Anyone who ordered a Shell Drivers Club via the Mighty Deals promotion a couple of weeks ago should now have received it.
The registration process in unfortunately a little painful, so let me try to summarise what will happen (or at least what happened to me).
If you already have a Shell Drivers Club account:
Shell will find it if either the address or email match. They will automatically merge your accounts after you register the new one.
Within 24 hours of registering, if you log in to the site you will see both accounts merged. The same points total will be visible whichever account number you use.
The 4,000 points will not be visible, though.
However, within 48 hours, the 4,000 points WILL appear.
If you do not already have a Shell Drivers Club account:
Your life should be easier!
Register and wait for your registration to be confirmed. You can the log in and see the full site.
Your 4,000 points may or may not be immediately visible. If not, they will appear within 48 hours.
What reward option should you select?
This is not as simple as it could be, because Shell gives you an extra 50 bonus points for registering your card. Your balance will therefore be 4,050 points, not 4,000.
The logical options to choose from are:
2,020 Avios points, or
£20 Shell fuel voucher, or
£20 Waitrose voucher
Personally, I have gone for the Waitrose voucher. 1p per Avios is a bit toppy for me because I have a lot of them. You may value an Avios point differently.
You will notice that I put ‘2,020 Avios points’ above. That is because your full balance is converted in multiples of 20, so Shell will send over 4,040 points which gets you 2,020 Avios. You will have 10 points remaining.
If you take the Waitrose or Shell vouchers, you will have a balance of 50 points. You can still turn this into Avios!
Once your next statement has been generated (after 30th June) and your balance reduced to 50 points, change your earnings preference to Avios. There is no minimum conversion level for Avios, so 40 of your 50 points will be turned into Avios at the next statement date, which will be 30th September.
Remember that Shell only issues vouchers or Avios quarterly, and the next cut-off date is not until 30th June. You will not therefore receive your Avios points or your Shell or Waitrose vouchers until July.