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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 Oct 27, 15, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by heydude View Post
How did you MS sears GC?
Take Sears GC to Kmart and buy 200 VGCs. YMMV as to whether your Kmart and specific cashier allow you to purchase VGCs with the Sears GC.
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Old Oct 28, 15, 10:14 am
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Take Sears GC to Kmart and buy 200 VGCs. YMMV as to whether your Kmart and specific cashier allow you to purchase VGCs with the Sears GC.
But VGC cost $5.99. Tough way to save money.
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But VGC cost $5.99. Tough way to save money.
If I can save $77.00 each time I buy 35 gallons of gas by spending $11.90 (or even $17.85) on some $200 Visa GC's at Sears, I'll take that deal all day long, every day!!
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Old Oct 28, 15, 11:39 am
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I was in KMart today picking up other gift cards (I rotate sears to gamestop to eBay and buy discounted at ebay) and looked. All the VGCs had $6.95 fees. If you must cash out, go for it on $200's at about 3.5% cost....then another 70 cents at Wally to change to a MO....I'll stick with rotating through. I also buy lots at sears and kmart. They also sell amazon....just picked up $100 today. I know it's not technically MS but it does get me free or discounted stuff for my effort.
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But VGC cost $5.99. Tough way to save money.
You're right. You should probably stay away.

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Correction (thanks)

See below

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No, they are useless.
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Old Nov 2, 15, 1:35 pm
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itunes starting Friday.
Where are you seeing this? I see X-box and Bass Pro Shop.
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http://www.livingrichwithcoupons.com/stop-and-shop-coupons/stop-shop-ad-preview
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http://www.livingrichwithcoupons.com/stop-and-shop-coupons/stop-shop-ad-preview
It only shows an ad for ITunes. The 5x points is for Xbox and Bass Pro.
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Originally Posted by WackNut View Post
It only shows an ad for ITunes. The 5x points is for Xbox and Bass Pro.
You are correct.....I was fooled by the ad and the different placement.
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You are correct.....I was fooled by the ad and the different placement.
I agree usually they aren't in the middle of the page like it was this week. I was kind of excited as I need a few of the iTunes for Christmas gifts and my gas point stash is running low.
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You can get itunes cards very cheap and probably save more money than you do on this deal.
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Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases

my shell no longer allows me to pump gas into one car and another immediately after on the same pump. I've been doing it like this for over a year and it was perfect. now when I switch to the second car the pump shuts down after a gallon. ...????

anyone else notice this?
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my shell no longer allows me to pump gas into one car and another immediately after on the same pump. I've been doing it like this for over a year and it was perfect. now when I switch to the second car the pump shuts down after a gallon. ...????

anyone else notice this?
I just fill 3-5 5 gal cans. No issues. The only issue I had was the gas wouldn't do the discount with the gas price under $2.20 recently. I bought the mid grade since I needed gas and didn't want to waste time driving to another station.
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