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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 Feb 5, 16, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by TPP View Post
I just stopped by my local Giant to see if Sears cards were eligible for this weeks promo. CS said only the 8 pictured in the ad were good for gas points. I did see a large poster at the gift card rack advertising 2X gas points on Visa cards for 3/4 to 3/10/16. Why its up now is a mystery.
I saw this at my local s&s as well. i'm thinking they mistook the 3 for a 2. Either way, I'm glad we'll be able to get gas points again soon.
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Old Feb 6, 16, 7:15 am
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So it was March last year too when they came back.
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Old Feb 6, 16, 10:51 am
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Can you use Stop and Shop rewards at shells in Pennsylvania? Has anyone ever tried this?
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Old Feb 6, 16, 10:53 am
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SS stocked with Ebay gc's this morning. This deal works well with Amex BCP 6% grocery benefit.
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Old Feb 10, 16, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by TPP View Post
I just stopped by my local Giant to see if Sears cards were eligible for this weeks promo. CS said only the 8 pictured in the ad were good for gas points. I did see a large poster at the gift card rack advertising 2X gas points on Visa cards for 3/4 to 3/10/16. Why its up now is a mystery.
Thanks for the heads up. Using up my remaining points, I just filled my 2 cars up and have 10 gallons of gas stored. I was trying to decide on whether to buy $400 in ebay GCs to get another fill up. My problem is that, at the moment, I don't really need more ebay gift card money (and there are often other ways to get discounted ebay money). I think I will now try to limp along until March 4 to buy the Visas. With gas cheap, even at 2x, I could get two fill-ups for $1500 in cards. That's pretty manageable, even if you just turn those GCs into money orders. Good thing it's not summer, when I tend to drive more.
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Old Feb 13, 16, 6:58 am
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Further confirmation, I used 2200 points at the shell across from Potomac yards on route 1 in VA. Regular was 2.05 a gallon, and it brought the price down to 1.9 cents a gallon. Has anyone had any luck outside the Nova area? I'm curious if this is a systemwide update or regional.
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Old Feb 13, 16, 7:12 am
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Originally Posted by Markemark View Post
Further confirmation, I used 2200 points at the shell across from Potomac yards on route 1 in VA. Regular was 2.05 a gallon, and it brought the price down to 1.9 cents a gallon. Has anyone had any luck outside the Nova area? I'm curious if this is a systemwide update or regional.
What are you confirming? If you're pointing out that you can buy gasoline that costs less than $2.20 when you have more than 2200 points I can confirm that this has been working in MA since ~Oct/Nov. Unused points from the transaction will post back to your account in a couple of days.
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Old Feb 13, 16, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by DiMAn0684 View Post
What are you confirming? If you're pointing out that you can buy gasoline that costs less than $2.20 when you have more than 2200 points I can confirm that this has been working in MA since ~Oct/Nov. Unused points from the transaction will post back to your account in a couple of days.
perhaps that's why Markemark stated his report was "further confirmation".

thanks for the datapoint, Markemark.
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Old Feb 13, 16, 12:03 pm
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s & s website and app have been down for a bit. has anyone gotten gas with gas points this afternoon yet? thank you!
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Old Feb 13, 16, 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by DiMAn0684 View Post
What are you confirming? If you're pointing out that you can buy gasoline that costs less than $2.20 when you have more than 2200 points I can confirm that this has been working in MA since ~Oct/Nov. Unused points from the transaction will post back to your account in a couple of days.
Damn DiMAn0684, the sticky has a big, bold question mark next to how the rewards function when the price is below $2.20 a gallon, and other posters have left the question open ended with a YMMV. Just offering another data point for anyone curious.
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Old Feb 13, 16, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Markemark View Post
Damn DiMAn0684, the sticky has a big, bold question mark next to how the rewards function when the price is below $2.20 a gallon, and other posters have left the question open ended with a YMMV. Just offering another data point for anyone curious.
Wasn't trying to annoy anyone, but was pretty sure that we've established that this was no longer a YMMV back in the 2015 thread few month ago.
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Old Feb 13, 16, 5:21 pm
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Like stop, collaborate and listen I can only speak of NOva. As long as you have a full dime (100 pts) worth in ur account you receive the discount. So to get the price reduced to $0.019 or 0.029 if the gas is 1.889 the. You need 1900 points not. If you only have 1890 points then the discount is $1.80. At least since Oct/Nkv it's been crediting back any points above the gas price. I agree with DiMAn that this was pretty well confirmed. I do know NOVA points work in Baltimore but don't know with respect to the new software.
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Old Feb 13, 16, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by mser95 View Post
Can you use Stop and Shop rewards at shells in Pennsylvania? Has anyone ever tried this?
I looked over the years, I never seen one in PA that worked, and I go to PA a lot. The easiest way is to go to the website and look up locations. Second way is when you pull up to a Shell look for a sign that has a giant S&S Trademark and "10c, 20c, 30c off and more" language about gas. All Shells that participate have this sign in NJ. Many Shells DO NOT participate, so you need to make sure you pull up to the one that does.

Enjoy!

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Old Feb 13, 16, 9:28 pm
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s & s website and app have been down for a bit. has anyone gotten gas with gas points this afternoon yet? thank you!
website and app back up. rewards worked when they were down for the record (in case they go back down and someone is curious )
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Old Feb 14, 16, 9:35 am
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Just a reminder if you're using eBay GCs to purchase other GCs (that is, non-eBay GCs)...

1. You do get eBay Bucks (2%) -- even better if you manage to snag it when eBay gives you bonus bucks, such as a recent 4% bonus (targeted?).
I've assumed that you don't get any eBay bucks buying GCs but that is only the case when purchasing eBay GCs; all other GCs are okay.

2. Go thru a rewards site (topcashback, befrugal, etc). Check cashbackmonitor.com; just close attention to the fine-print on each rewares site -- some may honor only certain eBay categories.

Any other tips & caveats?
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