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It’s back (for some): earn Virgin Points in-store at Morrisons supermarkets

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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.

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You need to log in to see how many Virgin Points you will earn.  The earning rate varies from person to person and you may see nothing at all.

For me:

For purchases under £30, I earn a flat 0.5 Virgin Points per £1

For £30+, I am earning 8 Virgin Points per £1

These rates are only guaranteed until 15th September and may drop to zero after that.

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 Morrisons cashback offer currently showing on many American Express and MBNA cards.  It may also be available on other credit card cashback reward schemes.

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 (register here) has brought a lot of smaller redemptions into the programme, including food and drink from Greggs from 200 Virgin 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 may or may not have an Amex cashback deal for Gett which is better than this.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (February 2024)

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):

Virgin Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 40,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 40,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn 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.)

Comments (83)

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  • Memesweeper says:

    I challenged a decline from Virgin following a large Morrison’s shop and was asked to produce the receipts showing no gift cards, fireworks etc. Consider it a substantial and lucky bonus if your miles are awarded.

  • Andrew says:

    Note also with Gett: showing 15% off for me in my Amex account, but unfortunately no Morrisons there (but showing at 8 points/£1 in Virgin)

  • tical says:

    not a primary airline for me but registered card on line when it first started. While i can see the point accrual in the shops away site, those point do not seem to be going across to Flying Club?

    • Rob says:

      There is a verification period for refunds etc. They should appear in the end.

  • Lee says:

    What is airtime?

    • Kai says:

      It is an app to earn cash rewards straight to your mobile bill when shopping with retailers like Boots, New Look, Just Eat, Argos, Primark, Greggs, Wilko, Halfords & many more! Simply link a card to start earning.

      In case you are looking for a referral to earn free credit of £1, I would be grateful if you can join using my code: E8HLJK4E

  • the_real_a says:

    Nothing has tracked for me on purchases a week ago. (Airt, PAW, SA)

    • KBuffett says:

      Did you purchase using Apple Pay (or similar), or physical card?

      • the_real_a says:

        Physical card (curve). Normally tracks within 3 days

        • KBuffett says:

          My purchases on Tuesday tracked yesterday/today on various portals. Airtime was yesterday. Nothing on Virgin yet.

        • TGLoyalty says:

          Curve might be the problem it seems to be very hit and miss for these portals.

          You didn’t have the Morrison’s offer on your actual credit card did you? Because that 100% won’t track when using curve.

        • Chrisasaurus says:

          It has worked for me in the past but Airtime do explicitly say curve isn’t supported….

          • KBuffett says:

            Could you please provide a link / quote for this?

          • CH says:

            “Currently, we do not support PayPal, AMEX, or transactions made through Curve cards.”

            under “Have a missing transaction?”

          • The_real_a says:

            Oh no. That’s an expensive mistake by me!

          • The Urbanite says:

            I’ve had no problem with any of the portals tracking this time round and it’s my Curve card that’s linked to them.

            I think that AR term means that if you link a payment card and pay with Curve linked to that payment card, the transaction won’t track.

          • Chrisasaurus says:

            @the urbanite – yes that’s quite possibly true but still also precludes eg sending of a card statement if you needed to chase a tan on AR…

          • Char Char says:

            To me it means that they mean the underlying card

          • KBuffett says:

            Strange, Curve has worked for me, but I will not risk using it again.

  • thehornets says:

    Anyone know a way to ‘cash out’ airtime without using it for phone bill credit?

  • mark2 says:

    I have just opened a PAW account for my company, but the Morrison’s offer only seems to work online. Any suggestions for my error please?

    • Clubx says:

      Buddy you are too late for the in store offer. Hopefully you will get it when it comes alive next time

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      Anyone know the approximate complexity involved for the employer for PAW provision to staff?

      • Connor says:

        Literally took me about 5 minutes. No complicated info or signup. Then you get given a link you can give out to employees to sign up with.

  • Rob says:

    Yes, it’s gone if you didn’t save it at the time.

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