They have in the past offered as many as 500 miles for doing this. I haven’t seen that available for well over a year, though, so I don’t think you have much at risk by taking the 250.
To access this offer, you need to go to the Shops Away page on the Flying Club website and click on ‘Shop Today’. You will need to log in to access ‘Shops Away’. Once in, click on ‘Mile Finder’ in the top menu.
There is no mention of how long it takes for the miles to turn up, but when this was last on promotion they were posting within 48 hours.
‘Shops Away’ is the Virgin equivalent of BA’s Gate 365 online store or the Avios e-store. I wrote about one of their most generous offers – 700 Virgin miles for making any hotel booking at booking.com – in this article.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (December 2023)
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):
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
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