News in brief:
Sainsbury’s Nectar Credit Card bonus cut
We ran an article last week warning that the bonus on the Sainsbury’s Nectar Credit Card was about to change.
We didn’t know what the change was going to be, but it has dropped from 10,000 Nectar points (6,250 Avios) to 8,000 Nectar points (5,000 Avios).
You need to spend £400 at Sainsbury’s or Argos within two months to trigger the bonus. Gift card purchases for other retailers count.
Plaza Premium lounge pass winners
Thank you to everyone who entered our two competitions – one on the website and one on Instagram – to win two passes to any Plaza Premium airport lounge.
The 10 winners are:
- Olly L
- Ruediger K
- Chris W
- Ben M
- Dawn K
- Jordan D
- Tracey L
- Mark E
- Mark G
- Robert H
Rhys has already made contact with the winners, so if you think one of the above names is you, it isn’t ….
Thank you to Plaza Premium for donating the prizes. Remember that you can book Plaza Premium’s Heathrow lounges for cash via this page, and if you download their Smart Traveller app there is currently a special offer running for buying multiple passes.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with two free Priority Pass cards, one for you and one for a supplementary cardholder. Each card admits two so a family of four gets in free. You get access to all 1,300 lounges in the Priority Pass network – search it here.
You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges. The card has a sign-up bonus of 60,000 points which is a special offer running to 2nd November 2021. Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.
Additional lounge visits are charged at £20. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.
There is no annual fee for Amex Gold in Year 1 and a special 30,000 points sign-up bonus until 9th November 2021. Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.
HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free LoungeKey card, allowing you access to the LoungeKey network. Guests are charged at £20 although it may be cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card for your partner.
The card has a fee of £195 and there are strict financial requirements to become a HSBC Premier customer. Full details are in my HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard review.
PS. You can find all of HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to most of them – indexed here.