Nectar shoppers disappointed after Sainsbury's sends misleading info about its 'Big Points Swap' scheme – here's what's happened
Sainsbury's has admitted it sent misleading information to many of its Nectar card users that wrongly promised it would double the amount of reward points people had accumulated if they cashed them in for vouchers.
22 April 2022
British Airways glitch sparks anger as customers unable to convert Avios frequent flyer miles into Nectar points
Swathes of frustrated British Airways customers have been unable to convert their Avios frequent flyer points into Nectar rewards because of a glitch with the airline's systems, which has resulted in an outpouring of anger online.
8 December 2021
Sainsbury’s opens its first checkout-free store joining Aldi, Amazon and Tesco
Sainsbury’s has opened its first checkout-free store where shoppers can pick up their groceries and leave without needing to scan items or pay at an in-store till.
30 November 2021
Sainsbury's new Nectar offer 'discriminates against the elderly and the vulnerable', says 75-year-old shopper
A Nectar card holder MSE reader was left disappointed to see that Sainsbury's latest feature to get discounts using the SmartShop app was not available to those who can only shop online or through Click & Collect. He felt this discriminated against those customers, particularly ones who cannot shop in store for health reasons.
22 October 2021
Nectar card-holders could save '£200/year' by downloading the Sainsbury's SmartShop app
Nectar card-holders can now get personalised discounts of up to 30% off certain items in their Sainsbury's shop when they use its 'scan and go' service in store. But you can't currently get the offers when you shop online at the supermarket.
28 September 2021
New Nectar points boost if you connect your payment plastic to it – earn up to 30 points (15p) per £1 spent
Loyalty giant Nectar has launched a new scheme that allows you to link your account to a debit or credit card and earn bonus points when spending at selected partners
6 July 2021
Sainsbury's stops weekly Nectar bonus points offers for some shoppers in mystery loyalty scheme shake-up
Sainsbury's has confirmed a shake-up to the Nectar loyalty scheme, which could see weekly bonus-point offers phased out for some
21 April 2021
Nectar cardholders can now convert points to Avios - here's how
Nectar cardholders will be able to exchange loyalty points for Avios from next week, which they can then use to get travel-related perks. It comes after Avios ended a similar partnership with Tesco's Clubcard scheme earlier this week
25 January 2021
Sainsbury's launches 'Nectar Prices' promo giving discounts on over 250 items
Sainsbury's has launched a 'Nectar Prices' promotion giving discounts of between 5% and 50% on 266 items to Nectar card-holders until early March
12 February 2020
Sainsbury's customers sent wrong 'double-up' vouchers
Some Sainsbury's customers have been sent the wrong Nectar 'double-up' vouchers that are worth a fraction of the amount they'd ordered – or haven't received any at all
9 November 2018
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