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The Nectar points promotion ends midnight 08 January 2014. Claims must be made within 60 days of purchase.

Now that you can collect double Nectar points when you purchase car, home, motorbike, pet, van or life insurance through Confused.com, it’s time to start thinking about what to spend them on!

You’ve got a lot of choice when it comes to splashing out with your Nectar points, so we thought we’d round up some of the best Nectar tips and deals.

TIP: Remember, you don’t have to spend all of your points at once. If you prefer, you can use only some of them to save on the total cost of the reward.

Escape the cold and grey

Looking to get away this year? You can use your points against travel deals from companies such as easyJet, Eurostar and Expedia.co.uk.

And with Nectar’s Collect more, fly more scheme, not only can you save on your easyJet flights, but you also get 10 per cent of the points you spend back when you book through Nectar’s website.

You’ll also be entered into a monthly draw to win £200 worth of points to spend on a flight of your choice and get double points on a Sainsbury’s shop after registration.

Click the link above to find out more and register.

Family days out for less

You can keep the family entertained - for a day at least - by cashing in your Nectar points with Merlin Entertainments, the company behind attractions such as Alton Towers, Legoland and Chessington World of Adventures.

Plus, your points are worth double – that’s £5 for every 500 points – when you spend them on any attraction. Simply swipe your card at the gate to spend your points.

There’s bound to be something that takes your fancy with places like Madame Tussauds, Warwick Castle and Thorpe Park also on the menu.

You also get double value points on a Merlin Annual pass, giving you a full year’s access to all its top attractions.

TIP: Watch out for the double points logo as it’s available on several products and services, not just these.

The best of the rest

There are tons of other great way to spend your points, and you can find them all on the spend your points page, but here are a few that stand out for us.

  • Spend your Nectar points at Laithwaite’s Wine and you’ll get free delivery across the Spend Points range. There’s also exclusive limited time offers for Nectar members like free wine toolkits and even Champagne.
  • Save some cash on your trips to the cinema by redeeming points against your next Vue visit. What’s great about this offer is that you can spend your points on concessions like drinks and popcorn too, not just tickets. Just swipe your card at the till – no vouchers required!
  • Of course you can also spend your points at a range of shops like Sainsbury’s (in store and online), Homebase and Argos, plus restaurants such as Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Strada.

TIP: Watch out for special deals like free prosecco in these restaurants, offered exclusively to Nectar customers.

So there you have it! Happy spending – and of course collecting – those Nectar points.

Remember, it’s currently 2,000 points for every car, home, motorbike, pet or van insurance policy you buy, and a whopping 10,000 for life insurance!