Bits: Aer Lingus / Supervalu NYC competition, My Lounge Gatwick South access, 2000 Virgin miles with Sixt

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News in brief:

AerClub / Supervalu promotion

Aer Lingus AerClub has launched a new promotion with the SuperValu supermarket chain.

If you convert your SuperValu Money Back vouchers or Real Rewards points into Avios by 31st December 2018, you will be entered into a draw to win a family flight to New York.  Full details are on the SuperValu website here.

As a reminder, AerClub members can convert Real Rewards points to Avios at a rate of 1 Real Rewards point to 1 Avios (minimum conversion of 50 points) or convert Money Back vouchers to Avios at a rate of €2.50 voucher to 250 Avios.

Your ‘family’ flight is limited to four people, will be in Economy and is ‘subject to availability’.  Unfortunately the T&Cs state that it is likely to be difficult to obtain seats for your ‘family flight’ during school holidays …..

Readers in Ireland will know that Supervalu regularly runs transfer bonuses into Avios.  This competition is instead of a transfer bonus so you may prefer to sit on your points or vouchers until another transfer bonus comes along.

An update on My Lounge Gatwick South

Last week the new My Lounge in London Gatwick’s South Terminal opened.

Some HFP readers were being turned away with Priority Pass and Lounge Club cards despite the website clearly saying that these are accepted.  The website has now been clarified, and states that the only card accepted for access is DragonPass.

I get a feeling that this is due to the imminent opening of the new Club Aspire lounge in Gatwick South.  Club Aspire lounges are 50% owned by the group behind Priority Pass and it seems that they are keen to boost revenue by restricting Priority Pass use at other lounges.

The same thing has happened at Heathrow Terminal 5, where there is a Club Aspire lounge and where the Plaza Premium lounge is also not part of Priority Pass or Lounge Club.

It is not all bad news for Priority Pass and Lounge Club cardholders.  Norwegian has announced that it will be using My Lounge for its Premium customers at Gatwick, which will take some pressure off the existing No 1 Lounge – which is accessible with Priority Pass and Lounge Club – which Norwegian had been using.

Details of My Lounge Gatwick South are on the No 1 Lounges site here.

Sixt Virgin Atlantic 2000 miles offer

Earn 2,000 Virgin Atlantic miles with a Sixt car rental

Virgin Atlantic has just launched a good car rental deal with Sixt.

You will earn a flat 2,000 Flying Club miles for a 3+-day rental in the UK, Europe and USA.

You must book by 31st December and complete your rental by 31st January.

Full details can be found on the Virgin Atlantic section of the Sixt website.  All bookings must be made via that page.

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.

(Want to earn more Virgin Flying Club miles?  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.)

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  1. Got to be £50 or £60 I’d guess.

  2. Simon Schus says:

    You might already have spotted this… however, I just had a few AMEX Travel offers come up on some cards! I’ll be using these!

    Amex Platinum Charge Card (including supplementary)
    Spend £600 or more, get £200 back: American Express Travel
    Save to Card to get a £200 statement credit on eligible spend of £600+ online at American Express Travel by 28/2/2019. Valid once per Card for the first 14,000 Cardmembers to save. Terms, location & payment restrictions apply.

    Amex Nectar
    Amex Spend £200 or more, get £50 back
    Save to Card to get a £50 statement credit on eligible spend of £200+ online at American Express Travel by 28/2/2019. Valid once per Card for the first 40,000 Cardmembers to save. Terms, location & payment restrictions apply.

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