SHELL - Spend £30 on Fuel and get a FREE water bottle worth £8
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SHELL - Spend £30 on Fuel and get a FREE water bottle worth £8

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Found 25th Aug
Just filled up at Shell this morning and the lady behind the counter said I can have a free water bottle as I have spent more than £30 on fuel.

Details of bottle:

Stay hydrated on the road with the water bottle designed specifically for drivers.

This bottle was designed with a purpose. Not only does each water bottle help keep you hydrated on the road, it helps support three major causes: less plastic, less waste and less poverty.
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How does free water bottle support less poverty? Are they referring to motorists who receive the free bottle saving money? Hardly call the typical U.K. motorist using a shell filling station a poverty case.
And what makes it worth £8? Is it plastic, aluminum, is it a vacuum design to keep the drinks cool, or is it just another plastic bottle?

less marketing, just reduce the price of the fuel.
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Thanks were they signs up at all advertising this?

I need to to fill up and a water bottle is always handy.
Edited by: "myusernamehasgone234" 25th Aug

Great deal thx

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myusernamehasgone2343 m ago

Thanks were they signs up at all advertising this?I need to to fill up and …Thanks were they signs up at all advertising this?I need to to fill up and a water bottle is always handy.


Not that I noticed as its so early in the morning, they were still sweeping the forecourt...

I spend £29.50 on fuel and the lady had a chuckle and said if I run back out and top up another 50p I can have a free water bottle.

Hopefully its not a local promo (Uxbridge - West London).

How does free water bottle support less poverty? Are they referring to motorists who receive the free bottle saving money? Hardly call the typical U.K. motorist using a shell filling station a poverty case.
And what makes it worth £8? Is it plastic, aluminum, is it a vacuum design to keep the drinks cool, or is it just another plastic bottle?

less marketing, just reduce the price of the fuel.

Infiltrator2 m ago

How does free water bottle support less poverty? Are they referring to …How does free water bottle support less poverty? Are they referring to motorists who receive the free bottle saving money? Hardly call the typical U.K. motorist using a shell filling station a poverty case.And what makes it worth £8? Is it plastic, aluminum, is it a vacuum design to keep the drinks cool, or is it just another plastic bottle?less marketing, just reduce the price of the fuel.


Don't blame Shell for the price of fuel, blame the greedy government and their excessive fuel duty.

delboyd13 m ago

Don't blame Shell for the price of fuel, blame the greedy government and …Don't blame Shell for the price of fuel, blame the greedy government and their excessive fuel duty.


Maybe I should've been more specific and said reduce the price of Shell fuel, theirs is always more expensive than the supermarkets fuel - which is partly why they can give away free water bottles which appear to be solving most of the world's problems on its own somehow.

It's the marketing guff I have an issue with.
Edited by: "Infiltrator" 25th Aug

Infiltrator29 s ago

Maybe I should've been more specific and said reduce the price of Shell …Maybe I should've been more specific and said reduce the price of Shell fuel, theirs is always more expensive than the supermarkets fuel - which is partly why they can give away free water bottles which appear to be solving most of the world's problems on its own somehow.


Hmm, the question is, is it worth the premium?

delboyd3 m ago

Hmm, the question is, is it worth the premium?


Unfortunately yes, I only use shell v power

Infiltrator29 m ago

How does free water bottle support less poverty? Are they referring to …How does free water bottle support less poverty? Are they referring to motorists who receive the free bottle saving money? Hardly call the typical U.K. motorist using a shell filling station a poverty case.And what makes it worth £8? Is it plastic, aluminum, is it a vacuum design to keep the drinks cool, or is it just another plastic bottle?less marketing, just reduce the price of the fuel.


From Shell station Oeijenbraak in the Netherlands I found this:


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Translated to English via Google Translate.


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omneity111 m ago

From Shell station Oeijenbraak in the Netherlands I found this:[Image] …From Shell station Oeijenbraak in the Netherlands I found this:[Image] Translated to English via Google Translate.https://plus.google.com/114647074676805142861


Buying the bottle makes sense in terms of reducing poverty in this context, giving it away 'free' doesn't make any sense - to me anyhow?

Infiltrator3 m ago

Buying the bottle makes sense in terms of reducing poverty in this …Buying the bottle makes sense in terms of reducing poverty in this context, giving it away 'free' doesn't make any sense - to me anyhow?



Ah, but nothing is free in this world (product wise); someone will pay eventually

how the 'expletive' can it be worth £8, when a bottle with water all ready in it only cost £2?

Brought £60 worth of vpower yesterday and wasn't offered or see this. Maybe store specific? I went to Shell Barking (run by shell not third party )

Infiltrator47 m ago

Unfortunately yes, I only use shell v power



Why? Even Shell's claims are littered with maybes. There's no empirical proof that Shell, BP, Esso are any better than supermarket fuel.

Splodger10125 m ago

Ah, but nothing is free in this world (product wise); someone will pay …Ah, but nothing is free in this world (product wise); someone will pay eventually


Rain water is free, but I now apparently need to spend £30 in a shell filling station to get a bottle to store it in - but at least I know I'm helping the environment and solving world poverty - hang on, what about my exhaust emissions from the fuel I bought, I only bought the fuel as I thought it was the right thing too do to save the planet by reducing plastic and helping reduce poverty.

Can i ask...is the shell v power worth it? Did u notice any or major differences when u switched from regular to v power? Thanks

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Depends on the car you're using it in, I have a Japanese market Subaru impreza turbo and a mildly tuned saab 9-5 turbo, both respond better to fuel with higher octane rating, the impreza really can't be used with normal unleaded fuel.
Edited by: "Infiltrator" 25th Aug

Infiltrator25 m ago

^Depends on the car you're using it in, I have a Japanese market Subaru …^Depends on the car you're using it in, I have a Japanese market Subaru impreza turbo and a mildly tuned saab 9-5 turbo, both respond better to fuel with higher octane rating, the impreza really can't be used with normal unleaded fuel.


This is my understanding of it - Most cars driven by performance and not economy will respond better to the higher octane. For standard 'Road' cars I think Supermarket fuel is perfectly sufficient.

A guy driving around in a Peugeot 207 with V.Power or any 'elite' fuel is laughable though.

I don't have an amazing car - I drive a 2ltr Vauxhall Insignia, the MPG is not terrific by any stretch of the imagination but I do notice that I get a better run from Fuel station fuel than I do from supermarket fuel, but then when I weigh up the cost of both I figure i'm probably getting my moneys worth anyway, so I've stopped caring where I fill up and what I fill up with. I'll generally just do the nearest.

Infiltrator28 m ago

^Depends on the car you're using it in, I have a Japanese market Subaru …^Depends on the car you're using it in, I have a Japanese market Subaru impreza turbo and a mildly tuned saab 9-5 turbo, both respond better to fuel with higher octane rating, the impreza really can't be used with normal unleaded fuel.


That's the exception when the ECU allows the engine to benefit from the higher RON, though both would still run ok without, albeit you wouldn't achieve quite the same power output. For the vast majority, there's neither need nor benefit. You'd be as well hanging furry dice and installing go faster stripes.

qbs7 m ago

That's the exception when the ECU allows the engine to benefit from the …That's the exception when the ECU allows the engine to benefit from the higher RON, though both would still run ok without, albeit you wouldn't achieve quite the same power output. For the vast majority, there's neither need nor benefit. You'd be as well hanging furry dice and installing go faster stripes.


A impreza intended for the Japanese market will run on normal unleaded but you'll be looking at a major engine rebuild pretty quickly, 97 RON is minimum, 99 is good.

fahimkhair25th Aug

Brought £60 worth of vpower yesterday and wasn't offered or see this. …Brought £60 worth of vpower yesterday and wasn't offered or see this. Maybe store specific? I went to Shell Barking (run by shell not third party )



You're not supposed to bring your own, you're supposed to buy some. That's why!

BPA free? lol i think this is ok but not worth the "RRP" great little bonus for filling up

It's national

ayyaz22 h, 22 m ago

It's national


Not sure. I didn't get offered one when I filled up over the weekend.

Was surprised with one of these the other day when i went to fill up, good little bonus. Holds about a pint of water and keeps it relatively cool too.

V-power user here too, friends with a load of mechanics in my area and heard some horror stories about motorbikes being waterlocked due to supermarket fuel. Don't know how much is true, but I'd rather have peace of mind if I'm honest!
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