V+ Celebrates Women’s Month
August is Women’s Month in South Africa, a period where we commemorate the thousands of women who marched against the unjust laws of the Apartheid system on the 9th August 1956.
This month we celebrate the role women have played and continue to play in society. Women’s Month is a chance for us to honour the women in our lives, and around us, who are the supporters, drivers and carriers of our society.
We would like to take the opportunity to celebrate and thank the women in our country who continue to be the driving force of our nation. Women make up 48% of Shell’s workforce in South Africa, so we understand more than ever how integral women are to the achievements of our nation.
Women make a significant contribution to Shell, at all levels of the company. They are our role models and we continue to commend them for their hard work and achievements. At Shell, we pride ourselves in uplifting and empowering women and have made it our mission to extend this past our inner circle to the communities surrounding us. This includes the AccelerateHer, a community initiative.
Celebrate Her with AccelerateHer
AccelerateHer is a Shell initiative that aims to empower young women to have the knowledge and confidence to start their own businesses through development, workshops and mentoring young women who are encouraged and empowered, grow up to become independent, strong women who are powerful contributors to our nation and the economy.
This month we are celebrating the women of South Africa, who make up more than half of our nation’s population, with V+ cash reward prizes.
WIN your share of R200 000 in V+ cash rewards!
This August we are giving our loyal customers the chance to win up to R1000 in fuel cash rewards. To enter, visit your nearest Shell service station and swipe your registered V+ loyalty card after buying fuel for R300 or more. You stand a chance to win V+ cash rewards available to spend at any Shell or Shell convenience store. The competition ends on 22 August - visit Shell now to enter! (*T&Cs apply)
V+ and Shell aim to empower and celebrate women who are part of the fabric that drives South Africa. Remember to take the opportunity to appreciate the women around you.
Register for your V+ card today to start earning instant cash rewards and stand a chance to win V+ cash prizes. We welcome you!
July Savings with V+
The nationwide lockdown has given us the chance to enjoy time with the people close to us and appreciate the small things in life; from learning how to make bread to an improvised date-night or a virtual movie festival. This year has taught us the importance of connecting with our family and friends. We commend the people of South Africa for their commitment to curbing the spread of the virus.
With the easing of lockdown restrictions, more motorists are on the road. While the novel Coronavirus remains a risk to our nation, we are at liberty to travel and have the opportunity to visit the landscapes surrounding us.
This July, we don’t want the rise in fuel prices to stop Mzansi motorists from enjoying their trips, with V+ and Shell you can continue to save on your spending.
Your V+ loyalty card allows you to earn instant cash rewards for every litre of fuel you buy at a Shell in South Africa. Anyone can get a V+ loyalty card. Swipe your V-P card every time you spend money on fuel.
Where can I get my loyalty card?
You can register in under 3 minutes via SMS by dialling *120*7368# (standard USSD rates apply) or online when you go to www.v-plus.co.za Once registered, collect your V+ loyalty card at any Shell service station. Keep your V+ card with you when visiting us, so that you can earn instant cash rewards when buying fuel.
How do I earn instant cash rewards?
You earn 15c on every litre of fuel you buy. You are practically earning cash rewards at the blink of an eye. When you visit any Shell, remember to swipe your card when buying fuel and you will earn instant cash rewards. These cash rewards accumulate on your V+ card, available for you to spend, whenever.
Win V+ cash prizes!
A little extra something, from us to you. From the 27th of July, you stand a chance to win a share of R200 000 in V+ cash rewards. All you need to do is swipe your V+ loyalty card when you fill up with fuel to the amount of R300 or more, and you may be one of our 200 lucky prize winners to win R1000 in V+ rewards (*T&Cs apply). Competition ends on the 22nd of August. Get to your local Shell to enter now!
V+ loyalty programme and Shell have your back this July. Getting the most out of your cash is super easy with the V+ loyalty programme.
We thank you for being responsible citizens and look forward to your visit. Go well.
Earn Cash Rewards with V+
With V+, you earn instant cash rewards which are redeemable at any Shell service station in South Africa.
With a rebound in fuel prices and more South African motorists returning to work this month, we want to make sure you are getting your money’s worthwhile being rewarded for your continuous support. These times can be tough, which means we are all looking for ways to get the most out of our money. We have some great news for you! With the V+ loyalty programme, you can save money by earning instant cash rewards for every litre of fuel you buy which you can to spend at any Shell service station.
The V+ loyalty program, in partnership with Shell, makes it effortless to earn cash rewards that you can spend either on fuel or essentials in our convenient retail stores. Swipe your V+ loyalty card whenever you buy fuel at a Shell service station. Your V+ cash rewards will accumulate on your V+ loyalty card and be available for you to use when you require them.
Why get a V+ loyalty card?
When you register for a V+ loyalty card, not only are you earning instant cash rewards, but you stand a chance to be one of our lucky V+ cash prize competition winners. Your V+ loyalty card is easy to get and simple to use. By registering for a V+ loyalty card you will be rewarded for your loyalty to Shell. Every time you swipe your V+ loyalty card you will instantly get 15c back in cash rewards on every litre of fuel you buy.
V+ Rewards Sundays!
Starting from the 14th June 2020, Sundays will be the day for earning double V+ cash rewards, that means 25c back on every litre. We want to give you a little extra help in these difficult times. When you swipe your V+ loyalty card after buying fuel at Shell on Sundays, you get double V+ cash rewards for every litre of fuel. Our Service Champions follow the necessary health and safety protocols under the COVID-19 regulations and are ready to greet you.
How can I get my V+ card?
You can collect your V+ loyalty card at any Shell service station and register in under 3 minutes, online or via mobile, and Dial *120*7368# (standard USSD rates apply) or go to www.v-plus.co.za to register. Keep your V+ loyalty card on hand and swipe it when you buy fuel from any Shell service station in South Africa. It is that easy!
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Shell.
V+ is Shell’s gift to our loyal customers who continue to trust us to make their life’s journeys better. Get your V+ loyalty card today to start earning those instant cash rewards. You deserve it!
On the Road Again with V+
The good news is out! As the country goes into alert level 3 of the lockdown, we are at liberty to travel for necessities and, a select few industries can travel for work. This means that more motorists will be returning to the South African roads. However, we urge you to remember that there is still a pandemic and COVID-19 has not been eradicated. Our nation remains at risk.
With the country going into level 3, we ask you to please practise extra caution and be responsible when out in public. While the news of the easing of some lockdown regulations in South Africa is exciting, we ask that you all remain responsible and restrict your movements to only travelling when necessary. We all play a part in containing and the spread of the virus.
With the V+ loyalty programme available at Shell, we want to make sure you are comfortable with being back on the road again. As many of us have not used our cars for an extended period, we must check up on whether our cars are operating as they should be. Visit a Shell service station near you and allow us to assist you with your vehicle. Remember to swipe your V+ loyalty card to earn your instant cash rewards.
Here are some safety tips to get you on the road again with V+ and Shell, responsibly:
Get your car checked
You may not have used your car very much over the last few weeks, since the national lockdown in South Africa on the 26th March. We would like to encourage you to visit any Shell service station so that our service champions can check your car’s oil, water, tyres and fuel to ensure your car is operating to its fullest potential.
Stay home, stay safe
We encourage you to stay home if you can and only travel when necessary. Amidst the pandemic, travel must only be used for the necessities, as well as for essential workers and those working on the frontline. This is important to remember.
If you can work remotely, please use this privilege. While our health care workers are fighting for our lives we must do our utmost to make sure we are doing everything we can to reduce further spread of the virus.
Swipe your V+ loyalty card
Your V+ loyalty card allows you to get the most out of your money because every time you swipe it, you earn instant cash rewards. You can redeem your cash rewards at any Shell service station or convenience store whenever you want to.
We look forward to welcoming you. Please remember health and safety protocols when leaving the house. Have your V+ loyalty card on hand and swipe when you visit us to earn instant V+ cash rewards from every litre of fuel you buy.
V+ Tips to Keep Your Car in Check during Lockdown
Since the nationwide lockdown on the 26th March, millions of motorists and their cars have taken a break from travelling.
It is important to take extra care of your car during this time to avoid any issues when the world is up and running again. Leaving your car unused for a long period may cause more harm than you realize and often leads to expensive repair bills.
It’s important to keep our cars in check so that they remain in good condition; to keep the engine and car systems working smoothly.
V+ is here to give you some tips on how to keep your car in check during a period where you are using it less often. These tips from V+ will help protect and prevent your car from having any unnecessary issues:
Get your car moving
Although we are restricted as to how and where we can travel, taking your car out for necessary travel is allowed. By moving your car, you will prevent your tyres from getting flat spots caused by the weight of your car remaining stationary for a long time. This also gives your car's engine a chance to circulate the lubricants and keep systems running smoothly.
Warm up the engine
If you are having to take extra precautions and aren’t able to travel or drive, we'd suggest you turn your car’s engine on and leave it to idle without pushing the revolutions higher than idling speed, giving it a chance to warm up. This will help to maintain the battery and keep the oil circulating in the engine. If your car is in a garage or confined space, remember to open the space up completely before turning your car on, to allow fresh air to filter through.
Freshen your car out
Open your windows on a nice day to get fresh air into your car and avoid it smelling stale. We’d also suggest you turn your ventilation and air-conditioning on to keep the system circulating and in check.
Fill up your tank
By filling up your car with fuel, you lower the chance of any air or moisture getting into the engine which can lead to condensation and rust. Visit any Shell service station and let our Service Champions assist you. Remember to swipe your V+ loyalty card to earn your instant cash rewards.
Visit us and swipe your V+ loyalty card
Shell service stations remain open with our Service Champions holding the fort, ready to welcome you. Swipe your V+ loyalty card to earn instant cash rewards or use your V+ loyalty card to redeem cash rewards you have already saved up.
Remember to keep your car in check during lockdown with these tips. V+ and Shell Service Champions will be ready to greet you when you visit. Swipe your V+ loyalty card at any Shell service station to earn instant cash rewards. We'll see you soon!
Fill up Safely at Shell (and keep earning V+ Rewards)
Our country remains in lockdown and as we fight to overcome the pandemic, we must be responsible in the way we navigate the ‘new normal’. The virus is still out there, threatening our nation, and has changed the way we live our lives. We must all play our part in fighting COVID-19 and be grateful for our heroes, essential workers and emergency personnel, at the frontlines who are fighting for our lives.
Our loyalty programme, V+ which is exclusive to Shell will continue to be here allowing you to earn and redeem cash rewards. We want your visit to Shell service stations to be efficient, and for you to feel safe every step of the way, while still earning instant V+ Cash Rewards.
The V+ loyalty programme team has put together some guidelines to make sure everyone adheres to the rules to help prevent the spread of the virus:
Keep sanitiser on you
An alcohol-based sanitiser is one of the most efficient ways to eradicate any bacteria or germs from your hands. We recommend that you make it a habit, and a routine, before and after everything you do. To limit the spread of COVID-19, we all need to do our very best in making sure we keep ourselves and the people around us safe. Before visiting us, please sanitise your hands and we will make sure our Service Champions do the same.
Stay in your car
When visiting Shell service stations, remember to avoid or restrict contact with other people and Shell staff. By staying in your car, you will prevent the movement of the virus and reduce spreading. Don’t worry you can still earn cash rewards from staying put in your car, remember to swipe your V+ loyalty card when paying to earn cash rewards.
Please don’t linger
As much as we want to welcome you, we ask that you please don’t loiter, as we want your time with us to be short and sweet to keep everyone safe. When this is all over, we can spend more time together - we promise.
Use contactless payment
We encourage all our customers to please use a bank card instead of cash. Cash, unfortunately, allows for further spread of germs which are unseen to the eye. By using a bank card, you will be able to tap to pay or swipe with limited contact.
Use your V+ loyalty card
Your V+ loyalty card is so quick and easy to use. Keep earning cash rewards with V+ loyalty programme every time you buy fuel at a Shell service station. Remember when you register for a V+ loyalty card you also stand a chance to win cash prizes.
We look forward to you safely filling up at Shell and we welcome you. Remember your V+ loyalty card so you can keep earning those V+ Rewards.
Be Responsible with V+ Rewards
We are living in an incredibly uncertain and unprecedented time, as a nation, we are battling the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken over the world. We would like to urge all South Africans to adhere to lockdown regulations and ensure you are practising preventative measures to protect both yourself and others during the pandemic. We will only win the fight if we pull together as a nation.
You, our valued customers, make Shell and the V+ what it is. The V+ loyalty programme would like to guarantee our patrons that we have taken all health and safety precautions, suggested by the World Health Organisation, into practice to protect our Service Champions and customers. The hopeful news for South African motorists this month, is that there has been a major drop in petrol prices, so take this opportunity to fill up and redeem cash rewards for each litre of fuel with your V+ loyalty card - make sure to swipe and earn those V+ Rewards.
When you do visit us at Shell, this how we will greet you:
We can promise you that our staff and fuel attendants will be wearing masks when they welcome you to Shell service stations. We all must act responsibly and wear masks to make sure that we reduce the spread of the virus. You will find all our staff masked up and ready to welcome you. We ask you to also wear your mask as an extra precaution.
As the World Health Organisation has stated, COVID-19 is likely to spread through contact and the touching of surfaces, therefore we are taking extra precaution to make sure we limit contact and sanitise any surfaces or objects you may come into contact with. Our staff have access to hand sanitiser and will be sure to make use of it before interacting with you.
We have ensured that we have social distancing measures in place for you when you pay. Pay with your bank card through the tap mechanism. Remember to swipe your V+ loyalty card to get cash rewards. With every litre you fill up with, you get 15c cash rewards that you can redeem whenever you wish.
Remember to swipe your V+ loyalty card
Keep earning those cash rewards with your V+ loyalty card, exclusive to Shell, and your V+ Rewards will be ready to redeem whenever you may need them. You can get your V+ loyalty card from any Shell, and by registering online you stand the chance to win cash prizes. It is as simple as that! Remember to swipe your V+ card every time you visit us and earn those V+ Rewards.
While South Africa is doing its best as a nation to fight COVID-19, we know how important it is to find safety in the small things. We look forward to welcoming you.
Congratulations to our V+ Cash Prize Winners!
V+ has had to make some alternative plans for our competition winners this year. With the world on lockdown and restrictions on travel and movement to curb the spread of COVID-19, many upcoming events have been postponed across the globe.
As you may already know, motorsport events have been advised to postpone or cancel, including Formula 1™ until further notice. This is to ensure that health and safety measures are adhered to amidst the pandemic. V+ is saddened to deliver this news to our competition winners.
Formula 1™ is an event that attracts thousands of people around the world, therefore, it is considered a high-risk event. Their announcement, at the end of March, informed us that the Monaco Grand Prix is cancelled, while in total seven races have been either postponed or cancelled. This, unfortunately, means that our V+ competition winners won’t be jetting off to the Netherlands for the Dutch Grand Prix any time soon.
This event will be postponed for the indefinite future and is not likely to happen in 2020. Since our three lucky V+ competition winners will no longer be attending the Dutch Grand Prix. We have opted to gift our winners with V+ Cash Prizes as a replacement which we are sure was disappointing.
Congratulations to our V+ Cash Prize Winners!
We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the three lucky winners:
- Lindelany Zola from KwaZulu-Natal
- Bright Hlatswayu from Gauteng
- Angelika Blackie from the Eastern Cape.
Each winner will receive cash prizes of R100 000 from V+!
Want to win with V+?
Collect your V+ loyalty card at any participating Shell service station and register for free online or via mobile by dialling *120*7368# (standard USSD rates apply). Every time you swipe your V+ loyalty card after buying fuel, you earn instant cash rewards. These cash rewards are redeemable whenever you need them.
Keep an eye out for upcoming competitions and the opportunity to win with V+.
V+ and Shell would like to thank our customers for their continued loyalty and support.
Stay home. Stay Safe with V+.
An uninvited guest has confined us all to our homes, and with that, we need stay safe and practice being responsible during a time where we all need to come together as a South African nation to fight this threatening virus called COVID-19. While we would like to invite you to come and visit us, we want to urge you to stay safe and only leave home when necessary.
South Africa is in lockdown and while Shell service stations remain open, we’d like to ask you to please act responsibly and only be on the road when getting the necessities. We promise that when you do visit us we will be here; masked, sanitised and ready to greet you from a socially acceptable distance.
We are unsure about when things will return to normal, but we’d like to say that the V+ loyalty programme will be there for you when it does. In the meantime, we’re here to tell you more about the V+ loyalty rewards programme, exclusive to Shell, so that once things are up and running again you’ll get the most out of your cash. At Shell, you will always be rewarded for your loyalty. This is our gift to you.
V+ is a new loyalty programme exclusive to Shell. The card allows you to earn cash rewards instantly every time you spend at a Shell service station. Once you spend with Shell, swipe your card and you will earn cash rewards for every litre in your tank. It’s never been this rewarding to be a loyal Shell customer!
V+ loyalty reward card is there for you when you need it most with instant cash rewards. By spending at any Shell service station you can accumulate cash rewards on your V+ loyalty card by swiping when you visit us. Once you’ve accumulated rewards you can spend your cash at any Shell service station, that includes any adjoining convenience store at any Shell. You can redeem your cash rewards with your V+ loyalty card whenever you like!
And just when you don’t think there could be more benefits, we’re here to surprise you. When you register you also stand a chance to win up to one million Rand in win cash prizes. Stay tuned for our next competition.
Get a V+ Loyalty card now!
You’re probably thinking to yourself “Why haven’t I registered for a V+ loyalty card sooner?
Register for free, online or via mobile by dialling *120*7368# and collect your V+ loyalty card at any Shell service station, it is that easy. Start earning cash rewards now and redeem those rewards whenever you need them!
How Do I Earn Cash Rewards with V+ Rewards?
Brought to you exclusively from Shell, this month get cash rewards with your V+ loyalty card. You may be wondering how V+ benefits you. Time to change your idea of loyalty cards, because with the V+ loyalty card you will be able to save and get cash rewards for your spending. Keep this one on hand every time you visit a Shell service station.
Got some questions? We are here to answer them all and tell you why the V+ loyalty card will be beneficial to you, allowing you to get the most out of your cash. Here are the answers to some questions we're here to answer:
“What do I earn?”
With V+, you'll get back 15 cents on every litre you purchase. This valued money is accumulated onto your loyalty card, personal to you, which is redeemable at any Shell service station.
“Does my V+ loyalty card work at any Shell?”
The V+ loyalty card can be used at any Shell service station in South Africa. The V+ card allows you to redeem cash rewards and is exclusive to Shell. You are also able to use your V+ loyalty card at any store at Shell service stations for when you need to refill your tank.
“When can I spend my V+ rewards?”
Whenever you’re ready. Your cash rewards will accumulate on your V+ card allowing you to save up for when you want to use it. You have the chance to use your cash rewards at any Shell services station or adjoining convenience stores. This means you have even more flexibility on where and how you can spend your cash rewards because we believe you deserve to treat yourself.
“How do I sign up for a V+ loyalty card?”
V+ loyalty cards, exclusive to Shell, can be found at any Shell refuelling station in South Africa. Ask your petrol attendant for a card and then follow instructions to sign up online. Another way you can register for a V+ loyalty card, is by signing up for free by dialling *120*7368# on your mobile phone. You can then collect your V+ loyalty card at any Shell service station.
“How do I win cash prizes with V+?”
When registering for a V+ card you stand a chance to win cash prizes up to the amount of one million Rand. If this isn’t reason enough to sign up, we don’t know what is!
Keep an eye out for when you can earn double cash rewards on your V+ loyalty card.
In 2020, we’d like to say thank you to all our loyal supporters. V+ is our gift to you, to thank you for always coming back to us. We are looking forward to seeing you again!
Fuel Saving Tips this February with V+ Loyalty Card
With fuel prices set to increase this month, V+, the loyalty card that is new and exclusive to Shell, looks at four ways in which you can preserve your precious fuel and save money. Fuel prices remain in fluctuation, but we don’t want this to stop you from enjoying your car, whether it is for a long-distance drive or a trip to the store. You deserve to get the most out of your hard-earned cash. As we begin the new year, use these tips and make your savings count.
Here are 4 tips on how to save fuel this February:
1. Get a V+ loyalty card from a Shell service station near you
Register and swipe each time you fill-up to earn cash Rewards. Then spend those rewards on your next fuel purchase or treat yourself to something from the Shell Select store.
2. Decide on a fuel-efficient route
Prepare your route before you leave the house. Consider things like hills (which use more fuel), traffic lights and speed-bumps. Aim to plan a route with the least amount stops to avoid your car idling for too long. Finding more efficient routes can reduce the amount of fuel you use while looking after your car’s engine.
3. Plan your trips
Keep a list of things you need to get done and plan to tick the list off all in a single trip. This way you can cut down on the commute to and from the stores. By planning your errands, even for short trips, you can save on fuel and mileage. You will also save time by deciding in advance which errand are important to attend to. If you’ve had your mind on a longer trip for a weekend away, think about ways to make the most out of the drive.
4. Drive sensibly
This is another way you can preserve fuel, while also keeping your car in good condition. Stick to the speed limits, increased speed is the single biggest factor in fuel usage for your car. It’s very simple, driving smoothly and at the speed limit uses less fuel. Avoid revving your car at traffic lights, be kind to your vehicle, and above all, remember to be a good fellow driver by adhering to the rules of the road.
Get your V+ loyalty card at any Shell service station and start earning cash rewards today!
New Year, New You, New Rewards!
2 January 2020
Welcome to 2020! A new year calls for new resolutions and goals - let’s make one of them getting the most out of your cash. While January feels like the longest month of the year, it’s off to a good start for motorists with the reduction in fuel prices. Although the Rand is the biggest factor affecting the price of fuel, don’t let it hold you back! With the V+ loyalty programme, exclusive to Shell, you can benefit from your customer loyalty and earn cash rewards. Here are some money-centric resolutions to put on your list this year:
Tap into loyalty programmes
Loyalty programmes offer you a way to both save and get cash rewards on your spending. Especially those familiar and recurring costs like fuel. The V+ loyalty card, exclusive to Shell, allows you to both save on your fuel costs and get cash rewards through a point system. The V+ loyalty card is simple to get your hands on and even easier to use. Get your V+ card at any Shell service station and swipe every time you visit us. Your V+ loyalty card will allow you to get rewarded for your spending and redeem cash rewards.
Create a budget
Aim to keep track of your money by putting together a monthly budget. One of the biggest mistakes we make is not tracking our finances so that once we have run out of money we have no idea where we spent it. This will also help you to figure out where you can save money in the following months.
Check out which debit orders are going off your account monthly and if you’re getting the most out of them. Subscriptions that come off our accounts in debit orders, often slip through the cracks of our finances. Try looking through your bank statements, seeing which subscriptions you are making use of and aim to cancel the ones that aren’t benefiting you.
“Save it for a rainy day” is an important one for 2020. You never know when you might need some extra money, in case you lose your main source of income. Begin by looking over your budget and aim to put away a small amount monthly.
Invest your savings to allow them to grow. Make sure you’re investing in the right places and that your cash will actually grow and you’ll be rewarded later. Investing will protect your money so you can’t touch it.
This year make reaping the rewards of your customer loyalty one of your resolutions with the V+ loyalty programme, exclusive to Shell.
Commit to these resolutions in 2020 and become a better spender!