Most of the supermarket chains, plus Ocado, offer incentives to encourage you to make your first online grocery order. What is very rare is to offer you an incentive for FUTURE online orders.
Sainsbury’s is the only supermarket chain to pay incentives to everyone on their online grocery order, week in and week out.
The snag is that most reward sites are blocked by Sainsbury’s from offering this to their members. The only one that has slipped through the net is the Virgin Atlantic online shopping portal.
You will earn 80 Virgin Flying Club miles for every Sainsbury’s online grocery order which starts with a click-through from this page of the Virgin Atlantic online shopping site.
There does not appear to be any minimum spend.
80 Virgin Flying Club miles is not a massive return, of course. On the other hand, it isn’t much bother to bookmark that page of the Virgin Atlantic site and start your weekly online shop by clicking through from there.
If you don’t already collect Flying Club miles then I wouldn’t open an account just to take advantage of this. Without a short haul network, Virgin doesn’t have much in the way of low value rewards. If you do have an account, however, this is an easy way to keep topping it up.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (August 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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
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