How to Activate Your New Nectar Card Online at

Want to earn points on your daily shopping that can be redeemed for rewards? Then it’s time you checked out the Nectar loyalty program!

Run by Nectar 360 Ltd and owned by Sainsbury’s grocery store, Nectar is the largest loyalty program in the UK. With over 300 brand partners like Esso, eBay, and Sainsbury’s, you can rack up points on everything from groceries and petrol to flights and fashion.

Here’s a quick overview of how to sign up for and use a Nectar card:

Getting Your Nectar Card

Signing up for a Nectar card is easy and free. You have three options:

  • Apply online at
  • Grab a form in-store at Sainsbury’s
  • Download the Nectar app

I prefer signing up through the website so I can start earning points right away.

💡Tip: opt for paperless statements when you apply to reduce waste!

Once approved, your new Nectar card will arrive in the mail within 10-14 days.

Activating Your Card

You’ll need to activate your card before you can start collecting points. Simply:

  1. Go to
  2. Select “I already have a Nectar card”
  3. Enter the last 11 digits on your new card
  4. Follow the steps to activate

And that’s it – you’re ready to start earning rewards!

How to Earn Points

The number of points earned varies by Nectar partner. But to give you an idea:

Store Points Earned
Sainsbury’s 1 Nectar point per £1 spent
Esso 1 Nectar point per litre purchased
eBay Up to 4 points per £1 spent

You can check out the full list of partners and offers at

Redeeming Your Points

Once you’ve built up a nice stash of points, you can redeem them for rewards such as:

  • Money-off vouchers for stores
  • Charity donations
  • Flights
  • Hotel stays
  • And more!

To redeem, just log in to your Nectar account or the app. 500 points equals £2.50 towards a reward.

So ditch all those loyalty cards from individual stores and consolidate with Nectar! Sign up today to start earning on every purchase.

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