Sainsbury’s makes another major change to Nectar card to rival Tesco – and shoppers will love it

SAINSBURY’S has made another big change to its loyalty card to compete with major competitor Tesco.

One of the UK’s largest supermarket chains has added hundreds of products to its Nectar Price including fresh fruit and vegetables.

Sainsbury's has expanded Nectar Rates to include fresh produce and ready meals


Sainsbury’s has expanded Nectar Rates to include fresh produce and ready mealsCredit: Danny Loo/CPG Media

Meanwhile, shoppers can get discounted prices on takeaway and ready-to-eat food items.

The latest launch means 18 million customers can now enjoy discounts on more than 2,800 products.

Shoppers with a Nectar Card can now pack private-brand strawberries for £1.75 instead of £2.25.

Meanwhile, easy-peeling oranges cost £1 instead of £1.35 and Vittoria Taste the Difference cherry tomatoes £1.75, down from £2.25.

Discounts have been extended for ready meals including Wasabi Chicken Katsu Curry to £3.75 instead of £4.25.

Shoppers can pick up Charlie Bigham’s Lasagne for £7 instead of £9.50.

Here is a selection of some of the original and new Nectar Card products and prices:

  • Taste the Difference Vittoria Cherry Vine Tomatoes 250g – regular price £2.25, Nectar £1.75
  • via Sainsbury’s Strawberry 400g – regular price £2.25, Nectar £1.75
  • via Sainsbury’s medium and ripe avocado x2 – regular price £1.60, nectar price £1.20
  • via Sainsbury’s Easy Peelers – regular price £1.35, Nectar price £1
  • via Sainsbury’s Best British Apples – regular price £1.70, Nectar 85 cents
  • Taste the difference Royal Jersey Potatoes – regular price £3, Nectar £1.50
  • Wasabi Chicken Katsu Curry with Rice 450g – regular price £4.25, Nectar £3.75
  • Charlie Bigham’s Lasagne 690g – regular price £9.50, Nectar price £7
  • via Sainsbury’s Chicken Tikka Masala 400g – regular price £4.25, Nectar £3.75
  • via Stonebaked Margherita Pizza 265g – regular price £3.50, Nectar price £1.75
  • Taste the Difference Fish Cake 400g – regular price £4.25, Nectar £3.75

Remember, you should always look around to make sure you’re getting the best deal at your supermarket store.

You can use sites like, which allow you to compare thousands of products from several retailers.

It’s discounted online though, so won’t reflect how much you’ll pay in-store.

You can also use the Google Shopping tab to access the internet and see how product prices compare.

A lot of the new Nectar Price additions are for branded products, so it’s hard to compare those, but you can find some branded products at different supermarkets.

Sainsbury’s shoppers can buy Wasabi Home Bento BBQ Beef with Yakisoba Noodles 400g for £3.75 while Tesco’s for £4.25, 50p more expensive.

Meanwhile, Charlie Bigham’s Lasange 690g is £7 with the Sainsbury’s Nectar Card and £8.50 with the Tesco Clubcard. That’s £1.50 more expensive.

213g Pukka cheese and leek pie is currently £1.50 with the Nectar Card, making it about the same price as Morrisons.

Tesco and Asda have the same product on sale for £2 – 50p more expensive.

How does the Nectar card work?

Sainsbury’s has been part of the Nectar program since 2002, acquired in 2018.

Under this scheme, customers collect points on qualifying purchases in store and online, with £1 equivalent to one point.

You also get one point for every £1 spent on fuel purchased at Sainsbury’s gas stations and can also be redeemed at hundreds of partners, including Esso and eBay.

You just need to register on the app and swipe it every time you shop and the points will be added to your account.

Your points can then be used to monetize future Sainsbury’s stores or at one of Sainsbury’s partners.

Each point is actually worth 0.5p, meaning you need 500 points to get £2.50 off.

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Sainsbury’s says shoppers with a Nectar Card have saved an average of £3.20 per store since Nectar Prices launched in April.

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Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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