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Earn 12.5 Avios per £1 at eBay on Wednesday

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eBay is running another special promotion today with bonus Nectar points (=Avios) up for grabs.

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 (register here)
  • 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 is on the eBay home page is here:

ebay Nectar bonus

If you don’t see it there, 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.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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

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 £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 – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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

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.

Comments (31)

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  • DANN says:

    total savings?

  • Rob H not Rob says:

    Odd one. . . Neither link takes me to the 20 x pts link on eBay page, and clicking through from nectar site takes me to “we looked everywhere and we can’t find that” page. Clicking through from either Hfp link comes to the revolving banner and no 20 x activation offer present.

    Had the same last time this was run. Called eBay who said it was fixed and to try now, still didn’t work, told me to call nectar who said I was already registered for the offer (which I knew I wasn’t) and a small test purchase only gave me 1 x pts, consequently I’m not able to dip in today.

    Anyone had a similar issue / fix suggestion for next time?

    Yes eBay and Nectar are linked and worked with 50 x offer in the past.

    Yes we’ve disconnected and reconnected nectar card.

    Yes we’ve logged out or both an logged back in.

    Same problem on both phone and desktop.

    • Jack says:

      I’d have a go at completely removing the Nectar card again from eBay, and then reconnecting as collect and spend. When you click on Nectar (in eBay) you should see the newer version of the interface. And when you register for the points promotions, it shows a line on this revamped page to confirm this. I had this issue at the end of last year when the new eBay/Nectar screen was rolled out, with several eBay family accounts, which were all set to spend only.

  • Steve says:

    The next time a promotional offer like this appears, I would suggest buying from a professional eBay seller. I made an order yesterday, but the seller cancelled the order and the nectar points were withdrawn. I then ordered the same item from another seller, but recieved no bonus points as it counted as a second order that day. I contacted both eBay and Nectar, but they wont budge. So buyer beware!

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