News in brief:
50% bonus Virgin Flying Club miles on your next train booking
Virgin Trains is running a special promotion when you buy tickets on Virgin West Coast or Virgin East Coast.
On your first booking between 9th November and 6th December, you will receive 3 Flying Club miles per £1 spent instead of the usual 2 miles for purchases of Advance tickets.
You need to book on the official Virgin West Coast or Virgin East Coast websites.
It is not clear if you can earn the bonus twice (once for your first East Coast booking and once for your first West Coast booking) or if they track across both companies.
If you don’t collect Flying Club miles, you can also collect 2 Nectar points per £1 spent on either of the Virgin Trains sites.
10% – 25% saving when you buy Starwood points
At the top end, 20,000 points will now cost you $525 (£345). These can be converted in 25,000 airline miles in the majority of programmes. The price per mile works out at 1.4p, which is certainly not a bargain but less than a lot of airlines charge for buying their miles directly.
It is especially handy if you have a Miles & More account as it is no longer possible to purchase M&M miles.
Free trial of Tesco Delivery Saver still running
I wrote last month about a one-month free trial offer that Tesco was running for Delivery Saver. I noticed yesterday that the deal is still running which could be handy in the run up to Christmas.
This allows you to receive your online grocery deliveries free of charge (minimum spend £40). You also get all of your Tesco Direct orders delivered for free via their ‘next day delivery’ service (minimum spend £10) and free delivery on Tesco Wine and F&F orders.
You can sign up via this link. You need to make a note in your diary to cancel after the one month trial is up, otherwise you will begin to be charged the standard fee of £3 to £6 per month.