Sainsbury’s ‘double up’ Nectar promotion starts TODAY

If you were planning on using your Nectar points for some Christmas shopping, you’ve just struck the jack pot! Sainsbury’s annual ‘double up’ promotion is launching today, which means you’ll be able to get twice the value from your Nectar points when spending them on certain items.

For example, if you have 5,000 Nectar points, the double up promotion will give you 10,000 instead.

The 11 categories where you’ll get extra value are:

  • Cosmetics
  • Electricals
  • Entertainment
  • Fragrance
  • Gifts
  • Homeware
  • Seasonal goods
  • Skincare
  • Taste the Difference wine, champagne, sparkling wine, sherry and port
  • Toys
  • Tu clothing (including footwear and accessories)

How does it work?

There are two stages to the promotion.

First, you must get your double up vouchers before shopping. You can either do this online, between 30th October and the 5th November, getting paper vouchers in the post. Or you can do this in the Nectar app, between the 13th and 19th November, with digital vouchers. You CANNOT convert your points into double up vouchers instore.

Once you have your vouchers, you can head to your nearest Sainsbury’s and spend them in-store, between the 13th and 19th November. You CANNOT spend them online.

Other things to bear in mind

You can get up to £100 in vouchers in this promotion per Nectarcard. That would mean you have 10,000 points in your account before double up as every point is worth 0.5p.

You cannot use the vouchers at Sainsbury’s Local, petrol stations or Argos at Sainsbury’s locations.

If the value of an item is more than the voucher you have, you can pay the rest on top. But you CANNOT split a voucher over multiple transactions. You have to spend it in one go.

Go to the Nectar website and log in for more details.

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.

Do you earn Clubcard or Nectar points from your credit card?.  If not, you're missing out. We review the best options in this article.

Do you convert Clubcard points into Avios or Virgin Flying Club? If you do, visit our sister site, Head for Points, which is full of tips for maximising your frequent flyer miles.


  1. ”You can get up to £100 in vouchers in this promotion per Nectarcard. That would mean you have 50,000 points in your account before double up as every point is worth 1p.”

    Nectar points are normally worth 0.5p. In a “double up” promotion they are worth 1p. So to get £100 in vouchers in a double up promotion you would need 10,000 nectar points instead of the usual 20,000.

  2. Great news that this promotion is happening again this year. In my mind this confirms we can consistently value a nectar point at 1p and not 0.5p as is always quoted. HFP doesn’t assess the value of an avio based on the worst possible redemption so I don’t know why it’s standard practice to do that for nectar points.

    It’s a shame however that this year it’s limited to £100 which has reduced from £200 last year. As the reader above noted this requires 10,000 points (not 50,000).

  3. I see the error I pointed out in the article yesterday still hasn’t been fixed. I know ShoppersPoints is much less of a focus for Rob & Rhys than Head4Points but I’m disappointed that there is apparently no monitoring of comments or follow up.

  4. The_Real_A says

    When it says “you cannot convert instore” – i’m assuming you can fill up your trolley and then double up on the app in store? Or does not this work somehow?

    Also – i wasn’t aware until recently that you cannot redeem nectar points in a particular store unless you have made a previous purchase and scanned your nectar card previously.

    • Correct – you can via the app. But you can’t go to a cashier and say that you want to double points – you have to get the voucher online or in app yourself.

  5. The_Real_A says

    So… is it possible to load up your trolley in store and then exchange on the app?

    Also – until recently i didn’t know that you couldn’t redeem unless you had made a purchase (and scanned your nectar card) in that specific store previously.

    • It was always the case.

      No idea what happens now it is is App driven. I’m liking the “scratchcard” for every purchase though.

    • I am expecting that from 13th you can exchange your points in the app and get a barcode that the cashier will scan.

  6. Petty West says

    Why is it only some people receive double up points?

  7. Does anyone know if 2 x double up vouchers can be spent in one transaction? For example, if I have a £100 voucher and so does my partner, can we buy something for £200?

  8. Margaret Thompson says

    This is going to make things difficult for some people particularly the older generation like myself. It was so simple to double up your points in store, when you have a good system that works very well WHY CHANGE IT ?

  9. i can’t see any way in the Nectar app to “double up” .. is it hidden away somewhere, or does it mean that i haven’t been selected for this offer ?!

  10. Hi, very good article thanks for sharing keep up the good work!

    Such a great and informative article.
    Thanks for sharing

    Hi,Very interesting post.this is my first time visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion..thanks for the post!

    Nice post. You covered a lot of points in your post . Thanks For sharing this with us.

    I have read your article, it is very informative and helpful for me.I admire the valuable information you offer in your articles. Thanks for posting it.

Add your comment here:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Please click here to read our data protection policy before submitting your comment.