Virgin Flying Club has brought back its partnership with Morrisons supermarkets.
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 varies from person to person.
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 31st March 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 less.
You may find that you see a blank where the points number should be. If you use the ‘Virgin Points calculator’ tool on that page, however, it will show you how many points you earn for a certain level of spend.
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 or outside of the UK.”
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. This offer runs to 7th April but has already hit its registration cap, so if you haven’t already opted in it is now too late.
If you value a Virgin Point at 1p, you are getting a whopping 18% back on your Morrisons spend by combining both offers.
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. The launch of the Virgin Red app has brought a lot of smaller redemptions into the programme, including food and drink from Greggs from 200 points.
PS. I also have a 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. You are at the mercy of Gett’s ‘technology charges’ and minimum fares however so you may want to stick with driver-owned products such as TaxiApp.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (May 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.)