There is a page at the top of the Shopper Points menu marked ‘Earn Free Points‘ – email readers can click here. On that page is a list of the few Nectar redemptions which claim to offer more than 0.5p per point of value.
Not all of these deals are as good as they claim, however.
Over the next few weeks we are looking at each of these deals and deciding if you are genuinely getting extra value for your Nectar points when you redeem them.
I started the series looking at whether redeeming Nectar points for PhotoBox credit is a good deal. Today I turn my sights on Caffe Nero.
Caffe Nero and Nectar
The Caffe Nero redemption deal with Nectar has been running for a while now. It was meant to be a temporary offer but there is now no expiry date showing.
The deal is simple.
You redeem 350 Nectar points for any:
- Caffè Latte
- Hot Chocolate
- Flat White
- Frappe Milkshake
- Frappe Latte
- Frappe Crème
- Fruit Booster
- Italian Iced Lemonade
at a Caffe Nero store.
Here is one tweak many people miss. The deal is valid on any size of drink. If you are using a voucher, order a large size! Extra shots or syrups will be charged.
The good news is that this discount is ‘genuine’. There is no other open-to-all way to get a discount on a Caffe Nero drink (although American Express is currently offering 10% cashback to selected cardholders) so you are saving the full retail price.
You even receive a Caffe Nero ‘stamp’ on your loyalty card with your free drink, as you would if you paid cash.
The deal is also easy to use.
You redeem online and receive an email with a voucher code in it. (You CANNOT take your Nectar card into a Nero store and swipe it.)
You don’t need to print off the code as there is no bar code to scan. It is OK to show the email on your phone to the barista.
The barista types the code into the till and it is immediately validated. You’re good to go!
The code is valid for 12 months so there is no rush to redeem.
What sort of value can you get here? Well, given the standard Nectar redemption value of 0.5p per point, any drink costing over £1.75 is getting you a better deal than normal.
If you go for a large capuccino at, say, £2.65 then you would be receiving 0.75p per Nectar point. That is good enough for me. With some of the frappe drinks you may be hitting £3 for a large size.
The next article in this series will look at Pizza Express. Do you genuinely get 1p per point of value when you redeem for Pizza Express gift vouchers?Want to earn more Clubcard or Nectar points? Click here to visit the Shopper Points home page for the latest news and offers. Come back every day for new deals or join our email list.
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