British Gas

January 31, 2011 10:00 ET

British Gas Customers to Collect Nectar Points as New Partnership Announced

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 31, 2011) - From today, British Gas customers will be able to collect Nectar points as the UK's leading energy supplier joins forces with the country's biggest loyalty programme.

The new partnership means that over 12 million British Gas customers can now benefit from the full range of Nectar rewards ranging from money off at Sainsbury's and Homebase to Eurostar and Vue cinema tickets.

British Gas customers will be able to collect Nectar points for their Energy or Maintenance and Repair accounts (for example; gas, electricity, Kitchen Appliance Cover, HomeCare 100™ or Plumbing and Drains Cover) as well as collect bonus points for taking out additional products and services. British Gas will continue to add new ways to collect bonus points and run special promotions throughout the year.

Phil Bentley, Managing Director, British Gas comments, "More than 12 million customers count on British Gas to look after their world every day and we don't take that loyalty for granted. As a way of saying thank you and rewarding that loyalty we've joined Nectar. Nectar's reach will help our customers to benefit from the points they can collect using our services and those of the other great partners in the programme."

Jan-Pieter Lips, Managing Director, Nectar, said: "This is an incredibly important and exciting milestone for Nectar. We're delighted to welcome British Gas on board enabling us to offer even more ways to collect points. "

How the points scheme will work

Typical Nectar points collected in a year for a British Gas customer with Dual Fuel (gas and electricity) and Homecare 400 (central heating, plumbing, drains and home electric cover):

  • 800 pts for Dual Fuel
  • 600 pts for Homecare 400™ 
  • 800 pts for submitting quarterly meter readings for each fuel (960 pts if EnergySmart™ and submitting monthly meter readings)
  • 200 pts for booking boiler annual service online
  • 200 pts annual bonus
  • 500 pts if switching to paperless billing

Plus bonus point promotions on new products and services

For full details on all the ways to collect Nectar points with British Gas go to

For more information about Nectar or to join the scheme visit

Notes to editors

About Nectar

Nectar, the United Kingdom's leading coalition loyalty programme, is owned by Groupe Aeroplan Inc., a global leader in loyalty management.

More than 50 per cent of UK households collect Nectar points when shopping for groceries, doing DIY, booking a holiday, paying household bills, buying petrol and even eating out. Collectors also earn Nectar points every time they shop online via at over 500 leading online retailers.

Since Nectar's launch in 2002, over £1.5 billion of rewards have been redeemed by its collectors. Rewards include money off shopping, travel and general merchandise. 

For more information about Nectar, please visit: 

About British Gas

British Gas is Britain's leading energy company, providing gas, electricity, home repair and energy efficiency services to more than 12 million households in England, Scotland and Wales. For more information about British Gas, please visit:

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