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Earn Virgin Atlantic miles with EVERY Sainsbury’s online grocery shop

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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.

Sainsburys store

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.

HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2021)

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, one has a bonus of 15,000 Points):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review

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:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

Until 2nd November 2021, there is a special offer on The Platinum Card from American Express.

You will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points which converts into 60,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn 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.)

Comments (6)

  • Wally1976 says:

    Yay, that was me who mentioned this in the comments; my first ever uselessness on HfP 🙂

    • Wally1976 says:

      Oops that was meant to say “usefulness”. Got too excited there!

      • Alan says:

        Haha good work (and entertaining typo in your initial comment 😀 )

  • Alid says:

    Useful tip- thanks.

    Always been annoyed not to be able to get something back from regular online groceries shopping.

    • Mark LLL says:

      I know what you mean, nectar points are not really something.

      • Peter K says:

        Too right. 0.5p per £ rebate you can only cash out in £2.50 chunks basically is nothing.

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