As a rule I do not cover ways of collecting Nectar points on Head for Points. Whilst you can redeem them for travel, primarily via easyJet or via Expedia, there is nothing ‘special’ about redeeming this way.
What I mean by ‘special’ is that you cannot get outsize value for a travel redemption. In general, a Nectar point is worth 0.5p. 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.
As an aside, it is worth remembering that Nectar is an Amex Membership Rewards partner. You can top up a Nectar account with Amex points as the minimum transfer is just 1 points. This is a good way of totally emptying a Membership Rewards account if you are closing your Amex Gold or Amex Platinum card.
Sainsbury has a scheme called ‘Collect More, Fly More’ which attempts to make redeeming on easyJet better value.
You need to register your Nectar account for ‘Collect More, Fly More’ via this website
You will receive a ‘double points’ Nectar voucher valid for one Sainsbury shop for signing up. This will be issued as a till spit the next time you shop at a participating Sainsbury and will be valid for one month.
Going forward, you will receive a 10% points rebate on any easyJet flight booking made with Nectar points. The only condition is that you have shopped in Sainsbury in the 12 weeks prior to making the booking.
All in all, it is pretty underwhelming stuff. If you collect Nectar points via Sainsbury, though, you might as well sign up purely to get your hands on the double points coupon. If you have a large stash of Nectar points and need to book an easyJet flight, you will now make a small gain over most other redemptions if you choose to use them.