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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 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 UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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

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 (29)

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  • 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

      • 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:

    • 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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