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Engen is now the 'exclusive ClubCard fuel partner' after Clicks and Shell's abrupt divorce

Business Insider SA
Clicks Clubcard rewards now accrue at Engen
  • Engen is now the "exclusive ClubCard fuel partner" for Clicks – offering the exact same deal that was in place with Shell until recently: 10c per litre of fuel.
  • For the months of December and January, though, that reward is doubled on two specific types of fuel.
  • Clicks abruptly announced the end of the Shell partnership in mid-November, and it ended less than two weeks later with no explanation.
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Engen is now the "exclusive ClubCard fuel partner" for Clicks customers, the fuel company and retail chain announced on Sunday night – nearly seamlessly replacing Shell.

As of Monday 2 December, Clicks ClubCard holders can swipe their cards when filling up at Engen to earn 1 point per litre of fuel. Those points convert to a value of 10c each at set intervals six times a year (the next conversion date is 24 January), after which they can be spent as cash at Clicks, Claire's, or The Body Shop.

That is the exact same deal Clicks had with rival fuel chain Shell, until it abruptly announced the cancellation of that partnership in mid-November. Their partnership came to an end on 30 November, leaving just one day between the divorce from Shell and the marriage to Engen.

At the time Clicks would say nothing whatsoever about the reasons for the end of its deal with Shell.  

See also: Clicks and Shell scrap their rewards deal - and ClubCard members are hurting

However, in announcing the new deal, both Engen and Clicks pointed out that Engen has South Africa’s largest service station footprint, perhaps hinting at the reason it replaced Shell. 

Engen also has existing exclusive cash-back deals with First National Bank's eBucks (members get between 10c and R4 per litre back, depending on their eBucks level) and the Edgars Thank U card (members get between 10c and 20c per litre, depending on the account type).

On Wednesdays ClubCard members used to receive double the points, worth 20c per litre of fuel, under the Shell deal. That doubling will also apply at Engen – for the entire months of December and January – on two specific types of fuel: Engen Primax Unleaded or Engen Dynamic Diesel 50ppm.

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