Nectar hack: Spend £12 at Sainsbury’s and get £9 back in points this bank holiday weekend

This Nectar promotion for new and existing customers involves a bit of work, but will send tingles down the spines of point collectors everywhere...

From this Friday to Monday inclusive (24-27 May), when you spend £1 or more on virtually anything at Sainsbury’s online, in store or on petrol, you’ll be credited with an extra 150 points (worth 75p) if you swipe your Nectar card. If you don’t already have a Nectar card they are free to get from Sainsbury’s, where you can also get 10p/litre off fuel (from Thu).

As the rules say you can do this up to three times each day, you could spend £1 in three separate transactions per day and get £2.25 of points back per day - assuming you find stuff to match that spend, which is possible on staples such as bread, milk, fruit and veg.

Over all four days you could therefore spend £12 and get 1,800 points, worth £9, back. They should be added to your account within 48 hours of your purchase.

Even if you’re slightly over £1 for each spend, it’s still a good return. See the full T&Cs on Sainsbury's website (link only works on desktop), or see below if you're a mobile user. 

Why is this so good?

While Nectar points aren’t usually worth as much as Tesco Clubcard or Boots Advantage points this is significantly more than the usual one point per £1 spent. Normally you would need to spend £1,800 to notch up this many points.

What can I spend my points on?

Once you’ve got your bonus points, for every 500 you have they can be converted into £2.50 to spend at Sainsbury’s, Argos, Vue cinemas and eBay. You can convert 1,000 points into £5 to spend at Pizza Hut.

I hope this helps you out with your shopping. I’m going to be buying a lot of £1 chocolate bars this weekend (if you’ll do the same, make sure you know about Sweet Sundays).

Will you be taking advantage of this? I’d love to know how you get on in the comments below, on Twitter @MSE_Deals or on Facebook.

  • Terms & conditions from Sainsbury's website

    Available 24-27 May 2019. Minimum spend £1 and swipe Nectar card. Max 3 transactions per day. Exclusions and terms apply.

    Receive 150 additional Nectar points on qualifying transactions.  Minimum qualifying spend £1. Max 3 offers per Nectar account per day. Qualifying spend excludes spirits and liqueurs, first stage baby milk products, National Lottery, tobacco, gift vouchers, gift cards, travel money, Sainsbury’s Bank products, prescription medicines, over the counter medicines, postage stamps, savings stamps, mobile phone vouchers, phone cards, e top-up, pay point payments, carrier bags, charity products and car park tickets. Receive 150 Nectar points when you shop at Sainsbury’s and spend £1 or more in one transaction between 24 – 27 May inclusive.  Offer applies to online groceries delivered on these dates.  Nectar card swipe required.  Points allocated within 48 hours. Offer available instore, online and petrol stations. Excludes Argos, Tu Clothing online, Bank and concessions in Sainsbury’s.