Sainsbury's making a big change to Nectar in weeks for anyone who shops on eBay (2024)

SAINSBURY'S is making a big change to the way customers collect Nectar points on eBay.

In just over seven weeks, shoppers will no longer be able to collect or spend Nectar points directly on the eBay website or app.

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Starting from September 1, 2024, customers will have their Nectar and eBay accounts unlinked.

At the moment, shoppers who spend on eBay can earn one Nectar point for every £1 they spend.

However, this will no longer be possible in a few weeks.

New rules announced today say that in order to earn Nectar points when buying something on eBay, customers will need to shop via Nectar.

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To do so, you'll need to search for eBay on the Nectar app or website and click on the eBay website or app to make your purchase.

This will ensure that you still earn points - and the bonus is that you'll be earning more than you currently do, with two Nectar points for every £1 you spend.

Nectar said customers can continue shopping, earning, and spending points as they currently do until August 31, 2024.

Any points accrued so far will remain in your account once the change comes into force, eBay and Nectar said.

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Nectar also clarified that any vouchers you have created on eBay will still be available through your account on the website or the app.

The validity of vouchers is 12 months from the date you created them.

You can continue converting your points into vouchers up until August 31.

However, it won't be possible to convert your points into Nectar vouchers to spend on eBay starting from September 1.

A Nectar spokesperson told The Sun: “From 1stSeptember, the way customers can use Nectar with eBay is changing and they can collect two points for every £1 they spend vianectar.comand the Nectar app.”

Announcing the change, Nectar told customers: "From the 1st of September 2024, the way you collect and spend Nectar points with eBay is changing.

"You will no longer be able to collect or spend Nectar points directly on the eBay website or app, and your Nectar and eBay accounts will be unlinked.

"However, you will be able to collect Nectar points on your eBay transactions when you shop via Nectar.

"Simply search for eBay on the Nectar app or website and click out to the eBay website or app to make your purchase.

"Head tohttps://www.nectar.com/eshopsto find out more."

How to save on your supermarket shop

THERE are plenty of ways to save on your grocery shop.

You can look out for yellow or red stickers on products, which show when they've been reduced.

If the food is fresh, you'll have to eat it quickly or freeze it for another time.

Making a list should also save you money, as you'll be less likely to make any rash purchases when you get to the supermarket.

Going own brand can be one easy way to save hundreds of pounds a year on your food bills too.

This means ditching "finest" or "luxury" products and instead going for "own" or value" type of lines.

Plenty of supermarkets run wonky veg and fruit schemes where you can get cheap prices if they're misshapen or imperfect.

For example, Lidl runs its Waste Not scheme, offering boxes of 5kg of fruit and vegetables for just £1.50.

If you're on a low income and a parent, you may be able to get up to £442 a year inHealthy Start vouchersto use at the supermarket too.

Plus, many councils offer supermarket vouchers as part of theHousehold Support Fund.

Earlier this month, eBay announced it is axing a major payment option used by millions of customers worldwide.

Starting from August 17, 2024, shoppers on thee-commerce websitewill no longer be able to pay with American Express credit cards.

eBay blamed the decision on the "unacceptably high fees"Amexcharges for processing credit card transactions.

The company confirmed the change will be implemented globally starting from mid-August, and said customers will have other ways to pay.

American Express fees can be as high as 4% and because of this, many retailers don't accept Amexcredit cardsas a form of payment.

How do Nectar cards work?

Under the Nectar card scheme, customers collect points when buying certain products or goods, in-store and online.

You receive one loyalty point for every £1 spent.

You also get one point for every £1 spent on fuel bought at Sainsbury's petrol stations and can pick up points at hundreds of partners as well, including Esso andeBay.

You can register and download an e-Nectar Card by downloading the app on your smartphone.

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You then swipe it every time you shop and the points are added to your account, which can be used to get money off future purchases.

Each point is effectively worth 0.5p, meaning you need 500 points to get £2.50 off.

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