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Shell Go+ is Now Available to All AIR MILES Collectors for 2020

Shell Go+ is Now Available to All AIR MILES Collectors for 2020

By Thomas Kenzaki

Going to Shell just got a lot more rewarding if you’re an AIR MILES Collector. Starting today, every AIR MILES reward program member will receive Shell Go+ benefits for the rest of 2020, which means you’ll have a lot more opportunities to rack up those miles when you visit Shell.

Shell Canada and AIR MILES have been rewarding Collectors for over 28 years and thanks to Shell Go+, it’s never been a better time to visit the pumps.

The Shell Go+ program was previously only available to select Shell customers who were specifically invited to join and provided special benefits such as higher earn rates for miles, and discounts on fuel.

Now that the program is open to all AIR MILES Collectors, it opens the doors to millions of Canadians all across the country. If you’re not currently a member, you can sign up for free at the AIR MILES website.

Here are just some of the benefits of the Shell Go+ program:

  • Up to 100 percent more Miles on all Shell fuels AND in-store purchases -- no longer are you limited to the types of fuel to get Miles
  • Getting topped up to 5X the Miles when using a BMO AIR MILES credit card
  • 10 Bonus Miles when using 95 Cash Miles towards a purchase
  • 10 Bonus Miles with the purchase of any Shell Ultimate car wash
  • Plus more

Let us know in the comments below what you think of the new Shell Go+ benefits for AIR Miles Collectors.

39 Comments

    • So what do I do exactly?
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    • Is this automatically applied to my AM?
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    • Akizuki wrote: Is this automatically applied to my AM?
      Yes, it appears so. Just added benefit for all AM cardholders.
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    • How is this a deal?
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    • For people who use V-Power, this is less than the amount of miles we would usually receive with the 10x offer.
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    • john.canad wrote: How is this a deal?
      Over the years, there have been many posts regarding GO+ offers. Just trying to share with fellow RFDers.
      It is a game changer for me since I carry BMO AM card so I would get alot more AM. For example, for 30L of premium gas, I would normally get only 1AM. Now with using BMO AM card, I would get 15 additional AMs (3 for 30L & 12 for 5X on BMO AM MC).
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    • adortok wrote: For people who use V-Power, this is less than the amount of miles we would usually receive with the 10x offer.
      GO+ benefit would be on top of whatever the regular offer is going around.
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    • Can these offer combine? Probably going to try out myself

      For example, buying $20 premium gas, pay in store and redeem 95 miles will get me

      1 (base) + 1(Offer 1 100%) + 20 (offer 6) + 10 (offer 5) = 32 miles? That is about 16.8% off the listing price
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    • taya1214 wrote: GO+ benefit would be on top of whatever the regular offer is going around.
      Yes, but they conveniently stopped this offer now.. It has been going all year before this.
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    • taya1214 wrote: GO+ benefit would be on top of whatever the regular offer is going around.
      10x is gone I believe, cannot longer find it in the app.
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    • lyh_chnxm wrote: Can these offer combine? Probably going to try out myself

      For example, buying $20 premium gas, pay in store and redeem 95 miles will get me

      1 (base) + 1(Offer 1 100%) + 20 (offer 6) + 10 (offer 5) = 32 miles? That is about 16.8% off the listing price
      Pretty sure gas does not count as in-store purchases. But the base seems to be 1 mile for EVERY 10 L now, instead of 1 mile for the full transaction regardless of how many L.
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    • "50% more Miles when you purchase 20 L or more of Shell Bronze, Silver and Diesel fuels"

      So, 1.5 miles?
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    • ImpKnight wrote: "50% more Miles when you purchase 20 L or more of Shell Bronze, Silver and Diesel fuels"

      So, 1.5 miles?
      That's a very good question.... I don't think they do "0.5" miles, do they? I'd be curious to know how they round it out.
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    • nick182 wrote: That's a very good question.... I don't think they do "0.5" miles, do they? I'd be curious to know how they round it out.
      It's an additional 1AM for every 20L. I am guessing they are calculating 50% from 1AM for 10L. Based on what I see on Go+, I think Shell is changing the regular AM structure to 1AM per every 10L gas where it's currently 1AM only for any fuel purchase over 15L.
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    • Only for the remainder of 2020?
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    • "1 AIR MILES® Reward Mile per 10 litres of Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ or Shell V-Power Diesel fuel purchased in a single transaction. Offer valid at participating Shell retail locations. Maximum 50 Reward Miles from all Base Offers in a 24-hour period.


      1 AIR MILES® Reward Mile per 20 litres of Shell Bronze, Shell Silver or Shell Diesel fuel purchased in a single transaction. Offer valid at participating Shell retail locations. Maximum 50 Reward Miles from all Base Offers in a 24-hour period."

      This is good.
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    • ImpKnight wrote: "1 AIR MILES® Reward Mile per 10 litres of Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ or Shell V-Power Diesel fuel purchased in a single transaction. Offer valid at participating Shell retail locations. Maximum 50 Reward Miles from all Base Offers in a 24-hour period.


      1 AIR MILES® Reward Mile per 20 litres of Shell Bronze, Shell Silver or Shell Diesel fuel purchased in a single transaction. Offer valid at participating Shell retail locations. Maximum 50 Reward Miles from all Base Offers in a 24-hour period."

      This is good.
      The base Shell Bronze reward got devalued. It was 1 AM/15L prior.
      So now to qualify for the extra 50% AM for 20L minimum, it appears you will have to fill 40L = 2AM + 1BAM
      I guess still better than 15L x 3 = 45L = 3AM. Saves having to gas up three times vs once.
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    • i have aways only gotten 1 AM on Bronze and it needs to be 25L or more. how you guys getting 1AM for every 15L?
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    • Could you share with me your experience using Shell EasyPay™ app?
      I've used Esso's "Speedpass+" for the last 2-3 years, and it's great: pay using phone (can store cc info and choose which cc to use), no need to carry loyalty reward cards (and can choose between Optimum VS Esso Extra each time I refuel), no need to carry my Price Privilege card because it's linked in the app.
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    • btw does this exclude lotto max and 6/49 purchases, not sure why they put bracket instant and scratch? today we get AM for lottery tickets, so if we get the bonus it will be a game changer.

      lottery tickets (instant and scratch)
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    • adaniel wrote: Could you share with me your experience using Shell EasyPay™ app?
      I've used Esso's "Speedpass+" for the last 2-3 years, and it's great: pay using phone (can store cc info and choose which cc to use), no need to carry loyalty reward cards (and can choose between Optimum VS Esso Extra each time I refuel), no need to carry my Price Privilege card because it's linked in the app.
      I've been using the Shell Easypay app ever since it came out because it takes me way too long to walk into the kiosk to pay with my mobility issues. Only thing you have to watch for is making sure that you enter the right pump number (and the app won't take advantage of any in store exclusive promos like 50% off a second car wash)

      NefCanuck
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    • adaniel wrote: Could you share with me your experience using Shell EasyPay™ app?
      I've used Esso's "Speedpass+" for the last 2-3 years, and it's great: pay using phone (can store cc info and choose which cc to use), no need to carry loyalty reward cards (and can choose between Optimum VS Esso Extra each time I refuel), no need to carry my Price Privilege card because it's linked in the app.
      when it works it great, but i had some issues in the past. I think you can only use the app to pay for gas once a day. When i tried a second transaction it does not work. Anyone else have experience to do multiple payment a day?
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    • dantey wrote: The base Shell Bronze reward got devalued. It was 1 AM/15L prior.
      So now to qualify for the extra 50% AM for 20L minimum, it appears you will have to fill 40L = 2AM + 1BAM
      I guess still better than 15L x 3 = 45L = 3AM. Saves having to gas up three times vs once.
      I would get 1 AM for an 80L fill up. Now I'll get 6.
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    • zzricezz wrote: when it works it great, but i had some issues in the past. I think you can only use the app to pay for gas once a day. When i tried a second transaction it does not work. Anyone else have experience to do multiple payment a day?
      Can you redeem AM on the mobile?
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    • zzricezz wrote: when it works it great, but i had some issues in the past. I think you can only use the app to pay for gas once a day. When i tried a second transaction it does not work. Anyone else have experience to do multiple payment a day?
      I did 3 transactions in a row using EasyPay to maximize my bonus AM return a couple of weeks ago. No problems.
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    • Program is worse than before...
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    • Can't wait to fill up when we get those 1 AM for every 1 liter of bronze gasoline fill up.
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    • not working for me, it just takes me to signup page...u need to signup for new AMs account to get this or existing members
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    • mikka2017 wrote: not working for me, it just takes me to signup page...u need to signup for new AMs account to get this or existing members
      Yes, that is correct, you have to be an Air Miles member, either existing or recently signed up.
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    • "10 Bonus Miles when you use 95 Cash Miles towards your purchase."

      Probably will use that one every time, but wouldn't bother doing multiple transactions of it. Too bad can't redeem AM through the app.
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    • Electrah wrote: "10 Bonus Miles when you use 95 Cash Miles towards your purchase."

      Probably will use that one every time, but wouldn't bother doing multiple transactions of it. Too bad can't redeem AM through the app.
      Before using the app on July 5, I was forced to upgrade to a new version (good thing I checked it at home). I was able to redeem Air Miles. However, I was not awarded any Air Miles. I had to do an inquiry, and they were awarded fairly quickly.
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    • I used to take advantage of the 10x offer, but this isn't bad for the V-Power fill-ups.

      Two 50L fill-ups get me 100 miles, so ~$10 off on every 3rd fill-up with 10AM bonus for redeeming it.

      EDIT:
      Edited for my lack of reading comprehension! This is worse than the previous 10x offer.
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    • "50% more Miles when you purchase 20 L or more of Shell Bronze, Silver and Diesel fuels"

      So, 1.5 miles?
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      You never earn partial miles, they always round down on anything else I've seen that it was possible.

      So it's a really stupid offer. Useless for me since I drive a hybrid, never fill up 40L+ . So before the supposed boost, I earned 1 air miles per fill up, now I'll earn 1 mile per fill up. Maybe sometimes zero actually since the min L to get 1, is higher.

      Never cared about the earning on gas anyways though since I spend so little.

      The in store stuff seems nice for buying vitamin waters. Offers are overly complicated though and since i've had issues in the past with shell go+ crediting properly, don't have high hopes these will work well either.

      This one in particular:
      5X the Miles Use any BMO AIR MILES credit card to get topped up to 5X the Miles at Shell.7
      The terms and conditions make no sense. They even go as far to give you an example, but than use the most worthless and impossibly unlike example that would be easy to guess how it worked anyways (Gas, if it magically was always just $1.00 per L)

      It's like the guys writing the terms actually had no idea how it works either, so just didn't bother to explain it. It simply does not account for the fact in-store earnings don't match up with the way the credit card earns, thus the way it's written can be interpreted too many different ways. Nor does it address stacking, instead just ignores it even though in all cases for this offer, some stacking would happen. The one example even contradicts the most possibly pessimistic? (Not sure the word to use here - consumer unfriendly in any case) interpretation of "5x BMO credit card miles" - because it assumes you never earned miles on the dollars spent a shell in the first place on gas (with the bmo CC), which isn't true. I guess all that's for certain is you won't earn 5 times anything, it will be 4 times something, plus something.

      Here's the full fine print for it
      "Offer valid for transactions made from July 13, 2020 through to December 31, 2020 (“Offer Period”), when you use your valid BMO AIR MILES Mastercard to make an eligible purchase at participating Shell locations. You must also enter your AIR MILES Collector Number at the time of transaction.
      This 5x top-up offer (“Top-Up Offer”) applies to the base AIR MILES Reward Miles collected from Shell during the Offer Period. Base Miles are awarded by Shell for the following purchases in a single transaction (“Eligible Purchases”):
      1 AIR MILES Reward Mile for every 20 L of Shell Bronze, Shell Silver or Shell Diesel fuel; or
      1 AIR MILES Reward Mile for every 10 L of Shell V-Power® Premium fuels; or
      1 AIR MILES Reward Mile for every $5 spent at a Shell convenience store (“Convenience Store Transactions”), which exclude tobacco products, lottery tickets (instant and scratch), Shell gift cards, partner/third-party gift cards, prepaid credit cards, phone cards, and any other goods or services specified from time to time or as excluded by law.
      The Top-Up Offer will be calculated based on the total Eligible Purchase transactions that earn base Miles from Shell during the Offer Period. The total Miles awarded in connection with the Top-Up Offer will be a combination of base Miles awarded by Shell, base Miles awarded by BMO, including any accelerator offer Miles as applicable, and Top-Up Offer Miles that, in sum, will equal 5x the base Miles awarded by Shell. A maximum of 2,500 top-up Miles may be awarded per cardholder during the Offer Period for Eligible Purchases at Convenience Store Transactions.
      As an illustrative example of how you’ll earn 5x the Shell base Miles as part of this Top-Up Offer: A customer purchases 40 L of Shell Bronze fuel at $1.00 per litre and pays using a BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard, at a total cost of $40.00. The customer gets two (2) base Miles awarded by Shell (based on an earn rate of one (1) Mile per 20 L of fuel in a single transaction). By paying for this transaction with a BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard, in addition to the two (2) base Miles for this transaction, the customer gets four (4) base Miles awarded by BMO (based on an earn rate of one (1) Mile for every $10 spent by customer in a statement cycle period) and four (4) Top-Up Offer Miles, bringing the total Miles collected to ten (10) AIR MILES Reward Miles, which is 5x the two (2) base Miles awarded by Shell.
      AIR MILES Reward Miles earned in connection with this Top-Up Offer will appear in your AIR MILES Collector Account, under a combination of base Miles awarded by Shell, base Miles awarded by BMO, including any accelerator offer Miles as applicable, and Top-Up Offer Miles. The Top-Up Offer Miles may post earlier than the base Miles awarded by BMO.
      AIR MILES Reward Miles earned in connection with purchases on your BMO AIR MILES Mastercard will be calculated for purchases charged to your account (less refunds and excluding cash advances, cash-like transactions, interest charges, fees, credit or debit adjustments) and awarded once per statement period and are not awarded if your account is closed or not in good standing. No cash surrender value. The number of Reward Miles will be rounded down to the nearest whole number. Fractions of Reward Miles will not be awarded."
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      Not what I expected.
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    • yeah as of today July 13 with this new program, we no longer earn air miles for any lottery ticket purchases
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    • alanbrenton wrote: Can't wait to fill up when we get those 1 AM for every 1 liter of bronze gasoline fill up.
      This was the reason why I liked Shell Go+. I wonder if this monthly promo was eliminated?
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    • I am not sure if I missed seeing this yesterday but the regular offer has been updated.

      In addition to your Shell Go+ member benefits, all AIR MILES Collectors will get more from Shell’s new and improved AIR MILES Base Offer on every visit.
      1 Mile for every 10 L Shell V-Power premium fuels +
      1 Mile for every 20 L Shell Bronze, Silver and Diesel fuels9 +
      1 Mile for every $5 in-store
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