Today is a big ‘news in brief’ day as quite a bit piled up last week!
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.
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