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News: Biden scraps US vaccination mandate, DFDS to stop awarding Nectar points

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News in brief:

Biden drops the US vaccination mandate for air arrivals

With unfortunate timing for us, President Biden announced overnight on Sunday (UK time) that he was dropping the covid vaccination mandate from 11th May.

Anyone entering the US by air from this date will no longer need to show proof of vaccination.

This overrules the decision taken by the CDC last week – which we covered in an article yesterday, written before the change – to keep the existing rules in place, albeit with some tweaks to reflect the new bivalent vaccines.

Apologies for any confusion caused by our article yesterday. There is always a slight risk with everything we publish that the situation changes overnight before the article goes live in the early morning. The biggest problem is usually companies who promise us that an offer will go live at midnight and it doesn’t ….

DFDS dropping nectar points

DFDS to stop awarding Nectar points

Ferry company DFDS has become the latest partner to walk away from Nectar. It joins an increasingly long list – it is only a matter of time now before the only Nectar earning partners will be businesses owned by Sainsbury’s, such as Argos and Habitat.

You have been able to collect Nectar points at the rate of 2 per £1 (equivalent to a 1% return) on all online DFDS bookings. Regular bonus promotions could see this increase.

The partnership will end on 17th May. Bookings made by this date will earn points even if they are for travel afterwards.

Comments (46)

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  • jannis says:

    8% airtime + 5% from curve + 10*pt from nectar direct
    hard to justify booking with uber

  • Matthew says:

    As Uber do not say it is targeted, I think it is a good bet to book a cheap train ticket (Dundee to Broughty Ferry child ticket is 85p), then wait to see if 1,000 Avios are transferred. If not, get the T&Cs and complain.

    • Rob says:

      As I said yesterday, spend £1. £1 triggers 1 base Avios from your spend and it is likely that the algorithm will look for accounts which have earned Avios from train bookings and credit them with 1,000 more. If you don’t earn 1 Avios you may miss out (or may not, but seems a pointless risk for the sake of 20p!).

  • Jimbo says:

    Has anyone had their Avios points post yet from Uber?

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