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.
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