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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 from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 2024)

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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

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

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios 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 £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

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

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (100)

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  • 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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