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Caffe Nero redemptions are back at Nectar – a good way to spend Avios

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Just one day after we published our annual guide to spending Nectar points, Caffe Nero returned as a redemption option.

Caffe Nero is, perhaps oddly, the best value Nectar redemption partner.

350 Nectar points will get you a voucher (in the form of a QR code, saved in the Nectar app, to be scanned in-store) for ANY hot or iced drink, of any size.

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If you look at the price list on this website, you will see that it is virtually impossible to pay less than £1.75 for a drink, and qualifying drinks can cost as much as £3.65.

This means that you are certain to get more than the usual 0.5p per Nectar point and will get over 1p if you are a fan of Frappe Creme.

Based on getting a £3.65 drink for 350 Nectar points (which is the equivalent of 219 Avios) you’d be getting 1.66p per Avios, which is pretty much unbeatable.

The page to transfer your Avios points to Nectar is here.

You can learn more about this deal on the Caffe Nero page of the Nectar website here.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (March 2023)

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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Successfully apply for either of the Barclaycard Avios credit cards by 2nd April 2023 and you will be entered into a free draw to win ONE MILLION AVIOS! Full details are on the application forms here (free) and here (paid). This competition is exclusive to Head for Points readers. T&C apply.

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 American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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

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.

Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) 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.

Comments (16)

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  • Entitled says:

    Lots of comments on the original article of people being denied use in Nero. In the article it states “any” drink and then in the next paragraph states “qualifying drinks”. Which is it?

    • Alex says:

      Looks like it’s pretty much anything, the terms say: “one barista-prepared hot or iced drink at any Caffè Nero UK outlet, subject to availability. All other products including speciality drinks and extras are excluded”

    • JerrySignfield says:

      Its any drink excluding upgrades like extra shot etc

    • JerrySignfield says:

      The nectar voucher works with any drink including extras it just depends if the individual barrista cares to impose the correct terms and conditions for the nectar vouchers

  • Neil says:

    Has anybody managed to transfer avios to nectar recently? I keep
    Either getting logged out or shown an error.

    • Ls says:

      I put a request in 10 days ago. Taken out of avios. Not received any nectar points yet.

  • Phil says:

    Thought I’d check out flights to Barcelona and BA website is listing Vueling flights. Is this new? I know they have the same parent company but didn’t know they sold them on Hope I can use a £69 BA flight credit on a Vueling flight booked on

    • pauline says:

      do Vueling flights count as one of 4 BA flights for status

    • john says:

      No. It offered them in 2018 but was more expensive than booking the Vueling tickets via the Vueling website.

      • elguiri says:

        I believe the vueling tickets bought via BA gave you added luggage though? I remember buying via BA once because all in all it was cheaper for us.

  • billyrayvalentine says:

    The white chocolate mocha is the best. Is that included does anybody know?

  • ChrisC says:

    They might have gotten a few bookings from me for LGW flights to Europe but flights seem to end on the 29th October (last day of the summer season)

    Sign they are going to drop LGW SH again or they just not organised?

  • the_real_a says:

    Yikes about £250 return from Humberside to Jersey. Think i will stick to JET2 from MAN.

    • Rob says:

      Eastern isn’t really planning to sell many seats for cash. They’ve done a deal with some package holiday companies who will take much of the capacity.

      • TeesTraveller says:

        Same arrangement from Teesside to Jersey with Eastern. Judging by the relationship between the airport and Eastern, it’s perhaps no suprise that there has been no publicity.

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