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2,000 Avios for £8.74 – another good deal

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2,000 Avios for £8.74 is not a bad deal.  And you don’t even need to leave the house for this one, should you be sick of visiting Tesco stores trying to find 3V cards ….

You can even get something potentially more valuable for your £8.74, like a £20 Waitrose voucher.

Let me explain the deal

Mighty Deals is a daily deals site run by  Money Expert is a price comparison website which owns Simply Switch amongst other things.

Until Monday, they are promoting this offer:

Shell promotion

The headline is misleading.

It looks like you are paying £10 for a £20 Shell fuel voucher.  However, when you read the small print, you are not.  You are paying £10 for a Shell Drivers Club membership card which comes pre-loaded with 4,000 points.

Now, you can – if you want – redeem those 4,000 Shell Drivers Club points for a £20 fuel voucher.  However, you can also redeem them for:

2,000 Avios points

£20 Waitrose voucher (note: Waitrose only, not John Lewis)

£20 to exchange for gift cards at your local Shell garage

How do I order?

Mighty Deals is available on Quidco (10%) and TopCashback (15%).  I used TopCashBack and it tracked at £1.26 (15% of the ex-VAT price) so your net cost is (£10 – £1.26 =) £8.74. 

Remember that you can now transfer TopCashback money to Tesco Clubcard, so that £1.26 gets you 126 Clubcard points which gets you an extra 300 Avios.

(If you are not a TopCashback member, this link allows you to sign up under me for their ‘refer a friend’ promotion, for which I am grateful).

You will need to create an account at Mighty Deals before you can order.  They accept Visa or MasterCard but not Amex or PayPal.

Once you order, you receive an email saying that you will receive your Shell Drivers Club card in the next 10 days.

Once you have registered your Shell Drivers Club card and set your earnings preference to Avios, your 4,000 points should transfer across at the end of the next quarter, which is 30th June.

If you select the Waitrose vouchers instead, you will also have to wait until 30th June for those to be issued.

What if I already have a Shell Drivers Club card?

I don’t know, to be honest.  Frankly, the Shell Drivers Club website is antiquated and is unlikely to spot or block duplicate accounts.  I have gone ahead and ordered with no worries.

The deadline for ordering this deal is Bank Holiday Monday.

PS.  Mighty Deals has, looking online, had issues in the past because it sold deals offered by merchants who were ‘dubious’.  You should bear this in mind, but also remember that Money Expert (the parent) is a respectable business.  Shell is also clearly a respectable partner.   Bearing this in mind, I still feel happy to promote this deal.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (77)

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  • Michael says:

    As per the above I’m hoping its transferring them to my main account but not sure why its not instantaneous

    31/05/2013 Point transfer – -4000
    30/05/2013 Central points – 50
    29/05/2013 Central points – 4000

  • simon85 says:

    My balance now shows 4113 points. So they will transfer your points in to an existing account, just not instantaneously.

  • Sinizter says:

    Is there still a problem with registering the card to an existing Shell Clubsmart email address or has that been sorted now ?

    Me + rest of household received the cards today, but I have not registered any yet.

    • Rob says:

      Mine has sorted itself out. They will merge your 2 accounts automatically, neither will show the 4000 points when you can first access them and then 48 hours later they will turn up.

      Actually you get 4050 points. So, if doing Waitrose, switch back to Avios in July and those 50 points will go to Avios in October.

      • Sinizter says:

        Thanks. That’s a relief. I’ll register the cards one by one over the next week or so.

  • thesaver79 says:

    Do you know if you can transfer points to another card that is under somebody else’s name?

    Alternatively, can I specify a BA Executive club number that is not under the same name of the shell driversclub’s cardholder name?

    • Rob says:

      You can register the Shell card under anyones name, so if you want to send the Avios to someone else then register it in their name in the first place.

      No idea if you can send the Avios to a different name to the one registered on the Shell account.

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