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News in brief:

Get 4,375 Avios with Sainsbury’s Bank pet insurance

Some users of the Nectar app are getting a targetted offer of 7,000 Nectar points for taking out pet insurance.

7,000 Nectar points converts, of course, into 4,375 Avios.

Policies are relatively cheap if you only have something small like a rabbit – under £10 per month. The points are promised after 60 days, although with previous pet insurance offers they have posted more quickly. You can cancel your policy at any time without penalty

As an extra benefit, you will earn double Nectar base points on all of your Sainsbury’s shopping for as long as you keep your policy.

The Sainsbury’s Bank pet insurance home page is here. You need to use code PET4AP when getting a quote, although you will only receive the 7,000 Nectar points if the offer is showing in your Nectar app. No closing date is given for the offer.

Thanks to Nick for this.

Virgin Holidays discount code

Save £250 on Virgin Holidays packages today

We are a little late to the party on this one, but Virgin Holidays has been offering a special deal over the Bank Holiday weekend.

You will save:

  • £100 on ‘flight and hotel’ packages of up to £3,999
  • £200 on ‘flight and hotel’ packages of £4,000+

You must book today, 2nd May, for travel by the end of December 2023.

You can find out more on the Virgin Holidays website here.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (May 2022)

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 30,000 points until 6th June 2022):

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 points bonus (SPECIAL OFFER) and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Rewards credit card

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 Amex Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Virgin Points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of 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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus 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 (15)

  • Richie says:

    The important Sainsbury’s Pet Insurance bit is “…7,000 points (worth £35) will be added to your Nectar account within 60 days of your policy start date, unless your policy is cancelled during this period….” So do you have to hold the policy for 61 days to get the points?

  • jeff77 says:

    Some of those policies are very expensive! Must be cheaper in some cases to buy a new pet!

  • yorkshireRich says:

    Wonder if BAH are going to start some sort of “sale” soon. I have noticed a steep increase in price over the last few days on some of the hotels we were looking in June.

  • Munch says:

    What’s the sweetspot on the pet insurance? Lowest policy I can find is £7.69 (may depend on location).

  • Philip says:

    My fluffy little bunny is being quoted at £9.34 a month. Thanks for the info.

  • Lee says:

    For the first time I am actually looking for a genuine pet insurance. Tesco pet is quoted a lot cheaper than Sainsbury with 6030 avios from voldemort site

  • patrick says:

    How are you earning avios with Tesco please?

  • TimM says:

    I was quoted £8.27 pcm for a pedigree 4 year old dog. She will have the benefit of insurance until the points arrive then will again have to rely upon us. I believe in self-insurance – it cuts out loads of ‘middle people’.

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