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News in brief:

Tesco Clubcard to Virgin Flying Club bonus now running

It turns out that Virgin Flying Club is running a low-key conversion bonus for anyone with Tesco Clubcard vouchers this month.

It isn’t very exciting:

you only get the bonus if you have never converted Clubcard vouchers to Virgin Atlantic before

the bonus is only 10% anyway

You would be getting 2.75 Virgin Flying Club miles for every 1p of Clubcard vouchers converted.

The bonus is not mentioned on the Virgin Tesco page or the Tesco Virgin page!  It is, however, mentioned on the Virgin Flying Club ‘special offers’ page here.  The offer runs until 23rd June.

Virgin Tesco

3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles from Avis

Virgin Flying Club is also running a ‘triple miles’ promotion with Avis at the moment.

The best Virgin car rental offer is usually Hertz (1,000 Flying Club miles per rental) but this one is better if you can make the restrictions work.

You will earn 1,500 Virgin miles for a 3-6 day Avis rental and 3,000 miles for a 7+ day rental.

You must book by 30th June for rentals between 1st July and 31st December.  Only rentals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia qualify.

Full details are on this Avis site.  It isn’t clear if you need to book via that specific page or not.


5,000 Lufthansa miles with a hotel booking

Finally, Lufthansa Miles & More is running another very generous deal to push the new Miles & More Hotels booking website.

If you book a hotel for €100+ before 30th June – for a stay at any date – you will receive at least 5,000 Miles & More miles.   Miles & More miles are a little tricky to earn in the UK, and the opportunity to earn at least £50-worth of miles on a £80 hotel stay is exceptionally attractive.

You only get the bonus once during June but you can get it again if you booked via a similar offer earlier in the year.

You must book via this webpage to see the bonus offer.  These will be treated as third party bookings so you won’t earn any hotel points on top if you pick a branded hotel.

Comments (59)

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  • Idrive says:

    Oh this is a blessing! Was just looking tonreach my target and missing 5k. I tooknthe offer for an amazing price last november but was denied the next promo so if i can jump on this…well…perfect!

    • GEMMA says:

      How do i get this 10% extra please? I have added the miles to my basket but no mention of the 10% extra on Tesco site… many thanks

      • Rob says:

        It will go on automatically when they land at Tesco.

        • GEMMA says:

          Ok, thanks, i will change up and then hope that they appear on my flying club a/c 🙂

  • John says:

    Tesco Clubpoints = Uber rides coming?

    BA would surely have to run some decent promotions to avoid people diverting their redemptions from air to road?

  • ups says:

    “you only get the bonus if you have never converted Clubcard vouchers to Virgin Atlantic before”

    That’s not true, I got the bonus even though I’ve converted many times before.

    • James says:

      I converted mine almost straight after I received them and also got the 10% bonus. Definitely not the first time I’ve converted them.

    • Rob says:

      I just tell you what the rules say ….

  • Randa says:

    I also got the additional 10% despite previous conversions

  • Jonathan says:

    Speaking from experience, Virgin FC are very good at taking away incorrectly awarded points many months down the line. So you have them now, doesn’t mean they’ll still be there in 6 months.

    • Tracy says:

      Totally agree, bought a tv in November, just had the 9000 airmiles deducted from my account last month, having to argue with virgin to get them reinstated.

    • Leo says:

      It’s a constant battle. They have credited me with 7K points over the last month – no reason. They will be whipped away unceremoniously in say 6-12 months. They always get you in the end – but they are slow to do it.

    • Barnaby100 says:

      80,000ish taken over last 2 months linked to past Hilton stays. Totally random it seems.

  • phatbear says:

    I got a 10% bonus when i convereted on the 20th May, and ive converted multiple times through out the years.

  • 2002ad says:

    Is 10% going to be as good as it gets now? When was it last higher than that?

  • Wally1976 says:

    OT – apologies, I have posted this before but really hoping someone can provide some info on transferring a current year ISA into Virgin for the 8000 point bonus. I’m pretty sure people have said they’ve been successful at this in the past but looking at the terms there’s no mention of transfers and the form to do the transfer doesn’t give anywhere to put your flying club number. Maybe I could just attach a covering letter? Any information or advice gratefully received. Thanks.

    • Wally1976 says:

      Also there is nowhere on the transfer form to set up the £100 regular payment which would be required for the 8000 point bonus as the transfer amount is less than £2500. Any ideas?

      • Graeme says:

        Wouldn’t you be better approaching Virgin Money directly with this question for a definitive response – or perhaps you already have…

        • Wally1976 says:

          I have an aversion to calling companies about things like this. Generally they don’t know their own rules and so I trust people’s experiences on here more! But yes, maybe I’ll have to call them…

      • Genghis says:

        I remember you saying that you would like to transfer a “current” ISA. Does that mean an ISA you have paid into in 17/18?

        If so, not sure whether this is allowed (i.e. paying into more than one ISA per year) as you are transferring <£2.5k and therefore have to make at least 6 x £100 monthly payments.

        • Wally1976 says:

          My understanding is that you can transfer a current year ISA (you have to transfer all of it) and continue contributing so long as your total contribution doesn’t exceed the annual cap. However, I probably should have a good read of the ISA rules.

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