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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 Feb 26, 15, 6:05 am
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Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases

Don't see any reason they'd bring it back.
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Old Feb 26, 15, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by heyeaglefn View Post
Don't see any reason they'd bring it back.
This was a classic case of a promotion being abused in a manner that the promoters didn't envision. Once folks here started talking about their gas resale business, it was inevitable that the gas deal would end. A common occurrence with MS.
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Old Feb 26, 15, 7:48 am
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I agree, but I wasn't aware that people were actually re-selling the gas in any noticeable volume. I think if they did that is really abusing a deal past the point of reasonability. first, I don't even think it is legal to re-sell gas, it's also very inconvenient and potentially dangerous. I would personally feel very uneasy selling people I know gas (it looks and is weird), and I wouldn't want to be selling strangers gasoline from my house. Basically theses deals balance profit with effort, and whoever is re-selling gas from this deal is not accurately valuing their time and efforts. It is also fairly obvious that if anything is going to kill this deal it would be the widespread awareness that this ridiculous activity is going on.
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Old Feb 26, 15, 7:59 am
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Not sure people were reselling gas as much as saying, pay me X dollars and I will fill you up and meeting them at the gas station.
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Old Feb 26, 15, 8:07 am
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It's also possible that recent gas prices affected whether or not they ran this promo.
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Old Feb 26, 15, 8:08 am
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Why, they are paying out the same amount no matter what the gas prices are?
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Old Feb 26, 15, 8:13 am
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Why, they are paying out the same amount no matter what the gas prices are?
I don't pretend to know the rationale behind their decision making...
Just putting it out there - gas prices really dipped in the recent months, that may have affected their decision making; 0.10 off a gallon seems like more to a consumer when gas prices are higher.
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Old Feb 27, 15, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by rdny7955 View Post
I agree, but I wasn't aware that people were actually re-selling the gas in any noticeable volume. I think if they did that is really abusing a deal past the point of reasonability. first, I don't even think it is legal to re-sell gas, it's also very inconvenient and potentially dangerous. I would personally feel very uneasy selling people I know gas (it looks and is weird), and I wouldn't want to be selling strangers gasoline from my house. Basically theses deals balance profit with effort, and whoever is re-selling gas from this deal is not accurately valuing their time and efforts. It is also fairly obvious that if anything is going to kill this deal it would be the widespread awareness that this ridiculous activity is going on.
Coworker 1: "Hey coworker #2, I have too many gas points that I won't be able to use. How about you pay me $10/$15/$20 and use my giant card to fill up on your lunch break?"
Coworker 2: "Sure, sounds good. Thanks."

Haven't done it myself but doesn't sound inconvenient, dangerous, weird, or a poor value of time.
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Old Feb 27, 15, 8:47 am
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That's obviously not the type of transaction I was talking about, that's also not the kinds of transfer that would bring attention to this deal. I was talking about people filling up 5 gallon containers and selling the gas like a commodity out of their house. The former is fairly inconspicuous, the latter is rediculous.
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Old Feb 27, 15, 10:12 am
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Just got 5k in Bass Pro GC, and the receipt showed 15,000 gas points.

I don't know what y'all are complaining about.
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Old Mar 9, 15, 7:54 am
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Anyone heard if this gas rewards promotion is coming back anytime soon?
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Old Mar 9, 15, 8:06 am
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I don't think so.
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Old Mar 9, 15, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by mittenfingerz View Post
Just got 5k in Bass Pro GC, and the receipt showed 15,000 gas points.

I don't know what y'all are complaining about.
Are you loading those to your Serve card at Kate?
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Are you loading those to your Serve card at Kate?
No, Kate won't work. Once you buy the cards, go to the CS desk at the Giant and ask for MOs. PIN is 6666
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Old Mar 9, 15, 2:43 pm
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No, Kate won't work. Once you buy the cards, go to the CS desk at the Giant and ask for MOs. PIN is 6666
Ohhh. Right. I forgot gift cards don't work at Kate *wink*
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