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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 12, 19, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by dereck062 View Post
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.
ProTip: put "Giant Food Stores" into Google maps. If doing it on a phone while your route is planned, it'll even calculate how many minutes the detour will be.
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Old Oct 12, 19, 8:41 pm
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Originally Posted by dereck062 View Post
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.
There are several in the Chester area. Just download the app and use the locate feature. Note that not all stores have gas stations.
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Old Oct 14, 19, 11:22 am
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let me know if anyone in the S&S area needs a partner in the Giant area this week
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Old Oct 15, 19, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Sandybestdog View Post
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.
Yes, Giant PA's program is the best. And if you live in a "border area," it's certainly useful. Obviously, Giant PA isn't so convenient for most people reading this thread.

That said, I've noticed that Giant PA also lets you use your points for food. They seem to have a promo next month where you get a turkey (up to 25 lbs) for 400 points. That's obviously a sweet deal, so I'd recommend buying enough points this week to have 400 "extra" after gas for the turkey. Giant PA also lets you cash in points for food: every 100 gets you a buck off your bill. This isn't fantastic, but it's not bad at 3x points ($5.98 fee gets you $15 in food). So it's now better to overestimate your fuel needs than underestimate, with the idea being you can cash out the remainder for food. Does Giant MD or Stop&Shop now allow the same?
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Old Oct 15, 19, 4:29 pm
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Old Oct 15, 19, 5:43 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post
Giant PA also lets you cash in points for food: every 100 gets you a buck off your bill. This isn't fantastic, but it's not bad at 3x points ($5.98 fee gets you $15 in food). So it's now better to overestimate your fuel needs than underestimate, with the idea being you can cash out the remainder for food. Does Giant MD or Stop&Shop now allow the same?
As of now, this is exclusive to Giant-PA.
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Old Oct 15, 19, 6:20 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post
Yes, Giant PA's program is the best. And if you live in a "border area," it's certainly useful. Obviously, Giant PA isn't so convenient for most people reading this thread.

That said, I've noticed that Giant PA also lets you use your points for food. They seem to have a promo next month where you get a turkey (up to 25 lbs) for 400 points. That's obviously a sweet deal, so I'd recommend buying enough points this week to have 400 "extra" after gas for the turkey. Giant PA also lets you cash in points for food: every 100 gets you a buck off your bill. This isn't fantastic, but it's not bad at 3x points ($5.98 fee gets you $15 in food). So it's now better to overestimate your fuel needs than underestimate, with the idea being you can cash out the remainder for food. Does Giant MD or Stop&Shop now allow the same?
I haven't been getting gas points on the gift card fee at S&S. Am I the only one?
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Old Oct 15, 19, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by lmagnott View Post
I haven't been getting gas points on the gift card fee at S&S. Am I the only one?
Nope, that's how it is. If. On occasions when the points don't post automatically I've sometimes been given them on the fee, but that's an exception.
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Old Oct 16, 19, 11:27 am
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New memo at my NoVa Giant requiring cards be opened and a manager watch the transaction.
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Old Oct 16, 19, 11:43 am
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A bit new to this... For those in PA, to use the gas rewards, do you need some coupon/ reward from Giant to scan at the gas station or do you just give them the number associated with the account? TIA!


Also, in regards to the poster above that mentioned the 400 point turkey deal, there is also an offer of 400 points for $1 per lbs for other brands of turkey.
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Old Oct 16, 19, 2:21 pm
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A bit new to this... For those in PA, to use the gas rewards, do you need some coupon/ reward from Giant to scan at the gas station or do you just give them the number associated with the account? TIA!
Scan your giant card # at the pump.
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Old Oct 16, 19, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by rastaman32 View Post
A bit new to this... For those in PA, to use the gas rewards, do you need some coupon/ reward from Giant to scan at the gas station or do you just give them the number associated with the account? TIA!
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You scan your Bonus Card at the pump.
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Old Oct 16, 19, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Lekuxs15 View Post
New memo at my NoVa Giant requiring cards be opened and a manager watch the transaction.
Do you mean they open the VGC packaging?
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Old Oct 16, 19, 4:03 pm
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Do you mean they open the VGC packaging?
I cant speak for Lekuxs15, but the other week during the MCs the csr had to page the mgr who came and watched everything, as she possessed the transaction. Wasnt asked for ID go figure.

At another store I opened the strip covering the barcode on the back and the csr tossed them in the garbage saying they had to open them due to fraud

This was at 2 different SnS's
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Old Oct 16, 19, 9:22 pm
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I cant speak for Lekuxs15, but the other week during the MCs the csr had to page the mgr who came and watched everything, as she possessed the transaction. Wasnt asked for ID go figure.

At another store I opened the strip covering the barcode on the back and the csr tossed them in the garbage saying they had to open them due to fraud

This was at 2 different SnS's
Were there some ghosts around or did you mean to write "processed"?
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