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Chelski Jan 4, 16 10:32 pm

Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases(2016-17)
 
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JJLeahy47 Jan 5, 16 2:22 am

1) Has anyone gone on a road trip and used the discounted gas in different states? How far did it work from your home base? Is it in the S&S vs Giant region? I found a little bit of data in this thread earlier but nothing too firm.

2) For people that live in NJ, have you filled up multiple cars having the attendant pump the gas? Just curiosity here.

Chelski Jan 5, 16 6:44 am


Originally Posted by JJLeahy47 (Post 25963908)
1) Has anyone gone on a road trip and used the discounted gas in different states? How far did it work from your home base? Is it in the S&S vs Giant region? I found a little bit of data in this thread earlier but nothing too firm.

2) For people that live in NJ, have you filled up multiple cars having the attendant pump the gas? Just curiosity here.

1. You can get a map of where to use at you giant/Stop&Shop store (YMMV). You can also search the website or app. Rewards earned in can be used in DC, DE, MD, and VA. I believe all these stores are considered part of Giant of Maryland.

Maybe the wiki could be updated with the various regional partnerships.

Of course they say participating Shells so you could pull up to the one shell not participating. I've used mine in DC/MD/VA, but never tried DE.

Edit: See wiki as it may be possible to xfer points to another regional program.

zzrayzz Jan 5, 16 8:40 am


Originally Posted by JJLeahy47 (Post 25963908)
2) For people that live in NJ, have you filled up multiple cars having the attendant pump the gas? Just curiosity here.

I have went with 3 cars and asked the attendant to fill it all up using one pump/transaction. I also let him know about using the S&S discount. And tip him like $2 at the end. Also, I suggest paying with a Shell GC (buy from Staples using Ink) to get that $0.10/g discount! Pump premium since gas is so cheap in NJ and if you have the 2.20 discount, it takes it all away anyways and still charges you $0.10/g minimum

JJLeahy47 Jan 5, 16 2:40 pm

The wiki looks like it was updated recently and I hadn't noticed. It would be awesome to drive down the coast and not have to pay full price for gas the whole day down!!! I've checked the S&S app and looked for gas locations and they seem to include Giant area locations. Anyone willing to run an experiment? Maybe we could get some good data points.

Majuki Jan 5, 16 4:24 pm


Originally Posted by JJLeahy47 (Post 25967489)
The wiki looks like it was updated recently and I hadn't noticed. It would be awesome to drive down the coast and not have to pay full price for gas the whole day down!!! I've checked the S&S app and looked for gas locations and they seem to include Giant area locations. Anyone willing to run an experiment? Maybe we could get some good data points.

When I moved in August 2014, I tried to find the Westernmost Giant with gas station in Pennsylvania. I found one in McConnellsburg and used the last of my gas points. :)

EWRfflyer Jan 8, 16 9:36 am

Is this the end of the line for free gas?
 
Now that Bluebird and Serve are dead whats next? I used to buy VGC's at S&S and load them to my Bluebird when the promo was ongoing. Now not sure what will become of this

Ratamacue Jan 8, 16 9:49 am


Originally Posted by EWRfflyer (Post 25984526)
Now that Bluebird and Serve are dead whats next? I used to buy VGC's at S&S and load them to my Bluebird when the promo was ongoing. Now not sure what will become of this

While the Serve & BB news is indeed sad, the gas points are such a good deal that when the promo comes around again I'll use the GCs for regular expenses (until the next MS opportunity arises of course.)

EWRfflyer Jan 8, 16 10:00 am


Originally Posted by Ratamacue (Post 25984621)
While the Serve & BB news is indeed sad, the gas points are such a good deal that when the promo comes around again I'll use the GCs for regular expenses (until the next MS opportunity arises of course.)

Agreed I will do that too. But instead of buying 8 $500's and then load. I will probably only buy 2 for regular spend

iahphx Jan 9, 16 6:43 am


Originally Posted by EWRfflyer (Post 25984717)
Agreed I will do that too. But instead of buying 8 $500's and then load. I will probably only buy 2 for regular spend

Yeah, the Bluebird shut down certainly makes getting "free gas" more difficult.

Will Giant sell me a money order with a gift card? What about other Mid-Atlantic supermarkets? I wouldn't do this in volume, I'd just do it to get rid of a handful of gift cards. I really hate using gift cards for regular spend.

zeppoloveskafka Jan 9, 16 6:57 am


Originally Posted by iahphx (Post 25989337)
Yeah, the Bluebird shut down certainly makes getting "free gas" more difficult.

Will Giant sell me a money order with a gift card? What about other Mid-Atlantic supermarkets? I wouldn't do this in volume, I'd just do it to get rid of a handful of gift cards. I really hate using gift cards for regular spend.

It's specifically not allowed at Giant as of about March 2015 I believe.

ctbarron Jan 9, 16 8:12 am


Originally Posted by zeppoloveskafka (Post 25989377)
It's specifically not allowed at Giant as of about March 2015 I believe.

This. It is actually a Western Union "rule."

riphamilton Jan 9, 16 8:58 am


Originally Posted by EWRfflyer (Post 25984526)
Now that Bluebird and Serve are dead whats next? I used to buy VGC's at S&S and load them to my Bluebird when the promo was ongoing. Now not sure what will become of this

MO at walmart is the easiest way that i see post-amexapocalypse. now that people will flock to that, who knows how much longer it'll be around.

hr block card, gobank and tmobile card all frown on this sort of activity, and shut down quickly. if i'm missing something, please pm.

iahphx Jan 9, 16 9:02 am


Originally Posted by riphamilton (Post 25989844)
MO at walmart is the easiest way that i see post-amexapocalypse. now that people will flock to that, who knows how much longer it'll be around.

hr block card, gobank and tmobile card all frown on this sort of activity, and shut down quickly. if i'm missing something, please pm.

There doesn't seem to be definitive word on gobank if you're just trying to run a few gift cards through their system (like the number you would generate getting gas points at Giant). Personally, I'm just looking for a way to get rid of a half dozen or so cards a month.

I think the days of folks going into "the gas business" are over. Maybe that will make it easier to get the GCs when Giant has the promo.

heyeaglefn Jan 11, 16 2:27 pm

Looks like ebay 5X this week.


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