If you have a stash of Nectar points from your Sainsburys shopping or from other partners, you will know that 95% of redemptions get you a flat 0.5p per point.
Until 14th August, however, Nectar is running a ‘double up’ promotion with LNER. It seems to be open to all although you need to check on the Nectar app in the ‘Offers’ section or on the website.
If you redeem your Nectar points for LNER vouchers before 14th August, you will receive 1p per point.
The only restriction is that you can only use these vouchers to purchase LNER Advance tickets, in either Standard or First Classs. You cannot buy tickets for travel on other train operators.
You redeem your voucher immediately via your LNER account and the credit is waiting for you the next time you book.
The terms and conditions says that voucher codes are valued “for at least 12 months”. In reality, people who have redeemed so far say that they show an expiry date of 31st December 2020. As you can book 12 weeks ahead, this gives an effective ‘travel by’ date of late March 2021.
As long as you are sure you will be using the credit, this is an excellent opportunity to cash out your existing Nectar points balance for a good price.
Our review of the American Express Nectar credit card is here if you are interested in other ways of boosting your Nectar points.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – July 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our July 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the other top current deals:
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers.
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending: