Virgin Flying Club has launched two promotions in conjunction with Tesco Clubcard – a competition and a 1,000 miles opt-in bonus.
The competition appears to be a response to this British Airways competition for Tesco converters. Here are the details:
Right now if you convert your Tesco Clubcard points into Flying Club miles between 4 November and 31 December 2013, you could win one of five prizes of 50,000 miles – Bringing your dream trip closer than ever. With this big boost of miles, you can treat yourself to a return Economy flight to the US, Barbados or Cape Town, an upgrade to Premium Economy or Upper Class and more…
You are automatically entered if you convert Tesco points to Virgin during the period. Unlike the BA competition, you only receive one entry per person, however large your conversion.
The second promotion is 1,000 Virgin Flying Club miles if you opt-in to autoconvert your future Tesco Clubcard points to Virgin.
I do not recommend auto-converting your points, to either Virgin or Avios. You would miss out if a conversion bonus came along, or indeed a better Tesco Clubcard offer for a non-travel deal. It is better to keep your Clubcard vouchers in a drawer until you need them, or until a conversion bonus appears.
However, if you have a dormant Clubcard account, you should go for this. In your personal details you can elect to have future Clubcard points sent to Virgin. Even though your Clubcard account is empty, and will remain empty, you will still get the 1,000 miles. I did this myself earlier in the year.
There is minimal small print attached to this:
You must sign up for Auto Opt In between 4 November and 31 December 2013 to qualify for the 1,000 bonus miles. The bonus miles can be earned only once.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (June 2021)
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, one has a bonus of 15,000 Points):
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:
(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.)