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Noon TODAY: get 25 Nectar points (15 Avios) for every £1 you spend at eBay

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The travel points highlight of Black Friday 2021 was, oddly enough, not on a travel website.

The best deal came from eBay. For one hour, it offered 50 Nectar points (31 Avios) for every £1 you spent on the site. As you can imagine, some people did very nicely indeed. Some even bought items and then relisted them when the next discounted listings promotion came along.

Today (Wednesday 1st June) eBay is bringing back a more modest version of this offer.

ebay 25 Nectar points per £1

Between noon and 1pm on 1st June, you will receive 25 Nectar points (15 Avios) for every £1 you spend.

There are NO category restrictions, it seems, apart from the standard rules over gift cards etc.

You must spend £15+ and you only receive the bonus on the purchase of one ‘Buy It Now’ item. You are capped at 7,500 Nectar points (a £300 purchase) which would get you 4,687 Avios.

Is this offer targetted?

It’s not clear if the deal is targetted. Previous versions of this offer have been open to everyone. It is showing in the Nectar app for me but of course this could be targetted.

You will need to activate the offer before buying by going into the Nectar app under ‘Partner Offers’ or clicking the link in any email you were sent.

You can find out more about the Nectar partnership, and link your Nectar card to your eBay account, on this special eBay page.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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 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:

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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

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, £200 travel credit 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 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.

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