We don’t cover Nectar points on Head for Points much (although remember you can make a cheeky £100 (20,000 points) by applying for and cancelling the Amex Nectar credit card). However, when they link to travel, I have an excuse.
First Great Western, First TransPennine Express, First Capital Connect and ScotRail have begun offering Nectar points when you book train tickets with them.
The standard rate is 2 points per £1, equivalent to 1% cashback. However, from April 14th to April 27th, all of the three sites will be offering double points (4 per £1, equivalent to 2%).
This page on our sister site Shopper Points shows the best value Nectar redemptions – ie everything which gets you more than the standard 0.5p per point!
I have just been updating my guide to buying train tickets, which will run on Head for Points next week. This is not a bad deal, especially if you book via the TransPennine Express site. You get 1% cashback via TopCashback – whatever train company you book for – plus 2% back in Nectar points during the promotion fortnight. There are no credit card charges and no booking fees, although there is a £1 postage fee. This can be avoided by collecting your tickets from a machine at a station.
Get 50p of free points
ScotRail, as per this website, is offering 100 Nectar points to everyone who links their Scotrail account to their Nectar account. To get your 100 points, fill in the form here – it will take under a minute if you have your Nectar card to hand!
(EDIT: as per the comments, First Capital Connect is also offering 100 points for linking your account. I would imagine it has a separate database to ScotRail so you could double up.)