News in brief:
Gate 365 / Avios e-store shopping bonuses
If you are starting your Christmas shopping, the British Airways Executive Club ‘Gate 365’ shopping portal has some special deals if you click through its links before purchasing. These offers are scheduled to launch today.
- John Lewis (started last week) – 3 Avios per £1 (this was incorrectly listed as 12 earlier, sorry!)
- House of Fraser – 8 Avios per £1
- Currys – 4 Avios per £1
- Selfridges – 16 Avios per £1
These deals run until 6th December.
Bonus Virgin Flying Club miles with Moneycorp
If you are travelling out of Gatwick soon, Moneycorp is offering triple miles (3 Flying Club miles per £1) if you buy foreign currency from them.
I would strongly recommend against this if you have not pre-ordered as you will receive a terrible rate if you just walk up to the desk. However, this deal is available on ‘Reserve and Collect’ as long as you exchange £500 or more.
You should compare rates with other companies, of course, but Moneycorp online rates are generally competitive and the 3 miles per £1 could swing it in their direction.
If you are willing to pre-order currency for home delivery, you can also get this same deal. You do not need to be flying with Virgin Atlantic in order to take advantage.
Full details of the offer can be found here. It runs until 10th January.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (November 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):
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 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 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.)