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Good Enterprise car rental and Virgin Flying Club promotion launched

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Enterprise has launched a new promotion with Virgin Flying Club.

The standard earning rate with Enterprise car rentals is 100 Flying Club miles per day.  At present, this is quintupled.

You will receive 500 Flying Club miles per day, up to a maximum of 6,000 miles per rental.  If you need a car for a long period, perhaps over Easter, you could do very nicely here.

There isn’t much small print:

Book by 31st March

Complete your rental by 31st May

Valid across UK, Europe and North America

It is worth noting that ALL car sizes are included.  A lot of car rental deals we cover require you to book a Group C estate car or above, whereas Enterprise is happy to give you the bonus on smaller Group A and Group B cars too.

Full details are here on the dedicated Virgin Flying Club / Enterprise website.


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 30,000 Points until 15th October 2021):

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

30,000 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 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 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 (28)

  • Alex W says:

    Worrying news about the Virgin/Tesco competition. I sincerely hope this does not mean the end of guaranteed 20% transfer bonuses every year.

    • Alan says:

      Yeah I was hoping for a bonus, have maxed out Uber credit and bought RAC so was fancying transferring some to VS at a bonus!

  • TripRep says:

    Excellent news on the Enterprise car hire, assuming it works for existing bookings as long as they get your VS FC id before you pick up the car?

  • Combatjohnny says:

    Is the best use of tesco vouchers still Hotels.com/uber vouchers?

    • Rob says:

      If you use Uber anyway then yes, because it is a ‘clean’ 3x.

      Hotels.com does not give reward night credits using Tesco so you are losing 10% that way, which makes it more like 2.7x face value.

      • Shoestring says:

        People always forget the potentiality of Tesco Clubcard points—>Avios/ Virgin miles vs TCC—>Uber/ Ubereats.

        Uber £££s can only ever be worth face value of the Uber credit. Whereas airline points can often get you a flight worth far in excess of face value of those points.

        Let’s say you have a personal rule that you’ll never redeem airline points which save you less that 1.2p/ point – otherwise your rule says you’ll pay cash instead. Hey presto – your airline point is always worth more than 1.2p/ point.

        • JPa says:

          However not always easy to out do 1p per point especially on virgin (or if using economy long haul out of the UK). They can charge more in fees (+points), then they have reduced the cash price to. There seems to be a lot of cheap economy tickets to the US around in the at the moment.

        • Mark says:

          The best approach is to keep the points in their source form so far as possible, i.e. Tesco Clubcard in this case. Don’t forget that Tesco credits change from vouchers back as new points, so if you don’t immediately want to use your expiring vouchers in full simply grab the minimum in Uber/Avios/Flying Club Miles etc. from each voucher to top up your account, and you then have another two years to use the balance of each one.

        • Sussex Bantam says:

          “Potentiality” ?!?

        • Shoestring says:

          latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness.
          “the technology is still relatively not well known, in spite of its great potentiality”

        • Genghis says:

          It’s replacement cost that you need to consider in this thinking, not what you would sell them for.

          Assuming you would pay cash for for Uber, then taking avios costs 1.25p per point (3/2.4). This should then be compared to the replacement cost of the avios (i.e. circa 1p in the seemingly ongoing promos). In which case, use Tesco vouchers for Uber and buy your avios for 1p (you can then use them for whatever you would then use them for at a price you’re happy with; hopefully more than 1p).

        • Sussex Bantam says:

          Surely it just has “potential” rather than “potentiality” ?

        • Alex says:

          Mark, this tip is revolutionary – thank you! I had 2x £15 vouchers expiring at the end of Feb, just spent £2.50 on each voucher to convert to BAEC, and £25 added onto my next statement 😀

        • Chrisasaurus says:

          Well that only.holds true if your supply of airline points doesn’t exceed the rate at which you can redeem them at 1.2p

          Otherwise your valuation will need a future adjustment…

  • Marcel says:

    What’s the favoured way of accruing clubcard points these days? Mine seem to have dried up since the close of Tesco Direct and with the lower CC earning rate. Just wondered if I am missing an obvious trick…

  • GRIMZ says:

    Any recommendations on best use of 40k nectar points?

  • Bazza says:

    How long does uber credit last?

    • Rob says:

      Possibly forever once the code is added to your account. The code itself expires if not added to your credit.

    • Nick M says:

      And a couple of follow up questions – is Uber/ Uber Eats a shared wallet? How quickly do the Tesco vouchers take to be applied? (We don’t have any Uber or Uber Eats options locally, but are sometimes in places where it’d be handy to have some credit – but don’t want to keep a balance “just in case”)

      • Rob says:

        Shared wallet. Tesco voucher will arrive within 10 minutes and credits instantly when added to the Uber app.

      • Alan says:

        Just remember the Uber credit you get is only (sadly) usable in the UK

  • Alex says:

    If transferring TCC –> Virgin FC, does the names TCC holder have to have to have a FC account in their name? i.e. can I transfer from my wife’s TCC account to my FC account? Thanks!

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