They have in the past offered as many as 500 miles for doing this. I haven’t seen that available for well over a year, though, so I don’t think you have much at risk by taking the 250.
To access this offer, you need to go to the Shops Away page on the Flying Club website and click on ‘Shop Today’. You will need to log in to access ‘Shops Away’. Once in, click on ‘Mile Finder’ in the top menu.
There is no mention of how long it takes for the miles to turn up, but when this was last on promotion they were posting within 48 hours.
‘Shops Away’ is the Virgin equivalent of BA’s Gate 365 online store or the Avios e-store. I wrote about one of their most generous offers – 700 Virgin miles for making any hotel booking at booking.com – in this article.
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