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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!

Conclusion

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.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2023)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (43)

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  • James Wyatt says:

    Viking are not always the best value. A paper shredder I bought yesterday was £128 with them. I bought the exact same machine from John Lewis for £70. Males the airmiles element very poor.

    • The real John says:

      The same is true for every shop in the world? John Lewis was 30% more expensive than another shop for an appliance I wanted recently.

  • BJ says:

    Unless you are in a hurry for the avios then I would pass on this for now. There have been targeted offers for 3000 and 5000 NP in the past. However, the spend requirements (I don’t really what they were) were different so you will need to factor that into your decision too.

    • avstar says:

      those bonus point offers you mention were for £10 spends and similar. like yourself, I havent seen anything as generous for those offers for a couple of years now

      • BJ says:

        Now that you mention it, I only recall buying a box of copier paper, glue, some envelopes and pens so it wasn’t much.

  • Graham Walsh says:

    Just looking at the Bonus Points offer and noticed this in the T&Cs

    To collect Nectar points a valid Nectar Business card number must linked to the Viking account prior to the purchase.

    Can’t see anywhere in my Nectar account to convert it to a business account.

    • BJ says:

      Used the offer sucessfully a few years ago and didn’t have a business card.

      • Graham Walsh says:

        Thanks for confirming BJ

      • BJ says:

        Rules may have changed though but my guess would be it is still ok. Like everything else, it’s only a deal if the price is right and you need the stuff you are buying.

    • Super Secret Stuff says:

      Nectar Business closed years ago, they probably just need to update there T & Cs

  • Wally1976 says:

    I looked on here the other day and saw they also sell postage stamps. I haven’t checked if they are excluded from the offer, though – they often are.

    • Dance-Ace-Base says:

      “To receive 2,000 points on your next order over £30 (excluding the value of delivery charges, postage stamps and VAT”

  • Sean Reilly says:

    Dose anyone know if you can but all the promotion items in one go?
    would give you 7950 NP in one transaction all for £306

    • ChrisA says:

      If you were to ‘click through’ and were able to buy everything, you could effectively buy Avios at 0.5p, plus any CC avios/£ spend. And have enough toilet rolls and toilet paper etc for a little while!

  • Ian McDowall says:

    If you don’t need anything from this site from their range then you could just by duracell batteries as eventually you’ll get through all of them anyway.

  • Keiths says:

    Do not touch with a barge pole.
    Worst customer service in the world.
    Ordered some items a year ago. One did not arrive. No response from them so phoned. Didn’t realized it was a premium rate line.
    Item not delivered was £10, but calls cost more than £10
    If you review via Trust Pilot (?) they respond by a saying contact them direct. Then nothing happens despite multiple chasers.
    Relatively small amounts, but a premium rate line for customer service is taking the…….. Especially as they don’t resolve the issue.

    • RussellH says:

      Premium rate lines for CS have been illegal for several years now for consumers.

      Viking service used to be excellent – I used them regulalrly for stationery and other office supplies up to then end of 2012 or so and never a problem. Sad when a company goes badly downhill.

      • Keiths says:

        I wasn’t aware about premium rate lines being illegal for CS. The problem occured in Jan 2020.
        Just looking at my email trail and it clearly says that they directed me to phone their Customer Services on the number given.
        This adds isult to injury.

        • The real John says:

          The phone number on their website is 03301281399 which is not premium

      • C says:

        Premium rate lines may be illegal, but as of late 2018 a premium rate number was the only way to contact the company to which UKBA outsource visa processing.

    • Alan m says:

      I agree terrible customer service and whilst setting up my account they deleted my nectar No but despite calls no action,
      Poor service, poor ineffectual customer service and inflated prices.
      Lesson learnt.

  • Genghis says:

    “Every little helps”. Oh, wait…

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