Virgin Atlantic is NOT offering a transfer bonus this quarter to anyone who is thinking of converting their Tesco Clubcard points to Virgin Flying Club miles.
Instead, Virgin is running a competition.
Each time you convert Clubcard points to Virgin Flying Club before 30th September you will receive one entry in a prize draw. There is one prize of 50,000 Flying Club miles.
You will receive 250 miles for every £1 of Tesco Clubcard vouchers you convert.
The rules are a bit odd. You can have as many entries as you want and there is no minimum spend required for it to count as an entry. This means that you should, to maximise your chance of winning, convert each Tesco Clubcard voucher separately as long as each is for the minimum conversion amount of £2.50.
There is also a bonus of 1,000 Virgin miles for anyone who sets their Tesco Clubcard account to auto-convert future vouchers directly into Flying Club.
I do not recommend this, because it makes more sense to keep control over your vouchers and only redeem them when you need to book a flight. This means that you won’t miss a future conversion bonus or a good deal from another Clubcard partner.
However …. you can turn on auto-convert and then, as long as the 1,000 miles arrive in time, turn it off before the next Clubcard mailing. There is also no risk in turning it on if you don’t expect to have a lot of Clubcard points this quarter.
Instructions on how to set up auto-convert, as well as full details on the competition, can be found on the Clubcard page of the Virgin Atlantic website here.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (May 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, one has a bonus of 30,000 points until 6th June 2022):
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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Virgin Points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
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