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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 Apr 5, 18, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by cwh82
You earn 3c/gallon per $100 spent at S&S/Giant, just like before when it was 15c/gallon per $100. The 15c/gallon promo now is the first time you link a new mastercard to your FR account.
so if I link a new MC to my account, I can get 15c/gallon per $100 on the max 1 transaction $5k in VGCs right?
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Old Apr 5, 18, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by HeadyT
The current card-linked FR points deal is 3c/gal discount per $100 spend, essentially 15c/gal discount when buying a $500 VGC/MCGC, Still helps a bit but it's nowhere near as good as the former 15c/gal discount per $100 spend.
Thanks, but: when I do a "find locations" under the new card-linked offer, my local Giants (where I got the 15 cent reward in the past) are not showing as giving the new 3 cent reward. Have people confirmed that Giant still participates?
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Old Apr 5, 18, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by devastitis

so if I link a new MC to my account, I can get 15c/gallon per $100 on the max 1 transaction $5k in VGCs right?
No, you are getting 15c/gallon total for linking a new mastercard. Then you would get 3c/gallon per $100 spent at S&S/Giant.
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Old Apr 5, 18, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by tuphat
Thanks, but: when I do a "find locations" under the new card-linked offer, my local Giants (where I got the 15 cent reward in the past) are not showing as giving the new 3 cent reward. Have people confirmed that Giant still participates?
When I click Find locations, then click SHOP, I still see the S&S listed. Haven't made any purchases since the new 3c/gallon per $100 promotion.
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Old Apr 6, 18, 3:20 pm
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Did 2x$500 today on a Kevlar and another (might have been birthday cake); neither posted points automatically. Check your receipts before you leave.
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Old Apr 7, 18, 7:07 am
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My 15k posted immediately. Black ones I think.
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Old Apr 7, 18, 7:12 am
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Two kevlar cards from yesterday posted as expected for me.
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Old Apr 7, 18, 10:34 am
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Roses and black kevlar posted correctly.
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Old Apr 8, 18, 11:31 am
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via WSJ --
Your summer road trip is getting more expensive, with gas prices set to rise even more
https://www.wsj.com/articles/america...ars-1523196000
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Old Apr 8, 18, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by tuphat
via WSJ --
Your summer road trip is getting more expensive, with gas prices set to rise even more
https://www.wsj.com/articles/america...ars-1523196000
with FR no longer giving 15c/$100, this summer will certainly be more expensive for me where Giant gas rewards only gives a max $1.50 off per gal..

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Old Apr 8, 18, 3:35 pm
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for the second time this promo, my kevlar points didn't post automatically - even though my $15 off a grocery purchase was applied during checkout. maybe it's just me this time around. weird.
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Old Apr 9, 18, 5:05 am
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Originally Posted by devastitis

with FR no longer giving 15c/$100, this summer will certainly be more expensive for me where Giant gas rewards only gives a max $1.50 off per gal..
Yup, gas prices yoyo up and down in a largely unpredictable way (historically, they peak in the spring), but the end of the 15c/$100 promo will definitely hurt Giant MD/Stop&Shop gamers. Interestingly, if you live near Giant PA, their program is now the most appealing (again) during GC sale weeks because: 1) there's no cap on the pump savings; 2) the expire at the end of the next month; and 3) you get a 25 gallon fill up. So every 2 VGCs at Giant PA this week gets you $3.00 off 25 gallons with a May 31 expiration. The downside is that this can only be used at Giant-brand gas stations, which aren't that numerous.
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Old Apr 9, 18, 6:23 am
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Bought $1500 kevlar Friday and so far the giant 3x points posted instantly automatically. However, the $0.03 per $100 MC card linked offer has posted to my fuel rewards account, but it doesn't show any points yet, and the rewards in progress bar is blank. Maybe these $0.03/$100 will take the 5-7 days in the terms small print instead of the 48 hours the $0.15/$100 took? Has anyone's $0.03/$100 posted yet, and how long did it take?
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Old Apr 9, 18, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
Yup, gas prices yoyo up and down in a largely unpredictable way (historically, they peak in the spring), but the end of the 15c/$100 promo will definitely hurt Giant MD/Stop&Shop gamers. Interestingly, if you live near Giant PA, their program is now the most appealing (again) during GC sale weeks because: 1) there's no cap on the pump savings; 2) the expire at the end of the next month; and 3) you get a 25 gallon fill up. So every 2 VGCs at Giant PA this week gets you $3.00 off 25 gallons with a May 31 expiration. The downside is that this can only be used at Giant-brand gas stations, which aren't that numerous.
What makes it even more lucrative is the Discover 5% category this quarter is for grocery stores. Too bad that is capped at $1500.
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Old Apr 9, 18, 3:50 pm
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What makes it even more lucrative is the Discover 5% category this quarter is for grocery stores. Too bad that is capped at $1500.
Thanks for that reminder. While it probably doesn't pay to use a Discover card at a Giant MD or Stop &Shop (assuming Mastercards still earn 3%), it certainly would make sense to use it at a Giant PA store.
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