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.
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?
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
- 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 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.
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 (June 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.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express 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 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
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.
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
60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! 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.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
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.
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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.