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Which fuel loyalty scheme is best for you?

Whether you only buy fuel at service stations or regularly add some grocery shopping and get your car washed there, we've reviewed the fuel brand loyalty schemes so you can see which one is best for your driving habits.


Shell Go +

Shell Go + replaced their previous loyalty scheme, Driver's Club. Whereas before you earned points when you went to a Shell station, you now earn visits instead, including shop visits. This means Shell rewards your loyalty even if you don't buy fuel.


A visit is deemed by the below:

  • Spend £10 or more on fuel, or

  • £2 or more in the shop

As part of Shell Go + you’ll get access to things such as:

  • 10% off all hot drinks, deli2go, and Jamie Oliver deli by Shell food ranges

  • Money off fuel every 10 visits

  • 10% off all Shell Helix Motor Oils

  • 10% off Shell car wash’s

Based on a motorist filling up once a week and qualifying for the £10 minimum spend, you'll get money off fuel 5 times a year*. If you regularly visit Shell and spend at least £2 in the shop, you could receive more discounts a year by increasing your 'qualifying visits.'

  • Good if you don’t just want loyalty for fuel purchases

  • Good if regularly buy a hot drink with your fill-up

  • Good if you wash your car at the fuel station

*Shell doesn't specify what discount they may offer on your 10th visit, but typically we've seen £2 off a fill. Based on a Ford Focus with a 50 litre tank capacity and a motorist filling a fuel tank once a week, you'd get 5 qualifying visits a year. Based on the typical discount we've seen of £2 a fill, that's £10 a year; however, if you regularly visit Shell and spend money in the shop, at their car washes or on Helix Motor Oils, you could receive more points a year and increase your money off.


Read more about Shell Go+ here.



BPme Rewards Turning away from Nectar in 2019, BP launched its own direct loyalty scheme. Like Shell, BP will reward you when you don't just buy fuel, but it is still a point-based system.


What do you get for joining BPme?

  • 1 point for every 1litre Regular fuel

  • 2 points for every 1litre Ultimate fuel

  • 1 point for each pound spent in the shop

As it is a points-based loyalty scheme, you control how you 'redeem' your points: 200 points = £1, and you can redeem them in-store on fuel or shop products. Otherwise, you can redeem them from selected BP partners (Amazon, Cineworld, and M&S, for example) or their rewards catalogue. You can also convert your points to Avios to spend with British Airways.


BPme has the lowest qualifying points to redeem, only needing 25 points to start redeeming however 25 doesn’t stretch very far as 200points = £1.


Based on a Ford Focus with a 50 litre tank capacity and a motorist filling a fuel tank once a week, you'd collect 2,600 points a year. As 200 points equal £1, that's £13 a year in points from BPme. However, if you regularly visit BP and spend money in the shop, you could receive more points a year and increase your money off.

  • Good if you don’t just want loyalty for fuel purchases

  • Good if you like the choice on how to redeem your loyalty

  • Good if you’re an Avios member

Read more about BPme here.



Texaco Star Rewards Texaco Star Rewards has been around for a while, and like BP it is a points-based system. It has consistently been hailed as the best value fuel loyalty scheme.


What do you get for joining Texaco Star Rewards?

  • 1 point for every 1litre of fuel

You can redeem your points when you have collected 500 as a minimum which you can then cash in for a £5 voucher. You need more points than other schemes to benefit from Star Rewards but 1 point is worth double BP's.


Based on Ford Focus with a 50 litre tank capacity and a motorist filling a fuel tank once a week, you'd collect 2,600 points a year. As 500 points equal £5, that's £26 a year in points from Texaco Star Rewards.


A great feature of Texaco Star Rewards is the ability to choose to give back. With Texaco's chosen charities (Action For Children, Age UK, East End Community Foundation, FareShare, and The Trussell Trust), you can donate £5 for every 250 points when redeeming your points for a charity.


However, there is no loyalty for the shop purchases or car washes, so if you regularly add some shopping when you visit a Texaco forecourt or get the car washed there, this may not be the scheme for you.

  • Best value loyalty scheme based on the points value

  • Good if you want to give back to selected charities

Read more about Texaco Star Rewards here.



Esso Nectar After separating from BP, Nectar moved to Esso replacing Esso's previous tie-up with Tesco Clubcard.


What do you get for joining Esso Nectar?

  • 1 point for every 1litre of fuel

  • 2 points for every £1 spent in the shop

  • 2 points for every £1 spent in the car wash

For every 300 Nectar points, you get 5p off per litre.


Based on Ford Focus with a 50 litre tank capacity and a motorist filling a fuel tank once a week, you'd collect 2,600 points a year. As 300 points equal 5p off per litre, you'd get 9 fill-ups a year where you can claim your 5p per litre off; that's £22 a year discount in points from Esso Nectar.

  • Good if you don’t just want loyalty for fuel purchases

  • Good if you are already a Nectar member

Read more about Esso Nectar here.



Gulf Oomph Rewards

An award-winning loyalty scheme, Oomph would be one of the newer loyalty schemes available to motorists offering a points-based system much like the others.

What do I get for joining Gulf Oomph Rewards?

  • 1 point for every litre of Gulf unleaded/diesel

  • 2 points for every litre of Endurance Super Premium fuel

  • 10 points for selected car washed

  • 20 points for any Gulf branded lubricant

  • 1 point for every £1 spent in-store

Oomph is more generous in what you can collect points doing than others and offers monthly prize draws as the means to redeem them. Previous competitions have included prizes such as Apple bundles, a Fiat 500, and Staycation trips. You can read about previous winners here.


Like Texaco, Gulf offers a great option to redeem your points for charities. It is slightly different in that your local Gulf store selects loyalty charities important to them and their community.

  • Good if you don’t just want loyalty for fuel purchases

  • Good if you wash your car at the fuel station

  • Good if you don’t want instant rewards and like prize draw competitions

  • Good if you're going to give back to selected charities

Read more about Gulf Oomph Rewards here.