Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

An even better Laithwaites wine deal, with 3000 Virgin Flying Club miles

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

Last week I wrote about an attractive wine deal that British Airways Executive Club was running in conjunction with Laithwaites.

Basically, for £51 you would receive 12 bottles of wine, 1000 Avios points, free delivery and a pair of Dartington Crystal wine flutes.  Not bad.

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has not taking this lying down, however!

Virgin Wines

It has launched its own Laithwaites / Virgin Wines deal, which is even better in my view:

You pay £59.88 for a 12-bottle case of wine (plus £8 postage)

You can choose from a white, red or mixed case

You will receive two Dartington Crystal wine flutes

You will receive 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles!

As with the British Airways offer, you will be forced into joining the Virgin Wines Discovery Club.  This means that you will be sent cases of wine at regular intervals in the future, unless you cancel.  Read the small print carefully.

All in all, though, this is a pretty decent deal.  If you value the Virgin miles at a penny each, you are paying peanuts for the wine and the glasses.

Full details can be found here.

(Want to earn more Virgin Flying Club miles? Click here to see recent articles on Virgin Atlantic, Little Red and Flying Club, and click here for the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

Comments (6)

  • Owain says:

    Are you sure it’s a Laithwaites deal? I can’t see a mention of Laithwaites, which would be a good thing, as I understand that Laithwaites will only pay out one Avios/points reward per customer lifetime across all their schemes.

    • Rob says:

      It is complicated. Laithwaites is in the process of selling Virgin Wines. The deal was announced a couple of weeks ago, but my experience of these things is that it will not legally complete for a couple of months. I reckon you’ll be OK.

  • thomas says:

    Virgin Wines initial 3000 miles is ok, 750 miles thereafter ….But, they do contact you. A Lot ! Phone calls, Emails, all too best buddy like …
    Decline a standing order and they call to ask if they can assist.
    Look through their site to see what’s around, don’t make an order, and they call to see if there was a problem !
    Thinking of simply saying I have gone teetotal just to cut them off..

  • danksy says:

    lol @ Thomas 😀

  • republik says:

    They never seem to credit the 3000 miles. I have done this offer before and recommended it to three other people and none of us have received the miles. I even sent a letter to Virgin and still not credited.