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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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Old Oct 6, 19, 3:47 am   -   Wikipost
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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 16, 19, 11:30 pm
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Originally Posted by mensday View Post
let me know if anyone in the S&S area needs a partner in the Giant area this week
I make trips to North Jersey about once a week. I'll be going tomorrow most likely. How does this process work? we trade phone numbers linked to the rewards and agree to buy enough to earn an agreed amount of fuel rewards?



Also, I take it that Giant PA fuel discount is NOT available at shell right? It seems you can't link that store with shell fuel rewards

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Old Oct 17, 19, 7:59 am
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Originally Posted by cwh82 View Post
Do you mean they open the VGC packaging?
They tear off a small perforated rectangle from the packaging and scan that inner barcode. It has been that way for years...
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Old Oct 17, 19, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by urgetopurge View Post
I make trips to North Jersey about once a week. I'll be going tomorrow most likely. How does this process work? we trade phone numbers linked to the rewards and agree to buy enough to earn an agreed amount of fuel rewards?



Also, I take it that Giant PA fuel discount is NOT available at shell right? It seems you can't link that store with shell fuel rewards
Safest way is to use the temporary card image on the S&S/ Giant website, to keep your FR linked number on the low-down to prevent it's spread.. Less of a problem if you know your partner well, but still a good safety precaution IMO.


And correct that the Giant-PA doesn't work at Shell only at Giant and Martin's stations.
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Old Oct 17, 19, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by CatIntheHat View Post
They tear off a small perforated rectangle from the packaging and scan that inner barcode. It has been that way for years...
Yes, that's the only way to activate the card. The other post made it sound as if they open the entire package.
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Old Oct 17, 19, 10:43 am
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Originally Posted by craz View Post
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

They're not tearing apart the entire packaging and taking the vgc out are they? They're only ripping the rectangular strip to scan the barcode in order to activate the card?
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Old Oct 17, 19, 12:01 pm
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Originally Posted by cwh82 View Post
They're not tearing apart the entire packaging and taking the vgc out are they? They're only ripping the rectangular strip to scan the barcode in order to activate the card?
correct I was only talking about the small strip that is ripped open in order to scan the bar code
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Old Oct 17, 19, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni View Post
Safest way is to use the temporary card image on the S&S/ Giant website, to keep your FR linked number on the low-down to prevent it's spread.. Less of a problem if you know your partner well, but still a good safety precaution IMO.


And correct that the Giant-PA doesn't work at Shell only at Giant and Martin's stations.
do you know if the fuel rewards from SS && Giant work at shell stations in PA?
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Old Oct 17, 19, 3:14 pm
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S&S points and FR worked in PA as of 2 months ago. I didn't have any Giant points at the time so don't know about it.

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Old Oct 20, 19, 9:33 am
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Old Oct 21, 19, 2:56 pm
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For those of you that have S&S and Giant linked to a fuel rewards account, does it show both S&S and Giant under your loyalty cards in Fuel Rewards?
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Old Oct 21, 19, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by gw14 View Post
For those of you that have S&S and Giant linked to a fuel rewards account, does it show both S&S and Giant under your loyalty cards in Fuel Rewards?
Yes, when it shows anything. Sometimes the page that shows everything on the app is buggy and doesn't load the totals.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 6:05 pm
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Anybody try linking Giant recently? A friend is having trouble, he's got S&S linked to Shell, but we can't seem to figure out linking Giant. My Shell account ahs both linked, but I did it a few years back and don't really remember how to do it. No option for Giant when logging into the Shell account online under "Loyalty Cards and Accounts". I can see S&S linked there.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 9:42 pm
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Originally Posted by financialhippie View Post
Anybody try linking Giant recently? A friend is having trouble, he's got S&S linked to Shell, but we can't seem to figure out linking Giant. My Shell account ahs both linked, but I did it a few years back and don't really remember how to do it. No option for Giant when logging into the Shell account online under "Loyalty Cards and Accounts". I can see S&S linked there.
You have to do it through the giant website. Log in to giant, go to my account. Rewards and savings tab. Find the FR thing and clickl "get started." Then "Already a Fuel Rewards member? Log in."

That should link them.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 10:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni View Post
You have to do it through the giant website. Log in to giant, go to my account. Rewards and savings tab. Find the FR thing and clickl "get started." Then "Already a Fuel Rewards member? Log in."

That should link them.
You may have to call up Giant to have them delete your email on your Giant account (reset your account), wait a couple of hours, then register your Giant account (I had to create a new email from the previous Giant registration), then link to FR as Bigzamboni describe during your registration.

I just did this.
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Old Oct 27, 19, 11:01 am
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