Last Updated on April 18, 2023 by Melissa S.
What are Nectar points?
Nectar points and the Nectar card is the loyalty scheme offered by Sainsbury’s. Just like other supermarket loyalty schemes such as Tesco Clubcard, Morrison’s More and the newly launched Asda Rewards, Nectar points offer shoppers the chance to earn money off future purchases in the form of points.
There are also clever ways to boost the amount of points you can earn and their value. In this post we’ll look at the best ways to boost your Nectar Points.
How to Register for a Nectar Card
Simply head to the Nectar Card homepage to register for free online.
How Do I Earn Nectar Points?
Nectar points can be earned by shopping online and in store at a number of retailers. Simply swipe your card at the till, or ensure your Nectar account is registered and connected when shopping online.
Which Retailers Offer Nectar Points?
As well as Sainsbury’s, Nectar points can also be earnt by shopping at Argos, eBay, Esso and more. See this full list of participating retailers.
How much are Nectar points worth?
The value of Nectar points is as follows:
|Number of Nectar Points||Amount Worth|
|1 Nectar point||0.5p|
|2 Nectar points||1p|
|100 Nectar points||50p|
|200 Nectar points||£1.00|
|500 Nectar points||£2.50|
|1000 Nectar points||£5.00|
|2500 Nectar points||£12.50|
|5000 Nectar points||£25.00|
However, there are clever ways to boost the number of points you can earn as well as boosting the value of the points you have earned.
The Best Ways to Boost Your Nectar Points
Check the Nectar app for special offers
With the Nectar card app, you will regularly find special offers on how to boost your Nectar points. These offers from December 2022 include:
X7 points when you spend £10+ on one item on eBay – this offer also appears on eBay where it can be activated.
+7000 points when you buy Pet Insurance from Sainsbury’s bank
This is a great offer if it was something you were looking to purchase anyway, but always check the price against others on price comparison sites to ensure it is the best deal – otherwise it could work out more expensive than the value of the bonus points.
4x points at Very.co.uk when you shop via Nectar
Again, if you were already looking to purchase something from Very, this could work out a great offer, especially if it was a large or expensive item such as a mobile phone or white goods.
You will notice from these screenshots that all these offers are time limited to a short number of days, so it is always worth checking the Nectar app regularly to see the offers available.
Download the Nectar Notifier Chrome Extension
The Nectar Notifier is a free Chrome extension download that provides reminders to collect Nectar points when you are shopping online or making online searches. You can also earn 100 points by connecting your card when you first download the extension.
This is a great idea if like me, you always forget to check which loyalty schemes or cashback might work when making a purchase, as it pops up automatically when you are on an eligible page. For example, I got this alert when shopping at Crew Clothing:
It also prompted me that I could earn up to 200 points per month by using the built in search function powered by Yahoo. I have yet to see if this will make much of an impact on my Nectar earnings but will update this post accordingly.
Use Nectar Connect
Nectar Connect is another way to boost your Nectar points earnings, much in the same way as a cashback app. By connecting your bank account to Nectar Connect, you can view special offers where you can earn bonus points when spending at partner retailers such as these:
Take Advantage of the Nectar Double up Events
Whether the Nectar Double Up events will return in 2023 remains to be seen, as the last one was 2021. This event is a week where you can exchange your Nectar points for double their value, so it is well worth saving them for.
It would be a shame if this offer is gone forever, we will update this post with any information about the next Nectar Double up event as it becomes available.
Earn Nectar Points for free with Daily Mail Rewards
You can earn bonus Nectar Points for free through the Daily Mail Rewards scheme. If you already purchase the Daily Mail then it is a no brainer to take advantage of this offer. This post has full details of how Daily Mail Rewards works, and how you can get the bonus without buying the paper,
Take Advantage of Nectar Prices
Nectar Prices launched in April 2023, with big savings to be had on everyday products both in-store and online.
In addition to this, (and rather confusingly) Your Nectar Prices – formerly My Nectar Prices – offers personalised offers based on your spending habits. The main difference is the personalised Your Nectar offers are only available in-store and you also have to use a Sainsbury’s Smartshop scanner.
You can find full details about the different Nectar Prices in this post.
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Do you have any other tips and tricks for boosting the value of your nectar earnings? Leave a comment and share with the community.
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About the Author
Melissa is a working parent who left behind a senior management salary for a better work/life balance. Following her own money saving and money making strategies she was able to clear debt and live a life she loves. Blogging, selling digital products on Etsy and selling preloved items on eBay are her favourite side hustles. Read her story here.