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? – January 2022 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our January 2022 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 top current deals.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
British Airways American Express
10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
40,000 Avios (SPECIAL OFFER) and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 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
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.
The bonus on the Capital On Tap card is increased from points worth 10,000 Avios to 30,000 Avios until 4th February 2022.
The bonus on the British Airways Accelerating Business card is increased from 30,000 Avios to 45,000 Avios until 28th February 2022.
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
45,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
30,000 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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.
Apply 31st March 2022 and your cashback will be increased to 2% for the first three months.