Virgin Flying Club has brought back its partnership with Morrisons supermarkets, which was suspended at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
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. The earning rate will vary from person to person. I get:
For purchases under £30, you earn a flat 0.5 Virgin Points per £1
For £30+, you need to log in to your Virgin Flying Club account and check. Until 2nd December I am earning 8 Virgin Points per £1. See here (click to enlarge):
This is very generous. It doesn’t go beyond 8 points per £1. Some people seem to have been offered 6 points, whilst others only have the base 0.5 points per £1 irrespective of spending.
In theory, you cannot earn on:
“Cash Back, Tobacco, Fireworks, Saver Stamps, Postage Stamps, Gift Vouchers, Gift Cards, Infant formula/milk, Lottery Online Game, Instant Tickets, ‘Top-up’ Mobile Phone Cards, E Top-up, Photo Printing, Prescription Medicines or on transactions made within the Café, Dry Cleaning, Petrol Stations, Garden Centres and Pharmacy”
However, since gift card purchases are processed at standard tills, you may get the points.
This offer will double up with the current ‘10% back on a £30+ Morrisons’ spend cashback offer currently showing on many American Express cards:
If you value a Virgin Point at 1p, you are getting a whopping 18% back on your Morrisons spend.
If you don’t collect Virgin Points …..
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 cards as well if they are also likely to visit Morrisons.
If you don’t already have a Virgin Flying Club account, you may want to sign up purely to take advantage of this deal. At the very worse, you can redeem 12,500 Points for a £50 voucher valid at many Virgin Group companies or for Theatre Tokens. It is also worth remembering that you can transfer Virgin Points into Hilton Honors points (at 2:3) and IHG Rewards Club points (at 1:1) with a minimum transfer of 10,000 miles.
There are also some exciting new reward partners coming soon – announcement on the way.
PS. I also have a very generous offer of 8 Virgin Points per £1 spent on taxis booked via the Gett app. This is only valid when paying with a Visa or Mastercard.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 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.
(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.)