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Who Wants To Be a Nectar Millionaire?

Press release   •   Oct 01, 2014 15:33 BST

This October, Nectar is rewarding customers with the chance of winning exciting prizes ranging from 50 to 1million points when they use their card at Nectar partners including Sainsbury’s, Homebase, BP and First Group. In addition, partners shopping at Homebase, and booking trains through First Group will receive double points, whilst those shopping with Expedia will receive triple points!*

As the UK’s largest loyalty programme says Thanks a Million to its loyal customers, a number of Nectar’s partners, including eBay, Virgin Trains, Hertz and American Express, will also be giving customers the chance to become ‘Points Millionaires’ during October, with these on-the-spot prizes set to surprise and delight  randomly selected customers when they swipe their Nectar card.*

Nectar cardholders can also be rewarded when they visit the specially created Thanks a Million microsite at There they can find tips and hints on how to boost their balance with the ‘Nectar Points Maximizer’ and be given the chance to thank friends, family and colleagues on the site’s ‘Thank you wall’. Nectar will also be offering three lucky collectors 1,000 Nectar points every day when they participate in the ‘hide and tweet’ competition on Twitter, with everyone who tweets being entered into a final prize draw to win a bumper 10,000 points.

Running from the 30 September to 31 October, the Thanks a Million event will see Nectar and its partners reward cardholders with incredible offers and prizes, including:

·  Instant prizes of up to 1 million Nectar points when cardholders spend with:

-  Sainsbury’s (17-19 October)

-  BP (30 September- 27 October)

-  Homebase (17-24 October)

-  FirstGroup (throughout October)

·  Double points on certain dates in October when cardholders spend with FirstGroup (throughout October) and Homebase (3-5 October), as well as double points on all items sold during October and November through Oxfam’s ‘Tag Your Bag’ scheme

·  Triple points when spending with Expedia from the 3 – 5 October

·  Entry into prize draws with the chance to win up to 1 million Nectar points when cardholders spend with eBay (3-9 October), and with Virgin Trains, Hertz and American Express throughout the whole of  October

·  82,000 points when customers buy a new boiler with British Gas before the 30 October

Will Shuckburgh, Nectar Managing Director said: “This is one of Nectar’s biggest giveaways and with so many points and prizes on offer, October is the time to get extra savvy with your Nectar card. So whether it’s the weekly shop in Sainsbury’s, preparing the garden for winter at Homebase or planning a last minute getaway with Expedia, there are countless ways to save and win with Nectar as we say a huge thank you to our 19 million loyal customers. You have to be in it to win it, so cardholders should keep their eyes and ears open throughout the month to make the most of all the fantastic opportunities for Christmas to come that little bit earlier this year.”

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Nectar, the United Kingdom’s leading coalition loyalty programme, is owned by Aimia, a global leader in loyalty management.

In 2012, Nectar celebrated 10 years of rewarding British shoppers and has given back £2billion of rewards to collectors, including money off shopping, travel, days out and cinema tickets.

19 million collectors earn Nectar points when shopping for groceries, doing DIY, booking a holiday, paying household bills, buying petrol and even getting their car serviced. Collectors also earn Nectar points every time they shop online via at over 500 leading online retailers.

Nectar was awarded the “Best card-based loyalty programme” at the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Loyalty Awards for Europe and the Middle East.

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