Which is the best fuel loyalty scheme for motorists? We run the rule over the likes of Shell Go+, BPme, and Texaco Star Rewards.
Regularly popping to the forecourt to fill up is a necessary, but costly, trip for all motorists.
Thankfully, there are many loyalty schemes you can take advantage of.
While you can’t dodge that trip to the pump, you can at least get a little something back when you fill up by using these schemes.
Last year BP launched its BPme Rewards card, alongside its new BPme app.
You swipe your card at the till when paying for your fuel ‒ or for anything else you’re purchasing at the BP forecourt ‒ and you are rewarded with points.
You get one point for every litre of regular petrol or diesel, doubling to two points if you go for a litre of the Ultimate range of fuel.
You get a further point for every £1 spent in the shop, and for every £1 spent at the car wash.
200 points will get you £1 off the next time you fill up, or you can cash them in for a range of other benefits, such as gift cards for M&S and Amazon, or items from a ‘gift catalogue’.
For example, you can get a Russell Hobbs sandwich maker for 4,200 points (or 1,677 points plus a £12.58 cash payment) or a Tefal Steam Iron for 9,155 points (or 4,840 points plus £25).
You’ll also get a bonus 300 points when you register your BPme card.
Last year Shell announced it is doing away with its old Drivers’ Club, replacing it with a new reward scheme, Shell Go+.
Rather than have to worry about racking up points, Shell Go+ rewards you with money off your fuel spend every ten visits.
A visit is classed as anytime you spend at least £10 on fuel or £2 in the shop ‒ you just need to scan your scheme card, app or fob for the visit to be counted.
On top of that you get 10% off on certain food, such as its deli2go range, as well as 10% off hot drinks on every visit.
If you were a member of the Shell Drivers’ Club and you've yet to redeem old rewards, any points that were collected as part of the scheme will be converted into your chosen reward during the quarterly statement run at the end of August.
Texaco Star Rewards
With Texaco’s Star Rewards scheme, drivers can save one point for every litre of fuel purchased.
Each point is worth 1p, and once you’ve collected 500 points you can convert them into Texaco vouchers, gift cards for Argos and M&S, or Love2Shop vouchers.
You’ll get a bonus 75 points just for registering the card as well.
You can also choose to turn your points into a donation to the charity Action for Children, which Texaco will double.
Think about how you pay for your fuel
If you really want to maximise returns from the money spent at the pump, then it’s worth thinking carefully about precisely how you pay for your petrol or diesel.
There are a host of different credit cards that offer rewards when you spend cash, whether it’s through loyalty points or even straight forward cashback.
For more information, check out loveMONEY’s guide to the best rewards cards.
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