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.
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 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 (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.)