Both Avios and Virgin Flying Club have now emailed me with their ‘promotions’ to persuade you to convert your new batch of Tesco Clubcard vouchers.
Neither should tempt you.
Here is the Avios (avios.com to be precise) version:
Competition to win 50,000 Avios
Ten prizes available
One entry for every £5 of vouchers you transfer
Deadline for transfers is 14th June
This offer is not yet showing on the Avios page on the Tesco website but I doubt it is targeted. Historically it has taken Tesco a few days to catch up.
Whilst this is certainly not an offer to justify a conversion in itself, if you were planning to convert to Tesco then you might as well do it via avios.com and not British Airways Executive Club. You need to be in it to win it, after all …. You can move your Avios back and forth afterwards via ‘Combine My Avios’.
Virgin Flying Club
Meanwhile Virgin Flying Club has launched something similar.
Competition to win 100,000 miles plus a ‘Guest List’ experience on your next flight (see this article to learn about Guest List)
Eight runner-up prizes of 50,000 miles
No minimum conversion amount
Deadline for transfers is 6th June
Virgin is also offering 1,000 miles for selecting ‘auto conversion’ for your future Tesco statements. If you have a dormant Tesco Clubcard account, you can get an easy 1,000 Virgin miles here. Go into your personal details and tell Tesco to auto-convert future points (which you won’t be earning, as the card is dormant!) to Virgin. You will receive the 1,000 miles OK – I have done this in the past.
Selecting auto conversion will also enter you into the competition above.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (February 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 15,000 Virgin Points):
Virgin Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.
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.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 40,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 40,000 Virgin Points.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into 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.)