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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 10, 18, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by TPP
What makes it even more lucrative is the Discover 5% category this quarter is for grocery stores. Too bad that is capped at $1500.
Chase Freedom is also giving 5 URs / dollar, capped @ 1.5k as well.
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Old Apr 10, 18, 11:34 am
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I'm giving Freedom a chance (no, I'm not writing a song) again. Last go around (quite a while ago), I only got 1% from Freedom on GC purchases during the 5% grocery quarter, posted during the quarter. I'll do discover and linked MC as well.
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Old Apr 10, 18, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Car Jack
I'm giving Freedom a chance (no, I'm not writing a song) again. Last go around (quite a while ago), I only got 1% from Freedom on GC purchases during the 5% grocery quarter, posted during the quarter. I'll do discover and linked MC as well.
Do you remember what store that was? I had made a purchase at a local S&S last friday and it's showing up as 5x pts purchase.
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Old Apr 10, 18, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
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.
Not 3%. 3 cents per gallon per $100.. So with a 20 gallon max, getting at most $0.60 worth of points per $100 spent. 5% is much more lucrative.
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Old Apr 11, 18, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
Not 3%. 3 cents per gallon per $100.. So with a 20 gallon max, getting at most $0.60 worth of points per $100 spent. 5% is much more lucrative.
Yes, but the 5% has a pretty low cap. Like 3 gift cards.
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Old Apr 11, 18, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx
Yes, but the 5% has a pretty low cap. Like 3 gift cards.
And if you include the VGC fee and liquidation fee, its like only $55 for a quarter.
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Old Apr 11, 18, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by rabbmd
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?
I have made multiple purchases this week and last, with same MC that was linked under previous promo. But no card-linked bonus (cents-off) has yet posted. No joy.
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Old Apr 11, 18, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by tuphat
I have made multiple purchases this week and last, with same MC that was linked under previous promo. But no card-linked bonus (cents-off) has yet posted. No joy.
it seems they have moved onto home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowes. Only 5c/gallon per $100 spent though.
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Old Apr 11, 18, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by DiMAn0684
Do you remember what store that was? I had made a purchase at a local S&S last friday and it's showing up as 5x pts purchase.
It would have been one of the Westborough stores. Don't remember which.
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Old Apr 12, 18, 6:19 am
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Originally Posted by devastitis

it seems they have moved onto home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowes. Only 5c/gallon per $100 spent though.
except they list currently $0.03 off per $100 spent. Its obviously not as good as the previous $0.15 off per $100 but it is something, if it ever posts.... considering calling/emailing but i also dont want to put eyes on my account....
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Old Apr 12, 18, 7:49 am
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Originally Posted by devastitis


And if you include the VGC fee and liquidation fee, its like only $55 for a quarter.
I'll take a total of $110 for both Freedom and Discover and 1.50 off a gallon any day. I love the SNS and FR programs. I love paying 1.00 to fill up my gas tank.
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Old Apr 12, 18, 9:05 am
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"Grocery: Earn 3/gal for every $100 you spend with a linked Mastercard at participating grocery stores." These have not posted for me. So are we concluding that Giant isn't a participating grocery store ???
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Old Apr 12, 18, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by tuphat
"Grocery: Earn 3/gal for every $100 you spend with a linked Mastercard at participating grocery stores." These have not posted for me. So are we concluding that Giant isn't a participating grocery store ???
On the app, it shows three grocery stores under "ways to earn" and those three are Country Mart, Hyvee, and Homeland. Not sure if these are the only three earning FR, but I don't think Giant earns any linked Mastercard points anymore. Could be wrong, but I haven't earned any points from a purchase I made over a week ago.
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Old Apr 12, 18, 7:33 pm
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I bought a VGC tonight at S&S and the CSR didn't scan my S&S card so I didn't receive points for the purchase. She took my S&S card afterwards and added the points but I still don't see the points on my account. How long does it take for the points to hit my account after manually adding them? Never had to have to manually add points before.
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Old Apr 12, 18, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by cwh82
I bought a VGC tonight at S&S and the CSR didn't scan my S&S card so I didn't receive points for the purchase. She took my S&S card afterwards and added the points but I still don't see the points on my account. How long does it take for the points to hit my account after manually adding them? Never had to have to manually add points before.
Sometimes shows up same day. Otherwise, should be there tomorrow if they did it correctly.
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