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Bits: 10% Tesco bonus to Virgin, 20% off CityJet, Bink / Curve double pizza bonus!

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News in brief:

10% bonus on Virgin Atlantic transfers from Tesco Clubcard

Virgin Atlantic has launched a 10% bonus on transfers of Tesco Clubcard points to Flying Club miles.

However … this is only valid if you have never transferred to Virgin before.  This makes it relatively useless for most Head for Points readers.

A 10% bonus doesn’t make a bad deal into a good deal or a good deal into a great deal so I won’t go into a major analysis of the pros and cons of Flying Club.  If it isn’t something you’ve considered before, a 10% bonus shouldn’t change your mind.

The deadline for converting your vouchers is 15th March.  Full details can be found on the Virgin / Tesco page here.


20% off CityJet flights

CityJet is offering 20% off base fares on its routes from London City.  This includes routes such as Amsterdam, Antwerp, Avignon, Dublin, Florence, Nantes, Rotterdam and Toulon.

You need to book on the CityJet site here by 5th February (EDIT: originally said 17th February in error) for travel by 28th October.

You must use promo code INSPIRE at the time of booking.  Remember that, unless your fare is very expensive, a 20% discount off the base fare will be nothing like 20% off the total fare due to the taxes element being fixed.

The CityJet website is here.  Our review of CityJet’s service to Amsterdam is here.


Bink / Curve / PizzaExpress bonus

Bink, the loyalty card management app which we discussed here, lets you earn 3 to 6 Avios for every £1 you spend at PizzaExpress when you pay with a credit card registered with Bink.

Regular readers will also know that Curve Rewards, the cashback scheme linked to the Curve payment card, offers you 1.5% back on your PizzaExpress spending.

Thanks to a bit of reader testing, I can report that it seems you can get BOTH of these bonuses on the same transaction!

Link your Curve Card to Bink and then pay with Curve at Pizza Express.  You will receive 3-6 Avios per £1, depending on the day of the week, for your pizza spending and a further 1.5% back in cashback loaded to your Curve Rewards accont.  Which is handy.

If you don’t have a Curve Card, you can find out more in this article.  Curve will pay you £5 for trying it out – and the card is free.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

Comments (84)

  • Sarah Gregory says:

    I did the 10% bonus virgin miles on conversion of Tesco vouchers last time, November 2016, and I still haven’t got the bonus added only the base miles added. Anybody else?

    • Rob says:

      There was an issue here. This offer was on the Red app but only for first time transfers IIRC. When it was put on the main site I’m not sure if they meant to also make it ‘first time only’ but forgot to add it?

      • TGLoyalty says:

        They did. Unfortunately I didn’t take a screenshot of the T&C’s so can’t claim my 10%. Lesson for future offers like this

    • Sarah Gregory says:

      That’s a bit unfair, I might not of changed any if I’d known this 🙁

  • Colm says:

    Quick correction on the Cityjet sale: the email I got says

    “book now until the 5th of February for travel from February 17th to October 28th 2017.”

    …so tonight is the last chance on this one.

    • Rob says:

      Someone else flagged this but I had cunningly managed to delete my email and could not check. Apologies.