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Has a Tesco Clubcard to Virgin Flying Club conversion bonus secretly launched?

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There may, or may not, be a conversion bonus running from Tesco Clubcard to Virgin Flying Club this quarter.

I received an email offering me a 10% bonus on conversions between 25th October and 14th December.  This would get me 275 Virgin Flying Club miles per £1 of Clubcard vouchers instead of the usual 250.  The BA Avios conversion rate is 240 Avios per £1.

I was also offered 1,000 bonus miles for turning on auto-conversion of Clubcard points to Flying Club.  I generally don’t recommend this as it can mean missing out on future bonuses or good deals from other partners.  It is best to keep your Tesco vouchers intact until you need the miles.

If you look at the Tesco page on the Virgin Atlantic website, however, these is no mention of any bonus.  Weirdly, there are the T&C’s for a competition to win 100,000 miles if you do a conversion to Tesco between 25th October and 30th November – but the competition itself is not mentioned anywhere.  All very odd.

For now I would hold tight and see what emerges.  Remember, too, that Uber is a 1:3 partner with Tesco Clubcard and, unless you value Flying Club miles at more than 1.1p, you are better off taking £3 Uber credit – which is also valid on Uber Eats – than 240 Avios or 250 / 275 Virgin miles.  Note that the Uber credit can only be spent in the UK.

How to earn Virgin Atlantic miles from UK credit cards

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Flying Club miles from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Flying Club miles.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

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