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Double Avios when you fill up at Shell until 28th February

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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.


British Airways BA Amex American Express

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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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 – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

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:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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 (9)

  • Trickster says:

    Also, I seem to be getting regular bonus point offers via the Shell app. I’ve had 100 bonus points for each of the last 4 weeks. You have to activate the offer.

    • Stu says:

      I’ve also been getting these every 2 weeks for the last 6 months. I think they cottoned on to the fact I only go there when they offer me this added incentive.

  • John says:

    As it may take a while to accumulate 4000 points (without bonus points you’ll need 8000 litres which will be over £10k and 50k miles), if you don’t drive much or only go to shell occasionally, you may still want to take the avios

  • John says:

    Does it only work with BA Avios or does it also work with Avios Avios?

  • Scott says:

    Still think Tesco is a better deal.

    i.e.
    buy 60 litres at Shell and get 60 points = 60 Avios
    buy 60 litres at Tesco and get 30 points = 72 Avios.

    What happens if your car takes 50 litres to fill (based on the fact it says “for every 20 litres”)?
    2 x double Avios for the 2 x 20 litres and then normal for the 10 litres = 45 points / Avios?

  • Londonbus says:

    Aaargh. Filled up at Shell earlier this week for the first time since early December.

    Just missed this. No bonus offers received since late November either…

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