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Craig has recently written about the possibility of bagging 1,000 free Virgin miles simply for setting your Clubcard account to ‘auto-convert’. Unlike in previous quarters, there is no conversion bonus to Virgin this time.
Those of us (vaguely) hoping for a Clubcard to Avios conversion bonus have also once again been disappointed. BA has sent out emails boasting that members will receive 1,200 Avios for every £5 of Clubcard vouchers converted. This is the standard ratio of 1 Clubcard point = 2.4 Avios, so nothing to write home about really.
But if you need to convert Avios immediately, on the other hand, you might as well participate in the prize draw. If you convert £5 of Clubcard vouchers into Avios between now and 31 May 2018, you will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a five-day trip to Nashville for 2 people, including BA Economy (!) return flights as well as four night’s accommodation. You would need to travel between 14 July and 31 October 2018 if you are the winner.
I would have much preferred a conversion bonus. The prospect of a transatlantic economy flight doesn’t appeal to me too much to be honest. But if you need to convert to Avios immediately anyway, you might as well give it a go and enter…
There is nothing, I don’t think, that would stop you from converting existing vouchers into Avios, whilst registering to auto-convert future points to Virgin to bag the 1,000 bonus miles that Craig wrote about.