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 www.moneyexpert.com. Money Expert is a price comparison website which owns Simply Switch amongst other things.
Until Monday, they are promoting this offer:
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.