Shell has launched a double Avios promotion across its full range of fuels. It will run until February 28th.
During this period, you will earn 20 Avios for every 20 litres of Shell fuel you buy. You will also be entered into a competition to win either a track day or a spa pamper day (oddly, you don’t get the choice – Shell tells you what you’ve won!).
You need to be a member of Shell Drivers Club in order to collect Avios. You swipe your Shell card each time you buy petrol, and set up your Shell account to automatically convert your points to British Airways Executive Club every quarter.
This is my lengthy article from earlier in the year on the best way to earn Avios when buying fuel. Even with double Avios, you will earn more miles by using Tesco instead – but if you are nearer to a Shell, this offer is a decent bonus.
Please note, though, that taking Avios from Shell Drivers Club is not necessarily the best use of your points. 4,000 points, for example, gets you 2,000 Avios or a £20 Shell or Waitrose voucher. Unless you value Avios at more than 1p, you are better off taking a voucher, which is effectively as good as cash.
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:
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.)