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Earn 12.5 Avios per £1 at eBay on Wednesday

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eBay is running another special promotion this Wednesday.

Whilst this offer is less generous than others we’ve seen (the most recent was 30 Nectar points per £1), this deal is running for a full day and not just an hour. This will be a lot more convenient for many.

For all of Wednesday, you will earn 20 Nectar points per £1 spent at eBay. This converts to 12.5 Avios per £1. If you value an Avios at 1p, it’s a 12.5% rebate.

earn 20 nectar points per £1 at ebay

Here’s the small print:

  • you MUST register in advance (link not yet available)
  • you only earn the bonus on the first £300 you spend. Your Nectar earning will be capped at (£300 x 20) 6,000 points which would convert into 3,750 Avios.
  • there is a £20 minimum spend
  • you only earn the bonus on ONE ITEM
  • only ‘Buy It Now’ items will qualify

If a seller is offering a bundle of items for a flat combined price – eg ’10 historic FA Cup Final programmes for £50′ then this still counts as ‘one item’.

The standard eBay rules on excluded categories apply. 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.

The registration link should – on Wednesday – be on the eBay home page is here. If not, it may be on on this special eBay / Nectar page which is the same page you need if your Nectar and eBay accounts are not linked.

Note that you cannot add your Nectar number at check out – the accounts must be linked before you start.

When this promotion last ran, it only showed the base Nectar points at check-out although the bonus posted fine, at least for me. This was different to 2022 offers where you saw the full points due before you checked out, and gave you more confidence that the bonus would turn up.

We’ll run a reminder on Wednesday.


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 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

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.

Comments (59)

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  • Bill B says:

    It’s the 19th, I’m at Heathrow, my 16:15 flight to New York is delayed until 18:00 (for the moment, at least).

    • Rob says:


      • Bill B says:

        Estimate now 18:40.
        What’s the chance it won’t be cancelled?

        • Rob says:

          If its cancelled it probably won’t count against the 90% 🙂

          • Bill B says:

            The gate has now been posted and we’ve moved to the Satellite B lounge.
            I mentioned the HfP story to the lounge lady and she just smiled and winked and said “I couldn’t possibly comment.”

          • Bill B says:

            And now we’re seated – new style seats with doors.

  • Bill B says:

    And now its 19:11 and a cascading set of unfortunate events starting with not being able to reposition the aircraft because of a damaged taxiway leading to the crew timing out on their allowed hours, and they’ll be taking a nap during the flight to comply with regulations. But this means they need an extra crew member, who had to come in from home and is expected to arrive soon.
    Meanwhile we’re still at the terminal.

    • Bill B says:

      Just to close this out, we finally took off at 19:34 after a delay of over three hours, and we finally got home to Long Island NY just before midnight.

      I’ll be interested to see if BA’s “punctuality push” has any effect whatsoever on the LHR-JFK route.

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