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Earn double Avios points with Shell Drivers Club

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Shell Drivers Club is offering double points on all fuel purchases until 14th FebruaryFull details are on their website here.

Double points means two points per litre on Shell Fuels and four points per litre on Shell V-Power.

Shell Drivers Club is the loyalty scheme for Shell garages in the UK.  Joining is simple – pick up a card at a Shell station when filling up and register it online.  You earn 100 Avios just for registering your card so it is worth doing this even if you switch to a different reward later.

You can learn more at the Shell Drivers Club website here.

The scheme is simple – 2 Shell points = 1 Avios. As well as Avios, 500 points can be turned into £2.50 of Shell vouchers or £2.50 of Waitrose vouchers. The benefit of taking Avios is that Shell converts (once a quarter) your points in multiples of 20 (ie 10 Avios) with no minimum, unlike the 500 point minimum for other rewards.

The snag is that you are effectively paying 1p per Avios as you could claim a £2.50 Shell or Waitrose voucher with your 500 Shell points instead of taking 250 Avios.  If 1p per Avios is too rich for you (it is too rich for me, I am happier ‘paying’ 0.75p or less) then take the vouchers.

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

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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 (62)

  • Tony says:

    OT – How long does AmEx referral points post? I referred my friend and he got his card by post yesterday, but points are not showing in my account (yet). I know from past experience that points should normally post before applicants receive their cards! Started to worry about I messed up with the referral link…

    • Slamberry says:

      I referred Mrs Slamberry from a Personal Platinum to a BAPP on 28th Dec. 18,000 referal points posted on 30th Dec. Card arrived 3rd Jan. We were contending with a bank holiday in this mix.

    • Rob says:

      If he used your link you’ll be fine.

  • mark2 says:

    Just a reminder that Morrison’s are still giving 5,000 (+normal 1,250) More points on £50 gift cards for John Lewis/Waitrose, Amazon, Debenhams and a couple of others. It works out at 12.5%.

  • JamesB says:

    OT: Just read on comments at shopperpoints that clubcard has devalued for some partners and they are already live. Just about to go into a meeting so would be gratdful if sonebody here could check and report back on BA, avios, uber etc please. Thanks.

    • Rob says:

      Avios and Virgin still OK. Most of the 4x partners have been cut back to 3x and some 2x partners increased to 3x.

      • Annal says:

        Apparently ALL vouchers get 3 x value now. I’ve started using mine for so no change there. I’m on track to pay for 7 nights accommodation this summer so am glad this has not been adversely affected.

        • Rob says:

          No, it’s not ‘all’ it is ‘most’.

        • Genghis says:

          I look forward to your analysis, Rob, especially those going from 2x to 3x. My staples of uber and are safe.

        • JamesB says:

          @Anna/Genghis, are you finding is generally a better use than UK Hiltons even after the loss of free night credit? When using them for Hilton do we still get the Honors points given we are booking through Hilton? I’m tempted to use mine for three nights at the Trafalgar St James; I will need to run the numbers on which of the two routes to go.

          • Rob says:

            The key is really the rate difference between the Hilton site and If Hilton is cheaper then it still may be the best way to go. Bird in the hand etc ….

        • Genghis says:

          I’m happy with An effective c.2.5x after deduction of reward night benefit and any cash / points back NOW (as opposed to holding out for another bonus; points don’t earn interest). I don’t need the avios etc and only so many Ubers I need.

          I thought didn’t get Hilton points on UK Hilton cc bookings? Could be wrong. IIRC what I don’t like is the flexible rates charged for non flex bookings, but perhaps I need to review it again…

        • JamesB says:

          Thanks guys, I thought it might all come down to the rates because the Hilton route uses the flexible rate while I think rate might be better at hotels.vom. Will read the respective articles on both routes again because I seem to rember you had to wait some time to gdt one or both vouchers too during which time rates could change so there could be an elenent of uncertainty.

        • Genghis says:

 voucher seems to take about 20 mins to come through. Never done Hilton.

          • Rob says:

            With Hilton, you book online (if you know the Tesco corporate code, we have an article on it) and once you’ve booked you can leisurely order the vouchers up.

        • Annal says:

          Got my info from MSE so apologies if wrong. I love the deal, it effectively means you are getting a room for the price of the taxes, £15-£20. I’ll probably still also book 10 nights per year for cash and trigger the free night as you can book apartments and villas through the website now.

        • JamesB says:

          So it looks like is winning the popularity contest and seems to be virtually a real time redemption too. The villa option could be really useful for Bali too if their prices are not far off those for booking direct.

          • Rob says:

            You don’t get Rewards credit on Clubcard bookings. This make it 10% poorer than spending cash on Uber is still better.

      • JamesB says:

        Thanks Rob, a relief as I’ve been hoarding mine for the elusive BA transfer bonus. I will hold off until this statement comes through and covert them or use them on hotels.

        • Louise says:

          Only convert when you know hotel value as you won’t get change, and you need to still pay any taxes and fees

  • Kathy says:

    I got an email about the Accor game and so played the other day, and now can’t log back into it to play again. When I try I get ‘This user already exists’. Is it a one-time entry only game or are you meant to be able to play every day? I thought ‘Daily win’ implied the latter….

    • Sussex bantam says:

      Once per 24 hours…

      • Kathy says:

        There’s something wrong with the login function then. Not sure I can be arsed to chase them about it TBH.

    • Rabbit says:

      Yup, I got the same when I realised this morning that I hadn’t played again since Monday. Doh! I also thought it was a daily play.

  • Jonny says:

    credit to Tesco for “making things easier” as their email stated…. I had really struggled with converting some vouchers to 4x and others to 3x previously…..
    I can only assume they will continue to “make things easier” buy updating the Avios earning rate to 300 points per £1 voucher now……

    • Peter K says:

      I hope they do. It’s better than the 240 Avios per £1.00 of clubcard points we get at the moment…

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