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Tesco Clubcard members should have received their latest statements, covering the quarter up until early August. Unlike previous quarters, however, there is no conversion bonus on offer from Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. Instead, we get a prize draw, which you can read about by clicking here…
But never mind a prize draw with difficult odds… it appears that the 1,000 mile opt-in bonus is back again. Of course, you don’t ever want to automatically convert your Clubcard points into Virgin Atlantic Miles, especially since conversion bonuses aren’t guaranteed to happen.
What you want to do is:
- 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 / early November 2018)
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.
If it still works – YMMV but it often does – you’ll receive 1,000 free miles at zero cost to you. Pay attention to InsideFlyer UK and I’ll even remind you when to turn off the Auto Opt-in – so that you receive vouchers instead of miles, and can earn 1,000 miles again and again…
Eventually Tesco and Virgin Atlantic will stop this, won’t they? But until they do, I’m going to keep opting in to miles and then changing my mind a few weeks later. 😉