News in brief:
Earn 3x bonus Avios at eBay this weekend
If your Nectar account is linked to your eBay account, and you are logged in, you should see an offer for 3x bonus points (for a total of 4x points) on purchases made by Monday 3rd May.
You should see a banner for the offer half way 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 4 Nectar points (2.5 Avios) per £1 spent.
There is a £15 minimum spend required. There is a cap of 300 base Nectar points per item – so 1,200 points in total with this offer – and the usual eBay rules on excluded categories apply.
Hackett / Amex cashback offer – and earn Avios
There is also a cashback offer available with Hackett available on many American Express cards.
If you are targeted, and opt in, you will receive 20% cashback on purchases of £300+ by 31st May.
Note the terms:
- you can earn the cashback multiple times
- you must spend the £300+ in one transaction
- online purchases do not appear to count, although it is obviously worth registering just in case if you are making a purchase
Earning Avios is a bit of a faff, unfortunately. You need to be a member of the free Hackett 65B club.
If you are not already a member, you can join via this page of the Hackett website.
Membership is free. You need to add your British Airways Executive Club or Iberia Plus number to your Hackett 65B club profile.
As long as you give your 65B membership number in the shop, Avios will automatically be deposited into your account. You don’t need to give your Avios details each time you purchase.
The list of Hackett stores is here.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – August 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our August 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the other top current deals:
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers.
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending: