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Virgin offering up to $150,000 in prizes to vaccinated Aussies

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A Virgin Australia plane and Australian currency
Vaccinated Aussies can go in the draw to win up to $150,000 in prizes as airlines push for open travel (Source: Getty)

Virgin Australia has launched a competition for vaccinated Aussies with the chance to win over $150,000 in prizes.

Yesterday, the company recorded over 100,000 entries in a record day and an encouraging sign of the uptick in the vaccination rate.

Prizes for fully vaccinated Australians include Business Class Flights, Lounge memberships, Virgin Australia pyjama sets and 1 million Velocity Frequent Flyer Points for one lucky winner.

“We have experienced the largest number of competition entries on record since the VA-X & Win mega prize draw and advertising campaign commenced… with more than 100,000 fully vaccinated Australians entering,” a Virgin Australia Group spokesperson said.

“The overwhelming response demonstrates loud and clear that Australians are excited by the Virgin Australia and Velocity Frequent Flyer prizes on offer for simply rolling up their sleeves and protecting themselves, their loved-ones, and the country against COVID-19.”

How to enter VA-X & Win prize pool

  1. Receive both doses of a COVID-19 approved vaccine (in consultation with a health practitioner),

  2. Visit virginaustralia.com/vaxandwin,

  3. Enter your name, email address and Velocity Frequent Flyer member number in the entry fields by midnight 31 December 2021.

Other COVID-19 vaccination incentives

Qantas also wants travel to return to normal and is offering $683,600 worth of prizes to make it happen.

The Flying Kangaroo has offered fully vaccinated customers $20 off Qantas and Jetstar flights, extra points and credits, along with the chance to win a year’s worth of flights and accommodation. The scheme was first flagged in May this year.

Telstra set the bar high for other employers by offering a $200 incentive to its 25,000-strong workforce who get fully vaccinated from COVID-19.

In an email circulated to staff on August 16, Telstra chief Andy Penn said the telecommunications giant had an “important nation-building role to play”.

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