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Sainsbury’s and Nectar

In January 2021, Avios dropped its long-standing partnership with Tesco and agreed a new deal with Sainsbury’s.

As part of this, Nectar points and Avios became interchangeable.  The rate is the same in both directions – 400 Nectar points become 250 Avios, and 250 Avios become 400 Nectar points.

As a Nectar point is worth 0.5p when spent in Sainsbury’s or Argos, your Avios now have a minimum value of 0.8p each.

The articles below explain the new partnership in detail as well as explaining how you can earn and spend Nectar points.

Will you earn more Avios from BP or Esso when buying fuel?

On Thursday we covered the launch of the Avios and BPme Rewards partnership. You can now transfer your BPme Rewards points into Avios. The transfer rate is attractive. If you have 200 BPme Rewards .....

On Thursday we covered the launch of the Avios and BPme Rewards partnership. You can now transfer your BPme .....

by Rob Burgess37 comments

Avios launches a new ‘first time’ transfer bonus from Nectar

I assume, by now, that almost all Head for Points readers in the UK will have linked their Nectar account to Avios and made a transfer. Some of you prefer to move Avios to Nectar, getting 0.8p per .....

I assume, by now, that almost all Head for Points readers in the UK will have linked their Nectar account to .....

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LAST DAY: Win a share of 2 million Avios and 3 million Nectar points

Today, Wednesday 28th, is the last day to enter the two major competitions being run to persuade you to convert your Nectar points into Avios. Remember that you have NOTHING to lose by doing a .....

Today, Wednesday 28th, is the last day to enter the two major competitions being run to persuade you to .....

by Rob Burgess19 comments

‘Avios to Nectar’ online points transfers return at 9am Wednesday

Here’s some exciting news, at least in the context of the rest of the news so far this week. Online transfers of Avios into Nectar points are due to return at 9am, Wednesday 21st. Here is a .....

Here’s some exciting news, at least in the context of the rest of the news so far this week. Online .....

by Rob Burgess49 comments

How a couple can earn 201,666 Avios if they are new to Amex

There are complex rules around American Express sign-up bonuses.  Getting some cards blocks you from getting a bonus on some other cards, but not all cards block you from all other cards. There .....

There are complex rules around American Express sign-up bonuses.  Getting some cards blocks you from .....

by Rob Burgess36 comments

Win a share of 2 million Avios and 3 million Nectar points

British Airways and Nectar have launched two major competitions to persuade you to convert your Nectar points into Avios this July. This competition seems to be rolling out slowly. I can see details .....

British Airways and Nectar have launched two major competitions to persuade you to convert your Nectar points .....

by Rob Burgess63 comments

NEW: Earn Nectar points on in-store spending with Nectar Connect

Nectar Connect, which lets you earn Nectar points from your day-to-day card spending, has now launched. Like other schemes, Nectar Connect lets you earn points from spending on your existing credit or .....

Nectar Connect, which lets you earn Nectar points from your day-to-day card spending, has now launched. Like .....

by Rhys Jones80 comments

You can now spend £500 of Nectar points (62,500 Avios) at Argos and Habitat

Back in March, we wrote about an increase in the number of Avios / Nectar points that you could spend in one go at Argos and Habitat. It seemed that Nectar had jumped the gun, however. Whilst it was .....

Back in March, we wrote about an increase in the number of Avios / Nectar points that you could spend in one .....

by Rob Burgess42 comments

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