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Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases(2018-19)

Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases(2018-19)

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THIS IS A NEW THREAD FOR 2018. The previous thread is here.
***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.
[Expired] 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.

You can earn gas points from both regular grocery shopping and gift card purchases (promotion only).

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:
[Expired] - $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
S&S Promotion History (incomplete)
5/26/2017: 2x V
6/23/2017: 2x MC
7/14/2017: 3x V
9/1/2017: 4x MC
10/13/2017: 2x V/MC
12/1/2017: 2x V/MC
3/16/2018: 2x V
4/6/2018: 3x V
5/18/2018: 2x MC
5/25/2018: 2x V
6/29/2018: 2x MC
7/13/2018: 2x V
8/29/2018: 2x MC
10/5/2018: 3x MC
10/12/2018: 3x V
11/2/2018: 2x MC
11/30/2018: 2x V
2/1/2019: 4x HL
2/8/2019: 4x HL
3/15/2019: 3x V
3/22/2019: 8x HC
4/5/2019: 2x MC
5/17/2019: 3x V
5/24/2019: 8x HC
5/31/2019: 3x MC
6/21/2019: 8x HC
6/28/2019: 3x MC Have a safe and happy Fourth!
7/12/2019: 3x V
7/26/2019: 8x HC
8/23/2019: 2x MC
9/6/2019: 8x HC
10/4/2019: 2x MC; 10x all HC
10/11: 3x V
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Old Sep 20, 19, 7:15 am
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Based on my tracking for the past 33 months, I think we'll see prepaid debit cards on special again starting either 10/4 or 10/11.

Look at the timeframe for specials for 2017 & 2018: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
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Old Sep 20, 19, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by CatIntheHat View Post
Based on my tracking for the past 33 months, I think we'll see prepaid debit cards on special again starting either 10/4 or 10/11.

Look at the timeframe for specials for 2017 & 2018: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
Hopefully it's 3x.
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Old Sep 21, 19, 4:51 pm
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Anyone notice "Inactive Account" message at pump, This happened today in NJ. It worked fine yesterday.
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Old Sep 22, 19, 10:17 am
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9/27: keep waiting
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Old Sep 23, 19, 5:59 am
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9/27-10/3: 8x gas points on Spa Finder and Applebee's :-(

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Old Sep 23, 19, 9:53 am
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From a selfish standpoint I'm glad a VI/MC promo is not beginning 9/27, as I'll be out of town during most of the time period. However, my fingers are crossed for 10/4.
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Old Sep 24, 19, 5:26 am
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without a deal, do you just get 1x points of MC/VI GCs? Or not even that?
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Old Sep 24, 19, 6:10 am
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Originally Posted by 621mango View Post
without a deal, do you just get 1x points of MC/VI GCs? Or not even that?
No points without a weekly promotion.
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Old Sep 24, 19, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by 621mango View Post
without a deal, do you just get 1x points of MC/VI GCs? Or not even that?
Originally Posted by TTT103 View Post
No points without a weekly promotion.
TTT103 is correct. If the card is not on special for that particular week, you won't get any gas points, other than any travel miles or cash back that you are earning with a credit card that has a reward for grocery purchases. For instance, the American Express Blue Cash Preferred is 6% cash back on all grocery store purchases.
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Old Sep 24, 19, 2:30 pm
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Originally Posted by CatIntheHat View Post
TTT103 is correct. If the card is not on special for that particular week, you won't get any gas points, other than any travel miles or cash back that you are earning with a credit card that has a reward for grocery purchases. For instance, the American Express Blue Cash Preferred is 6% cash back on all grocery store purchases.

Or 2x on the CCs I use and for that alone its worthwhile as I usually end up in a >$200 hotel room for $100, but even sweeter when I earn gas pts as well. It probably will pay as well if a person is looking to make the Spend for a bonus or needs to spend X$s to get a status level with an Airline or Hotel program
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Old Sep 25, 19, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by CatIntheHat View Post
TTT103 is correct. If the card is not on special for that particular week, you won't get any gas points, other than any travel miles or cash back that you are earning with a credit card that has a reward for grocery purchases. For instance, the American Express Blue Cash Preferred is 6% cash back on all grocery store purchases.
Sometimes points points when cards are not on special..
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Old Sep 27, 19, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by Chelski View Post
Sometimes points points when cards are not on special..
Did you mean to write "Sometimes points post when cards are not on special.."? If so, when did this occur?
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Old Sep 27, 19, 1:12 pm
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Did you mean to write "Sometimes points post when cards are not on special.."? If so, when did this occur?

Ive purchased tons of Vs and MCs not during the week the gas promo is on for them and I never once got even 1 gas point , cant speak about the store cards
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Old Sep 27, 19, 9:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Zepcro View Post
Did you mean to write "Sometimes points post when cards are not on special.."? If so, when did this occur?
Yes I meant what I wrote. It’s not often but when the unicorn appears one buys more. It’s no different than when no points post when on special other than it’s not nearly as frequent
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Old Sep 28, 19, 8:11 am
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well certainly getting points without special promotions are very very rare, as rare as getting visa giftcards with 0 activation fees so nothing worth writing/talking about.
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