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Your 500 Avios from Nectar should have posted

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If you took part in the Avios / Nectar launch promotion, take a look at your British Airways Executive Club account.

Avios was offering a bonus of 500 points if you transferred 1,600 Nectar points into Avios. These have now arrived, at least for me.

You will NOT receive the bonus if you moved 1,000 Avios to Nectar and immediately moved them back again. I’m surprised to see that BA’s IT was up to spotting that, but it did.

Nectar Avios light

Triggering this bonus also triggered double base Nectar points on your shopping at Sainsbury’s up to 19th April. These points are not meant to arrive until 28 days after the end of the offer, so you should expect them in mid May.

If you are not up to speed with the new Avios / Nectar partnership, we have created a new HfP category for the articles. You can see them all by clicking here or by selecting ‘Sainsbury’s and Nectar’ from the categories menu which appears on every article page in the right-hand sidebar on the desktop site.

Core reference articles include:

Online transfers between Avios and Nectar remain suspended whilst site security, including 2FA, is beefed up.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

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 (100)

  • Tim says:

    Can anybody confirm if Airtime Rewards works if I put my Curve card details in the profile?

  • Ryan says:

    I recall this being raised in November last time…

    The V SA front page is showing as nothing for Morrisons

    But on the calculator, it’s showing as 7 per £, does anyone know if I can take that as good?

  • Aston100 says:

    Regarding ‘TurksThatTwerk’ (thanks @Andrewseftel).
    I’ve signed up and gone to the grocery section but can’t see Morrisons.
    In fact, the only supermarket I recognise is Iceland.
    I did a search for Morrisons, to no avail.
    Should I therefore presume that not all of us Turks get the same Twerks?

    • Harry T says:

      Yes, looks like it is targeted like airtime rewards. I have Morrison’s on my Twerk account.

      • Aston100 says:

        I seem to be unlucky with everything to do with supermarkets.

  • Aston100 says:

    Anybody got a referral code for Airtime Rewards please?

  • Dan says:

    Do Morrison’s Gift Cards earn the More points?

  • Iain says:

    I found this amusing from Nectar FAQs: “Do Nectar Points ever expire? There’s no automatic expiry date for Nectar points. But if you don’t collect or spend any points for a year, we assume you no longer want to take part in the Nectar programme and close your account”. It’s like: does my milk have a use by date? No, but if you don’t open it within a week we will throw out your fridge.

    • Kevin C says:

      Nectar reinstated our account and our points when I asked them nicely about it through the chat function. The revived points are listed as ‘goodwill points’.

  • Will says:

    For the Morrisons offer with Amex, what is the most anyone has spent on these offers? I want to buy a lot of gift cards – maybe £4k+ but I don’t want to be banned for misuse or anything….. so just thinking whether to buy less.

    I’ve got 10% off Morrisons on the Platinum Business and 7% off Morrisons on the BA card.

    • Sina says:

      I know Harry T bought around £2.5k last time, and I bought £1.1k tonight. make sure to check VA portal as well to see if you have any offers?

  • Rob says:

    Whilst not openly advertised, there is a £45 deals for 3 months of FT Weekend delivered. You need to go through the standard FT Weekend sign-up forms – which don’t mention the quarterly option – and it pops up at the end.

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