Shell Drivers Club is a partner with both avios.com and British Airways Executive Club. In December, they are giving away 72 million Avios points in a major competition.
First, a quick reminder of how Shell Drivers Club works. It is a simple system. You earn 1 Shell Drivers Club point for every litre of basic fuel you buy and 2 points per litre of V-Power premium fuel. When you have collected 500 points, you can exchange them for:
250 Avios points (see the BA website for the official details, scroll down)
£2.50 Waitrose voucher
£2.50 Shell voucher
It is worth noting that, because of the relatively poor conversion rate, you may want to take the Waitrose or Shell vouchers instead. You are effectively ‘buying’ Avios points for 1p by taking the miles option, and that is not the cheapest of prices.
The only advantage of taking Avios is that it is a better deal for small spenders. If you set up auto-convert, you only need as few as 20 Shell points to qualify to receive Avios (in this case, 10 Avios) at the end of each quarter. You need to buy 500 litres of fuel to get enough points for a Waitrose voucher!
Shell has launched a big competition for Christmas
Every day until Christmas Eve, Shell is giving away 1 million Avios points to THREE people. This means that 72 people are going to become Avios millionaires!
Entering is a little tricky. You need to visit a Shell garage and pay for your fuel with Paypal via the Shell Motorist app on your smartphone. This instantly knocks out people without a smartphone or who live in rural areas with poor mobile reception!
The minimum purchase is £20.
I have never tried this app, but it apparently allows you to pay without having to visit the cashier. This could be a handy time saver and will cut down on random junk food purchases in the shop as well!
You can find out more on the Shell Drivers Club website here. Good luck – it would be fantastic if a Head for Points reader was a winner!
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)