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MSE News: easyJet joins Nectar loyalty scheme

edited 16 March 2011 at 1:15PM in Flights, Currency & Car Hire
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edited 16 March 2011 at 1:15PM in Flights, Currency & Car Hire
This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

" Nectar card users will soon be able to exchange their points for easyJet flights to over 550 destinations ..."
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  • alzy_3alzy_3 Forumite
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    Glad to have another option on spending my Nectar points :beer:
  • oxenrydoxenryd Forumite
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    ALZY wrote: »
    Glad to have another option on spending my Nectar points :beer:

    Agree, quite surprised with this
    Originally Posted by Dr Cuckoo3
    Your bank and bank card does say something about the kind of person you are: Big 4 banks=sheep;),Santander=someone who doesnt mind incompetence:p,COOP=Ethical views,a campaigner:cool:,First Direct/Coventry=someone who thinks they are better than others:o,NI Bank card when living on the mainland=Aspergers :D
  • SewerSideSewerSide Forumite
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    Pretty pointless (pardon the pun), as they're only worth the same as they are in Sainsburys. I wish Nectar would do something similar to Clubcard rewards, where points can be worth more elsewhere.
  • fifekenfifeken Forumite
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    SewerSide wrote: »
    Pretty pointless (pardon the pun), as they're only worth the same as they are in Sainsburys.

    Pretty good to have another choice especially if you don't want to shop in Sainsburys.
  • Interesting, thanks for the information
  • You have to book the easyJet flights through the Nectar website and pay an unavoidable booking fee of £7. This means that 1,500 Nectar points (worth £7.50) actually only gets you 50p off the flight cost. So, spend £750 at Sainsbury's and get 50p off an easyJet flight.

    Am I missing something?
  • SaveTheEuroSaveTheEuro Forumite
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    Thanks for pointing out how useless the Nectar/Easyjet scheme is.

    Yes, you are missing something. It's even worse than that. You may have to overspend your points or pay £4.95 on top.

    This is what they say:

    Every 500 points gives you a £2.50 discount off the price of your booking.
    Bookings can be paid for pay fully in points. If the total booking price is not divisible by £2.50 you will be able to overpay with points, to the nearest 500 points. Please note you will not be refunded any excess points if you wish to do this
    Outstanding cash balances paid by Visa, Mastercard or American Express will incur a card fee of 2.5% with a minimum charge of £4.95.
  • icg1964 wrote: »
    You have to book the easyJet flights through the Nectar website and pay an unavoidable booking fee of £7. This means that 1,500 Nectar points (worth £7.50) actually only gets you 50p off the flight cost. So, spend £750 at Sainsbury's and get 50p off an easyJet flight.

    Am I missing something?

    Yup you're missing something - the total fee amount (£7 + card fee) is the same as on the easyJet website. It's a slightly different breakdown (easyJet website piles it all into the card fee), but its the same fee amount nonetheless.
  • SaveTheEuroSaveTheEuro Forumite
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    theschaff wrote: »
    Yup you're missing something - the total fee amount (£7 + card fee) is the same as on the easyJet website. It's a slightly different breakdown (easyJet website piles it all into the card fee), but its the same fee amount nonetheless.

    What fee are you refering to? If you pay by Visa Electron on Easyjet there is no fee.
  • edited 26 March 2011 at 11:54AM
    Enigmatic_MeEnigmatic_Me Forumite
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    edited 26 March 2011 at 11:54AM
    Well I had been looking at Easy Jet flights then got the email yesterday from Nectar so went and had a look.

    I have tonight booked the flights via Nectar and it has worked out much cheaper than booking direct with Easy Jet. The reason, the add ons are much cheaper???

    For example adding 2 hold bags was £36 (£18 each) where as on Easy Jet own website it would have been £50 (£25 each). I also added speedy boarding which was £20 (£10 each) whereas on Easy Jet own website it would have been £32 (£16 each).

    So my total booking via Nectar was £147.96 plus the £7 booking fee compared to £173.96 if I had booked direct with Easy Jet.

    Just worried now that someone is going to realise something is not quite right!!
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