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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.
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
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
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Old Feb 13, 19, 5:39 am
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Stop & Shop, Giant and Martin’s supermarkets have a promotion starting tomorrow that can earn you 10X fuel points on purchases of any Happy Gift Cards. Happy Gift cards can be used at a variety of merchants listed on the card, such as Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond etc, and even work on gift card purchases.
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Old Feb 13, 19, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by sophiakarter23 View Post
Stop & Shop, Giant and Martin’s supermarkets have a promotion starting tomorrow that can earn you 10X fuel points on purchases of any Happy Gift Cards. Happy Gift cards can be used at a variety of merchants listed on the card, such as Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond etc, and even work on gift card purchases.
Did you see this in store or online?
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Old Feb 13, 19, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by sophiakarter23 View Post
Stop & Shop, Giant and Martin’s supermarkets have a promotion starting tomorrow that can earn you 10X fuel points on purchases of any Happy Gift Cards. Happy Gift cards can be used at a variety of merchants listed on the card, such as Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond etc, and even work on gift card purchases.
Our local ad in NJ is showing happy lady only. I dont see any wordage about any happy gift card, just a heads up...
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Old Feb 13, 19, 3:25 pm
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Looks like she made a direct copy/paste off an old post on some deal blog that was reporting an offer from December that started on 12/14 and she confused it with 2/14.
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Old Feb 14, 19, 11:02 am
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These happy cards deals aren't what their all cracked to be. I can save about $10 per fill up after all the work and expenses. Stop at S&S and buy happy @ $414. Over to BBB for two $200 visa cards at $414. Over to WM for MO. Cost $1 or $2 if you do or don't do splint tender. 4th stop my bank. So costs are about $15 to $16. And most Shell stations are 15 to 25 cents more expensive than my other stations. So I clear about $10 or so and had to make 4 stops.
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Old Feb 14, 19, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by EWRfflyer View Post
These happy cards deals aren't what their all cracked to be. I can save about $10 per fill up after all the work and expenses. Stop at S&S and buy happy @ $414. Over to BBB for two $200 visa cards at $414. Over to WM for MO. Cost $1 or $2 if you do or don't do splint tender. 4th stop my bank. So costs are about $15 to $16. And most Shell stations are 15 to 25 cents more expensive than my other stations. So I clear about $10 or so and had to make 4 stops.
Unless you have a CC that gives you cashback for grocery store bonus categories. Giant nets me 3x per $1 spent.
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Old Feb 14, 19, 1:51 pm
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In central NJ, I see 10x on Google Play and Ruby Tuesday. No Happy Gift cards.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by EWRfflyer View Post
These happy cards deals aren't what their all cracked to be. I can save about $10 per fill up after all the work and expenses. Stop at S&S and buy happy @ $414. Over to BBB for two $200 visa cards at $414. Over to WM for MO. Cost $1 or $2 if you do or don't do splint tender. 4th stop my bank. So costs are about $15 to $16. And most Shell stations are 15 to 25 cents more expensive than my other stations. So I clear about $10 or so and had to make 4 stops.
Agree, its pretty marginal even though I am lucky enough to have a pretty competitive shell (+5c) nearby. I still bought a couple of the Happys to tide me over to end of Feb (expecting new visa deal in March), because of the psychological trauma I would have paying full freight for gas for the first time in about 2yrs
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Old Feb 15, 19, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by EWRfflyer View Post
These happy cards deals aren't what their all cracked to be. I can save about $10 per fill up after all the work and expenses. Stop at S&S and buy happy @ $414. Over to BBB for two $200 visa cards at $414. Over to WM for MO. Cost $1 or $2 if you do or don't do splint tender. 4th stop my bank. So costs are about $15 to $16. And most Shell stations are 15 to 25 cents more expensive than my other stations. So I clear about $10 or so and had to make 4 stops.
It's better if you have Giant. at Giant we can get totally free gas, 25 gallons per fill. My math breakdown in post #944 :
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30725292-post944.html
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Old Feb 19, 19, 7:23 am
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Historically, when is the first Visa/MC promo in March?
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Historically, when is the first Visa/MC promo in March?
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Old Feb 19, 19, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by EWRfflyer View Post
These happy cards deals aren't what their all cracked to be. I can save about $10 per fill up after all the work and expenses. Stop at S&S and buy happy @ $414. Over to BBB for two $200 visa cards at $414. Over to WM for MO. Cost $1 or $2 if you do or don't do splint tender. 4th stop my bank. So costs are about $15 to $16. And most Shell stations are 15 to 25 cents more expensive than my other stations. So I clear about $10 or so and had to make 4 stops.
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Agree, its pretty marginal even though I am lucky enough to have a pretty competitive shell (+5c) nearby. I still bought a couple of the Happys to tide me over to end of Feb (expecting new visa deal in March), because of the psychological trauma I would have paying full freight for gas for the first time in about 2yrs
It all comes down to how you value your time and how cheap you are.
It's only one *additional* stop vs a promo on VGC/MGC. To get 2 fills worth at 2x for VGC/MGC, you're spending $17.85 + MO fees to cash out 3 cards. For Happy at 4x, $27.8 + MO fees on 4 cards, and still 300 points left over. I personally have better luck splitting payment on a MO in the $390-range and using two $200s than getting one for almost $1000 and using two $500s. And points/CB as someone else mentioned. 5% this quarter with discover that I probably otherwise wouldn't max out.

It's also worth watching for other ways to reduce the cost. In December the Happy Cards really paid off for me when BBB had a $10 rebate on $50 in gift cards. I got an extra $170 back in BBB GCs.
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Old Feb 20, 19, 10:54 pm
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10x on dominos and xbox next week, Feb 22 - 28. Pass!
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Old Feb 21, 19, 9:45 am
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For those looking for cheaper gas as we await the return of the Giant/S&S promo, look at this post by the DoctorofCredit and read my comment about Sunoco.

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/safeway-8x-rewards-on-happy-giftcards-vons-randalls-albertsons-tom-thumb-acme-jewel-shaws/
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Old Feb 21, 19, 11:39 am
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For those looking for cheaper gas as we await the return of the Giant/S&S promo, look at this post by the DoctorofCredit and read my comment about Sunoco.

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/safeway-8x-rewards-on-happy-giftcards-vons-randalls-albertsons-tom-thumb-acme-jewel-shaws/
Thanks for pointing that out. Useful in my area.
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