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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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  • BJ says:

    Don’t expect them to honour it if you have any problems with it tracking automatically. I’m missing over 4000 points from the last time which they refused even after sending screenshot of offer and account details, and credit card statements to bonfire tbe spend.

  • Vit says:

    Thanks Rob! Got 8 pts per pound and it always tracked for me in the past. And the cb with MBNA as well.

  • Andrew says:

    Had points and PAW credited for transactions I didn’t recognise…

    Then remembered my gin soaked maiden aunt shops at Morrisons. 😉

  • Sheffield says:

    Planning to buy 4k morrisons gift cards today and swap later to one4all or currys to buy three macbook pro as I have VA offer+PAW+Airtime Rewards+Credit Card points+shops away points. Is it realistic ? Previously i did purchase upto 1k at a time and always took 2 Id and 2 address proof’s so they don’t make fuss of the transaction.

    • Jonathan says:

      I wouldn’t buy Morri’s GC’s with a view to using them to buy different GC’s in future. There’s been some sort of fraud involving Nutmeg GC’s so they get very twitchy if you try & spend large amounts of them now. They’re also disabled at the self checkouts in my nearest two stores (in Sheffield FYI) so you have to use them at a manned till.

      I’ve resorted to using my leftover Nutmegs for groceries plus the odd <£50 GC.

      • Jonathan says:

        VA CC + Airtime + PAW has only tracked to VA CC for me 1 week down the line. VA CC, shops away + Airtime also failed x3 to track except to CC last time so I fear Virgin CC doesn’t work with other portals.

        Amex has always worked for cash return + shops away.

        • JSemity says:

          My VA CC has tracked with Virgin Money Back + Airtime (for combined 20% back) no problem. Multiple transactions done last week, all tracked. Not tracked on shops away yet, but they usually take a few weeks from past experience.

        • Lady London says:

          A regular poster A. came badly unstuck last week doing 5k GC in Morrrisons, might have been Sheffield as well.

          FWIW no Virgin points accrual has ever worked for me in either supermarket including Morrisons and no answer when I tried to pursue it.

      • Jonathan says:

        Virgin CC hasn’t worked for double/triple dipping multiple times for me now. Amex has always played ball for funds return & miles though.

      • KBuffett says:

        What’s Nutmeg?

        • Alex Sm says:

          Usually it’s an ISA provider but here definitely means something else

        • Jonathan says:

          The Morri’s GC’s are now branded Nutmeg. It’s their in house brand for clothing etc.

      • Char Char says:

        They are and have always been twitchy, but still fine and legit so won’t let that stop me.

        I do advise not to use the Morrison’s gift card at a self checkout due to the fact the machines have frozen on me several times requiring a reboot/call to tech when scanned.

    • KBuffett says:

      Don’t do it. Keep it small. Use self check out across multiple low key trips.

      • Dean says:

        If the store is large enough I’ll go in and do one transaction (just gift cards at self service) then take these to the car, come back and do a shop buying goods and gift cards at a manner till. I try and keep it to £200-300 at a time but plan on doing several trips before the offer expires.

        • Matt says:

          Do you know if you can buy the “choose what value you want” gift cards at the self service tills? (I know you can buy the fixed value GCs at the s/s tills, but wasn’t sure if you need to go to a staffed till to get the value assigned to the other ones…) Thanks!

          • EwanG says:

            Yes you can do this at self service (although some comments suggest GCs cannot be done at self service in certain stores). You get prompted with the value to load onto the card.

          • Memesweeper says:

            Yes, no problem for me last time

          • Char Char says:

            Yes you can no problems

          • Alan says:

            Yes, I did £500 of JL last week.

          • Toby says:

            Yes you can. I’ve done this both with Amazon and moris g/c. Although, this was only after they installed their fancy new self checkouts in my store. I didn’t try it on the old ones which were super slow and glitchy.

    • Sheffield says:

      Took passport and council tax bill as a precaution and 1k of gift cards to customer services and was advised to go to the tills. As i was purchasing 11*100pounds gift cards ,I was advised to split into two batches as the receipts may get stuck in the machine. Done one transaction for 500 and another for 600 within a 5mins window. No questions asked . Hope it gets tracked on all the portals.

  • Justin says:

    Is this only valid on the first transaction or can it be used more than once?

  • Jon says:

    No offer for me available 🙄

  • MarkC62 says:

    My Virgin Flying Club Morrison’s offer is ‘No active offer for you’ – so annoying! At least I have a 10% cash back offer on the Virgin Atlantic credit card as well as the paltry, capped, offer of 15% cash back on MBNA card. Anyone else have ‘No active offer’ for Morrison’s on their VA Flying Club A/C?

    • xcalx says:

      “My Virgin Flying Club Morrison’s offer is ‘No active offer for you”

      Try clicking on the Morrisons link that says no active offer, the new offer may pop up when the page opens, it did for me.

  • Vasco says:

    No bits today, so just a heads up here that Creation are offering no FX fees in September on their IHG cards. Very well timed for my holiday, assuming it goes ahead (given the state of things I won’t believe it until I’m there).

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