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Earn a crazy 50 Nectar points (31 Avios) per £1 at eBay – the best Black Friday deal so far

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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.

50 Nectar points per £1 at eBay

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
  • Property
  • Gift Vouchers & Coupons
  • Baby Feeding: Formula

‘Gift vouchers’ is a key one to note.

Conclusion

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.)

The eBay home page is here. You can find out more about the Nectar partnership, and link your card, on this special eBay page.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2022)

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. 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

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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 card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (88)

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  • ChasP says:

    guess we will see how robust the ebay web site is

  • Phil says:

    I’ve got that offer plus a 5x bonus points offer. I wonder if they can be combined.

    • Charlie says:

      Or would applying both offers stuff up the power hour offer, I don’t trust their IT!

    • Track says:

      This second offer (below) has identical T&Cs, so I too wonder if it is safer to Unsave it, if having 50x offer.

      5x points
      Boost your Black Friday. Pick up 5x bonus points on the next item you spend £10 or more on eBay.

      • Phil says:

        I’ve only saved the 50x one to be on the safe side.

        • Pablo says:

          If you are eligible for multiple Nectar related promotions that have been communicated to you by eBay, then you will automatically be awarded the most valuable promotion that you have activated, as determined by eBay.

  • Charlie says:

    DK Children’s books (e.g. The human body, science, etc) in a Museum bookshop were cheaper than Amazon by several pounds. I tend to find Amazon expensive now except for their own items.

  • PL says:

    There was a recent nectar offer of 1000 points or something for a £5 spend. I bought some soap for £6 but the points never materialised. Like the BA e store it all seems a bit hit and miss

    • Joe says:

      I got that twice in quick succession – the first 1000 have appeared but not the second as yet. Is there a way you can claim missing points?

  • Andrew says:

    People wondering if they can double up their multiple Ebay offers on Nectar- found this in the Ts and Cs

    “ If you are eligible for multiple Nectar related promotions that have been communicated to you by eBay, then you will automatically be awarded the most valuable promotion that you have activated, as determined by eBay.”

  • Andrew says:

    Worth noting that when spending nectar points you still earn nectar points on the transaction ie it’s treated as if you spent cash.

    • Alex W says:

      Good info, thanks! So, equivalent to 25% back or 33% off i.e. 0.67p per Nectar.

      With the demise of Christmas double-up it’s probably the best nectar redemption available at the moment – assuming you don’t want 100 cappuccinos.

    • Andy says:

      Yeh, this is the thing I find most bonkers…

      • John says:

        Why? For every £2.50 that you pay a seller on ebay, they take their cut of 32p and use 1p to buy 2.5 nectar points.

        It doesn’t really matter whether the £2.50 came from your bank card or from 500 nectar points. Even if nectar doesn’t pay ebay £2.50, they surely pay more than £2.20 (and ebay also has to pay credit card fees etc)

        Yes ebay will now be losing money when they have a £1 seller fee offer as that includes the credit card fees.

  • Metty says:

    Just make sure that once you have saved the offer that you go through to ebay and activate it. Other offers work once you’ve simply saved it on Nectar, ebay doesn’t.

    • Whisper says:

      Does the offer appear for you on ebay? When I log into ebay I see the 5x offer, but no 50x. I wonder will the 50x only appear on Friday at 12?

      • Whisper says:

        I hadn’t clicked through from the app – when I did that, it said I am registered for 50x

  • Graham Walsh says:

    I’ve taken a screenshot of the Your offer is saved page. Now what do I need to buy? Just typical, I purchased a new monitor on Sunday. Looking at their eBay shop it’s £50 more expensive anyway than buying it direct from their site.

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