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Sainsbury’s Gives New Credit Card Customers Nectar Boost

10 May 2011

Customers taking out a Sainsbury’s Nectar credit card before 23rd May will receive a welcome 3,000 Nectar point boost, worth £15 on making their first transaction with the card(1).

The Nectar point boost is in addition to the Nectar point rewards that customers will earn when they use their card for everyday purchases – earning 2 points for every £1 spent in Sainsbury’s stores and fuel stations, the equivalent of 1% cashback.  Customers will also earn Nectar points on spend elsewhere and can redeem their points against thousands of Nectar offers(2).

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For further information, please contact:

Tom Wilson/ Phil Anderson
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
020 7638 9571

Notes to editors:

(1) Customers will receive their bonus Nectar points on making their first transaction – the transaction needs to be made within the first three months from receiving their card.
(2) Double Nectar points on Sainsbury’s shopping for 2 years when you pay with your Sainsbury’s Nectar Credit Card (and hand over your Nectar card). Collect Nectar points when you use your Sainsbury’s Nectar Credit Card elsewhere – 1 point for every £5 you spend. Visit www.nectar.com for more details.

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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 Finance 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.

Sainsbury’s Finance recent awards include Best Overall Online Provider, Best Direct Personal Loans Provider, Best Online Credit Card Provider, Best Online Life Insurance Provider at the Your Money Awards 2010.

Sainsbury’s Finance is a joint venture between J Sainsbury plc and Lloyds Banking Group. For further information and general Sainsbury’s Finance enquiries customers can call the freephone number on 0500 40 50 60 or visitwww.sainsburysfinance.co.uk