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Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases(2016-17)

Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases(2016-17)

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***If you buy gift cards outside promotions, you will earn ZERO points.***

Giant MD and Stop & Shop's points now stack with Shell's Fuel Rewards. See more here.
If you link a Mastercard to Fuel Rewards, you will earn an additional $0.15/gal for every $100 spent on anything at Giant/S&S with that card through the end of the year.


Accepted tender: Cash, credit, and debit. Also available are mobile/contactless payment (Apple Pay, etc.) and mobile loyalty (card barcode via app).

Summary
Stop & Shop (S&S), Giant Food Stores (Giant PA), and Giant Food (Giant MD) offer points for purchases which can be redeemed for a discount on the price paid per gallon on fuel sales at Shell and S&S/Giant fuel stations. $100* spend = 100 pts = 10c/gal discount. The particular rules vary between the three brands, and within Giant PA, the rules vary by location. Refer to the bottom of this wiki post for more information or links to official info from each brand.

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

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Current promotions
Fuel Rewards:
- $0.15/gal for every $100 spent at qualifying supermarkets with a Mastercard through the end of the year
Weekly Ad (advert starting 2017-__-__):
- Stop & Shop:
- Giant MD:
- Giant PA:
- Martin's:
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Additional Information

A loyalty card is required to take advantage of gas rewards. They look like the above image and can be obtained either online (links at end of wiki) or in-person (at the customer service counter).

The cards currently on promotion are listed in the current weekly circular and usually change every week. 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 on the back.

S&S and Giant (DC, DE, MD, and VA) allow you to redeem up to 1500 points ($1.50/gal) per fuel purchase, and points expire 30 days after the qualifying purchase. With Giant PA, there is no limit to the number of points redeemed at one time.

Points earned in one program cannot be used in another program.

Your ID may be required when buying gift cards. Your name and other info may also be recorded for purchases over a discretionary dollar value. Whether you're buying a $100 card or a $5k stack, your experience will vary.

You can view your account online using the link at the bottom of the wiki.

It's best to purchase gift cards at the customer service counter, but reports state that a single $500 gift card can be paid for at any register without an issue. Purchases over $1k will require manager authorisation with a physical key, which may slow down the queue. You can go to the Solution Center to save time and make things easier for everyone.

Giant Eagle and Giant Food are different chains with different ownership, and this thread is not relevant to the former.

If you have more points in your account than are redeemed for a fuel purchase, then the remaining points will stay in your account until their respective expiration date(s). For example, if you have 2500 points and debit the 1500 ($1.50/gal) maximum, you will have 1000 points left. Similar behaviour if gas is ever below $1.50/gal before discount.

If you don't receive eligible points with your purchase due to system or human error, you can have them retroactively added by customer service (in-store or by phone). Have your receipt and a copy of the advert. It can take up to 24 hours for keyed points to appear in your account.
Official Rewards Pages
Stop & Shop Giant MD Giant PA
Weekly Circulars
Stop & Shop Giant MD Giant PA
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Old Mar 3, 17, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by financialhippie View Post
Yeah, I'm not sure how regional it is, but my S&S flyer I got at home yesterday specifically says the double points are not valid on AmEx or MC gift cards. Pretty sure this is always the case.

A few months ago, the double points were on both VGC and MCGC, but that was very clear in the ad.
I recall that being a part of the disclaimer only when the promotion is solely merchant gift cards.
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Old Mar 3, 17, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by emmanuel_t View Post
I recall that being a part of the disclaimer only when the promotion is solely merchant gift cards.
Not sure, but it's definitely in the Stop & Shop ad for Boston area for this week - only VGC, no AmEx or MC cards.
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Old Mar 3, 17, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by financialhippie View Post
Not sure, but it's definitely in the Stop & Shop ad for Boston area for this week - only VGC, no AmEx or MC cards.
That sounds about right then. They usually only have one card network's GCs on promo at a time.
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Old Mar 3, 17, 4:47 pm
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I made changes to the Wiki's wording to make it easier to understand. I'll also soon make a more organised layout.
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Old Mar 4, 17, 8:08 am
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My Shell station had a sign outside that said up to $2.20 off per gallon with S&S points. When I swiped my card I got the usual $1.50 off. Was that an old sign or are they going up to $2.20?
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Old Mar 4, 17, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by FrankMS View Post
My Shell station had a sign outside that said up to $2.20 off per gallon with S&S points. When I swiped my card I got the usual $1.50 off. Was that an old sign or are they going up to $2.20?
Old sign
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Old Mar 6, 17, 9:30 am
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I'm back in NOVA after awhile - does Giant allow VGC purchase with credit cards?

Just found out last night Safeway doesn't anymore
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Old Mar 6, 17, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by SpootyPuff View Post
I'm back in NOVA after awhile - does Giant allow VGC purchase with credit cards?

Just found out last night Safeway doesn't anymore
yes as of October 2016 (referenced in post #419 and others on this thread http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showp...&postcount=419
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Old Mar 6, 17, 3:14 pm
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You gotta love filling up for under $10 Plus some bonus grocery points, I love these VGC promos.
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Old Mar 6, 17, 8:47 pm
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Originally Posted by stuntgoats View Post
yes as of October 2016 (referenced in post #419 and others on this thread http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showp...&postcount=419
Thanks man, much appreciated!
Gonna try the old VGC to Walmart MM routine and see if it's still alive in my area.
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Old Mar 7, 17, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by SpootyPuff View Post
Thanks man, much appreciated!
Gonna try the old VGC to Walmart MM routine and see if it's still alive in my area.
Good luck! That's what I've been doing. There's $1.50 maximum off per gallon in my area, so each gas point is worth up to 1.5 cents on my 15 gallon tank as long as I fill up right near empty.
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Old Mar 8, 17, 8:19 pm
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Mind if I ask here how many gas points you gathered after this week. I clocked 7,015. (some left over from actual groc. buying).

#NeedToBuyGasCansNow
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Old Mar 8, 17, 8:32 pm
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Mind if I ask here how many gas points you gathered after this week. I clocked 7,015. (some left over from actual groc. buying).

#NeedToBuyGasCansNow
Is it even worth storing gas around. What are the savings?

It costs money for 5-gal containers.
It's not safe to keep gasoline lying around your home.

I average about 3,000 miles between gas point promotions, so that would net me about $200-250 in "$1.50 a gallon savings" Not worth my hassle.... Great when it's around, though.
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Old Mar 9, 17, 6:10 am
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I am fortunate enough to be able to use gas points to cover the entire cost of gas, not the max of $1.50 off like some. Also, the points expire at the end of the following month, I.e. April 30th.

All of this = lots of points

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Old Mar 9, 17, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by stuntgoats View Post
I am fortunate enough to be able to use gas points to cover the entire cost of gas, not the max of $1.50 off like some. Also, the points expire at the end of the following month, I.e. April 30th.

All of this = lots of points
I think you are referring to FuelPerks, which ends April 30 and moves to Plenti. I have the luxery of both a Martins (fuel perks) and Giant in my area, so I accumulated about 45,000 points between the 2. I am able to sell them to my coworkers for $20 a fillup, so everyone wins
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