Barclaycard’s reward scheme, Barclaycard Freedom, has launched this morning with cardholders able to earn reward money when using their credit card to buy goods and services in participating outlets.

Shell, with over 900 petrol stations across the UK, is the latest partner to join the scheme, alongside Goldsmiths, F Hinds and

Barclaycard cardholders will earn 1% in most participating outlets, but 0.5% at Shell, alongside other special promotions and discounts in store. Reward Money is recorded in pounds and pence and customers can see what they have earned at the point of sale before they have entered their pin. They can redeem them on that transaction or keep saving.

Shell UK Retail general manager Melanie Lane said: “Barclaycard Freedom is simple and easy to use, which is important for busy people on the move.”

From today 30,000 outlets are involved with Shell the latest partner to join the scheme. No other named retailers have been announced yet. Over 8 million people are Barclaycard holders.