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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 (January 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

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

There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios (SPECIAL OFFER) and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

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

Nectar American Express

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

30,000 points 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 30,000 Avios.

30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

30,000 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 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

45,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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)

  • Geoggy says:

    Can’t see this in my Nectar app – only the 5x offer. Is it somewhere specific or very obvious?

  • Alan says:

    Only 5x here…

  • WearyTraveller says:

    You can add this offer via a direct link even if your account only has the 5x one. I only had the 5x one and managed to add the 50x one with this https://www.nectar.com/offer-details/brand/56BNA84022

  • Karen says:

    It looked like I only had the 5x offer on the main page but I searched around in the Partner Offers section and found it there. Hope that helps?

  • N says:

    1. Player 2 sells a fashion item for £1.
    2. Player 1 buys the item.
    3. …
    4. Profit

    ???

    • Mike says:

      Player 2 should be more ambitious with their pricing we are going for 299.99. Player 1 should also consider if they have an item to sell – perhaps one that Player 2 might wish to buy for just under £300

    • N says:

      Yes, sorry. Bad wording on my behalf… P2 has an ebay offer for £1 FVF. P2 also has a jacket kicking around that P1 would like to buy for £300.

      • John says:

        Ideally, the players would be registered with different addresses, any device used to log on to P1’s account would have never been used with P2’s account and vice versa, and they would have never accessed ebay with the same IP addresses.

        Although since managed payments, people previously banned from ebay have been able to register under their real names and most of them haven’t been kicked off yet.

  • Joe says:

    So would this potentially work?

    Sell an item to a friend/family member and wait for the points to post. Then convert them to avios.
    Then issue a refund for the item on ebay and get the ebay fee back?

    • Andrew says:

      I’d expect the bonus nectar points to post well after the period for any refund has passed.

      Why not just hand the cash back in person happy in the knowledge that the nectar points/avios still far outweigh the ebay/paypal fees incurred?

    • Chris says:

      Might work once. Then your eBay account will surely be blocked.

    • John says:

      Open a new nectar and throwaway BAEC, buy something from any seller that offers free returns. If the nectar posts within the returns period, convert to avios, then return the item.

      The nectar account will go negative but you’re going to abandon it anyway. You should probably empty out the fake BAEC account by adding it to a household account and using the avios.com trick to have the exact amount of avios for a redemption. Then kick out the fake account from the household.

    • peter says:

      You can have negative Nectar points. I did this once – I had £5 worth of Nectar points, spent them at Sainsbury’s on Sunday and then 1 hour later converted them to Ebay £5 voucher. On Monday I had -1000 points 🙂
      So I would expect the same here..
      Also it says in T&C that points will be awarded in 28 days so probably you won’t be able to return your item.

  • Terry S says:

    Can’t log in to the app. Maybe because I’m in Dubai….

  • Gavin says:

    Got this offer but at a loss as to what I can purchase from eBay ie something I would typically buy elsewhere but can instead get from eBay.

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