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Get double Clubcard points (=double Avios) at Esso until 22nd December

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Esso has quietly pushed out a ‘double points’ promotion for those petrol stations which accept Tesco Clubcard for fuel purchases.

As a reminder, the standard earnings rate at Esso petrol stations is:

For Esso stations with a Tesco Express attached – 1 Clubcard point (2.4 Avios) per £3 spent

For other participating Esso stations – 1 Clubcard point per 2 litres of fuel purchased

Esso petrol station

Until 22nd December, these rates are doubled.

For Esso stations with a Tesco Express attached – 2 Clubcard points (4.8 Avios) per £3 spent

For other participating Esso stations – 2 Clubcard points per 2 litres of fuel purchased

This is currently the most attractive offer available for earning Avios from petrol, unless you have the Tesco credit card.

If you don’t have a Tesco credit card, a Tesco petrol station gives you 1 point for every £2 spent.  This is worse than the Esso ‘double points’ offer.

If you DO have a Tesco credit card, you are still better off using a Tesco filling station and using your Tesco credit card as a Clubcard (do not pay with it) – that earns you 1 Clubcard point per £1 spent.

As usual, the best way to pay for petrol is with an Amex Gold.  That card gives double points on petrol purchases – you receive 2 Membership Rewards points per £1, which converts to 2 Avios.  (It also gives you 20,000 Avios for signing up, don’t forget!)

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

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

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(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.)

Comments (7)

  • Trevor says:

    We have a Tesco and Esso station a block from each other which are driven past almost daily, so you can guess which I always use, specially as they are normally price-matched and the cheapest fuel around.

    Murphy’s law : this offer appears the same week that I get my Tesco credit card!

  • erico1875 says:

    The company I work for have recently changed fuel cards so Tesco and Esso are no longer options.
    I was earning on aprox £190 of diesel per week. So this new offer is a double kick in the nuts 🙁

  • Matthew Felgate says:

    Btw got an email recently for anyone collecting Shell points:


    We know that many of you will be filling up your cars and taking to the road over the holiday season to visit friends and family. So, to boost your points balance, we’d like to offer you double Shell Drivers’ Club points on all fuel purchases between Monday 23rd December and Wednesday 1st January.

    So, why not fill up before you set up and enjoy picking up twice the amount of points.

    From what I can tell, Shell points are effective worth 1/2 Avios point *if* my maths is correct..!

  • James says:

    I am confused. I thought if you didnt pay with the card you only got normal points?

    So does, this scheme apply with shopping to? I.e. could I use my Tesco Credit Card as a “clubcard” only when paying for my shopping and still get 2 points per pound spent?


    • Rob says:

      No, it only works with petrol for some reason!

      Use you Tesco credit card as a Clubcard instore and you only get the usual points, nothing extra.

  • TT2000 says:

    Does using the Credit Card as a Clubcard in a regular Esso garage (no Tesco Extra attached) give any advantages?

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