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Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases(2018-21)

Old Jan 12, 18, 12:25 am
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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.***



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).

The grocery reward points (Go Rewards or Flexible Reward) can be transferred to either gas points (Fuel Rewards) or grocery points. The conversion rate is 100 points = $0.10/gallon or 100 points = $1 saving in grocery.

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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 behavior 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

3/3/2017: 2x V
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 and MC
12/1/2017: 2x V and MC
3/16/2018: 2x MC
4/6/2018: 3x V
5/18/2018: 2x MC
5/25/2018: 2x V
6/1/2018: 2x MC
6/29/2018: 2x V
7/13/2018: 2x V
8/31/2018: 2x MC
10/5/2018: 3x MC
10/12/2018: 3x V
11/2/2018: 2x MC
11/30/2018: 2x V

3/15/2019: 3x V
4/5/2019: 2x MC
5/17/2019: 3x V
5/31/2019: 3x MC
6/28/2019: 3x MC Have a safe and happy Fourth!
7/12/2019: 3x Visa
8/23/2019: 2x MC
10/4/2019: 2x MC
10/11/2019: 3x V
11/19/2019: 2x MC
11/29/2019: 3x MC
3/13/2020: 3x V
3/27/2020: 2x MC
5/15/2020: 3x V

5/29/2020: 2x MC
6/5/2020: 3x V
6/26/2020: 2x MC
7/10/2020: 3x V
8/21/2020: 2x MC
10/2/2020: 2x MC
10/16/2020: 3x V
10/30/2020: 2x MC

11/27/2020: 3x V
12/11/2020: 4x V

3/12/2021: 3x V
4/9/2021: 3x MC
5/14/2021: 3x V
5/28/2021: 3x MC
6/4/2021: 3x V
7/2/2021: 3x MC
7/23/2021: 3x V
8/27/2021: 3x MC
10/8/2021: 3x MC
10/22/2021: 3x V
10/29/2021: 3x MC

List of States and Cities Where Giant/S&S points work, and are correctly priced in the Fuel Rewards App

Alabama
Florida (at least some Miami stations limit discount to $1, not correctly shown in app)
Georgia
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Montana (very limited stations displayed)
New Hampshire
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania (eastern)
Texas (only some cities, not Dallas)
Vermont

List of States and Cities Where Giant/S&S points work at SOME stations, but are NOT shown in the Fuel Rewards App

Delaware (many stations)
Maryland (some stations)
Virginia (some stations)
Minnesota (widespread participation -- likely due to it being Hy-Vee territory)
North Dakota
South Dakota
Washington state (perhaps only eastern WA)

List of States with No Known Giant/S&S gas points redemption options

Arizona
Alaska ("Three Bears" Shells used to work, but don't anymore. It might be worth trying the few other Shell stations, but the odds aren't good)
California -- southern (may work in far north California)
Colorado
New Mexico
Nevada
Utah
Wyoming
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Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases(2018-21)

Old Mar 29, 18, 1:55 pm
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SNS is very YMMV.
The three I visit all have different policies. One takes my DL for any GC purchase over 500.00, one takes it for over 3k and one does whatever the person working the counter decided to do. I’ve bought 4K once and the cashier didn’t ask for my DL. Next week, different cashier, and they asked, Been going to these locations for many many years and they are all friendly and I have no problem giving them my DL if they ask. Not giving it to them would be a problem. Again, YMMV.
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Old Mar 29, 18, 10:04 pm
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Originally Posted by cwh82
What kind of volume were you doing? I really only started doing bigger amounts last week for the 2x fuel points promo. Did about $8k for the week.
These days I only go during gas promotions. The volume I've done was insignificant... I've done far higher volume than what got me in trouble, but it was during a $5000 purchase. Basically it was just a moron money manager or whatever her title was and as far as she knew, it was the first time I had been at that Giant. She knew nothing...she thought that gift cards were connected with western union, and she confused them with money orders. Then she decided to implement a policy for me that I did not find out about until I came the next time. I'm sure she was convinced that I was robbing them or doing something illegal and she decided to be Superwoman and stop me. In my experiences the most dangerous situations are when a high up unknowledgeable manager wanders in. I've found that older white women are the worst.
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Old Mar 30, 18, 10:14 am
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Just saw 4/6-4/12 ad; Great news, 3x pts on Visa GCs that week!
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Old Mar 30, 18, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by DiMAn0684
Just saw 4/6-4/12 ad; Great news, 3x pts on Visa GCs that week!
That was quick. The previous points will still have over a week to go until expiration.
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Old Mar 30, 18, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by DiMAn0684
Just saw 4/6-4/12 ad; Great news, 3x pts on Visa GCs that week!
Oh no !!! I overloaded my account last round. Why can't they have a month in between promotions!
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Old Mar 30, 18, 2:34 pm
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What site did you see next weeks ad I am unable to find ad yet for 4/6-12?
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Old Mar 31, 18, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx
Easy free $15 in groceries today. This deal is an absolute no-brainer if you have a Mastercard for the next couple of days. For my $6 fee, I got $15 in free groceries, $15 in free gas and about $15 in JetBlue air travel.

If only it were scaleable (maybe it is, if you're more ambitious with FR and Giant accounts than I am).
any dp that this is limited to specific areas? i am in central MD and it is not listed under digital coupons. EDIT: or maybe they limited its use?
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Old Mar 31, 18, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by makelab
any dp that this is limited to specific areas? i am in central MD and it is not listed under digital coupons. EDIT: or maybe they limited its use?
it worked for my account and my wifes account, but didnt show up for my in laws accounts. Not sure but may be there was a usage limit, as my in laws created an account yesterday and it didnt show.
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Old Mar 31, 18, 9:42 pm
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for those with chase freedom cards and/or a discover card that earns 5% on different categories quarterly.... Q2 includes stop and shop. it's an easy $75 cashback on each card.
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Old Apr 1, 18, 6:29 am
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I've tried Freedom before at S&S for gift cards and my statement showed only 1%. That was quite a while ago. I'd be very interested to hear if it's different now.
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Old Apr 1, 18, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by slicktraveler
What site did you see next weeks ad I am unable to find ad yet for 4/6-12?
It can be found here

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Old Apr 1, 18, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by Car Jack
I've tried Freedom before at S&S for gift cards and my statement showed only 1%. That was quite a while ago. I'd be very interested to hear if it's different now.
Are you saying you used your registered Freedom in a quarter that was giving a bonus (total 5% cashback) at grocery stores and you only got 1% back? If you registered your card and the category for the spend bonus for the quarter was grocery stores then you should have received 5% cashback.

ive never had a problem with the spend for bonus in the various categories.
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Old Apr 1, 18, 10:20 am
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Purchase done in the afternoon of 03/30 does post to FR with expire date of June 30th. FYI
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Old Apr 1, 18, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by yoyo
Purchase done in the afternoon of 03/30 does post to FR with expire date of June 30th. FYI
Yes, I'm seeing the same thing.
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Old Apr 1, 18, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by cruisr


Are you saying you used your registered Freedom in a quarter that was giving a bonus (total 5% cashback) at grocery stores and you only got 1% back? If you registered your card and the category for the spend bonus for the quarter was grocery stores then you should have received 5% cashback.

ive never had a problem with the spend for bonus in the various categories.
i've also had no problem with getting my 5%. my android pay cashback (which was generated from stop and shop gift cards) from Q1 of this year posted without incident.
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