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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.  400 Nectar points become 250 Avios, whilst 300 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 0.67p each.

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

Conversion rate from East Coast Rewards to Nectar points revealed

It seems that loyalty schemes which announce major changes do occasionally listen to customer feedback.  I’m not talking about the Avios changes, of course, but the changes to (ie abolition .....

It seems that loyalty schemes which announce major changes do occasionally listen to customer feedback.  .....

by Rob Burgess11 comments

Slightly OT: Earn 10% interest on your Nectar balance with Nectar Hive

Whilst Head for Points does not officially cover Nectar points, it is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards at 1:1.  You can move your 30,000 American Platinum or 20,000 American .....

Whilst Head for Points does not officially cover Nectar points, it is a transfer partner of American Express .....

by Rob Burgess31 comments

Off topic: Sainsbury’s guts Nectar earning from April 2015

I don’t cover Nectar much on Head for Points because it offers little in the way of travel rewards.  I have written about the ability to use your points to book easyJet flights and how the .....

I don’t cover Nectar much on Head for Points because it offers little in the way of travel rewards.  I .....

by Rob Burgess52 comments

Virgin Trains introduces Nectar points – better than taking miles?

Back in April, the First group of train companies (Great Western, Capital Connect etc) began to offer Nectar points when you booked directly via their websites. It is ironic that the train companies .....

Back in April, the First group of train companies (Great Western, Capital Connect etc) began to offer Nectar .....

by Rob Burgess10 comments

Review: the American Express Nectar credit card

This is my review of the American Express Nectar credit card. Head for Points mainly focusses on credit cards which offer airline miles or hotel loyalty points for your spending.  However, as easyJet .....

This is my review of the American Express Nectar credit card. Head for Points mainly focusses on credit cards .....

by Rob Burgess

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