What exactly is a Nectar Card?
It’s a card that lets you collect points when you buy at certain retailers. You’ll get one point for every £1 spent, whether that’s in-store or online with Nectar retailers.
What can I do with Nectar Points?
You can then use these points to buy things at Nectar Partners. You also get access to deals and offers at Nectar Partners including Argos, Habitat and Sainsbury’s.
Where can I use my Nectar card?
You can use your Nectar Card with the following Nectar Partners:
How do I get a Nectar Card?
1. Head to the Nectar Card website and click the “Join Nectar” button.
2. Select whether you already have a Nectar Card or you’ll need one.
If you don’t already have a card, verify your email address.
3. Select whether you want a regular Nectar card, or you’re applying for a Nectar Business Card.
4. Pop in your title, name and date of birth.
5. Pop in your postcode and property number.
6. Then secure your account by choosing a memorable word and popping in your mobile number.
7. Then you will be sent a Nectar Card in the post. But you can also download the Nectar App, which can be used as a card.
What does the Nectar app offer?
You can use it as a card, you can browse special Nectar offers, you can see how many points you have, and even win bonus points when you’ve used your Nectar Card. You can explore what offers Nectar partners have too. You can also track activity and see where you’ve been getting your points from.
Is a Nectar Card worth it?
If you regularly shop at Argos or Sainsbury’s, then it’s an easy way to get a discount down the line. And when you consider the long list of partners where you can gather points, it’s hard to find a reason not to sign up. It’s particularly worth it if you have an American Express card, as you can get 3 points for every £1 spent, which is an additional 50% of your points.
For every £100 you spend, you’ll get 50p back. That doesn’t sound like much, but we think it’s the deals you get access to that seal the deal. They’re usually tailored for you, so it’s not hard to find a few bits and pieces that fit into your weekly shop at Sainsbury’s, or some essentials from Argos, at discounted prices. For a comprehensive breakdown of the different loyalty cards and what they offer, Which? Compared the different loyalty cards and found the one they thought was best.
A couple of things to consider is that you can get Nectar points when you refuel at selected Sainsbury’s and Esso petrol stations. Given that’s an essential cost for a lot of us, it’s a nice little bonus. But you also have access to services like Nectar Donate, which allows you to donate those Nectar points if you want a nice, simple way of giving something to charity.
The Nectar Double Up Event
Nectar used to run a promotion called the Double Up event. This event saw Nectar Points be worth double their value. So, rather than 1 point being worth 0.5p, they’d be worth 1p. However, this event was cancelled in 2021 as it was claimed they were focusing on the “My Nectar Prices” promotion. They haven’t announced whether the event will be taking place in 2022. The event ran twice a year up until 2017, in both Spring and Autumn. Householdmoneysaving.com offer a comprehensive breakdown of this event.
My Nectar Prices
The idea behind ‘My Nectar Prices’ is that they select products that you’re likely to want, and offer you a discounted price. It can be ideal if you’ve got some shopping basket staples, and they happen to offer a discount on them. These prices are refreshed regularly, so while they may not have what you’re looking for in one week, it’s worth checking back next week for a potential saving.
The Big Points Swap
The Big Points Swap allows for users to swap Nectar Points for money-off vouchers. These vouchers are worth an extra 50% of the value of the points you swapped for them. So if you had £10 worth of points, you could get a voucher worth £15.