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Bits: Tesco Lego deal back, triple Etihad miles with Hertz, Virgin Atlantic sale

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News in brief:

Tesco brings back its Lego deal

Tesco has brought back – but just until Monday – its Clubcard deal on Lego.

If you spend over £60 on any of the sets featured on this page, you will receive 1,000 bonus Clubcard points.  That is worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles.

Spend over £30 and you receive 500 points (this offer does not show on the main promo website but it does show when you click through to a Lego product).  Tesco pricing on Lego seems pretty keen so, combined with the bonus, you could do OK here.  The participating products are here.

Tesco Lego

TRIPLE Etihad Guest miles with Hertz

Etihad Guest is offering triple miles and a 20% discount with Hertz for rentals of 7 days or more booked before the end of April. These must be for pick-up dates between 1 May and 31 August.

You earn between 550 and 825 Etihad Guest miles per rental, based on your Etihad status. That would mean 1,650 to 2,475 miles when tripled. Full details on the Etihad website.

Virgin Atlantic 747

Virgin Atlantic launches 4-day Easter sale

Finally, Virgin Atlantic has launched an Easter Weekend sale which runs until Monday.  Flights in all classes, to all destinations are included and many routes can be booked until the end of the year.

The pricing is not very aggressive – there is nothing in Upper Class to North America for under £2,000 for example – but if you have travel plans to a destination served by Virgin it is worth checking the price.  Details are here.


How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (June 2022)

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 Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 Read our full review

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 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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 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.)

Comments (15)

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  • Dominic says:

    Let’s hope we won’t have the same problems with Virgin as they did in Manchester with the plane shown in the photo after their ‘foam party’!!

  • Frankie says:

    If you return the Lego because you change your mind do Tesco automatically take back the bonus points?

  • Danksy says:

    Off topic, but I had my 5x10k MR post today for my platinum card !:D

  • What's the Point says:

    I have had 1 x 10,000 points post today. The other 4 cards were applied for at a later date, so hopefully should see those points next month.

  • Matthew says:

    No points for me yet – I applied end Jan.

  • Danksy says:

    Mine weren’t activated either! When I contacted them they said up to 12 weeks

  • Simon says:

    My 50k took 3 weeks but my wife’s took 12 weeks. That was one of the best points hauls ever posted on here. Thanks again Raffles.

  • pauldb says:

    I’m staying at the Mercure Heathrow / Comfort Inn you mentioned few weeks ago. £38 via otel.com. The outside, lobby/bar and rooms have all been redone; corridors and bathrooms are basic though. Accor Plat got us a larger room (at most +20%) and 2 free drinks. Parking £7-10 overnight. Other than the Sofitel and Hiltons it’s probably as good as anyway for a short night, so it’s a great bargain and I hope to book again. Thanks for the tip-off!

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