Nectar to Expedia to EasyJet

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  1. tcz8127

    tcz8127 New Member

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    Hi

    Just wanted to test the logic in my plan!

    I tend to fly short haul from regional airports (mainly Bristol). Whilst long haul flights from London might hit 1p per Amex MR/Avios, most flights I'm looking at (e.g. booking EasyJet via Emirate Skywards) barely hit 0.4p - so typically I use points for hotels instead and get about 0.7-0.8p

    However, yesterday I realised that the Amex Nectar gets 2 points per £, at 0.5p per point that's 1p per £ spent, which matches the Amex/Avios estimates So if I was to then convert these to Expedia vouchers via Nectar, in theory I could book any flight and get 1p per £ spent against both flight cost and taxes/fees. Not only this, but I'd also have complete flexibility on airline, without any fluctuations in value and a 20,000 nectar bonus on the new card (potentially also a referral bonus if I refer my wife).

    I.e. 20,000 Nectar = £100 Expedia Voucher = £100 to directly spend against any Flight listed.

    This seems too good to be true - have I missed something? Can a Nectar Expedia voucher be used for 100% of flight cost? Are flights more expensive via Expedia (didn't look like it when I checked some examples).
     
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    JoeD Well-Known Member

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    I haven't ever looked closely at the Nectar card, but sounds right to me!
     
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    So I've looked at this further - it's doable, but:

    - Booking fees can't be paid on the voucher (but I think taxes can)
    - Vouchers can't be used for one way flights.

    If I can rack up enough Nectar, I think the consistent value of 1p per £ spent makes this a decent option.
     
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    Cheers, good to know! You gonna take the plunge do you reckon?
     
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    Yeah, I'm actively spending on the Amex Nectar at the moment, because it was the highest value bonus I hadn't yet taken!
     

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