The Nectar to Avios (and vice versa) transfer process is now live, as I explain here. If you have 1,600 Nectar points, move them across to Avios to bag the 500 Avios bonus.
In the meantime, I wanted to highlight a special offer with office supplies group Viking. The Viking website is here.
Whilst Nectar partners generally do not get too carried away with bonus point offers, this is typical of what we can expect to see going forward.
What is the Viking deal?
As you can see here, Viking is offering 2,000 bonus Nectar points with your first purchase of £30 + VAT after you add your Nectar number to your Viking account
With the exchange rate between Nectar and Avios of 1 : 0.625, these 2,000 Nectar points are worth 1,250 Avios. This is a decent return on £30 + VAT of spending.
As an office supplies group, Viking is an obvious place to pick up your next printer cartridge or similar. It also has a lot of ‘office use but usable domestically’ products, such as coffee capsules and bulk supplies of bottled water.
You need to register your Nectar account by 7th February. There is an implication that you can order later than this but it is not clear.
Viking also has discount codes
There are two other Viking offers at the moment:
- you save 10% on your first order worth £60 + VAT with code VGB-10NEWUK
- you can get a £5 discount code off your next order of £49 + VAT by signing up for the Viking newsletter
These offers cannot be combined. It isn’t clear if they combine with the ‘2,000 Nectar points’ offer as this does not require a promo code to be added.
How many Nectar points do I earn at Viking?
As we covered in our guide to earning Nectar points over the weekend, you earn 2 Nectar points (1.25 Avios) for every £1 of ex-VAT spend.
This doubles to 4 Nectar points per £1 on all own-brand products.
There are bonus point offers too
There are also bonus point offers which would combine with the Nectar offer and money-off deals above. Take a look here.
The current offers include deals on non-office products such as coffee, bottled water and toilet paper!
We won’t be covering every single Nectar promotion run by its core partners, don’t worry! However, I thought this Viking offer gave a good indication of how you could earn Avios from Nectar partners.
The registration deadline for linking your Nectar account to a Viking account to earn the extra 2,000 Nectar points is 7th February. The instructions are here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)