Shell did not come out of it too well – you would earn a lot more Avios by buying your petrol at a Tesco garage, or an Esso garage with a Tesco convenience store attached.
Shell is fighting back, however, with this new promotion:
All Shell Drivers’ Club members will receive triple points when they purchase Shell V-Power Nitro+ fuel during September but we’ve got an exclusive offer for our Avios collectors.
In addition to collecting triple Avios on Shell V-Power Nitro+ you’ll also be able to receive triple Avios on our regular fuel. In short this means 60 Avios per 20 litres on Shell V-Power Nitro+ and 30 Avios per 20 litres on regular fuel. We’ve also extended the offer period…fill up between 5th September and 13th October and see the difference in your Avios balance!
To qualify for this offer, your Shell Drivers Club accounts must be switched over to send your points to Avios.
There is some detail here although the text above was taken from an email.
Ironically, even with triple Avios, you are still better off filling up at Tesco (look at the calculations in the original post I link to above) – but the gap is narrower.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 10th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)