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Get 2,000 Clubcard points (4,800 Avios) with Virgin Media packages

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Tesco Clubcard does not mention anywhere that Virgin Media is one of its partners.  I was therefore a little surprised to see that Virgin is currently giving away up to 2,000 Clubcard points (4,800 Avios or 5,000 Virgin Flying Club miles) when you sign up.

The Virgin Media / Clubcard website is here.

All of the relevant packages require you to take TV, broadband and telephone services from Virgin Media.

I live on a Virgin Media-enabled street and I am constantly receiving letters from Virgin with a new deal to persuade me to take them on.  They also offer generous cashback deals on TopCashback and Quidco.  If you are thinking of joining Virgin, I would recommend comparing all of the offers available.  Note that the Clubcard packages include free installation.

This offer only runs for another week, closing on June 30th. 

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

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

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

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

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

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital on Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

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 Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (7)

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  • Lipton says:

    Virgin don’t have sky Atlantic and is generally inferior to sky. It’s a no from me

    • Freebs says:

      Everyone is different – I love Virgin. Excellent customer service, don’t charge for call-outs, bill credit on the rare occasion there’s a service drop-out (I’m always online so always notice) and I now get 50mb broadband.

      I think it depends on what you like to watch or what services you use most as to which provider will be best for you.

      • Chris Sutter says:

        Have to disagree with that – I’ve found their customer service to be nothing short of horrible.

        Not to mention that when I cancelled my service, they “accidentally” added a default to my credit file that took over a year, several letters, innumerable phone calls, two legal threats and an email from my (media organisation) coroprate email address to the CEO’s office to get rid of, all while getting intimidating phone calls and letters from a debt collection agency and being rejected for any cards I tried to apply for.

  • Fenny says:

    I wish I lived in a Virgin cabled street. I don’t generally bother having a TV licence, as the offerings aren’t worth the money. When I do fork out so I can watch the Olympics/World Cup/other major sporting event, the poor reception means I miss 20% of anything I try and view!

  • CV says:

    I called Sky once to ‘cancel’ and was going to join Virgin instead, after a brief pause she told me that Virgin wasn’t available in my street and did I want to change my mind?! No retention offer on that occasion!

  • chris says:

    even buying shopping at face value would get your almost the 2000 points, use a double cc points and its 4000 lol

    the 2000 package is even more silly when compared to the 1500 package at price vs gain, tho cba to list all tho basicly just 30 more channels (no doubt just filler that no one ever will watch)

  • Sam says:

    Am negotiating retention package with Virgin at the mo, will see if anyway to incorporate Clubcard Points. Some excellent Virgin offers around, so dubious this will offer best value.

    I think like all else, YMMV with broadband packages – but have found Virgin far superior for broadband speed, and cheaper than SKY, and like KLM & Ryanair (similar customer service!) refuse to give BT a penny of my money. Should also comment on the excellence of Netflix you can get with Virgin, certainly stopped us paying for anything more than the basic TV package.. (although, what to watch now Breaking Bad has finished…).

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