Nectar / Avios

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Post by Official_Froggitt » Sun Apr 24 2022 12:57pm

I did this for me last year and for Mrs Frog this year. Cost, £6 a month.

https://www.sainsburysbank.co.uk/life-insurance/over-50
†Collect £100 of Nectar points
1) This offer is only available when you take out a new over 50s life insurance policy. Purchases through price comparison, cashback, voucher code and similar sites are excluded
2) After you've paid 5 months' premiums, we'll add 20,000 (worth £100) points to your Nectar account
Also double points for a year
Double Nectar points
1. Offer available to customers buying a new life insurance, decreasing life insurance or over 50s life insurance policy
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Post by blythburgh » Mon Apr 25 2022 9:34am

We have this sort of life insurance, took it out when our finances were very rocky and wanted to make sure we could afford the funeral if it happened in the near future.

Now we are in a better place and saved up enough to buy one prepaid funeral with the Co-op. The sale of the house will cover the other one. But sadly some people have bought their's from companies who will not be continuing when the new rules come in and worry their money has been lost.

Yes we are still paying the insurance as it will cover other stuff that the funeral plan does not cover.

A friend died in late 2020 and he had to have a Council paid for funeral. I have a pretty good idea why he cancelled the insurance policy he had taken out 18 years before. But he did not get the cremation we wanted as a burial was cheaper. Luckily he had been attending the local URC church and the Minister did a shortened service at the graveside. The lady from the Council said she had been to too many where family and friends stood around the grave not sure what to do. Makes me feel so sad for all the people who are going to die without money to cover a funeral. And I can see people who cannot afford to properly heat and eat and with inflation eating away at any savings will not be continuing with any insurance policy.
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Re: Nectar / Avios

Post by Richard Frost » Mon Apr 25 2022 10:15am

They do some very cheap and simple cremations nowadays. Lots of companies offer very basic plans. No service. Cremation in a different part of the country where slots are cheaper. No mourners etc this one (not necessarily the cheapest, but picked at random) https://www.purecremation.co.uk/arrange ... 7C%20Exact for instance offers a very basic service for £1195

Ample for most people I would have thought especially if you are not taking into account the wishes of relatives etc,etc

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Post by Sarah » Tue May 10 2022 10:04am

TransPennine Express will be leaving Nectar on 30 May.

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Post by rayf » Tue May 10 2022 11:35am

Sarah wrote:
Tue May 10 2022 10:04am
TransPennine Express will be leaving Nectar on 30 May.
Leaving platform 5 at 23.59. Doors will close at 23.58. Please take your seats before the train starts. ;)

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Post by pabenny » Tue May 10 2022 5:32pm

Avanti West Coast leaving on 31 May

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Post by Sarah » Tue May 10 2022 6:01pm

I probably won't miss that one -- unlike most other FirstGroup sites, they only awarded Nectar points for tickets on their own services. GWR also recently left Nectar on 30 March 2022.

There won't be any train operating companies remaining as Nectar partners next month, although I hear that LNER promotions appear on Nectar Connect from time to time.

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Post by pabenny » Fri May 13 2022 12:00pm

Nectar prices and all Sainsburys points offers, including saved offers have disappeared from website and app. Still showing in the smartshop app at present.

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Post by Sarah » Fri May 13 2022 12:08pm

Yeah, seems a bit unreliable today. I shopped using the app earlier and did benefit from the Nectar price and bonus points on my item, but also noticed the "No offers saved yet" message appeared once when attempting to load the saved offers page in the Nectar app.

On the website right now refreshing the page can produce different results - sometimes my Nectar prices are missing, other times they're appearing!

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Post by tonyg » Sat May 14 2022 9:15am

All seems to be back to normal on my app today.

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