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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 Jan 15, 15, 6:30 am
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It does seem that the gift card issuers and the supermarkets realized they were being "gamed," so I'm not sure we'll ever see the lucrative bonuses again. Remember, there were folks here practically getting into the gasoline business by buying gift cards. The losses were piling up.

For Christmas 2013, by barely trying, I got about $500 of free food by buying gift cards in my local supermarkets with the various promos (I could have gotten more had I tried harder). This year, I looked for the promos and got like $15 (I think there was one with Shoprite, linked to your loyalty card, so you couldn't just rinse and repeat).

I'm not blaming folks for abusing the deals, because that's human nature. There will always be "hungry" folks who will hit a MS deal very hard. If you don't do it, somebody else probably will. This will cause the deals to go away. There's no solution for it, and odds are that another, different deal will eventually come along. For now, though, I think we'll have to get lucky to get more free gas from Stop & Shop/Giant.
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Old Jan 15, 15, 4:31 pm
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No gas deal in CT. But there's a deal where you buy a minimum $25 gc and get $5 off a 20 pack of coca cola products. You can MS your way to diabetes for free.
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Old Jan 15, 15, 6:17 pm
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Around me, Giants operate in clusters of stores. One group of 4 stores since early/mid December pulled 99% of their 25/500 visa/mastercard/amex cards. My regular store went, and shortly after another one did too...and today I noticed the other 2 I don't frequent were empty as well. It's not like they aren't restocking them...it went from about 100 cards to 0 within a couple days, and there are no other heavy hitters in that store. One manager said it was fraud related.
It doesn't seem to affect other cards like reloadit but they are very hit or miss. One store had about a 100 reloadits, but they were 1K limit, and they are 25 minutes from me! And they filled out their long form even for my 1K purchase!
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Old Jan 16, 15, 8:49 pm
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Originally Posted by zeppoloveskafka View Post
Around me, Giants operate in clusters of stores. One group of 4 stores since early/mid December pulled 99% of their 25/500 visa/mastercard/amex cards. My regular store went, and shortly after another one did too...and today I noticed the other 2 I don't frequent were empty as well. It's not like they aren't restocking them...it went from about 100 cards to 0 within a couple days, and there are no other heavy hitters in that store. One manager said it was fraud related.
It doesn't seem to affect other cards like reloadit but they are very hit or miss. One store had about a 100 reloadits, but they were 1K limit, and they are 25 minutes from me! And they filled out their long form even for my 1K purchase!
Do you live close to the Philly area? There are some Giant stores here who do the same. They even call each other to make sure you have not gone to other Giants to buy gift cards in the same day
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Old Jan 17, 15, 7:50 am
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Do you live close to the Philly area? There are some Giant stores here who do the same. They even call each other to make sure you have not gone to other Giants to buy gift cards in the same day
Yes, I do. I've had to expand northward, so I think we may be frequenting some of the same joints now. I had one of those phone calls myself...actually from the reloadit heaven store in the past. I don't know if you go to the WG WM, but I had a bad experience there yesterday for the first time... hopefully isolated.
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Old Jan 17, 15, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by zeppoloveskafka View Post
Yes, I do. I've had to expand northward, so I think we may be frequenting some of the same joints now. I had one of those phone calls myself...actually from the reloadit heaven store in the past. I don't know if you go to the WG WM, but I had a bad experience there yesterday for the first time... hopefully isolated.
I've since moved from the area, but I heard that some of the formerly reliable locations in Bucks County have gone cash only.
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Old Jan 21, 15, 8:41 am
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anyone able to find Giant in the visa supplier lookup? I can't seem to find many in my area in the lookup tool. A lot of the stores in this area are newer so that might partially explain it. I want to know how the stores are coding to visa (whether they are transmitting line item data to visa). If anyone wants to do the lookup, google "visa supplier lookup" and it's the first search result.
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Old Feb 4, 15, 4:01 pm
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bump.....
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Old Feb 5, 15, 9:49 am
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Looks as though next week's promotion is for all gift cards with a specific exclusion to Visa/MC.
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Old Feb 5, 15, 9:53 am
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It's definitely not ALL gift cards. It's only the specific gift cards shown in the picture.
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Old Feb 5, 15, 3:52 pm
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Originally Posted by TJtv View Post
It's definitely not ALL gift cards. It's only the specific gift cards shown in the picture.
Nothing interesting this week -- S&S in MA, 4x Gas Points for the following GCs, thru 2/19:

Bass Pro Shops
JC Penney
Sephora
Regal Entertainment
Olive Garden
Outback Steakhouse
Spafinder
iTunes

Not sure if it is possible but you may be able to use the Olive Garden GCs in other Darden Restaurants?
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Old Feb 5, 15, 4:19 pm
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Originally Posted by nopoints View Post
Nothing interesting this week -- S&S in MA, 4x Gas Points for the following GCs, thru 2/19:

Bass Pro Shops
JC Penney
Sephora
Regal Entertainment
Olive Garden
Outback Steakhouse
Spafinder
iTunes
Boooooooooooooo. Pass
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Old Feb 5, 15, 5:20 pm
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so tired of so many dang itunes gc promotions
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Old Feb 8, 15, 5:28 pm
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Originally Posted by nopoints View Post
Nothing interesting this week -- S&S in MA, 4x Gas Points for the following GCs, thru 2/19:

Bass Pro Shops
JC Penney
Sephora
Regal Entertainment
Olive Garden
Outback Steakhouse
Spafinder
iTunes

Not sure if it is possible but you may be able to use the Olive Garden GCs in other Darden Restaurants?
Yes,it is possible. Olive Garden is a Darden restaurant and it states on the back of the card that it is redeemable at other Darden restaurants.
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Old Feb 26, 15, 5:38 am
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It's starting to feel like this promotion is never coming back. So sad.
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