The Avios eStore “in store” points-earning option is widely known, with a modest (if potentially useful) range of partners offering bonus Avios on in-store purchases.

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club offers a similar option, with a similarly modest range of partners. The big advantage to Virgin, however, is that Waitrose is included.

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How to benefit

Simply register your payment card here, and you’ll earn a bonus 1 Virgin mile per £1 spent at Waitrose, in addition to whatever points you would earn on that card anyway.

Whether you’re a heavy or occasional Waitrose shopper (frankly, I’m more of a LIDL man sadly), this is a fantastic opportunity to earn bonus miles on spends that you would make anyway.

Who else is there?

In addition to Waitrose, there’s this motley assortment available for in-store cashback:

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Not enormously inspiring, I concede, but well worth registering your card for (you register only once, and then your card will earn the bonus miles at each and every one of the retailers, in store).

The likes of Waitrose, National Express and Matalan could be useful, and who knows when you next might need some solidly valued tiles at Tile Giant…


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