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
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 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
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.)