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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.

PS. If you don’t have the Nectar American Express credit card, take a look at our review here.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 2024)

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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

30,000 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 £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

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

40,000 bonus points AND (to 27th August) £400 to spend at Amex Travel 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

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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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