Here's a round-up of the driver loyalty cards you can sign up to today. Which scheme gives you the best deal?
After a good start to the year, petrol and diesel prices have been creeping up over the past few months.
To help save a bit of money, why not make use of one of the various fuel loyalty cards available on the market?
Here's a round-up of the best cards out there, along with the offers you can enjoy.
If Shell is your go-to garage to fill-up, you should pick up a free Drivers’ Club Card from your local station. As a welcome gift, Shell gives new customers 50 bonus points for signing up.
You’ll earn one point for every litre of Shell Fuel Save/ Regular unleaded petrol/ diesel fuel you buy up to a maximum of 125 litres per transaction and Autogas LPG.
As an added bonus, you can also collect two points for every litre of Shell V-Power+ petrol/ diesel.
Bonus points can also be earned on a Shell Super Shine car wash (25 points) and with a Shell Super Shine jet wash (15 points).
If you buy Shell motoring products, such as Shell Helix, high-performance oils and lubricants at selected Shell service stations you'll receive 1 point for every £1 spent.
Shell will also send you your loyalty rewards every quarter, depending on which redemption option you choose.
If you opt for the money-off option, you’ll receive £2.50 of vouchers for every 500 points you accumulate.
Alternatively, every 20 points you earn can be put towards 10 Avios Miles.
You can also exchange your points for one of the many gift cards available at Shell stations – 2,000 points will get you a £10 card.
If you wanted to make use of your points another way, you can donate your points to a set of CO2 reduction scheme projects. Shell will match every 250 points you earn making a total of 500 points or £2.50 of rewards.
Alternatively you can opt to donate your rewards to the RSPCA, Macmillan or Motability. Every 20 points you earn will see 10p donated to the charity of your choice.
Sign up online and you’ll receive 50 bonus points.
Texaco’s Star Rewards works along a similar line to the Shell scheme. You’ll get one point for every one litre of unleaded or diesel fuel you purchase.
Once you've reached 500 points, you can choose from a range of vouchers. You can choose from a £5 Texaco voucher, £5 M&S gift voucher, £5 Argos gift card or a £5 love2shop voucherr.
If you want to wait and splurge your points, a minimum of 1,000 points will get you a £10 iTunes Gift Card or 1,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles.
As a new member you'll receive 50 bonus points for registering and you'll also be entitled to save 1p per litre when you fill-up.
A charitable point redemption is also available. For every one point you accumulate, 2p will be donated to Action for Children – Texaco double your donation for you!
Esso and Tesco have teamed up, so now you can enjoy the benefits of filling up at Esso and bag some points to use at Tesco too.
As an Esso loyalty program customer, you can collect double Tesco Clubcard points when you fill up with Esso Synergy Supreme + premium fuels. This offer is valid until 31/07/2017.
There are four different ways to earn points through the scheme:
- For every £3 spent on petrol and diesel at Esso Tesco Alliance sites (Esso forecourt with a Tesco shop) you can earn 1 point.
- At all other participating Esso service stations, every two litres of petrol and diesel purchased can earn you 1 point.
- Every £1 spent on shop products (exclusion apply) at participating Esso service station can earn you 1 point.
- If you wash your car at an Esso service station, every £1 spent on the car wash at participating Esso service stations can earn you 1 point.
Supermarkets are popular places to fill-up tanks.
You can do your shopping and filling-up your car is almost always cheaper than at other branded petrol stations. But using a loyalty card makes it even cheaper.
Nectar is one of the biggest supermarket loyalty schemes, which allows you to earn points in-store, online and at Sainsbury's and BP petrol forecourts.
You’ll earn one Nectar point for every litre of fuel you purchase at a Sainsbury’s or BP petrol station and two points for every £1 you spend in a BP or Sainsbury’s store.
For every 500 points you earn, Nectar will give you £2.50 to spend across a variety of stores. The latest addition to the scheme is Vue. For every 500 points, you'll receive a £2.50 discount off the total transaction value at Vue cinemas.
Sainsbury's has an annual Fill Up event from October 1 – 31 where you can collect 10x Nectar points on every litre you fill up. And as an added bonus, there's no limit to how many times you can fill up during their month-long event. Keep you eyes peeled for more closer to the time.
Morrisons supermarket has the Morrisons More card which allows you to rack up points.
When you fill up at Morrisons you can earn 10 Morrisons More Points per litre. Collect 5,000 points and you’ll be rewarded with a £5 More voucher.
You can sign up for the scheme at your nearest Morrisons forecourt or online.
If you fill up at Tesco petrol stations, you’ll earn one point for every £2 spent. Pay using the Tesco Clubcard Credit Card and this will double to one point for every £1 spent – as well as an additional point every time you spend £4 in store.
You’ll receive £1.50 worth of vouchers for every 150 points you collect. These can be spent in store, online, at petrol stations or on other rewards such as flying clubs, fitness memberships and days out. You can find the full list on the Tesco Clubcard website.
As mentioned earlier, you can get Double Clubcard points on Esso Synergy Supreme+ premium fuels.
Tesco are also offering the chance for one person to win a £50 fuel voucher every month by answering one quiz question.
This article has been updated.
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