Sainsbury's offers Nectar points bonanza this weekend

Save money on your food shop by timing when you arrive at the supermarket. Get it right and you can grab all the discounts that staff have just put out, shaving a healthy chunk off the cost of your shopping.

Sainsbury’s is holding a Swipe and Win Nectar points promotions from today (6 October) until 8 October.

To take part you just need to spend £10 or more and swipe your Nectar card in a Sainsbury’s supermarket or in a Sainsbury’s petrol station or shop online at Sainsburys Groceries.

You’re guaranteed to get a coupon worth between 200 to 5,000 Nectar points (worth £25) and there’s no limit to the number of times you can take part.

You will need to redeem the points coupon in store by 22 October to boost your Nectar points balance.

Credit cards offer more points too

At the moment the Sainsbury’s Nectar Purchase Credit Card, which offers 0% interest on purchases for 32 months, allows you to earn two points for every £1 spent at Sainsbury's stores and petrol stations and for every £5 spent elsewhere.

The card also offers 1,000 bonus Nectar points each time you spend £35 or more at Sainsbury’s in the first two months up to ten times. So you could rack up 10,000 extra points. The offer ends on 28 December.  

Alternatively, you could go for the Nectar Credit Card from American Express, which currently comes with a 20,000 Nectar point bonus when you take out the card and spend £2,000 in the first three months.

You collect two points for virtually every £1 you spend on the card, which doubles with Nectar partners. What’s more, the usual annual fee of £25 is waived for the first year.

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