The best flash offers to boost Clubcard, Nectar and more.
There are a number of different ways to earn and redeem Nectar points, though few actually increase the value of each point. You can read all about those offers in my Nectar guide, but here I’ll share short term deals.
Nectar: Big Points Bonanza
On Saturday 4 February 2023 everyone can win some bonus Nectar points at Sainsbury’s. You must first activate the offer in your Nectar account.
Then, when you spend at least £20 and scan your card you’ll win some free points, ranging from 50 points (25p) up to 5,000 points (£25).
Sadly it’s just at full Sainsbury’s stores, not smaller Local ones. Also some products won’t count towards that £20 spend, such as alcohol.
There are other draws too. Swipe your card between 27 January and 4 February and you’re in with a chance of winning a daily prize of 10,000 points (worth £50).
There’s also a bigger “Win Big” draw where 50 people will win 1,000,000 points (worth £5,000). You need to enter via your Nectar account.
Nectar: Big Points Swap (expired)
This offer is running from 14 April to 4 May 2022. If you have at least 2,000 Nectar points then it’s worth taking a look at the app to see if you can swap the points for an increased value. It’s only on the app, not online or in-store.
If you are eligible, the offer will be right at the top of the screen, just below your points balance. I had to update my app for the promotion to appear.
*update – it does seem it’s account specific so you might not see the offer even after updating*
You’ll then hopefully see the following options:
- 2,000 points to £15 (usually worth £10)
- 4,000 points to £30 (usually worth £20)
- 6,000 points to £45 (usually worth £30)
- 8,000 points to £60 (usually worth £40)
- 10,000 points to £75 (usually worth £50)
Click the option you want and hit confirm. You’ll be issued with a voucher that expires on 4 May 2022. You can’t swap more than 10,000 points.
Unlike the previous Double Up scheme there are few restrictions on using the voucher, so you can use it on your full supermarket shop at Sainsbury’s. However, you do have to select whether you want to use it online or in-store. Alcohol is also excluded, as are the usual suspects like baby milk, tobacco, stamps and more (full list here).
Nectar x Avios auto swap promotion (Expired)
If you set up auto-conversion for Nectar to Avios, you’ll earn double points in Sainsbury’s until the end of February 2022. You need to spend at least £1 and swipe your Nectar card at the till. You should get the bonus points at some point in late March.
The conversion won’t happen until you have 400 Nectar points in your account, and it’ll only do this once a week. The maximum that’ll be converted in a week is 40,000 Nectar points.
If you don’t want to keep them as Avios points, you can always manually switch them back, but wait to do this until at least April otherwise you might not get the bonus points.
Plus if you auto swap 400 points each month in February, March, April and May you’ll also go into a prize draw to win one of 350 Nectar point bonuses, ranging from 2,500 Avios to 50,000 Avios.