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Up to 2,000 free Nectar points (1,250 Avios) just for opening the app

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An odd Nectar promotion appeared on Wednesday morning in the Nectar app.

When you open it, you may (or may not, most people have it but not all) see this:

Click on it. You get a very short marketing message about the value of registering for weekly Nectar bonus points offers via the app.

Once you’ve done that, you will receive a mystery bonus. I got:

Nectar juicy boost

….. but readers have reported bonuses as high as 2,000 Nectar points (1,250 Avios). My wife only got 250, so it varies substantially.

The points post immediately.

Note that if you do not currently have the latest version of the Nectar app on your device, you will be prompted to upgrade before you see your offer.


British Airways BA Amex American Express

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios 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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

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

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.

(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.)

Comments (228)

  • Trevor says:

    Thanks folks. 250 for me after updating app. 2750 Avios since Jan 29th through auto converting every Monday. Choosing those ‘saved’ offers in your shop is key.

  • Tom says:

    Got 750 points 😉

  • Froggee says:

    Yep – 500

  • Jeff says:

    1400 for me!

  • Andy says:

    250 points here, so that was worth a few seconds logging into the app.

  • Crispr says:

    250, of course it’s on the lower end.

    What is this about.. have they caught onto the the mass abuse of people moving various avios accounts into nectar? bound to happen

    Avios to Nectar conversion unavailable
    We are sorry, Avios to Nectar conversion isn’t currently available online.

    If you want to convert your Avios to Nectar points please call us on 0344 49 333 03 between 9 am – 5 pm (Monday to Friday)

    You can still convert your Nectar points into Avios online as normal.

  • Brian Stevens says:

    250 points for me.

  • Rob Collins says:

    Nothing for me, maybe because I don’t often use Nectar- no-Sainsbury’s nearby. Installed app was already up to date. Tried uninstall/re-install, but no luck

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