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Garage bits: 60 Avios buying a coffee from Shell!, £5 off £50 at Esso from Amex

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Triple Shell Drivers Club points for buying a coffee

Shell Drivers Club points can be converted into Avios at a ratio of 2:1.  This isn’t necessarily the best use of them, given that they can also be redeemed for gift vouchers at a decent rate, but it works for some people.  You can learn more about the Shell and Avios relationship in this article.

Shell has special earning rates for buying a takeaway (or perhaps you can drink in?!) coffee from the Costa Express machine.  You would earn 40 Shell points for a large cup and 20 Shell points for a small cup.

Until 14th September, these rates are tripled.  You will earn 120 Shell Drivers Club points (60 Avios) for every large Costa coffee you buy and 60 Shell points (30 Avios) for every small cup.

(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.)

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£5 off £50 spend at Esso with American Express

A new offer for £5 cashback on a £50 Esso spend has appeared on some American Express accounts.

To see if you are targetted, log in to your American Express account and look under ‘Offers’ on EVERY statement page if you have multiple cards.

You can earn Avios points when you buy fuel at Esso.  Almost all Esso garages now let you collect Tesco Clubcard points and those convert into Avios points.  The earning rate differs between different types of Esso garage – this Shopper Points article explains the Esso / Tesco Clubcard relationship.

What makes this Esso deal better than the average Amex promotion is that you can earn the £5 cashback an unlimited number of times until the deal expires on 18th September.

If your Esso has a Tesco Express attached, you should also be able to use this deal to purchase £50-worth of gift cards and receive a £5 cashback credit – plus the usual 150 bonus Clubcard points for spending £50 on gift cards.