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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 May 15, 15, 1:47 pm
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What is the very first line of the wiki again!
Started reading the wiki from the middle of the page...
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Old May 15, 15, 1:50 pm
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What is the very first line of the wiki again!
Wiki who wastes their time reading any Wiki when there are gas pts to be had
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applebees this week.

at this point, my fingers are crossed for fathers day.

in the meantime, i'm buying shell gift cards at home depot with the $15 off $75 amex sync deal.
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Old May 28, 15, 10:51 pm
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in the meantime, i'm buying shell gift cards at home depot with the $15 off $75 amex sync deal.
Damn, missed that one somehow and registration for it is closed. I do have the $5 off $30 at Royal Farms on 3 of my cards so I've got that at least. They ran this Royal Farms sync deal two or three months ago as well so maybe it'll be semi regular. 16.667% off $90 in gas is better than the 5% my PenFed Platinum CB CC gives me at least.
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Old May 29, 15, 8:34 am
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applebees this week.

at this point, my fingers are crossed for fathers day.

in the meantime, i'm buying shell gift cards at home depot with the $15 off $75 amex sync deal.
Yeah, I think that's the best one to buy. And if a miracle happens and we get free gas again at Giant, you can use the Shell gift cards for the overage.

I also saw BP and Gulf gift cards at Home Depot.

For those going to Royal Farms, what I tend to do is walk into the store and buy gift cards $30 at a time on my different AMEX cards (they let you load whatever you want). That way, you don't have to buy exactly $30 in gas to maximize the deal.
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Old May 29, 15, 11:04 am
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Yeah, I think that's the best one to buy. And if a miracle happens and we get free gas again at Giant, you can use the Shell gift cards for the overage.

I also saw BP and Gulf gift cards at Home Depot.

For those going to Royal Farms, what I tend to do is walk into the store and buy gift cards $30 at a time on my different AMEX cards (they let you load whatever you want). That way, you don't have to buy exactly $30 in gas to maximize the deal.
Yeah I buy Royal Farms GCs too. I don't fill up enough to use all the cards with the offer before they expire.
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I'm a little confused. Are you guys referring to the recently expired Royal Farms amex deal?
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Old May 29, 15, 11:23 am
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For those going to Royal Farms, what I tend to do is walk into the store and buy gift cards $30 at a time on my different AMEX cards (they let you load whatever you want). That way, you don't have to buy exactly $30 in gas to maximize the deal.
even without any other promotions, i do this at gas stations that charge more to use your credit card. go inside, buy a gift card with credit card, pay cash price at the pump with gift card.

when discover/chase is running a 5% cashback on gas promo, i've never had this "trick" code anything other than a gas purchase.
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Old May 29, 15, 11:36 am
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I'm a little confused. Are you guys referring to the recently expired Royal Farms amex deal?
It's back. I got an offer on 3 of my cards that expires in 6/30.
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Old May 29, 15, 11:40 am
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It's back. I got an offer on 3 of my cards that expires in 6/30.
Bummer, I guess it was a bad time to get shut down by OBC! Thanks for clarifying.
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Old Jun 2, 15, 12:46 pm
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3x gas promotion on Metabank Visa gift cards starting 6/5 at Stop and Shop.

http://www.livingrichwithcoupons.com...150001_new.pdf
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3X on Visa cards starting on Friday!! Happy hunting!
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3X on Visa cards starting on Friday!! Happy hunting!


Yes!!
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3X on Visa cards starting on Friday!! Happy hunting!
Awesome! Just in time for all my $25 Shell GCs for $20 at Dollar General with the Amex offer on all 5 of my cards.


Also, for anyone interested in the Royal Farms $5 off $30 offer I mentioned earlier, I was able to get it added to my last 2 cards as well as my SOs by using the Facebook Amex offers page. Obviously with the gas points coming up its not needed for the next 30 days but as someone else mentioned, buy $30 Royal Farms GCs and hold on to them for periods with no gas points. They never expire so it's worth adding to all your cards and getting as many as you can IMO.
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Awesome! Just in time for all my $25 Shell GCs for $20 at Dollar General with the Amex offer on all 5 of my cards.


Also, for anyone interested in the Royal Farms $5 off $30 offer I mentioned earlier, I was able to get it added to my last 2 cards as well as my SOs by using the Facebook Amex offers page. Obviously with the gas points coming up its not needed for the next 30 days but as someone else mentioned, buy $30 Royal Farms GCs and hold on to them for periods with no gas points. They never expire so it's worth adding to all your cards and getting as many as you can IMO.
Indeed, this is great news -- especially since I needed to buy supermarket-bonused Visa gift cards to feed my Bluebirds anyway.

Between the Dollar General ($5 off of $25) and Home Depot ($15 off $75) AMEX offers -- both stores carry Shell cards -- I'm less interested in acquiring any more Royal Farms gift cards (I think I still have about $35 left on them). Obviously, $5 off of $25 is better than $5 off of $30 (even if Royal Farms is often a couple pennies cheaper on gas), and the nice thing about the Shell cards is you can use them for the "free gas" overage.
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