New Sainsbury’s Bank Car Insurance Customers Could Get Up To 1/3 Off Plus Two Years Of Double Nectar Points

21 January 2013

Offer available until 4th April 2013

Sainsbury’s Bank is offering new car insurance customers up to 1/3 off their premium(1), based on their circumstances and loyalty information. Customers who take out a new Sainsbury’s comprehensive car insurance policy will also be eligible for double Nectar points(2) on their Sainsbury’s shopping and fuel for two years.  Customers also benefit from a courtesy car as standard(3) and a 5 year guarantee on repairs when using an approved repairer. The offer is available to all Sainsbury’s shoppers with a Nectar card, who take out a Sainsbury’s car insurance policy from today until the 4th of April 2013.

There are two levels of cover available; Sainsbury’s Car Insurance and Sainsbury’s Premier Cover Car Insurance. The latter offers enhanced features such as a like-for-like courtesy car(3)  for the duration of any repairs meaning that your car will be replaced with a car of a similar physical size and class; something only a small number of policies provide.

Both products offer a wide range of cover and benefits including cover for stolen keys up to £1,000 and replacement of Sainsbury’s shopping to the value of up to £200.

Customers with a Nectar card will benefit from a guaranteed discount of up to 1/3 off their premium and two years of double Nectar points on all their Sainsbury’s shopping and fuel (2).  Those spending £49 a week in Sainsbury’s could, over a year, earn Nectar points equivalent to the value of a week’s free shopping(4).

Emily Fleming, Sainsbury’s car insurance manager said: “We’re committed to helping our customers save money on their motoring whilst providing them with quality cover as well. In addition, we’re pleased to offer our customers even more, with double Nectar points for two years.”

For further information on Sainsbury’s car insurance, call 0800 096 1836, visit or pick up a leaflet in store.

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For further information, please contact:
Tom Wilson, Citigate Dewe Rogerson: 020 7282 1072 / Lorna Gilmour 0131 338 2863

Notes to editors:
(1) Up to 1/3 discount based on your circumstances and loyalty information. Sainsbury’s customers will receive a discounted rate based on information related to transactions made in Sainsbury’s supermarkets using your Nectar card. For more information go to At least 10% of Nectar customers who are Sainsbury’s shoppers will achieve the maximum discount of 1/3
(2) Double Nectar 1) Offer available only to customers who take out a new Sainsbury’s comprehensive car insurance policy. 2) Customers must renew their policy at first renewal for double points to continue. 3) If the policy is cancelled, double points will cease from the cancellation date. 4) Only the first car insurance policy registered against each Nectar account will qualify for double points. 5) Base points on qualifying spend in Sainsbury’s will be collected as normal. A bonus equal to the total of these points each calendar month
(subject to a monthly maximum of 2,500 points) will be credited to the Nectar account by the 10th of the following month, for up to 24 months from the policy cover start date. Excludes all Bonus point offers and points from Sainsbury’s Energy, Telecoms, Digital, Bank, Diets and all other Sainsbury’s services. 6) The monthly bonus will only be calculated on, and credited to, the Nectar card nominated at the time of application. The nominated
card must also be used at the time of each Sainsbury’s purchase and points will not be allocated retrospectively. 7) The Nectar loyalty programme is operated independently of Sainsbury’s Bank by Aimia Coalition Loyalty UK Ltd; and the collection and use of points is governed by the Nectar Collector Rules, set out in the registration pack and available 8) Sainsbury’s Bank reserves the right to alter, cancel or withdraw
the offer without prior notice.
(3) Provided through approved repairers. Courtesy car subject to availability on Sainsbury’s Car Insurance. Like for like courtesy car guaranteed on Sainsbury’s Premier Cover Car Insurance.
(4) Week’s free shopping earned by combining base points earned instore/online and offer bonus points when you collect double Nectar points with selected finance products. For example, £49 per weekly spend over a year earned 10,912 Nectar points = £50 approx to redeem instore. Bonus Nectar points subject to a monthly maximum of 2,500 points per qualifying product type per month.

Sainsbury’s Bank:
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Sainsbury’s was the first major British supermarket to open a bank, commencing trading in February 1997. Benefiting from a fantastic, trusted brand that enables us to combine the shopping experience with personal finance, Sainsbury’s Bank provides a range of quality products including insurances, credit cards, savings and loans. Our proposition is to make shopping more rewarding by offering customers great products at fair prices, while consistently rewarding shoppers for their loyalty and being easy to do business with at all times.  Our products consistently top Best Buy tables and regularly win awards for quality, price and service.

In 2012, Sainsbury’s Bank was awarded ‘Best Term Assurance Provider Direct’ – Moneyfacts Investment Life & Pensions; ‘Best Personal Loan Provider’ – Consumer Moneyfacts; ‘Best Low Rate Credit Card Provider’ – Moneynet; ‘Best Credit Card for use abroad (Gold)’ – Moneynet; ‘Best Loan Provider’ – Moneysupermarket Supers; ‘Pet Insurance Intelligent Choice, Customer Satisfaction’ – Consumer Intelligence; ‘Best Personal Loan Provider’ – Moneyfacts; ‘Best Direct Personal Loan Provider’ – Your Money Direct; ‘Best Online Pet Insurance Provider’ – Your Money Direct; ‘Best Loans Rate’ – Moneynet.

Sainsbury’s Bank Plc is a joint venture between J.Sainsbury plc and Lloyds Banking Group.
Sainsbury’s Bank has its own banking licence, is separately regulated by the Financial Services Authority and has an independent membership to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Sainsbury’s Bank plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) register number 184514, except for Credit Cards & Loans where it is licensed by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) license no. 421 897.

For further information and general Sainsbury’s Bank enquiries customers can call the freephone number on 0500 40 50 60 or visit

Direct Line Group plc
U K Insurance Limited is the underwriter of Sainsbury’s Car Insurance and are part of the Direct Line Group PLC. Direct Line Group plc (Direct Line Group) is headquartered in Bromley; it has operations in the UK, Germany and Italy.

Through its number of well-known brands Direct Line Group offers a wide range of general insurance products to consumers. These brands include; Direct Line, Churchill and Privilege. It also offers insurance services for third party brands through its Partnerships division. In the commercial sector, its NIG and Direct Line for Business operations provide insurance products for businesses via brokers or direct respectively.

In addition to insurance services, Direct Line Group continues to provide support and reassurance to millions of UK motorists through its Green Flag breakdown recovery service and Tracker stolen vehicle recovery and telematics business.

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