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Earn double Nectar points in June when you make a conversion to Avios

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Avios and Nectar have launched a new promotion to promote the tie-up between the two programmes.

As a reminder, you can:

  • convert Nectar points to Avios at the rate of 400 : 250
  • convert Avios to Nectar points at the rate of 300 : 400
Double Nectar points with an Avios conversion

Conversion from Nectar are instant, whilst conversions from Avios take 10+ days due to fraud checks. You can find out more, and convert in either direction, via this page of

Remember that Nectar points are worth a flat 0.5p each when spent at Sainsburys, Argos or This means that you can ‘cash out’ Avios for 0.66p by transferring them into Nectar points. Never do any kind of Avios redemption which gets you less than 0.66p per Avios, because you would be better off converting to Nectar instead.

Get double Nectar points on shopping when you make an Avios conversion

This new promotion is a little complex but will be worthwhile for most readers.

Firstly, you need to transfer a minimum of 400 Nectar points into Avios.

(If you don’t have 400 Nectar points, stop reading now because you can’t take part.)

Secondly, you need to shop at Sainsbury’s, Argos, eBay and / or Esso during June.

You will receive double Nectar points at these four places for transactions made between the date of your Avios conversion and 30th June.

There aren’t many rules except:

  • only base Nectar points are doubled, not any promotional points earned during June
  • you cannot reverse the initial Avios conversion before 30th June – if you send any points in the other direction during the month it is likely to disqualify you from the bonus

The promotion is NOT restricted to ‘first time’ Nectar converters. Anyone can take part.

No-one is getting rich off this offer, but if you were likely to spend a few hundred points across Sainsbury’s, Argos, eBay and / or Esso this month – and have 400 Nectar points to hand to make the initial transfer – you might as well take part.

Further details can be found on the Nectar site here.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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.

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 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

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 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 (25)

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  • ADS says:

    the Nectar website is struggling at the moment – is this your fault ?!

    it would be funny if the IT went wrong and doubled all our bonus points as well !

  • Lady London says:

    All i can say is that I get very, very little spam, but quite a lot of the spam I do get in recent months and going back about the past year, has Sainsbury or Argos in the heading.

    There is nothing on my phone or pc with anything to do with Sainsbury’s or Argos.
    Mainly because I haven’t bought from them orj set foot in either of them for a few years now. Cookies are deleted more than once per day, and the rest of my systems cleaned excessively. Suspected spam is never clicked on and nor are the Sainsbury Nectar promos emails and hardly any Nectar emails get clicked on as in the absence of them getting much data from me, Nectar emails are overhelmingly scattergun. So I’m keeping my data confidential but it looks highly suspicious as to who maybe isn’t.

  • Colin says:

    The BA site is only allowing me to transfer my entire Nectar balance by setting up auto conversion. I only want to transfer the minimum 400 Nectar points manually, but that option does not work.

    • Rob says:

      Go onto the Nectar website and do it from there – they probably invest more in IT than BA!

      • Colin says:

        I got it to work that way round – thanks

        • C says:

          How did you managed to make it work?
          When I click “convert now” on the Nectar website, it just took me to a BA webpage, which I could not change the direction to from Nectar to Avios

  • Colin Thames says:

    Not sure if this offer is actually working. Converted 400 Nectar points to Avios on Saturday. Did a shop at Sainsburys today for £40 and receipt showed 40 Nectar points added. Nectar app also shows just 40 points added. Anyone know if this gets doubled up overnight or is this an IT fail?

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