We told you yesterday that you will no longer be able to earn Virgin Flying Club points at Waitrose from 26th March.
What I didn’t realise at the time is that the Virgin Atlantic deal with Morrisons supermarkets is also being dropped.
The closing date is a little later. As you can see below, you can earn until 29th March:
How many Virgin Points do I earn in Morrisons?
If you are not yet registered for this scheme, you can still benefit for the next week.
You will earn points in Virgin Flying Club for every £1 you spend in-store at Morrisons.
Full details are here.
You need to log in to see how many Virgin points you will earn. It will vary from person to person. I get:
For purchases under £20, you earn a flat 1 Virgin point per £1
For £20+, you need to log in to your Virgin Flying Club account and check. I am currently earning 8 Virgin points per £1 until 25th March.
This is very generous.
In theory, you cannot earn on:
“Morrison’s cafes, petrol stations, garden centres, pharmacies, cash offices, gift cards, flower world, seasonal stores or on dry cleaning.”
However, since gift card purchases are processed at standard tills, I struggle to see how you will not be awarded the points. One option is to buy some Morrisons gift cards now, as you will earn points, and basically pay in advance for your shopping over the next few months.
This offer is part of the Virgin Atlantic in-store shopping scheme. To sign up, you need to register your credit and debit cards via the link above. Make sure you register your partners (and possibly parents!) cards as well.
It isn’t clear why this offer is being closed, as it is only six weeks since it launched. It is fair to say, of course, that no-one needs any incentive to visit the supermarket at the moment and these schemes are expensive – especially at 8 points per £1.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 2023)
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, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin 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.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into 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.)