Insulting is a term many former East Coast Rewards members use to describe Nectar and the patetic promotions they've offered us to travel on Virgin Trains East Coast. Here's some of the more memorable insults:
- A 25p insult for spending over £200 (aka 50 bonus points but only on the most expensive tickets)
- The £5 Christmas insult - £5 is much better than 50p but if someone had been collecting East Coast Rewards points they'd have been
- The various double and triple points promotions
Surprisingly Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money has a Nectar offer even more insulting than any of those offered by Virgin Trains East Coast.
How many Nectar points could I collect?
As Nectar points are usually valued at half a pence each the most you'll earn (if you convert £800 or more) is 25p worth of points. If you're only going for a short trip and only want to take a small amout of cash you'll get even fewer points.
Even for the most committed Nectar fan this is beyond pathetic and means you should only consider getting your holiday cash from Sainsbury's if they offer the best rate. You could almost certainly do better by shopping around.