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eBay planning a big Valentines Day deal – 30 Nectar points (19 Avios) per £1

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In 2021, 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 for Valentines Day, but at a lower rate of 30 Nectar points per £1. You can’t complain though.

Nectar eBay power hour valentines day

The only restriction is that you only earn the bonus on the first £300 you spend, and on only one item. 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?

Very little.

There will be a £10 minimum spend required.

You only earn the bonus on one ITEM. A bundle of items sold as one package (eg a £20 bundle of clothing) counts as 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
  • Property
  • Gift Vouchers & Coupons
  • Baby Feeding: Formula

‘Gift vouchers’ is a key one to note.

Nectar Power Hours Valentines Day eBay

We will post a reminder, and the link to register, on Tuesday 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 Tuesday. 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.

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 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 (28)

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  • Jonathan says:

    Amazon must’ve seen this article, as they’ve now reduced the price of Apple AirTags to £29 for one or a pack of four for £99 !

  • ChasP says:

    On previous similar deals I have bought 12 of an item as a single purchase and got the full amount of extra points
    Whether this was an error or part of the t&cs ?

  • Meadowlark says:

    There is one other set of restrictions hiding within the Ebay Nectar Programme Ts & Cs:
    “Items sold by the following sellers are not eligible for Nectar points on
    Tesco outlet
    Co-operative Electrical
    Telephony providers offering Pay As You Go phones”
    I only discovered this after the last Ebay/Nectar deal in January when I bought an iPhone from Tesco Outlet – only to discover I wouldn’t get a single point.

    • Jonathan says:

      It’s a bit of a giveaway, even though you can’t earn Tesco Clubcard points from their eBay shop, Nectar’s owners, Sainsbury’s don’t want to support a rival supermarket

      I’m half surprised that Tesco still bother with their eBay store, as the days of Tesco selling just about anything you could get in a UK shop are well and truly over, and nearly forgotten about

  • TimM says:

    Well, I would never want to self-promote, but if it helps someone gain 30x Nectar points, I have just listed two Leonid Afremov original oil paintings on the Bay for £450 each – ‘Buy it now or best offer’. Details in their respective listings. 10% of the sale proceeds will go to the latest Disasters Emergency Committee appeal.

  • Lisa says:

    Does this include ‘Buy It Now’ items from sellers located outside the UK?

  • Royback says:

    Anyone been notified about receiving the extra points yet? Will it appear on the nectar app and when?

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