Sainsbury's Shoppers will have the opportunity to earn 10 times more Nectar points as part of a new promotion launching today. 

The Nectar 10x Points Weekend will run until May 1, including the Bank Holiday.

Cardholders can swipe their card during their shop and they'll get one base point and nine bonus points for each full £1 spent. Grab points in Sainsbury's Superstores, Locals petrol stations and on online grocery orders.  

Beware though, not all products qualify for the offer.

You can't earn Nectar points on spirits and liqueurs, first stage baby milk products, National Lottery, tobacco, TU clothing online deliveries, gift vouchers, gift cards, prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, postage stamps, savings stamps, mobile phone vouchers, phone cards, e top-up, pay point payments, charity products and car park tickets.

What's more, you can't earn Nectar points on over-the-counter medicines or any other products sold by Lloyds Pharmacy, nor can they be earned from Sainsbury's car-related products such as lubricants, oils and de-icer sold by BP or ESSO at Sainsbury's Local.

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Other ways to earn Nectar points

A number of credit cards will reward you for your spending with Nectar points.

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

Then there’s the Sainsbury’s Nectar Purchase Credit Card, which comes with 0% interest on purchases for 31 months. You can get 5,000 bonus Nectar points when you use your card for your Sainsbury's shopping or fuel four times within the first month.

Additionally, if you book your holiday through Expedia and you will get a bunch of Nectar points. You get 1,000 points on package bookings and 200 points on hotel, flight or car bookings.

If you are shopping around for insurance, take out a policy with LV= and you could get a big chunk of Nectar points. Car insurance policies will bag new customers 1,000 points, while home insurance will get you 750 points.

When travelling by train, collect Nectar points when you book tickets with Great Western Railway or Virgin Trains.

You get two points per £1 spent on tickets bought online with First, 50 points for the online purchase or renewal of a season ticket and 200 points for the online purchase or renewal of a monthly season ticket. 

You also get two points per £1 spent online with Virgin Trains.

With GWR you get two points for every £1 spent on tickets, 50 points for the online purchase or renewal of a season ticket and 200 points for the online purchase or renewal of a monthly season ticket.

Nectar teams up with loads of other shops and organisations so keep your eyes peeled for more chances to earn points!