Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

You can soon earn Avios on fuel with BPme Rewards – how will it work?

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

It was announced during the IAG half-year financial results presentation on Friday that Avios is launching a UK partnership with BPme Rewards.

I’m not sure if the IAG Loyalty team knew this was going to be announced or not. It hardly moves the needle in terms of exciting the financial community so there was no need to include it, and it has taken the wind out of Avios’s sails in terms of being able to do a big unveiling.

Avios is partnering with BPme Rewards

Petrol loyalty in the UK is a mess

Before we look at BPme Rewards, it is worth remembering that the UK’s petrol retailers have never managed to find a successful loyalty formula:

  • BP withdrew from Nectar in 2019, launching BPme Rewards which did NOT allow transfers into any other points schemes (clearly that one didn’t work out)
  • Esso withdrew from Tesco Clubcard in 2019 but then moved across to Nectar (and, confusingly, it continues to award Clubcard points at Esso garages which have a Tesco store attached)
  • Shell closed Shell Drivers Club – which was an Avios partner – and launched Shell Go+ which is not points based
  • Texaco withdrew from its Virgin Atlantic partnership

Why does petrol loyalty not work in the UK?

It’s hard to know why petrol loyalty schemes have never worked:

  • Because it is a commodity product which people buy purely on price?
  • Because the price is displayed in huge numbers at the forecourt, which makes it harder to convince yourself to pay more elsewhere for loyalty benefits?
  • Because there is no ‘service’ element in buying petrol – you even pump it yourself – so what are you loyal to?
  • Because the rewards are so poor compared to what you spend? You can’t blame the garages for this, though, because the majority of the price of fuel is tax and profit margins are very low.
  • Because people buy purely on convenience to where they live / work / shop which trumps everything else?
  • Because most people are spending their own money, not their employers, and are more concerned about total value (product price + loyalty benefits) than just the benefits?

Whatever the answer, will Avios and BPme Rewards be able to succeed where all the concepts I listed above have failed?

Avios is partnering with BPme Rewards

How does BPme Rewards work?

The BPme Rewards website is here.

It’s worth noting that there is a 500 point bonus at the moment for registering. I obviously don’t know if this offer will go up or down or stay the same by the time the Avios partnership launches.

You cannot register on the website without first visiting a BP garage. You need to pick up a temporary card and then register online using the number on the card.

However, you CAN register instantly by downloading the BPme app to your smartphone. You receive the 500 points instantly.

To refer or not to refer?

You receive an extra 250 points if you are referred by a friend and add their referral code code during registration. Your friend will also receive 250 points. These points are not instant – you only receive them after your first BP transaction. My code is 000Q4QEC (three zeros and then letters). No-one can earn more than four referral bonuses per month.

However …..

As part of my research for this article, I signed up myself WITHOUT a referral and my wife WITH a referral.

I received the following new member offer worth 550 bonus points on my first four fills:

BPme new member bonus

My wife, who was referred, did not get this. It is possible that, if BP isn’t forced to pay out 500 points (split between the new and referring member) as a referral bonus, it offers the new member this 550 points offer instead. The cost to BP is virtually the same either way.

You are probably better off not using a referral link unless the referral comes from another family member.

How do you earn BPme Rewards points?

The programme is easy to understand, which is good. Unfortunately, it isn’t exceptionally generous.

The ‘earning’ page of the website is here but you need to dig into the FAQ to find the details. You earn:

  • 1 point for every litre of regular fuel purchased
  • 2 points for every litre of Ultimate fuel purchased
  • 1 point for every £1 spent in a BP forecourt shop

Some, but not all, fuel cards are exempt from points earning. You cannot earn in the shop if it is run by a major national brand eg Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons etc.

How do you spend BPme Rewards points?

200 BPme Rewards points are worth £1.

You can use your points to pay for fuel, car washes or BP store purchases, or redeem them for gift vouchers for retailers such as Amazon. You get the same 0.5p per point irrespective.

The ‘spend’ page of the BPme website is here.

Is this good value?

No, which is why BPme Rewards has failed to gain traction.

A typical litre of unleaded fuel in the UK costs 127p at a supermarket and 130p at a branded garage. Assuming 130p per litre at BP, you are getting a return of just (0.5p / 130p) 0.38% of your spending.

With the best will in the world, no-one gets excited about a 0.38% return on their spending.

In a BP forecourt store, you are getting a return of 0.5% on your groceries based on one point per £1.

Not only are the rewards poor but there is no gamification element. It has the same structural issue as Nectar. Your points are worth the same irrespective of how many you have, and irrespective of where you use them.

Avios is partnering with BPme Rewards

How will BPme Rewards points convert to Avios?

Good question.

1:1 is too generous – you would be ‘buying’ Avios for 0.5p each, compared to using your points for shopping vouchers. Such a transfer rate would require BP to take a financial hit to subsidise the Avios cost. It’s not impossible, however, if BP is keen to attract BA’s customer base which is likely to drive bigger cars and be less price sensitive than average.

2:1 is more obvious but this is possibly not generous enough. You would be ‘buying’ Avios for 1p each. It certainly isn’t terrible – Heathrow Rewards uses the same 1p conversion rate – but in the current climate I think BP customers may prefer 1p of cash to 1 Avios.

3:2 is probably the economic sweet spot but has the downside of being a bit clunky and harder for members to get their heads around.

What can you do now?

If you are not a BPme Rewards members, you might want to join now and lock in the 500 bonus points for registering. If there is a more generous offer when the Avios partnership launches, you can always abandon your account and open a new one.

If you are already a BPme Rewards member, do not redeem any points for now. Wait and see what the Avios conversion rate turns out to be. It is very likely that there will be some sort of launch bonus, so even if the deal is a bit ‘meh’ in the long term it may well be attractive for the first few weeks.

We’ll keep you in the loop with the Avios and BPme Rewards partnership as it develops.


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 – 20,000 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 (120)

  • Dave1985 says:

    I live very close to a BP and have been working close to one since January. I’m on a 2% return so far. Not that exciting but I’d be using BP regardless due to convenience.

  • Andrew says:

    I’m not loyal with fuel, I’m not even that bothered about price within reason. Half the time the Clubcard or Nectar card won’t even read at the Pay at Pump machines.

    It’s just whichever is more convenient to get in and out of when I’ve got less than 100 miles left in my tank. I’ve stopped using a BP that I used to use, simply because it’s hard to turn right in peak traffic, and I can no longer do a left, left, left and reach the same place as a consequence of a new traffic bollard.

  • Thomas says:

    Hold on people still buy petrol? In 2021? When a renewable energy source is already cabled into everyone’s home to power their cars? Madness.

    • Dave1985 says:

      Wait. So you thought that everyone was using electric cars?

    • Paul Pogba says:

      If everyone drove electric cars the grid would have rolling brown outs. Domestic car chargers draw about 6kWh x 30m cars and you’d have a potential demand of 180GWh. Assuming only 20% were plugged in at once you’d still have an additional load of 36GW, the current demand for EVERYTHING is 30GW (https://gridwatch.templar.co.uk/).

      Like everything Boris has dreamt up this hasn’t been thought through.

      • Sandra says:

        Paul is correct, with several more power stations closing in the near future & very little by way of replacement opening/lack of technology to store wind power etc until needed, the UK is getting very near to blackouts – one bad winter & nuclear may well become a lot more attractive to consumers!

        • Rui N. says:

          @Sandra? What do you mean no replacement? We are building 2 new nuclear reactors. Floating wind mills will start to be installed in quantity shortly (2023 or maybe even 2022) as well – just of those we should be able to install as much capacity as we can possibly need, the limiting factor will be the economics. In terms of lack of technology to store wind power, you might have heard of something called “EVs”…

          • Andrew says:

            I’ve heard it said that EVs will be used collectively as a massive battery to store surplus renewable energy but it’s not going to happen. Batteries are limited in how many cycles (charging and discharging) they can go through. Why would anyone knowingly wear out their car battery for very little personal benefit?

          • Rich says:

            It would be a relatively small amount of electricity coming and going, at a relatively slow charge/ discharge rate. The impact on your battery would be small, and certainly many people would happily opt-in – not for no benefit, but for a cheaper tariff. (You’re effectively ‘buying low and selling high’)

            It may even be that it’s not ‘your’ battery, if you’re renting/ leasing the car + charging service together. So not your problem.

          • Sandra says:

            Yes but not enough & unlikely to replace what’s going quickly enough, so there will be gaps particularly when there is a sudden peak in demand & maybe a breakdown/shutdown for maintenance at the same time. Whilst I would not wish for a winter like 2010 it might be what’s needed to make some people realise that more resources are needed, especially if mainland Europe decide they need to keep the power they send here for themselves.

          • Paul Pogba says:

            Hinkley Point C will provide 3.2GW of energy (if it ever works), renewables (ex hydro) are highly volatile and subject to dunkelflaute.

            The next problem if we had the generation (or import capacity) would be distribution, our energy distribution network was for the most part laid out and built immediately after the war. We’ve been able to milk it as efficiency gains in lighting have offset additional demand from gadgets and televisions. If you take all our gas and liquid fuel demand and try and distribute it as electricity you’d need huge investment in primary and secondary transformers, and have to dig up every street to lay new cabling.

            We have no idea how we’re going to recycle the batteries and I’ve not seen any discussion on how we’ll pay for the additional road maintenance required if we all go EV – electric vehicles weigh around double ICE cars so will increase wear on our already decrepit roads.

            It’s so hairbrained I’m exasperated people believe it will work.

          • Bagoly says:

            @Andrew
            I understood “EVs will act as batteries” not as meaning that they would cycle charge and discharge for the benefit of the grid, but that in use they will act as storage. E.g. those plugged in overnight, when there is little other demand, will soak up all the windpower.
            To minimise the digging up the streets that someone mentioned, make the grid smart by adapting power level to current and forecast weather during the night.
            Non trivial, but doable.

      • ken says:

        Why on earth would 20% be plugged in (and charging) at any time ?
        The majority of cars would need charging for 6 – 10 hours a week

        Demand is 20GW at night (11pm to 5am), so huge scope to ramp up electric cars as it is.

        Electricity aggregate demand has fallen by more than 20% in the UK in the last 20 years.

        It’s not an insurmountable problem over the next 20 years.

      • Rhys says:

        Everyone seems very concerned about this but the National Grid keep saying they are ready for it!

        • Rich says:

          They are indeed very chilled about it all.

          As a nation we’ve reduced demand by 16% over the last 20 years (through increased efficiency, and offshoring). We could pretty much switch to 50% EV’s today and the grid wouldn’t blink, as long as we charge overnight.

          The other 50%, well, the grid evolves. Relatively minor upgrades needed.

      • Char Char says:

        Wow 180GW didn’t know it would be that much!

        Apart from the FACT that the National Grid already busted your theory
        https://www.nationalgrid.com/stories/journey-to-net-zero/5-myths-about-electric-vehicles-busted

        1 hour of charging would get around 24 miles of range and seeing as the average is 20 miles per day thats less than 1 hour charge per day. If an electric car has a range of @240 miles then they could easily get away with charging their car once a week during the NIGHT when there is little demand and in the past businesses have been paid to use electric to balance the grid.

        No need to blame Boris this is something beyond him.

        • Paul Pogba says:

          There are 32.6m cars on the road and about 1.3m new registrations per year so it would take roughly 25 years to go entirely EV even if every new vehicle was EV from tomorrow and the national fleet stays a static size. However, one of many reasons I don’t think National Grid are taking the matter seriously enough though is that they believe vehicle ownership will fall to 23m by 2040, the DfT believe it will rise to 35m: http://www.esru.strath.ac.uk/EandE/Web_sites/17-18/paradigmev/number-of-cars-projections.html

          It could be the case that rising EV commodity costs and self driving vehicles/ride sharing make ownership prohibitive and unnecessary, but it could also be wrong and if it is I won’t be get my tea and this concerns me greatly.

    • AJA says:

      Only if you’re one of the advance pioneers to have an EV. My next car will be an EV, I’d be stupid not to buy one but my current (pun intended) car is still relatively new and until I’m ready to do so I will still need a petrol station.

    • Brian says:

      Yup.
      Absolutely no electricity in the UK is generated using fossil fuels.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Even if they are generating electricity in huge qty is more Efficient than via an engine in a fuel powered car.

        Anyway it’s not just about fossil fuels but rather than poor inner city air quality. But I’d blame years of focusing on CO2 (diesel) rather than air quality for that (petrol/hybrid)

    • Dave1985 says:

      You do realise that electric cars are more expensive than used petrol cars (therefore not everyone can afford one)? Also, not everyone has a driveway

      • Rhys says:

        Cheaper to run, though. This is a pretty good summary of the finances as they currently stand: https://monevator.com/comparing-the-cost-of-electric-car-ownership/

        With things only improving as more mass market cars hit the market.

        • Rui N. says:

          And if bought new, they are also cheaper in the long run – thisismoney had an article about this recently.

        • Dave1985 says:

          Not sure how “cheaper to run” helps you if your budget is eg £10k and you can’t afford a new £20k/30k car.

          (Im in favour of electric cars but it’ll take time)

          • Rui N. says:

            Why would you need to buy new?!
            The article Rob posted is even about buying used. Both options under £10k.

          • Dave1985 says:

            Even if you can get one for less than £10k (there clearly won’t be as many available) how am I going to use the electricity in my house if I don’t have a driveway?

            Use a 30 foot cable?

          • Rich says:

            A lot of people, even when buying used, buy on finance.

            At that point, it doesn’t really matter if you pay £150/ month on the car + £150 on petrol, or £280 on the car + £20 on charging.

            It’s still not reached the ‘£500 banger’ market, but there will be a huge explosion in second hand market over the next few years.

          • Char Char says:

            There are used options for that budget.

      • the_real_a says:

        Of course transition will happen eventually – EV are better in many ways, however it will be significantly longer than many anticipate. People are running cars significantly longer than previous generations as they dont rust, or fail like they did. My 15 year old diesel is still running well, costs me on average £300 a year in Tax, insurance and MOT. It will be very easy to get to 50% of the market with the woke, and those on lease agreements – but its will be very hard and expensive to force the remaining 50% of the population (plus politically impossible) to ditch their older vehicles before they naturally reach scrap condition.

    • James says:

      Where I live we dont all have driveways and park in the streets. I can send my wife to look after the cable overnight but who is going to cook my breakfast in the morning?? I am not sure my neighbours are happy about my cable running over their front gardens but breakfast is more important.

      • Rich says:

        Some councils are putting in kerbside chargers, even converting lampposts. A combination of that, workplace charging, once-a-week rapid charging while you’re at the supermarket or some such place.

        But yes, those without driveways are likely to find it the most difficult. Luckily, most households do have off-street parking.

        • Dave1985 says:

          “ over the next few years”

          That’s the key part of your post.

          It’s not practical yet for many people.

          • Dave1985 says:

            Also, I’ve got a petrol car that’s in reasonably good condition so why I would spend money on a new car? When I get my next one I’d consider electric if it’s actually practical for me by then

          • Rhys says:

            I don’t think anyone is saying that you need to sell your car immediately and replace it 🙂

            As with all new technology it follows Roger’s Bell Curve. We’re still very much in the early adopters phase, although things are going to change rapidly in the next 2-3 years as legacy carmakers start releasing new electric cars hard and fast.

            At some point it may even make financial sense to ditch your ICE car for an electric car earlier than you would otherwise.

          • Rich says:

            Yes, over the next few years. Nobody’s asking you to throw away your car today if you don’t want to.

            There will still be diesel and petrol cars sold in 2030, and they’ll be on the road for a good 10 or 20 years.

            But in the mean time, new and used EVs will get cheaper and cheaper.

          • Dave1985 says:

            “ I don’t think anyone is saying that you need to sell your car immediately and replace it ”

            Apart from the first post about electric cars, which said exactly (or pretty much) that 🙂

          • Mikeact says:

            And we definitely need a ” one plug fits all”. Not like VHS, Betamax or Philips in days gone by,

          • Doug M says:

            I rented a Tesla Model S couple of weeks back. Skeptic to fan instantly. Public charging is not straight forward. 4 days and I had 4 new apps on my phone. Tesco most straight forward, free, but do need app to confirm or charging stops after a few mins. Did 320 miles and spent £43 on leccy including the £10 sign-up.

          • Char Char says:

            If you charge at home then you can get 300 miles for less than £5 on a good tariff

          • Doug M says:

            That was Source London. It was a rental, not worth any effort for a few days. Main concern was the volume of different chargers, outputs and schemes, for something like a short term rental EV is a poor choice unless you already own an EV. The Model S was fabulous, but compared to just going to a petrol station the charging was anything but straight forward, and clearly not cheaper on an ad-hoc basis.

          • Rich says:

            Pricing is indeed all over the place. When people ask me ‘how much does it cost to fill’, I can see their eyes glaze over when I say it’s anything between ‘less than zero’ and ‘about the same per mile as typical family car’.

            Source London, in particular, has one of the most complicated pricing structures I’ve ever come across!

            I have a wallet full of cards and a phone full of apps, but it is getting better. I think it won’t be long before you can forget all that, and it just recognises your car and bills you. Some chargers already do this.

        • Rob says:

          Our lampposts are converted. I assumed it was more common. Bit of a no-brainer.

          • Rich says:

            Practicality largely depends on whether your council went for kerbside lampposts or property-side. Sadly all the ones round here are property-side.

            I’m just a little astonished that they can support 5kW. How over-engineered were they in the first place?!

          • Memesweeper says:

            Tesla Supercharger network is their USP, because the other networks provide a less good experience (honourable exception is podpoint) and the recharging requirements and locations are built into the satnav routing software. It’s a no-brainer experience even when on long, overseas road trips.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            3kw isn’t really useful for anyone in a hurry.

            I think all manufacturers are using Type 2 for their AC socket and CSS Combo for DC charging (I’m not aware of any car that doesn’t let you use a type 2 charger in your CSS socket for anyone that doesn’t know what they are)

            Only the early Japanese cars had Type 1 and now have CHaEMo.

            Another comment re providers there are far more providers of EV chargers than petrol forecourt brands ime. Just the ones I’ve used Gridserve (just took over Ecotricity), ChargePoint, Ionity, BP Pulse/chargemaster, Shell newmotion, Char.gy plus ones I haven’t like Ospray, EVBox, Alfa and many many more depending on which way the wind blows in the local council area.

            Luckily most take a standard contactless card.

        • jack charlton says:

          its one of the mixed up things about EV. Their ideal environment is were the journey make-up is scewed to short runs, which is mostly around town type stuff. But many living in that catchment area live in apartments or other places that are not good for at home charging. But will have good access to public chargers

          Rural or semi-urban need to drive further to get to their place of work, be more prone to range anxiety, but are more likely to be in a position to have an at home charger, and but less likely to have good access to public chargers.

          • Rhys says:

            How many people are commuting 100+ miles, though?

            Even the Nissan Leaf, which was shortrange when it was first introduced, now has pretty long legs.

          • Paul Pogba says:

            I drive 63miles each way from west Herts for work and its 345 miles from work back to Cornwall. There is no charger at work and I don’t have a fixed parking space anywhere, these were my personal reasons not to bother with EV, by time these are resolved by on-street charging I imagine the national problems with the grid will have entered the national consciousness.

    • Rui N. says:

      Dave, who said that you should replace a good working car with a new EV? Strawman much?
      As for not having a 30ft cable, do you have a petrol pump at home? How is being able to charge at many more places compared to pumping petrol (in a declining number of petrol stations, mind you) a bad thing?

      • Dave1985 says:

        It’s not a bad thing and I’ll get one at some point. However the first post about electric cars said “people still drive petrol cars in 2021?”

        Yes, there’s loads of good reasons people still buy petrol cars. Ask again in 5/10 years and there’ll be fewer good reasons to buy petrol

        • Rui N. says:

          Well, that first post was just silly. Besides Norway, in all other countries almost all cars sold are still ICEs.

    • Billy P says:

      “Renewable energy” 43% of the electricity used in your EV comes from fossil fuels, UK utility firms have plans to build up to 30,000MW of new gas capacity.

      95% of the spent toxic batteries going to landfill.

      • Rui N. says:

        No, they do not go to landfill. Don’t spread misinformation.
        Most EV batteries are reused in powerbanks. If not, they can be recycled.
        Also, if you are so worried about “toxic batteries” first perhaps you should be concerned with the 1 billion+ smartphones sold every year, plus all the tablets, laptops, smartwatches, childs’ toys, etc., which all of them have a lithium battery in them.

        • Dave1985 says:

          Some people will believe anything if it suits their “can’t say anything positive about anything that reduces pollution” identity.

        • Paul Pogba says:

          They’re being used in power banks as a stop gap but nobody has a long term solution, their capacity will continue to deteriorate until they’re not suitable for that.

          FCEV would be better if we could perfect hydrogen from biomass. Pistonless rotary engines are 30% more efficient than the common reciprocating piston type in current cars and could have contributed to an environmentally friendlier future. I’m not anti EV for the sake of it but we’re rushing towards a solution that has its own pitfalls and problems.

          • Rui N. says:

            No, they’re being used in powerbanks because it makes financial sense to do so. The long term solution is the same as for all the other lithium batteries we use. People talk about lithium batteries like they were invented for EVs and haven’t been used anywhere else.
            Would there be any forests left in the world if we replaced all fossil fuel used in ground transport with biomass?! Would there even be enough forests in the world to do so? And if you want to burn biomass what’s the point of transforming it into hydrogen? Just to reduce the overall efficiency of the process?
            There is a reason that only Mazda mass produced rotary engines…. it’s not because other car makers didn’t want to make money.

        • Billy P says:

          Blinkered EV owner that only looks at the clean side, the dirty side of production and end of life does not exist.

      • Rich says:

        Even where it does come from fossil fuels (mine doesn’t) it’s still far cleaner than petrol or diesel. And it gets cleaner and cleaner every year.

        Batteries live a long and happy life, and then a retirement as fixed storage, then they can be recycled. Not all have so far, which is poor.

        EV’s aren’t magic guilt-free chariots. They’re just a bit less bad than fossil fuel cars.

        • Rui N. says:

          @Rich. Exactly. EVs won’t solve all environmental problems and are still much worse for the environment than cycling or walking. But they are demonstrably better than a comparable ICE in almost every scenario you can throw at them.
          And since I know what the next argument against EVs will be: children mine cobalt not only for EVs but also for other uses. Including refining oil.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            I think it’s debatable what the overall environmental impact will be of moving to heavy EV but it’s undoubtedly better for inner city air quality.

      • Char Char says:

        Not EV batteries as most wouldn’t have reached end of life anyway

    • Rui N. says:

      @Mikeact, there has been a standard charger across the EEA for a few years now. All new EVs have to be compatible with it (there was a transition period, but that has finished).

    • Sam says:

      Welcome to 2021….from the cave? I am confused when was this even a question, I’m like @Dave1985 did you serious think we all drive electric cars?

  • AJA says:

    I live within 1/2 mile of 2 BP, an Esso, 2 Shell, a Tesco and a Sainsbury’s garage. Tesco and Sainsbury’s beats all of the brands hands down on price so no matter what the rewards offers are at the branded stations all other things being equal I will go to either Tesco or Sainsbury’s, usually filling up after buying groceries. The Tesco is the most awkward to get to so was always second choice to Sainsbury’s purely on ease of access.

    The only reason I would get this BPme offer is to give me flexibility if out and about but as a scheme to attract me to regularly buy it won’t succeed unless the headline price of fuel is much more competitive. I look at the rewards points as a bonus, not the reason to shop. I suspect I’m not alone. But good for BA and Avios for trying to tie up yet more fuel partners.

  • Genghis says:

    On my two cards with the offer, first took about a week and the second four days from purchase.

  • Rich says:

    I’m surprised none of the EV charging networks have jumped on the points bandwagon yet. Especially the ones run by (or branded as) the fossil fuel giants.

    There must be plenty of cash available since they’re throwing money at building networks and now is surely the time to invest in loyalty?

    Best I’ve seen is a free sausage roll when I charge with Shell Recharge, which the guy on the till wouldn’t give me because ‘that’s the wrong app’!

    • Char Char says:

      Well until there are enough chargers to have a selection, you will find most people don’t have a choice on the ones they use so no need for loyalty program, also its not exactly cheap to use public chargers vs home. Its often 30-40p vs 5p.

  • Frenske says:

    Who on earth would drive an extra couple of miles to get some extra Nectar, Club, etc. points? Burning unnecessary fuel and money in the process.

  • Jimmy says:

    Yes I had the £10 credit – the transaction was on the 27th and the credit arrived on the 29th. The retailer name wasn’t bp strangely but simply the road name and the motorway it was off.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.