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British Airways and Nectar have launched two major competitions to persuade you to convert your Nectar points into Avios this July.

This competition seems to be rolling out slowly. I can see details in the Nectar app – across two separate tiles – but it isn’t anywhere to be found across the British Airways site or the Nectar site.

The competition for you depends on whether you have already linked your Nectar and British Airways Executive Club accounts.

Win a share of 2 million Avios and 3 million Nectar points!

Before we go into this, if you want to learn more about the Nectar and Avios partnership, take a look at these articles from earlier in the year:

If you haven’t linked your Nectar and British Airways Executive Club accounts ….

There are three million Nectar points to be won, split into 351 prizes. It isn’t clear how the split is done.

Anyone who links their Nectar and British Airways accounts for the first time between 1st July and 28th July will be entered.

No registration is required. You are entered automatically when you link your accounts.

The page for linking your Nectar and British Airways accounts is here.

The rules do not specify that you need to make a transfer in either direction. You just need to make the link.

The winners will be picked by 18th August and notified by 1st September.

Win bonus Avios and Nectar points

If you have linked your Nectar and British Airways Executive Club accounts ….

If your accounts are already linked, there is a different competition for you.

Each time you convert 400 Nectar points into 250 Avios between 1st July and 28th July, you will be entered into a competition.

There are two million Avios to be won. The Avios are split across 181 prizes – it is not made clear how the prizes are distributed.

Each block of 400 Nectar points moved to Avios counts as one entry. You can earn, at most, 20 entries by moving 8,000 Nectar points. You don’t need to make each 400 point transfer as a separate transaction, looking at the rules.

No registration is required. You are entered automatically when you convert your points.

I thought online conversion between Nectar and BA had stopped?

No, only one way. You CAN still convert Nectar points into Avios online via this page of

It is only transfers in the other direction – from Avios into Nectar – which are currently restricted due to security issues. These transfers require a telephone call and can take up to 10 days to complete.

If your Nectar points are set to auto-convert into Avios, this is not a problem. You will still be included in the competition.

The draw will take place by 1st September and winners will be notified by 8th September.

Be aware that your entries are voided if you reverse the transaction during the competition period. You cannot move Nectar points into Avios, send them back to Nectar and then transfer them again to get additional entries. You also cannot unlink your Nectar and Avios accounts until the competition closes.

Can you enter both competitions?

I don’t see why not.

If your Nectar and BA accounts are not already linked, the rules imply that you enter the first competition by setting up the link, and you enter the second competition by moving some Nectar points into Avios. These are two separate tasks.

It is possible that some more information on this competition will emerge in the next few days – we’ll update you if we learn anything more.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2023)

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 £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

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

60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! 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.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

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 bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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 (62)

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  • Jake says:

    Are Ba/Nectar trying to make it as difficult as possible to move Avios back to Nectar? Setting up the authentication is a job which would take hours for two large companies, one of which already uses the tech. Certainly not the months that it is taking. It feels clear that the direction all the promotions are focused on is (quite probably less valuable to us) Nectar to Avios.

    • Rob says:

      I think it is messy because you can initiate the transfer from either, or their apps.

      • Chrisasaurus says:

        To you or to me it seems messy but as technical problems go it isn’t hard – they own every piece of the chain so if they wanted to do it they’d allocate some resource and do it.

        The partnership contract was messy no doubt and had a lot of clauses – so they hired some clever people and got it done.

        Where there is a Will…

        • Lady London says:

          You are correct Chrisasaurus.
          There’s not a will. Otherwise they could easily got it done.

          Found a new word for this technique the other day. Making it difficult for customers to do things they have a right to or need to is called “sludge”.

          The best earlier example of this being British Airways removing the previously existing perfectly functioning refund button on their site and forcinf customers into days-long telephone queues, many of which hung up on the customer when dialled due to being “full”, as the only remaining way customers could ask for refunds they were entitled to.

          • BSI1978 says:

            Whilst accepting there was a lot more going on in the wider world at the time this functionality was removed, still surprising BA didn’t receive more negative (& reasonable) feedback for this than they did.

  • Phil says:

    I can’t see the competition on my Nectar app. Maybe best to wait till I see it to convert my points?

    • BJ says:

      The two competitions were showing on my nectar app yesterday but have disappeared this morning. To be on the safe side I would wait to do the transfer via the button on the app tile. Still 26 days to go after today so there is no rush unless you need the avios.

    • AJA says:

      I can’t see the competition either. I already linked Nectar to Avios back at the beginning so am at best only eligible for the ‘existing customer ‘ competition.

      I actually have no partner offers at all. Will wait to see if it appears. Had the udual 20 Sainsbury’s offers which I’d saved a couple of days ago.

      Could it be that we need to update the app like we had to for the juicy bonus?

      But I can now see 340 partners, including, yes you guessed it, Sweaty Betty 😂. I wonder if that stacks with the Amex offer? Double dip?

      • Mike says:

        I am surprised that Sweaty Betty has not approached Rob to advertise on HFP

        • Andrew says:

          Only a matter of time!

        • Rob says:

          Given what my wife spends there, I’m also surprised!

        • AJA says:

          Actually I’m not. Given how many here moan about SB if they did advertise directly on HfP that would annoy them more than the number of sponsored articles 🙄

          • Mike says:

            If a company are giving Rob money it doesn’t annoy me

  • Bizboy says:

    Yet another attempt by BA to stop them haemorrhaging avios to nectar then

    • BJ says:

      Competitions were the norm in recent years at clubcard so I don’t think this is much of a surprise. Doubt it will persuade many to change their minds about avios to nectar transfers. Chances of winning will be slim but HfP readers have won big before. So it’s worth a go if we have up to 8k nectar points as they can be moved back next month if desired.

    • Andrew says:

      All it means is that this month I will transfer 8000 nectar to Avios and nothing back the order way, then in August I’ll just transfer back.

      • Rob says:

        Yes, the lesson is to keep a decent balance in Nectar and not Avios so you can benefit when this comes along.

        Bet you will never see a competition encouraging you to transfer out of Avios ….

        • Chrisasaurus says:

          Imagine what it’d cost in call centre overhead if they did!

  • SteveJ says:

    I’ve got Nectar set to auto convert to Avios, will an auto convert trigger an entry?

    • SteveJ says:

      Scratch that, this is mentioned in the article. Answer is yes.

  • Andrew says:

    I think there’s a fault with the nectar app this morning – the offer tile has gone. On there yesterday was also 5x nectar at Esso.

  • Crafty says:

    Perhaps the effort spent on this should instead have been put into fixing Avios to Nectar conversions.

    • Andrew says:

      That will never be fixed now, I’m certain of that.

    • kitten says:

      Oh, they have already fixed those. No further repair needed.

  • Mike says:

    Cant believe Avios to Nectar conversion has still not been fixed. Rob have you asked for an update on when it is likely to be done. I am no computer expert but it does seem to be taking ages – with no updates issued

    • Red Flyer says:

      Probably similar to issue that affects BA to IB convert Avios in that household account balances are the issue here I think.

    • Rob says:

      Asked a board member about three weeks ago and the answer was basically ‘no idea’.

  • Bettyboo says:

    Smacks of desperation from BA to get some points back whilst hoping that people have forgotten how to use a phone

    • AndyW says:

      There was something virtually every quarter with Tesco, mostly competitions akin to this in recent years, so I wouldn’t say it’s much of a change to the norm.

    • kitten says:

      It’s called “sludge”.

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