Waitrose will no longer give you Virgin Flying Club miles from 26th March

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In a bit of a blow for our household, Waitrose will no longer be awarding Virgin Flying Club miles from 26th March.

Here is a screenshot to confirm it:

Waitrose stopping Virgin Flying Club miles

….. although no-one seems to have received an email about it.

This is not necessarily anything to do with coronavirus and/or the financial difficulties at Virgin Atlantic and indeed at Waitrose’s parent company John Lewis.

It may be to do with the relaunch of Virgin Red and the new Virgin-wide loyalty programme.  This was always due to happen at the end of March 2020 but I am guessing it is delayed.

It may also be to do with the recent launch of Morrisons as a Virgin in-store partner.

If you can still get down to your local Waitrose before 26th March, you could buy some Waitrose gift cards.  These would trigger the miles and you would be able to spend the vouchers over the next few months.  Waitrose gift cards are also valid in John Lewis.

The Waitrose earning rate is targeted and varies from account to account but you should get at least 1 Virgin Flying Club mile per £1 spent and potentially as much as 3 miles per £1.

Waitrose Virgin Flying Club miles

This offer is part of the Virgin Atlantic in-store shopping scheme.  To sign up, you need to visit this page of the Virgin website and register your credit cards.

Thanks to James for this.

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.

You should also take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons to get the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard credit card.

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  1. Lady London says:

    Email from John Lewis they are closing all shops as from Monday evening 23rd

    They say employees will be moving over to Waitrose where they are extending hours etc.

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