Virgin Flying Club is currently offering double miles (2 miles per £1) when you exchange your foreign currency at Amex Currency Exchange at Heathrow, Edinburgh or Birmingham. You can also get double miles at Gatwick at Moneycorp.
You can read full details of the offer here. It ends on May 31st.
This offer is particular interesting when you remember that Amex Currency Exchange charges Amex-issued credit and charge cards as a purchase.
This means that – if you use a Platinum, Gold, Green, BA, Nectar, SPG, Costco etc Amex card to pre-order your currency – you will earn miles or points on your American Express card. It will also count as spending towards any sign-up bonus you are working towards.
(Unfortunately, this does NOT work with MBNA or Lloyds-issued American Express cards.)
If you are flying through Heathrow, you can actually triple dip:
Earn 1 Avios per £1 or 2 Flying Club miles per £1 when you pre-order via Amex Currency Exchange
Earn 1 BAA WorldPoint for every £10 you exchange (show your card at collection, but they never post so keep your receipt and email or post it to WorldPoints)
Earn miles or points on the Amex card you use to pay
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (November 2020)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
As well as the two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (see here, one has a bonus of 15,000 Points), you can also earn from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.
(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.)