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During the unfortunate hiatus suffered by InsideFlyer UK, there was some big news announced in the world of Avios. Nectar points and Avios can now be exchanged for one another. I won’t go into the details today – it’s already been well-covered elsewhere – but I am sure that many Avios fans are now planning to shop at Sainsbury’s instead of Tesco. If you are one of them, then this little trick might save you several pounds in the upcoming months / years.
Every once in awhile, Topcashback will offer a bonus to its members. All you have to do is spend a minimum amount.
When it comes around – and we usually try to highlight it here on InsideFlyer UK when it does – you simply register. Then you search for Topgiftcards.
Once you click through to TopGiftCards, you should see the opportunity to buy gift cards for Sainsbury’s.
You can then buy a £5 giftcard – or the minimum spend amount for the promotion – that can be used at Sainsbury’s. Assuming that your browser cookies settings aren’t a mess, you should receive your cashback almost instantly. The 1% basic cashback is mostly irrelevant and probably not worth scaling up for, but the bonus cashback isn’t…
You then will be emailed a gift card barcode that is valid for 24 months from the date of purchase. You can use it in-store, or online (for home delivery of groceries.)
The Bottom Line
Does a free £2-3 every once in awhile make much difference to your household finances? Of course not. But is buying a fiver for £3 (or less) fun? It is for me and the many others who participate in promotions such as this one and the American Express Shop Small “pub crawl”…
So, the next time Topcashback offers free money, buying a Sainsbury’s gift card is a simple and easy way for an Avios collector to take advantage…