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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.

Earn Virgin points at Morrisons

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.

This is what my MBNA Horizon card shows, although cashback is capped at £10:

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.


HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 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):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

Until 2nd November 2021, there is a special offer on The Platinum Card from American Express.

You will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points which converts into 60,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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 (87)

  • 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?

  • 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
      Thanks

  • 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.”

            https://www.airtimerewards.co.uk/support/transactions/
            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?

  • Mark M says:

    I had an Amex 10% cashback offer for Morrisons 2-3 days ago, on several cards. Probably gone now though………

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