Nectar and eBay have released details of a very generous Black Friday offer.
For one hour – between noon and 1pm on Friday – you will receive a crazy 50 Nectar points per £1 you spend.
This offer only seems to be available via the Nectar app under ‘Partner Offers’, although not for everyone. It does seem quite widely available, however, based on a quick survey I did of readers yesterday. It is not mentioned on the eBay home page.
If you don’t see it in the app, try registering via this page of the Nectar website.
The base earning rate at eBay is 1 Nectar point (0.625 Avios) per £1 spent. With this offer, you would receive 50 Nectar points worth 31.25 Avios per £1 spent.
Importantly, as with all recent Nectar / eBay offers, there is a cap of 300 base Nectar points per transaction. This means that you will only earn the bonus on the first £300 you spend. Your Nectar earning is capped at (£300 x 50) 15,000 points which would convert into 9,375 Avios.
What is the small print?
Before you can earn Nectar points from eBay, you need to link your Nectar and eBay accounts via the link on this page.
You need to be targetted for this offer via the Nectar app and you must register for the offer by clicking through to eBay using the link in the app. No registration = no bonus.
If you value an Avios at 1p, you are getting a 31% rebate on your spending.
There is a £10 minimum spend required.
You can only earn the bonus on one ITEM. It isn’t clear what happens if you put multiple items in your basket.
Only ‘Buy It Now’ items will qualify.
The standard eBay rules on excluded categories will apply. Full details of excluded categories are here but in summary, you won’t earn on:
- Cars, Motorcycles and Vehicles (parts and accessories are NOT excluded)
- Holidays & Travel
- Gift Vouchers & Coupons
- Baby Feeding: Formula
‘Gift vouchers’ is a key one to note.
This is, clearly, an exceptionally generous deal if there is something suitable – and, let’s be honest, eBay sells most things – on your shopping list.
The ‘sweet spot’ would be an item worth around £300 (a games console?) which is rarely discounted elsewhere.
However, this offer is still worth jumping on even if you only want a £10 book or similar. (I have started buying new books on eBay as it is generally cheaper than Amazon these days. There are multiple booksellers on the site with high volumes of positive feedback.)
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (March 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.