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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 Oct 7, 19, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by dereck062 View Post
True, shell is generally more expensive than other stations, but Shell is also Top Tier gas, for more information, please see www.toptiergas.com , not that it really matters, ppl have their own opinion on gas. But with Shell nitro 93 , I can feel the difference in my car. my car is not even fancy.

I'm looking for anyone who can topple my S&S account, on either 2x or 3x this week and upcoming. PM me please.

Let me clarify, I'm in S&S area myself, but occasionally I travel to Delaware and Baltimore, bypass at least 2 or 3 Giant MD on the way, some Giant PA if i push it. But I'm currently mainly looking for someone who can just topple my S&S. (I don't need the whole $3.00 off, 1.50 is enough for me)
What does "topple" mean in this context?
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Old Oct 7, 19, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Zepcro View Post
What does "topple" mean in this context?
Probably just a typo of "top up"?
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Old Oct 7, 19, 6:52 pm
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My Amex Gold is coming due to AF, ($250 I believe, or 195 I'm not sure).

I'm contemplating close the Gold and switch to Blue Cash or Delta Gold (2x on supermarket starting 1/30/2020 I think?). Anyone else has some good suggestion card for grocery? Surpass also works out quite good, don't have Everyday & JetBlue Plus anymore.
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Old Oct 7, 19, 7:12 pm
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Data point: My Home Depot gift card rack was chock full of Stop & Shop gift cards in $50 and $25 flavors. Take them to the self check out, use a happy card and walk out happy.

There are eBay cards too, by the way. I used to do eBay cards back in the day but not any more.
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Old Oct 8, 19, 6:27 am
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As of a few days ago the new choice rewards at Giant-PA is live chain wide. Can now MS for gas and groceries.
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Old Oct 8, 19, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Car Jack View Post
Data point: My Home Depot gift card rack was chock full of Stop & Shop gift cards in $50 and $25 flavors. Take them to the self check out, use a happy card and walk out happy.

There are eBay cards too, by the way. I used to do eBay cards back in the day but not any more.
Is it possible to use those SS GC's to purchase a VGC?
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Old Oct 8, 19, 12:03 pm
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I've merged my gas rewards account with shell fuel rewards program. However, it still shows max $1.50 off per gallon of gas. Is there a way to change this to get $3.00 off?
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Old Oct 8, 19, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Goingmachfive View Post
I've merged my gas rewards account with shell fuel rewards program. However, it still shows max $1.50 off per gallon of gas. Is there a way to change this to get $3.00 off?
Show a scrshot of the manage loyalty, should have ss and giant together
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Old Oct 8, 19, 3:24 pm
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No, you can not use gift cards to purchase other gift cards at S&S.
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Old Oct 8, 19, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Goingmachfive View Post
Is it possible to use those SS GC's to purchase a VGC?
I don't know whats the purpose of converting happy gc to stop shop gc
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Old Oct 8, 19, 3:33 pm
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I don't know whats the purpose of converting happy gc to stop shop gc
You can buy groceries at Stop & Shop. Get the gas points for the HGC, go to HD, get S&S GC's, go to S&S, buy groceries. Maybe use a CC that give points to get the HGC, so another+. This is what MS is. Big PIA with limited return.
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Old Oct 8, 19, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Goingmachfive View Post
I've merged my gas rewards account with shell fuel rewards program. However, it still shows max $1.50 off per gallon of gas. Is there a way to change this to get $3.00 off?
Originally Posted by dereck062 View Post
Show a scrshot of the manage loyalty, should have ss and giant together
OP you need points from at least two programs to get more than $1.50 off. Most get gc’s at both S&s and giant. If only s&s you’ll never get $3.00 off.. can go above $3.00 off by using other fr partners but unnecessary in most of the country
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Old Oct 9, 19, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by dereck062 View Post
I don't know whats the purpose of converting happy gc to stop shop gc
With 10X gas points for happy and no activation fee, it's an easy way to get the gas discounts. We shop at S&S, and it's really the only big, regular purchase we're making, so getting S&S gift cards is just easy.

Yes, VGC are easier, perhaps. But there's the activation fee and the fact that you're only picking up 2X gas points and of course Wal Mart is always a potential shut down for a MO.

Doing the happy cards and being able to use self checkout at HD is just very relaxing for me. Everything is on my way to somewhere, so I'm not going out of my way.
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Old Oct 9, 19, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Car Jack View Post
Data point: My Home Depot gift card rack was chock full of Stop & Shop gift cards in $50 and $25 flavors. Take them to the self check out, use a happy card and walk out happy.

There are eBay cards too, by the way. I used to do eBay cards back in the day but not any more.
I bought a netflix card yesterday. Everything went smoothly. No problems.

On a different note, everyone is always looking to combine S&S with Giant. I am in Maryland and have always just gotten the Giant $1.50 off. I recently realized that Giant of PA has the same specials and you can use the whole price of gas and get 25 gallons and points are good until the end of the next month. So in this case over 6 weeks. A way way better program. I travel to PA frequently so it's not a problem for me. It was a little confusing at first because your phone number gets confused between the 2 places so I just got a Giant PA card and have no phone number on it and have to scan it.
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Old Oct 12, 19, 1:15 am
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I bought a netflix card yesterday. Everything went smoothly. No problems.

On a different note, everyone is always looking to combine S&S with Giant. I am in Maryland and have always just gotten the Giant $1.50 off. I recently realized that Giant of PA has the same specials and you can use the whole price of gas and get 25 gallons and points are good until the end of the next month. So in this case over 6 weeks. A way way better program. I travel to PA frequently so it's not a problem for me. It was a little confusing at first because your phone number gets confused between the 2 places so I just got a Giant PA card and have no phone number on it and have to scan it.
can you share some of the Giant PA address, I pass thru 1 then 322, then hit 95 when travel back from MD to NY.
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