What is Nectar?
Nectar is owned by Sainsbury’s and you may have swiped your card over and over again whenever you visit that supermarket. You can also earn points when you shop at other places, partners of the scheme if you will. These partners include Argos, Blacks, ASOS, Boux Avenue, Domino’s Pizza and eBay. Once you’ve got a card you can earn one or two points for every pound that you spend, depending on were you are shopping.
Every week, you’ll find Sainbury’s offers in your account. Your online account on the website will detail the weekly offers. These could be for anything, with any amount of points as a bonus. 10 extra points when buying eggs or maybe 100 bonus points when you buy toilet tissue.
There are also partner offers available so you can earn extra points. 1500 points if you hire a car or van from Europcar, 2000 points if you buy a TV from Argos, triple your points if you shop online at TravelSupermarket. They are all limited time offers with expiry dates so make sure you use them when you need them.
Sometimes, once you’ve scanned you Nectar card and paid your balance instore, the till printer will spit out a ticket for you. This could be a promotion to gain extra Nectar points if you buy a specific product or it might even give you some money off if you spend a certain amount. These usually have an expiry date on. If you’re doing a big shop, consider splitting it into two transactions as you will be able to use the ticket you get in the first one to redeem against the second shop.
What Are They Worth?
So how much is each Necatr point worth then? Every 2 points are worth a penny. 1000 points are worth £5, 2000 points are worth £10 and so on. If you’re spending money at these places, with these retailers anyway, you might as well get something for doing so.
How Do I Spend Them?
To spend your points, simply swipe your card at Sainsbury’s or other retailers, or shop online at the Nectar website for days out, hotels and even holidays.
Download The App
As well as the online account where you can log in via the Nectar website, you can also download an app. Available on both Android & iPhone, from Google Play and the App Store, you can have an app version of your card on your phone at all times. Check your balance, find rewards on the go like cinema trips and gadgets and discover tailored-to-you offers, updated weekly.
Best For Business
Nectar have seen the advantage of rewarding small business owners as well as everyday customers. You can earn points by stocking up on business essentials and be sent offers tailored to your area of work. All your points are kept in the same place so you can still find them on the app, for example, but you can also download a Nectar notifier for your desktop. This will let you know when you’re shopping online at a place you could earn points.
So there you go. If anyone asks how much is each Nectar point worth, you know the answer, how you earn them and perhaps more importantly, where you can spend them!