More Rewarding | Ape to Gentleman x American Express® Nectar Credit Card

A sponsored post in association with American Express® and Nectar

We’ll make no secret of the fact we use American Express. Their customer service is second to none, and for anyone reading this who also uses an ‘Amex’ you’ll know what I’m referring to. So when Amex presented their American Express Nectar Credit Card to us, we were naturally interested- a credit card which offers Nectar rewards on all spending. In layman terms, you earn Nectar points on your daily purchases, which can then be used at a wide range of places, for everything from coffees to meals out or even trips further afield with Eurostar and Expedia.


Naturally, being a style blog our bag is purchasing clothing and trialling our American Express Nectar Credit Card at Mr Porter seemed like a great idea. We purchased a pair of Reigning Champ Slim-Fit Loopback Cotton-Jersey Sweatpants in black. Part of the Reigning Champ ‘Core Program’ collection that consists of just nine staple items you can wear all year round. We first discovered this label while visiting Toronto – the brands’ home and where each item is handmade in Canada. This pair is cut from cotton-jersey with a sweat-wicking loopback interior and has a tidy slim shape that tapers slightly towards the ankles. Ideal ath-leisure wear for comfy Sunday mornings or travel, they are best teamed with a Reigning Champ sweatshirt, Reigning Champ Tshirt, Converse sneakers.


At £125 we earned 500 Nectar points – Cardmembers can earn 2 Nectar points for every £1 spent on the card, and at least 2 Nectar points for every £1 spent with Nectar partners. As you can collect Nectar points with Mr Porter when you shop online through, . this translated; we earnt a coffee at Caffé Nero (350 Nectar Points).¹


Other examples of how you can redeem Nectar points include; 2,000 points will earn you enough points to buy a pizza from Pizza Express. Hitting 19,800 Nectar Points would even buy you a return ticket to Paris on the Eurostar or the world can be your oyster if you use your points at Expedia.

It gets better too; new Cardmembers  receive 20,000 bonus Nectar Points if they spend £2,000 in their first three months of Cardmembership², With loads of fashion Nectar partners, from ASOS to Reiss, this means your new spring wardrobe could earn you lots of points to spend on rewards.


The way we see it, if you’re going to apply for or already have a credit card then it’s worth opting for one that  rewards you for your everyday purchases and seasonal fashion essentials . .The American Express Nectar Credit Card has an annual fee of £25 which is waived in the first year and supplementary cards are complimentary for family members.

Full information on the Card can be found here:

Representative 28.2% APR variable.

Important Information:

Applicants must be UK residents, aged 18 or over. Approval is subject to status, and terms and conditions apply.

1The rate at which Nectar points are earned will vary according to where you spend.  See or, for more information on purchases made via visit

2 The welcome offer is subject to change, can be withdrawn at any time and are not available if you currently hold or have held the Nectar Credit Card in the past six months.

Nectar Loyalty UK Ltd, registered in England and Wales (company number 04236999) is an introducer appointed representative of American Express Services Europe Limited. The Nectar Credit Card is offered by American Express Services Europe Limited registered office: Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. It is registered in England and Wales with Company Number 1833139 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Chris Beastall

Chris is the Founder and Editor of Ape to Gentleman. His interests lie in men's style, male grooming and leading a better lifestyle - through minimalist, basic and clean design.