Please note that Shell and Mastercard have already ended this promotion, effective October 8, 2019 at 10 am EST. No new registrations or purchases will be processed after that time.
For savings on gas, we had a great run this summer, with offers from Shell & BMO, Ultramar & National Bank, as well as Esso, to help save you some cash while filling up your vehicle – depending on the cards you carry.
But the savings aren’t over.
In fact, Shell has teamed up with Mastercard to offer the best savings yet.
You can get 10% cash back on your purchases at Shell stations when you pay with a Mastercard.
How to get your 10% cash back at Shell
So how do you take advantage of this offer?
First, head to this site and register your Mastercard for the offer. All Mastercards are eligible.
Make a purchase of at least $50 on fuel, or anything in store, and you’ll get a statement credit equal to 10% of the amount. You should see the credit within 3-5 days, and no later than your next statement itself.
You’ll be saving yourself a good chunk of change when you fill up, all while collecting your credit card rewards as well.
This offer ends on December 30, 2019. Perfect for those fall and holiday road trips.
Tip: Sometimes Shell stations have a Needs, Sobeys Express, or other non-Shell convenience stores attached to them.
In these cases, be sure to pay at the pump. If you go inside to pay, oftentimes your fuel won’t appear as a Shell purchase, and thus won’t qualify for the offer.
Paying at the pump will ensure it’s a Shell purchase. I know this is the case at my local Shell, which has a Needs convenience store.
Earn bonus miles on your fuel as well
While you’re filling up at Shell, why not earn some bonus AIR MILES while you’re at it?
Use the Shell App to pay for fuel from your smartphone. Available for both Android and iOS phones, you can securely save your credit card, your AIR MILES number, and pay for fuel with a few touches – from the comfort of your car.
Every time you use the app to pay for fuel, you’ll get 3 bonus AIR MILES when you get at least 25 litres of fuel of any grade.
As an extra bonus, you’ll get an additional 20 AIR MILES the first time you try it out.
Just note that you can’t use the app to pay for fuel at all Shell stations at this time. The app does have a station finder and you can filter to show which stations allow you to use the app for fuel purchases.
Mastercards to use
Don’t have a Mastercard? If you want to save some serious money on fuel, there’s plenty of time to get a new Mastercard and save.
Here are a few of our favourite no fee, no income requirement Mastercards that also give great rewards for gas purchases. To see more top Mastercards, you can find them here.
|Credit Card||Welcome Bonus||Earn Rates||Apply Now|
|BMO AIR MILES Mastercard||Up to 800 miles (terms)||* 1 mile per $10 spent at select sponsors
* 1 mile per $20 elsewhere
|MBNA Rewards Platinum Plus Mastercard||Up to 10,000 points (terms)||* 2 points per $1 on gas, groceries and restaurants
* 1 point per $1 elsewhere
|Tangerine Money-Back Mastercard||4% cash back for the first 3 months (terms)||* 2% cash back on up to 3 categories of your choosing
* 0.5% on all other purchases
If more AIR MILES is what you’re after, the
You’ll earn 1 mile per $10 spent at select AIR MILES sponsors (which includes Shell stations), and 1 mile per $20 everywhere else.
It also comes with a welcome bonus worth up to 800 AIR MILES when you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months.
If flexible travel rewards are your game, the
Earn 2 points per $1 spent on gas, groceries, and restaurants (up to a maximum of $5,000 spent annually on each category). Plus, you’ll get 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
You can also earn a 10,000 point sign-up bonus by completing 2 simple tasks – making your first purchase and signing up for e-statement 90 days after activating your card.
For those who think cash is king, then consider the
You’ll earn 2% cash back on a choice of 2 categories (one of which is gas). Have a Tangerine Bank account? You get to choose 3 categories. You’ll earn 0.5% back on all other purchases.
And until October 31, 2019, you can earn 4% cash back for the first 3 months on your selected categories, as well.
What are your thoughts on this offer?
Is it one you would take advantage of – even if it means getting a new card?
Let us know in the comments below.