News in brief:
Earn 7x your normal Avios at eBay
I’m not sure how widespread this offer is, but if your Nectar account is linked to your eBay account, and you are logged in, you may see an offer for 6x bonus points (for a total of 7x points) on purchases made by 14th February.
You should see a banner for the offer halfway down the eBay home page. It is also part of the rotating banner at the top of the page. You must click ‘Activate’ to register.
The base earning rate at eBay is 1 Nectar point (0.625 Avios) per £1 spent. With this offer, you would receive 7 Nectar points (4.38 Avios) per £1 spent.
There is a £15 minimum spend required. There is a cap of 300 base Nectar points per item – so 2,100 points in total with this offer – and the usual eBay rules on excluded categories apply.
Earn double Marriott Bonvoy points on home and villa rentals
Homes & Villas by Marriott International has launched a double points promotion.
This is separate to the main ‘double points and double elite nights’ offer being run by the hotels. The ‘Homes & Villas’ offer runs for longer, but you will not receive double elite night credits – you need a hotel stay for that.
The standard Bonvoy earning rate with Homes & Villas is 5 points per $1. This is doubled to 10 points per $1 for all stays with a check-in date by 31st August.
Bookings must be made by 22nd February to quality. There is a 3 night minimum stay.
You can find full details on the Homes & Villas by Marriott International website here.
Aphrodite Hills joins Homes & Villas by Marriott International
Talking of Homes & Villas, it is worth noting that the Aphrodite Hills apartment and villa complex in Paphos, Cyprus is now listed on Homes & Villas. Details are here.
Readers with long memories may remember that InterContinental used to manage the hotel part of the complex.