Nationwide to give 5% cashback on supermarket spending

Nationwide customers can now earn 5% cashback on their grocery shopping - we have all the details

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Nationwide customers can earn 5% cashback on their supermarket spending when shopping both online and in-store.

The deal, capped at £10 a month, is available to both new and existing customers who have a current account with Nationwide.

With food inflation hitting a record record 16.7% in January, this is certainly an attractive offer from Nationwide as households look to keep the cost of groceries low. Average households are currently paying around £788 a year more due to inflation, according to analytics group Kantar.

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The deal runs from 9 February to 30 April - or until £100m has been paid back to consumers.

The deal will also be available to new members, but note it does end 30 April so there could be a better offer from a different provider if you are thinking about switching bank accounts.

For example, Santander’s Santander Edge account offers up to £20 cashback a month, including 1% cashback on up to £10 a month on essential grocery shopping and 1% cashback on household bills paid via direct debit. However the account does have a £3 monthly fee.

Santander’s 123 account also pays up to 3% on household bills, offering up to £15 cashback a month. Digital bank Chase also offers 1% cashback on all spending for the first 12 months.

Here’s what you need to know about Nationwide’s cashback offer.

Who is eligible for Nationwide’s 5% cashback offer?

If you have a FlexPlus, FlexDirect, FlexAccount, FlexStudent, FlexGraduate or FlexBasic account, then you can benefit from the cashback deal. It is not available on the FlexOne youth account.

The cashback is paid into your account within six weeks of the end of the calendar month when you reach a minimum £3.

If you’re signed up to text alerts, you will receive one once the payment has been made.

You can earn cashback when shopping at most major supermarkets, including Aldi, Asda, Lidl, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons and Waitrose. Smaller retailers are also included - see Nationwide’s website for a full list of eligible supermarkets and convenience stores.

You will not receive cashback when shopping at petrol stations, including supermarket owned petrol stations, service stations, pharmacies, or specialist stores such as bakeries and butchers.

New members who open a FlexPlus, FlexDirect, or FlexAccount current account between the deal’s availability period will also be eligible.

Nicole García Mérida

Nic studied for a BA in journalism at Cardiff University, and has an MA in magazine journalism from City University. She joined MoneyWeek in 2019.