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How I got 1,000 free Virgin Atlantic miles from Tesco Clubcard

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Let me start by saying that this offer is no longer available.  However, I wanted to post this result as a data-point in case the offer comes along again in the future.

Between January and March, Tesco Clubcard was offering a 50% bonus on transfers of points to Virgin Flying Club, as I posted here.  Alongside that, Virgin was offering 1,000 Virgin miles if you agreed to auto-convert your future Tesco Clubcard points to Virgin Flying Club miles.

I have a few old Tesco Clubcard accounts which I no longer use, dating back to a time when in-store bonus promotions were more common and I used to spread purchases amongst different cards to keep under the radar.

I took one of these old Clubcard accounts – which has not earned a single point for 2-3 years – and set it up to convert future points (of which there will be none!) to Virgin miles.

Last week, 1000 Virgin Flying Club miles turned up in my account!  The transaction was dated 22 March although the miles did not show until 5/6 April.

So, if this offer turns up again (and this was the second time I have seen it), dig out an unused or dormant Clubcard and set it up to autoconvert.  You will get a few Virgin Atlantic miles out of it.


How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (June 2024)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 18,000 Virgin Points and the free card has a bonus of 3,000 Virgin Points):

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

18,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

3,000 bonus points, no fee and 1 point for every £1 you spend Read our full review

You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 40,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 40,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Points

(Want to earn more Virgin Points?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

Comments (6)

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  • Nick Burch says:

    Is your additional clubcard registered in your name and at your address? Or some varient?

    • john says:

      Unless you have multiple Virgin accounts you can only do this once… of course if you never want to convert virgin miles anyway, it’s safer with a dormant clubcard account… but you can just turn off the autoconvert after the miles post, which is what I did.

      • Nick says:

        I received my 1000 VA miles 2 weeks ago. And that’s the second time I’ve done it.

    • Rob says:

      Same name, same address.

  • AndyGWP says:

    So in theory, I could set up ‘another’ clubcard now, and pop a couple of points on it in anticipation? 🙂

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