Virgin Flying Club has brought back its favourite Tesco Clubcard offer – a 1,000 miles opt-in bonus for switching on auto-convert.
I do not recommend auto-converting your Clubcard points, to either Virgin or Avios. You would miss out if a conversion bonus came along, or indeed a better Tesco Clubcard offer for a non-travel deal. It is better to keep your Clubcard vouchers in a drawer until you need them, or until a conversion bonus appears.
However, if you have a dormant Clubcard account, or one which only accrues a handful of points per quarter, you should go for this. In your personal details you can elect to have future Clubcard points sent to Virgin.
Even though your Clubcard account is empty, or virtually empty, you will still get the 1,000 Flying Club miles. Once they turn up, you can switch off auto-convert if you wish.
There is minimal small print attached to this:
You must sign up for Auto Convert between 1st Aug – 13th September 2019 to qualify for the 1,000 bonus miles. The bonus miles can only be collected once.
You can see full details on the Virgin Flying Club / Tesco Clubcard page here.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (August 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 15,000 Points):
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:
(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.)