the revenue cost of the ticket. There’s no fixed value to Elevate points but you can expect an average value of 2.2 cents per point.
As a basic member (Elevate Red), you earn 5 points per dollar spent on Virgin America flights and their travel partners — instead of points based on distance traveled.