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Wake up, VA-X & WIN! Virgin hits record 100,000+ competition entries overnight

Virgin Australia has announced that it had a massive 100,000+ entries overnight for its new VA-X & Win competition, launched on Wednesday to reward COVID-19 vaccinated Australians.

Virgin Australia has announced that it had a massive 100,000+ entries overnight for its new VA-X & Win competition, launched on Wednesday to reward COVID-19 vaccinated Australians.

Virgin Australia has reported its largest competition entry day on record following the opening of the airline’s VA-X & Win COVID-19 vaccination jackpot on Wednesday.

A record of more than 100,000 entries was received to 12.15 pm on Thursday 2 September with COVID-19 vaccinated Australians entering to win from a prize pool valued at more than $150,000.

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

The airline said the record-breaking entries demonstrate the willingness for vaccinated Australians to be rewarded for rolling up their sleeves and getting the jab.

A Virgin Australia 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 sleeve and protecting themselves, their loved ones, and the country against COVID-19.

“It’s a special day for Virgin Australia and we hope that many more Australians do their part to get fully vaccinated so they can enter the VA-X & Win competition before it closes on 31 December.”

If you’re fully vaccinated and want to get involved, here’s how to enter VA-X & Win in three easy steps:

  • Receive both doses of a COVID-19 approved vaccine (in consultation with a health practitioner);
  • Visit virginaustralia.com/vaxandwin; and
  • Enter your name, email address and Velocity Frequent Flyer member number in the entry fields by midnight 31 December 2021.

Virgin Australia has also opened a promotion for vaccinated employees who get the jab before 15 November 2021.

Incentives include a holiday to Hamilton Island, additional annual leave, Business Class flights and Lounge memberships.

“We all have a role to play in ensuring our country is safe and we can return to our basic freedoms and all the jobs and prosperity that come with that,” said Jayne Hrdlicka, Virgin Australia Group CEO and Managing Director.

For more information, and to enter VA-X & Win, visit: virginaustralia.com/vaxandwin.