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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 Jan 4, 16, 11:32 pm
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Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases(2016-17)

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Old Jan 5, 16, 3:22 am
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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.
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Old Jan 5, 16, 7:44 am
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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.

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Originally Posted by JJLeahy47 View Post
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
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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.
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Originally Posted by JJLeahy47 View Post
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.
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Old Jan 8, 16, 10:36 am
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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
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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.)
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Old Jan 8, 16, 11:00 am
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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
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Old Jan 9, 16, 7:43 am
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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.
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Old Jan 9, 16, 7:57 am
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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.
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It's specifically not allowed at Giant as of about March 2015 I believe.
This. It is actually a Western Union "rule."
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Originally Posted by EWRfflyer View Post
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.
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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.
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