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Stacks of prizes up for jabs: Major airline offering chance for vaccinated Aussies to win millions



Virgin Australia’s VA-X & Win competition will see one lucky Australian become a Velocity Frequent Flyer Points millionaire

Virgin Australia’s VA-X & Win competition will see one lucky Australian become a millionaire. The move comes in a bid to increase the number of Aussies vaccinated against covid-19.

“The major announcement will see the airline group open a competition to residents of Australia once all adults are eligible for vaccination,” says Virgin.

The airline is offering millions of Velocity Frequent Flyer Points and dozens of free Business Class flights to vaccinated Aussies.

How to enter the VA-X & Win competition

Virgin will launch the competition and announce more prizes later this year.

The competition will open to all residents of Australia once the government expands vaccination eligibility to all adults. Until then, Virgin is allowing potential applicants to register their interest.

Encouraging Aussies to get the jab

A Virgin Australia Group spokesperson said the airline has a responsibility to encourage Australians to get the jab.

“For simply rolling-up your sleeve and getting a COVID-19 vaccination, you could walk away with a share in tens of thousands of dollars of Virgin Australia and Velocity Frequent Flyer prizes,” they said.

Supporting vaccination for airline team members

A recent Virgin Australia study found that 65 per cent of front-line team members were either vaccinated or registered to get the jab. This includes cabin crew, pilots and airport workers.

Additionally, the airline will also expand VA-X & Win to include a separate competition for vaccinated team members. Prizes include additional annual leave, Lounge memberships and free Business Class flights.

The airline is also making it easy for team members to attend vaccination appointments, today announcing it will provide flexible working arrangements where possible for employees to receive both injections.

“We’re also proud so many members of our team are already vaccinated. As an industry that’s been severely affected by COVID-19 it makes sense to reward and encourage our colleagues.”

Virgin Australia spokesperson.

Natasha is an Associate Producer at ticker NEWS with a Bachelor of arts from Monash University. She has previously worked at Sky News Australia and Monash University as an Online Content Producer.

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