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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.


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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  • ianM says:

    Only ever bought one item on Ebay, a TV through Currys Ebay store. Fine until it stopped working and then it was a nightmare to resolve, 6 months until I got a refund. Never again.
    False economy if you value your time.

    • Char Char says:

      Nothing wrong with Ebay and that is certainly not the normal user experience.

    • CarpalTravel says:

      Had the same issue buying directly from Currys, though the TV was broken when I got home. I am not going to defend eBay but Currys should be avoided at all costs, in my experience. They refuse to even adhere to basic laws, I had to do a credit card chargeback

  • Alex says:

    Can you double dip with this offer?

  • Dan says:

    So you could buy something off yourself for £300, pay the 12.5% fee of £37.50 and earn 9375 Avios?

    • Rob says:

      I’d be more subtle than that ….

    • Mike says:

      Dan – maybe refer yourself for an Amex card on the same day

    • John says:

      Just paypal yourself £6250 from the BAPP and get 9375 avios for free

      Well, it worked with 3V….

      • Joe says:

        Is that something that is frowned upon – to the extent that you could get accounts closed on you?

        • Alex says:

          You’d be better off buying from your cousin, who lives at a different address. Who has £1 selling fee offer

          • will says:

            It sounds like we might have the same cousin!

          • Joe says:

            I was meaning Amex or Paypal accounts. As I assume that in theory you could generate unlimited amounts of avios by just recycling the same cash all the time?

          • CrashReboot says:

            I’ll be impressed if the ebay site has no issues on Friday lunchtime as the sudden “£299.99” purchases of jackets or whatever suddenly hit their system

        • bazza says:

          yes, go for it

        • VerdantBacon says:

          Do not do this

          • Dace says:

            Joe, ignore the others’ do not do this if you value your money, Amex or PayPal account.

    • Dan says:

      Sorry, I wasn’t clear! Clearly one can’t purchase from oneself but one could use multiple accounts with friends.

    • Swiss Jim says:

      I could sell you £280 for £300 if you want….

  • Pogonation says:

    Was looking at a forklift through Ebay yesterday. My dream of earning 170,000 avios on the purchase was just shattered by this line ‘there is a cap of 300 base Nectar points per transaction’ =(

  • Reney says:

    Can I use this more than once during that hour?

  • Malcaster says:

    Will it work if I register via the app but complete the purchase on a PC as it is less fiddly that way?

  • Js says:

    I assume this would need to be 12-1 uk time even if I am currently in a different time zone?

    • Tommo says:

      No – it’s 12-1 in any time zone you are in, Ebay systems can cope with this.

      You can get the offer a few hours early if you are in Singapore.

      • Char Char says:

        You really think thats the case, if so whats to stop me using a vpn to do it? Clearly for the UK going to be UK time.

    • David says:

      The T&Cs clearly say 12-1 GMT.

  • BJ says:

    Nothing to beat fourplay Friday lunch time 🙂

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