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LAST DAY: Win a share of 2 million Avios and 3 million Nectar points

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Today, Wednesday 28th, is the last day to enter the two major competitions being run to persuade you to convert your Nectar points into Avios.

Remember that you have NOTHING to lose by doing a transfer from Nectar to Avios in order to enter, because you can reverse the transaction in a couple of days. Online transfers from Avios to Nectar are now possible again so the reversal is easy.

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:

Competition 1 – if you haven’t already 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

Cometition 2 – 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 tonight, 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.

You can convert Nectar points into Avios online via this page of

If your Nectar points are set to auto-convert into Avios, this is not a problem. You have still been 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.

Good luck. Let’s see what the biggest HfP prize turns out to be. Remember that you must act today, Wednesday.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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.

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

30,000 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.

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 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 (19)

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  • David H says:

    Is a transfer via valid for competition 2 entry or does it have to be transacted on

  • CarpalTravel says:

    Have done it with both our accounts so fingers are crossed. I do find it a little bit troubling though that they aren’t providing any indication of what the splits/ranges may be. Why the secrecy?

    • AJA says:

      Not sure what you mean? The top prize in the Nectar to Avios conversion competition is one person will win 100,000 Avios. The smallest prize is 5,000 Avios. There will be varying other amounts in between spread over a total of 181 prizes. That is according to the T&C’s on the page in the BA Rewards app.

      No idea of the prize breakdown in the separate Nectar competition but I’m not interested as I’m ineligible having already linked accounts. I’m guessing it will be a similar split.

  • Rich says:

    Anyone else finding the link to link accounts within the BA page isn’t working?
    Not sure if it’s because I’m outside the UK at the moment?
    I get a 403 forbidden error.

    • Sam G says:

      Same (in UK)

    • john says:

      Try doing it in a different browser / incognito window. I couldn’t log in (just ended up in a loop asking me to login again) in normal chrome window but fine incognito!

    • Bagoly says:

      Nectar (and Tesco) have always refused connections from outside the UK.
      One needs to use a VPN with server in the UK.

  • Mark Phillips says:

    It’s not working for me too. Do entries have to go via the website, or can one use the Sainsbury’s app to transfer and enter the competition?

  • BJ says:

    IIRC we can link accounts four times each year. Was it ever established whether this meant linking + unlinking a pair of accounst counted as a single link or two links?

    • Nick says:

      You get 4 ‘links’. If it’s the same account a second time, it’s still a second time. Unlinking doesn’t count as a link.

    • Rob says:

      Seems to count as two. The one I was using for my wife is now locked out and ‘orphaned’ until January after I tried it on a 2nd account.

    • BJ says:

      OK thanks both, I’d best be cautios to be on tge safe side

  • Lee says:

    So we can move back to Nectar tomorrow?

    • Rob says:

      Would seem irrational not to leave it until August comes around.

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