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New Amex Nectar Card – Points Don’t Make Prizes

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  • bob_builder_2
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    Rafter wrote:
    I guess the Amex Nectar card is twice as good as the Barclaycard it replaces (from a Nectar Points view) though?
    Or 4 times as good in a Nectar store and lets face it, you would not be a Nectar collector if you did not shop at any Nectar stores.
  • bob_builder_2
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    bbruce wrote:
    It's pretty apparent Debenhams are getting cold feet with Nectar - they never ask you if you have a card and if you forget, you've lost it unless you go back the same day.
    Debenhams have just written to me to say that they are going to replace my store card (that collects Nectar points) with a Mastercard that has "cashback" in the form of Debenhams vouchers.
  • houndour
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    am I deluding myself in thinking nectar points are good?!

    Reading the original post makes them sound really crap. I've just applied for the Amex card purely for Nectar points.

    However, I spend all my nectar points on cinema tickets. For me this works out to be the best value (and I live outside of london...so 1 ticket = 1000points). If I spent 1000 points at sains, that would give me £5. But 1 cinema ticket costs me £7.20. So in effect I'm getting an extra £2.20 out of my 1000 points. :)
  • advantage_card
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    Think I'm better sticking with my Boots points, as this Nectar scheme sounds like it is going down the pan rather quickly - although I do wish Boots would send me better, more useful, coupons in the mail!
    my advantage_card is like gold dush
  • bob_builder_2
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    houndour wrote:
    am I deluding myself in thinking nectar points are good?!

    Reading the original post makes them sound really crap. I've just applied for the Amex card purely for Nectar points.

    However, I spend all my nectar points on cinema tickets. For me this works out to be the best value (and I live outside of london...so 1 ticket = 1000points). If I spent 1000 points at sains, that would give me £5. But 1 cinema ticket costs me £7.20. So in effect I'm getting an extra £2.20 out of my 1000 points. :)
    Nectar points can be worth up to twice their Sainsbury's value if you use them on the right offer (unlike Tesco clubcard points, which can be worth 4 times their Tesco value through Tesco's own scheme).

    The Nectar Amex card is really only worth having for use at Nectar stores (where you get double the points) but it seems pretty reasonable for that use.
  • Geoffrey_Coan
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    We currently have a Sainsburys Visa card (and had one way before Nectar came along) and they've just cut the points to a miserly 1 point per £2 spent in Sainsburys and 1 point per £5 elsewhere (including Debenhams and other Nectar partners).

    We shop at both Sainsburys and Tesco so it makes sense to have both loyalty cards but at these earning rates we're going to jump to Amex.

    Have planned to get a Tesco credit card for our main 'elsewhere' spending - does anyone know if they do extended interest free deals so I can Stooze it first ?
    I'd be happier on holiday in Brittany than being at work !
  • fourmi
    fourmi Posts: 16 Forumite
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    So is there anywa easy way to convert my 30,000 nectar points into something worth something? (rewards wise?)
  • bob_builder_2
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    fourmi wrote:
    So is there anywa easy way to convert my 30,000 nectar points into something worth something? (rewards wise?)
    Try http://www.nectar.com/rewards/generalSearchHome.nectar

    Or £150 to spend at Sainsbury's, Argos, Debenhams, etc.
  • fourmi
    fourmi Posts: 16 Forumite
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    Try http://www.nectar.com/rewards/generalSearchHome.nectar

    Or £150 to spend at Sainsbury's, Argos, Debenhams, etc.

    What do you reckon the chances of getting cash if i took an argos item back would be?
  • bob_builder_2
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    fourmi wrote:
    What do you reckon the chances of getting cash if i took an argos item back would be?
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/StaticDisplay/includeName/nectar.jsp.htm

    "Refunds for the Nectar points element of any purchase returned or cancelled will be in Argos Gift Vouchers."
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