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99 free Nectar points (62 Avios) for everyone, when you enter a competition

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Esso has just launched a new fuel, Synergy Supreme+ 99 Unleaded. This is the highest octane fuel that Esso has offered in the UK.

To celebrate, it is running a competition to win two VIP ‘Paddock Club’ tickets to the 2021 British Grand Prix.

Most interestingly, every entrant will receive 99 Nectar points. These will convert into 62 Avios.

99 free nectar points by entering a competition

You can enter on this page of the Esso website. You need to scroll down to find the competition.

It only takes a few seconds to complete the entry form as long as you have your Nectar number to hand. You are obliged to opt-in to Esso emails in order to enter.

The competition closes on 31st May and your 99 Nectar points will appear within the following 28 days.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:

British Airways American Express card

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

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

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

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 – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also 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

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 (30)

  • Bettyboo says:

    You can’t force someone to opt into emails. Cheeky from Esso / Nectar #ICOFINE

    • AndyGWP says:

      Not strictly correct – you can’t automatically opt someone in to marketing materials / emails etc

      Esso are still giving you the choice to opt in, but if you don’t you can’t enter their competition

      If you think this still isn’t allowed, I’d (genuinely) be interested in where this is stated within the DPA 2018 🙂

      • Sandgrounder says:

        You don’t have to check the second box and opt in to the emails, your entry still goes through.

        • Chas says:

          I left it unchecked, and my entry wouldn’t be submitted (“this is a required field” – using safari if it matters).

          • Sandgrounder says:

            Went through fine on Chrome running on Android this morning, one for me and one for the Mrs

      • Bettyboo says:

        I’d take a look at Article 7(4) or Recital 43 of 2016/679 which talks about Freely Given Consent

        https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2016/679/oj

        Art 7(4) When assessing whether consent is freely given, utmost account shall be taken of whether, inter alia, the performance of a contract, including the provision of a service, is conditional on consent to the processing of personal data that is not necessary for the performance of that contract.

        Equally the ICO’s own guidance

        https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/consent/what-is-valid-consent/#what2

        Hope that’s helpful

        • AndyGWP says:

          Thank you. It’d be interesting how those points would be interpreted if taken further (and to know if the website really does have a bug with the opt in status!)

          With a few tweaks, I’m sure the situation could almost be reversed by saying it’s a competition valid for new subscribers to the newsletter 🤔 complex territory!

  • Paul Pogba says:

    Apologies if this has been posted before but it looks like you also receive 500 bonus nectar the first time you use the Esso pay app: https://www.esso.co.uk/en-gb/loyalty-program/esso-app

    • mradey says:

      Wait, there’s more…..

      Your 2nd, 4th and 6th fills of 30L or more will earn you x2, x4 and x6 more Nectar points than you would normally get on your regular fill – see what we did there? And, once you’ve reached your 8th fill, you’ll get another 500 bonus Nectar points.

      • Rich says:

        The problem is that where I live Esso fuel can be 6, 8 or 10p dearer per litre than supermarket alternatives. Chasing points then becomes a bad idea for your wallet. It’s the same as fellow readers are posting about Sainsbury’s being so much more expensive than Tesco, ruling out the benefits of a switch just for Nectar collecting.

        • Andrew says:

          True. But by opting into Nectar offers on the Nectar app (in the Partner Offers section), I’m regularly getting 15-20 points per litre which brings Esso down to a comparable price to the supermarket filling stations (plus Esso is 3 miles closer than the nearest supermarket filling station in my case).

        • Hawgaw says:

          My local Esso is across the road from Sainsbury’s, so I try and work out which 1 will be cheaper, taking into account any bonus points. last fill at Esso was £1.24 (esso) compared with £1.19 at Sainsibury’s taking into account my esso bonus, 30ltrs of unleaded was 50p more expensive at Esso on a 7x nectar esso bonus. I don’t mind paying 50p more in order to collect the bonus nectar. the things you do when you’re bored!!!!

        • Martin Louis says:

          Which is why I didn’t move the bulk of my shopping from Asda and Lidl. Points for possible future travel or definite pounds in pocket.

          • Lord Doncaster says:

            Indeed. Some people on here can’t see the pounds for the points….

          • Paul Pogba says:

            Esso is 6p/litre more than Sainsbury, I can put a tenner in (~8 litres), over pay by 48p and receive 500 nectar/312 Avios. I can live with the faf.

          • John says:

            I can’t be bothered to spend an extra 10 minutes filling up unnecessarily to make £2

    • Mzungu says:

      I set up the Esso app a couple of weeks ago, and IIRC it would not accept Amex as a payment method, so I gave up. Did I miss something?

      • Chas says:

        I’ve just set it up, and have set Apple Pay as my default payment option. That should allow me to pay with Amex.

  • Graham Coombes says:

    Is it possible to access the BA list of hotels. We have a preferred hotel in Elche Spain and would like to use some the vouchers BA are holding. With telephone lines maxed out I would like to book online. We will fly to Alicante so all the hotels listed are around Benidorm.

    • SammyJ says:

      Not so much a list but if uou select ‘custom trip’ you can book a flight to one airport but select hotels in a different location, if that’s what you mean?
      We often do that by booking flights to Miami but a hotel in Orlando.

    • Lord Doncaster says:

      Go to Quesada, señor!

  • Gorazd says:

    How about points for electric vehicle charging?

    • Andrew says:

      If you’re on the right tariff, that’s either free or they pay you to charge your car anyway.

  • AndyS says:

    Do you enter the entire nectar number or just the digits used to log into nectar site? I don’t want to get all this spam without getting points, not that 49p is really worth it anyway!

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