Last year, Nectar and eBay ran a very generous Black Friday offer.
For one hour – between noon and 1pm on Black Friday – you received a crazy 50 Nectar points per £1 you spent.
The offer is coming back this year, but at a lower rate of 30 Nectar points per £1. You can’t complain though.
The only restriction is that you only earn the bonus on the first £300 you spend. Your Nectar earning will be capped at (£300 x 30) 9,000 points which would convert into 5,625 Avios.
If you value an Avios at 1p, you are getting a 18.8% rebate on your spending.
What is the small print?
There will be a £10 minimum spend required.
You only earn the bonus on one ITEM.
Only ‘Buy It Now’ items will qualify.
The standard eBay rules on excluded categories applied. 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
- Gift Vouchers & Coupons
- Baby Feeding: Formula
‘Gift vouchers’ is a key one to note.
We will post a reminder, and the link to register, on Friday morning. The deal will run from noon to 1pm.
(Don’t leave it too close to 1pm. Some readers had issues last year when, buying at the last minute, eBay decided that they had booked the transaction just after 1pm even though the customer pressed ‘buy’ shortly before.)
You may want to have a think about an upcoming purchase which you could get through eBay next Friday. 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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.