Sainsbury’s has made some changes to what your Nectar card can do for you.
Now, cardholders can enjoy immediate discounts on 300 items in-store and online.
These items include the likes of Ariel All-in-1 pods, which will cost £5 down from £10.50, Heinz Baked Beans, which will go from £1.40 to 95p, and 200g jars of Nescafé Gold Blend, which will be £4 down from £8.10.
On top of that, cardholders will also still enjoy personalised offers when they choose to ‘Smartshop’ with their points using scan-as-you-go in stores.
Sainsbury’s CEO Simon Roberts said that these changes are ‘just the beginning’.
He told The Sun: ‘Nectar Prices will give another reason to shop with us and create confidence for shoppers.’
The CEO also said that Sainsbury’s, which bought Nectar in 2018 after launching it with Debenhams, BP and Barclaycard in 2002, had been able to increase their prices slower than their competitors thanks to the investment.
Food price inflation hit a record 17% in March this year, adding a whopping £800 to shopping bills per year.
Research by analyst Kantar found that one in four people are now struggling with money, and grocery inflation is the second most important issue for the public, behind only the cost of energy.
Kantar’s Fraser McKevitt said at the time: ‘Shoppers have been facing sustained price rises for some time now and this February marks a full year since monthly grocery inflation climbed above four percent.
‘This is having a big impact on people’s lives.’
The Sainsbury’s Nectar changes come at a time when Tesco is also changing its Clubcard scheme – and some of the new policies have not been popular with customers.
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