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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.

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.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

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

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus 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 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel 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.

Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) 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 (84)

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  • Char Char says:

    0 points for me 🙁

  • AY says:

    Offer not available for me

  • ChrisC says:

    Never had Morrison’s on Airtime. Not appearing on MBNA either for me.

  • Andrew says:

    Airtime and NatWest combo is probably better for me than Virgin and Amex which I also have.

    • Yorkie Aid says:

      +1 for Natwest. Mine has tracked the 10% PLUS the usual 1% for Supermarket spend. 10% on Airtime too. Unfortunately I’m not eligible for SA this time which would have been the cherry on top but still a brilliant offer.

  • Sandgrounder says:

    I’ve got 7% Airtime, 7% VA CC, 6 points on my wife’s SA. My virgin card was still registered on her SA from last time. I haven’t had the offer on mine for a while now.

  • AndyW says:

    Do you need to go to normal tills for these, or does self service work, does anyone know?

    • Reney says:

      I got Virgin airtime using self service machine.

    • Alex Sm says:

      Self-service works but you need to pay with a PHYSICAL card, not e-wallet on the phone. I had points declined in the past because of this and got an explicit clarification from Virgin that only payments by pre-registered physical cards count towards points accrual

      • Char Char says:

        @Alex sorry I don’t think that’s correct but will see

        • Alex Sm says:

          Here is the official reply from them:

          “ Thank you for advising you used Apple Pay to pay for your transaction at Morrisons instore. Unfortunately as stated in the purchase conditions that rewards can’t be earned on transactions made through digital wallet including Apple Pay, therefore we are sorry that we are unable to reward you the points you requested below.


          • Char Char says:

            That message is actually on every instore offer they have, to cover themselves.

    • Dean says:

      Self service works but because the cards don’t weigh much it freezes and asks for assistance, but the workaround for that it to put something else on to add weight. I usually take my card out of my wallet and then drop my wallet on and it then clears. If I buy two cards I’ll drop my wallet on for the first and mobile for second.

      Sometimes the big Amazon gift cards (the ones with lots of packaging) will be heavy enough but others not.

      • Char Char says:

        First one put your keys, then second one replace keys with heavier item ie wallet then third one add the keys again hahaha

        • The Urbanite says:

          I find I only have to add weight for every second gift card I scan. Dropping my phone on the scales then picking it up does the trick.

  • mradey says:

    6 miles / £

  • Paul says:

    No offer at this time for me (Morrison’s)

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