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Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases

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If you buy GCs when they are not on promotion, you get no gas points. Zero, Zero, Zero. NOT 1X.

Current GC Promotion: None (so you will get zero gas points for buying Amex, Visa, or MC gift cards)

Stop & Shop (S&S) and Giant Food Stores (Giant) offer points for purchases which can be redeemed for discounts off gas purchases at select gas stations. The rules are different depending on whether you shop at S&S or Giant and within the Giant chain, the rules vary by your location.

Feel free to update this Wiki or suggest improvements. The goal is to help all of us spend less on gas!

S&S Gas Rewards website

Giant Gas Rewards website

IMPORTANT: Giant Food Stores, LLC and Giant of Maryland, LLC are different chains and the rules are different for redemption! For a great explanation of why they are different read Post #839.

Current S&S promo: none

Current Giant (PA) promo: 2X points on AMEX ends 12/10

Current Giant (NoVA, DC, MD) promo: none

Past S&S promos (will help track the cycle of when these bonuses start and end):
6/20/14 - 7/10/14 4x for VGC purchase

Past Giant (PA) promos (will help track the cycle of when these bonuses start and end):
6/22/14 - 7/12/14 4x for VGC purchase
6/07/15 - 6/13/15 3x for VGC purchase
7/5/15 - 7/11/15 2x for VGC purchase
8/2/15 - 8/8/15 2x for VGC purchase
10/16/15 - 10/22/15 2x for VGC purchase
12/4/15 - 12/10/15 2x for AMEX GC purchase

Past Giant (NoVA, DC, MD) promos (will help track the cycle of when these bonuses start and end):
6/20/14 - 7/10/14 4x for VGC purchase
12/4/15 - 12/10/15 2x for AMEX GC purchase

FAQs

You need to obtain a Rewards card at the Customer Service desk before you can start getting gas rewards.

Cards that work are listed in the current circular. They do change occasionally. VISA and MC from Metabank or US Bank for $20-$500 (plus $5.95 fee) work. For GCs, if it meets the previous requirements, the packaging (blue, silver, birthday cake, etc.) doesn't matter! Check the issuing bank.

S&S and Giant (NoVA, DC, MD) allows you to redeem gas points only up to $2.20/gallon and points expire after 30 days. Giant PA can redeem full amount.

Points earned in one program cannot be used in another program, BUT there are reports that you can call Customer Service and x-fer points to the other programs. See post #512

S&S allows you to fill up more than once per day.

Giant may ask for your name and driver's license to write in a book if you make a certain level of purchases. Some stores it is for >$2k and some for $5k. YMMV.

You can access your Giant Gas Rewards online using the link at the top of the thread.

Most people report they can buy a single $500 MC or VISA at any register without an issue. Generally, if you spend more than $1,000 a manager will be required to come over to the register with a key. It's not been reported that this is an issue, just to be aware if the register is busy. You can go checkout at Customer Service to avoid this hassle.

Giant Eagle (Pittsburgh area) is not the same as Giant Food Stores and this deal doesn't work.

If you have more points than are required for your redemption they will remain in your account until they expire. i.e. If you have 10,000 points and you redeem 2,200 for a fillup, you will have 7,800 points left in your account.

If your bonus card is not scanned with your gift card purchase because of a system or cashier mistake, you can get the points manually added at the cust. svc desk at your local store. Show your receipt, and the employee may need reference to the gift card promo in the Giant sales flyer. It generally takes manually added points 24 hrs to post to your account.
[*]How do gas rewards work when gas is less than $2.20 (based on NoVA Shell stations)?

Giant deducts 2200 points from your account (usually) wishing 24 hours of your gas purchase. In the next 24-48 hours, Giant credits your account for the different between the actual gas price reduction and the 2209 points. Example: 1.999 gas has recently required (late Dec 2015/Jan 2016) paying $0.019 per gallon. Giant deducts 2200 points and then credits 220 ( 2.20 - 1.98; gas price adjusts down to account for the price you paid). The credited points get a new 30 days from starting in the credit date. This has been the case at three different Shell stations in NoVA using inside and pay at the pump. YMMV.
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Old Dec 17, 14, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by gw14 View Post
Shoprite in West Hartford, Manchester and Glastonbury all in CT all sell GC accepting CC.
Not for long if you keep spreading the word in indexable forums. Smart.
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Old Dec 17, 14, 10:40 pm
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No gc deals in CT for next week. I was really hoping they would do a holiday promo.
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Old Dec 18, 14, 5:05 am
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Not for long if you keep spreading the word in indexable forums. Smart.
Oh, please. Most Shoprites let you use credit cards to buy GCs. Indeed, most SUPERMARKETS allow it. If folks can't even share this basic info, why have a forum topic at all? How did you learn to do this? All by yourself?
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Old Dec 18, 14, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by Fly1Away1 View Post
No gc deals in CT for next week. I was really hoping they would do a holiday promo.
Same for PA Giant. I remember last January/February they had promos on visa/mc and then again in April
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Old Dec 18, 14, 1:08 pm
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Shoprite in West Hartford, Manchester and Glastonbury all in CT all sell GC accepting CC.
they don't in Hamden, there's a cash only sign on the rack
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Old Dec 19, 14, 7:08 am
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Originally Posted by Tracker09 View Post
they don't in Hamden, there's a cash only sign on the rack
The one in Norwalk, Ct does accept CC, but the process was so tideous that I just go to S&S' now.
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Old Jan 1, 15, 9:50 am
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I really miss this promotion. Maybe Valentine's Day, I seem to remember this coming around more often than what we have seen in the past few months.
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Old Jan 1, 15, 10:12 am
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I think after that summer Visa promotion, someone saw how much they lost in credit card fees & gas points and shut it down.
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Old Jan 1, 15, 2:22 pm
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Don't give up hope someone on this forum said last year they had it in January or February of last year. They are still having gift card promotions so I am sure VISA will be back again sometime soon.
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Old Jan 1, 15, 2:30 pm
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Nice to see a S&S thread here. I was hoping to see a good GC promo in tomorrows circular but nada. If anyone here shops at the stores north of Boston and can tell me which ones accept CC via a PM I'd appreciate it.
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Old Jan 1, 15, 8:33 pm
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I think after that summer Visa promotion, someone saw how much they lost in credit card fees & gas points and shut it down.
Or at least by me gas @ Shell is under $2.20 a gal = free gas,not really since it costs us close to $1 a gal due to the fees paid depending on how many pts per $1 they are giving away. So at $2.07 a gal - $2.20 they owe me some change for getting the gas LoL. But I wouldnt be surprised if the low price of gas is what is stopping them from running it
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Old Jan 2, 15, 3:41 pm
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Waiting for the next Landover promo! Free gas would be very cool...haha
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Old Jan 9, 15, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by craz View Post
Or at least by me gas @ Shell is under $2.20 a gal = free gas,not really since it costs us close to $1 a gal due to the fees paid depending on how many pts per $1 they are giving away. So at $2.07 a gal - $2.20 they owe me some change for getting the gas LoL. But I wouldnt be surprised if the low price of gas is what is stopping them from running it
Don't worry. Just as in the past, (like 2009) when gas dropped below $2/gal temporarily, this price manipulation will only last so long. Gas will be back to $3+/gal soon enough!

Anyway, lots of people shopping Giant get excited just to save 20 - 40 cents/gal buying groceries, even when Giant is 5 - 20 cents/gal more than the low cost leaders in the area (Wawa, Sheetz), that Giant will likely keep these promos for some time, in my opinion.
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Old Jan 14, 15, 7:27 pm
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Waiting for next VISA card promo....Anyone heard anything about this coming weeks promotion?
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Old Jan 15, 15, 6:09 am
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Waiting for next VISA card promo....Anyone heard anything about this coming weeks promotion?
Only promo in my area this coming week is 5x on "XboX" gift cards. they are also running one where you et $5 off Coke products with puchase of $25 giftcards.

P.S. Circulars can be viewed and searched on the Stop and shop website before Friday.
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