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Sainsbury’s launches 10x Nectar points offer: can you boost your rewards?

Find out if you can benefit

Sainsbury’s is once again offering shoppers 10 times the standard rate on their Nectar points for a limited time – but you won’t be able to earn extra points on all your purchases, and some customers won’t be able to take part.

Shoppers can get a Nectar points boost at Sainsbury’s from now until 9 October, on beauty, personal care, household and certain baby products.

We explain who’s eligible for the offer, other ways to boost your Nectar points and how the Nectar scheme is changing.


Sainsbury’s latest Nectar points boost

The latest Sainsbury’s Nectar points boost event offers cardholders the chance to collect 10 times the points when they spend at the supermarket in-store or online.

The boost is only available on selected lines including personal care, beauty, household and certain baby products this time round, so you won’t be able to rack up points on a big food shop or TU clothing.

Normally you can earn one Nectar point for every £1 spent in Sainsbury’s stores, but the boost will allow you to earn an extra 10 points for every £1 spent on everyday items like toothpaste and nappies.

Shoppers can take advantage of the boost at Sainsbury’s stores (including Superstores and Locals), petrol stations and online grocery orders delivered before the end of the promotion.

However, the boost is not available for customers in the Isle of Wight or Lampeter or for any residents that are currently involved in the new Nectar scheme trial.

5 tips to boost your Nectar points

Even after the Nectar points boost event ends, there are other ways to earn extra rewards.

1. Use a Nectar credit card

The Sainsbury’s Nectar Purchase Credit Card offers 28 months 0% on purchases. It allows you to earn two points for every £1 spent at Sainsbury’s or one Nectar point for every £5 spent elsewhere.

You can also earn 750 bonus Nectar points each time you spend £35 or more at Sainsbury’s up to ten times within the first two months of having the card, which means you could rack up 7,500 points.

  • Compare credit cards that can boost your Nectar reward points balance using Which Money Compare.

2. Get a takeaway

Takeaway orders made through Just Eat can earn you one Nectar point for every £1 spent, while ordering from Dominos can give you a boost of two points for every £1 spent.

You just need to link your Nectar account to ensure you collect the points when you order.

3. Consider Sainsbury’s Bank insurance

Sainsbury’s Bank offers a range of financial products including travel insurance, home insurance, car insurance, pet insurance and life insurance that allow you to boost the rate of Nectar points you earn for up to two years.

You can earn twice the points you earn on your shopping and fuel when you take out a policy.

However, it’s not worth taking out insurance just for a few extra Nectar points. You should ensure the policy you take out provides the right level of cover for you.

Find out how Sainsbury’s Bank is rated for its financial products in our best and worst pet insurance, best and worst car insurance and best worst home insurance reviews.

4. Donate to Oxfam

You can earn some extra Nectar points when donating goods to Oxfam through the Tag Your Bag scheme.

You’ll get 100 points to link your Oxfam account with your Nectar account and two points for every £1 that your donated items raise when sold.

5. Earn on train tickets

Train companies like Great Western Railway, Virgin Trains, Transpennine Express and South Western Railway allow you to earn Nectar points on tickets.

Customers that link their Nectar account can earn two points for every £1 spent when purchasing tickets, and some like Great Western Railway and Transpennine Express will even pay points for season ticket purchases and renewals.

What’s happening to the Nectar scheme?

Sainsbury’s is trialling a new Nectar scheme where you only earn points on products you preselect.

It’s designed to reward loyal customers more often, but it relies on shoppers to actively choose the offers they want to benefit from, so you could lose out.

Currently, customers on the Isle of Wight are trialling the scheme and Sainsbury’s says it will run indefinitely, with insights from the trial used to shape the future of the Nectar scheme.

Read more: Sainsbury’s trials new Nectar points scheme: would you be better off?

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