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Several weeks ago, InsideFlyer UK reported about an unpublished 20% bonus when converting Tesco Clubcard vouchers into Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles. You can read that post by clicking here.
It’s nearly the end of August and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club have finally gotten around to providing details, which you can find here. Tesco Clubcard members can indeed earn a 20% bonus for voucher conversions that occur before 13 September, 2017.
But, interestingly, Tesco Clubcard members can also earn 1,000 Virgin Atlantic miles for signing up for Auto Opt-In. This is where you automatically convert your vouchers into miles each quarter.
Normally, this is a bad idea! You should preferably receive standard Tesco Clubcard vouchers, and hang onto them until a conversion bonus comes along or you find an excellent, high-value use for your vouchers.
But I’ve pulled this trick so many times I’m amazed that it still works.
- Step One, sign up for Auto Opt-In
- Step Two, wait for 1,000 miles to post to your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club account
- Step Three, turn OFF Auto Opt-In (make sure to do this well ahead of the next statement, which should be late October)
Setting up Auto Opt-In is simple. Simply log-in to your Tesco Clubcard account, visit the “Voucher Schemes” section of “Account Management”, choose “Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles” and enter your Flying Club membership number. Don’t worry, any existing Clubcard vouchers will remain as vouchers and won’t be automatically converted.
Voila! 1,000 free miles at no cost to you. (just remember to turn OFF Auto Opt-in before your hard-earned Clubcard points are converted to miles sans bonus!)