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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!


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 (January 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 30,000 points bonus, worth 30,000 Avios, until 4th February 2023 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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  • Barry says:

    Anyone know if this works on gift cards?
    Just noticed they sell £10, £15, £25, £50, £100 denomination One4all gift cards.

  • RH says:

    Cushelle toilet paper is £11.99 plus VAT. Was on sale in Tesco yesterday for £10.00.

  • Gary says:

    Check your Nectar points posting with Viking.
    They are saying my card wasn’t linked when I ordered – I know it was.
    Funnily when I now add my Nectar card number to the field on the Viking site it auto-completes.

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