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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 13, 18, 8:22 am
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
Sometimes shows up same day. Otherwise, should be there tomorrow if they did it correctly.
I'll wait for a day before calling them then. Thanks. Also, when I log into my FR account on desktop, after clicking Account Activity, under My Rewards I see PETROLEUM MARKETING GROUP INC: 15c/gallon. Anybody know what this is? It's been there since the beginning of April, but it never actually gets used when I fill up. Only my S&S points, Mastercard linked points and Instant gold status are used.
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Old Apr 13, 18, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by devastitis
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.
That's a shame. I live only 25 minutes from a Giant/PA store and 10 minutes from a Giant MD store so I can use both programs (although the Giant/MD store is along my regular commute, so it's easier). I bought points in both programs last week, but if I'm only going to get something like $1.56 off a gallon at Giant/MD, I probably would have just bought Giant PA points. Given the current spike in gas prices, $1.50 off will only be half price; with Giant PA, you can still get completely free gas. If there's another point promo in the next few weeks, I may go back to Giant PA and give my Giant MD points to friends and family (which is now logistically easier to do, because there are no additional FR points they can drain when they fill up). While I'd be disappointed to pay half price for gas, they'll be thrilled.
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Old Apr 13, 18, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by devastitis
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.
That's a separate offer. The Hyvee/Homeland/Countrymart if 5c/gallon for every $50 you spend at those stores, similar to the 10c/gal per $100 at Giant/Stop&Shop. There is a separate Mastercard offer of 3c/gal per $100 listed unter Mastercard offers.. However it doesn't appear to be posting.
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Old Apr 14, 18, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
That's a separate offer. The Hyvee/Homeland/Countrymart if 5c/gallon for every $50 you spend at those stores, similar to the 10c/gal per $100 at Giant/Stop&Shop. There is a separate Mastercard offer of 3c/gal per $100 listed unter Mastercard offers.. However it doesn't appear to be posting.
Yeah, there's a promo page for this offer on the FR website. I see no reason why this shouldn't be posting. Any reason not to complain?

Mastercard Plus-Up

Earn an additional 3/gal for every $100 you spend with a linked Mastercard at participating grocery stores — on top of the savings you’ll already earn in the Giant Card program.

Here’s how it works:
  • Use your linked Mastercard when shopping at Giant.
  • Select “credit” as the payment type when checking out.
  • Earn an additional 3/gal in Fuel Rewards savings for every $100 you spend in accumulated purchases.
  • Rewards will be added to your account in 5-7 business days.
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Old Apr 15, 18, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
That's a separate offer. The Hyvee/Homeland/Countrymart if 5c/gallon for every $50 you spend at those stores, similar to the 10c/gal per $100 at Giant/Stop&Shop. There is a separate Mastercard offer of 3c/gal per $100 listed unter Mastercard offers.. However it doesn't appear to be posting.
I purchased 2 $500 VGC's at S&S on 4/12 with my linked Mastercard and I already see the 30c/gallon reward posted on my FR account. Going into Account Activity, under My Rewards it's listed there separately from the original Mastercard reward. The new one is "Mastercard Bonus" while the one that's expired is "Mastercard."

The odd thing is this new 30c/gallon reward expires on 5/31/18. The rewards I earned from using the last 15c/gallon per $100 Mastercard offer on the last day are set to expire 6/30/18.

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Old Apr 15, 18, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by cwh82
I purchased 2 $500 VGC's at S&S on 4/12 with my linked Mastercard and I already see the 30c/gallon reward posted on my FR account. Going into Account Activity, under My Rewards it's listed there separately from the original Mastercard reward. The new one is "Mastercard Bonus" while the one that's expired is "Mastercard."

The odd thing is this new 30c/gallon reward expires on 5/31/18. The rewards I earned from using the last 15c/gallon per $100 Mastercard offer on the last day are set to expire 6/30/18.
Yes, I made the same purchase on that same date at Giant, and the 30 cents showed up today, too (yesterday, when I posted the MC link, it wasn't there).

Obviously, this is good news. It's not enough to make it worthwhile to purchase gift cards in non-promotional weeks (no more free gas all the time), but it does help a little with the $1.50 per fill-up limit at Giant MD/Stop&Shop.
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Old Apr 16, 18, 8:46 am
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Next week's GC promo is 8x pts on Bass Pro shop and Red Robin.
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Old Apr 16, 18, 12:39 pm
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Am I seeing a new 15c/gallon grocery offer in the app or am I just seeing things. Dont break my heart.

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Old Apr 16, 18, 1:32 pm
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Seeing the 15c per $100 for my area as well
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Old Apr 16, 18, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by DiMAn0684
Seeing the 15c per $100 for my area as well
It's on the website, too, with a 6/30/18 expiration date. What the heck? Did it suddenly jump back to 15 cents?

Earn 15/gal for every $100 you spend with a linked Mastercard at participating grocery stores.

Here’s how it works:
  • Link a Mastercard credit, debit or prepaid card to your Fuel Rewards account.
  • Use your linked Mastercard when shopping at participating grocery stores.
  • Select ‘Credit’ when checking out.
  • Earn 15/gal for every $100 you spend with a linked Mastercard.
  • Rewards will be added to your account in 5-7 business days.
Offer available in select markets only.

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Old Apr 16, 18, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by DiMAn0684
Seeing the 15c per $100 for my area as well
Same for my area, thanks for the heads up.
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Old Apr 16, 18, 8:33 pm
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my fuel rewards app has the 15 cent promo coded as "MC_GroceryQ218v2" and it expires 6/30. awesome!
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Old Apr 16, 18, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by cwh82
I purchased 2 $500 VGC's at S&S on 4/12 with my linked Mastercard and I already see the 30c/gallon reward posted on my FR account. Going into Account Activity, under My Rewards it's listed there separately from the original Mastercard reward. The new one is "Mastercard Bonus" while the one that's expired is "Mastercard."

The odd thing is this new 30c/gallon reward expires on 5/31/18. The rewards I earned from using the last 15c/gallon per $100 Mastercard offer on the last day are set to expire 6/30/18.

Under my account activity I see
04/07/18 Payment Card Mastercard Bonus $1,028.37 - -
So it registered the spend, apparently, but didn't give any points.

Wonder if I complain, if I can get it credited at the 15c/$100 rate.. Since the terms are saying it's for purchases between 4/1/18 and 6/30/18
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:41 am
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I hope the maximum of $125/gallon gets reset with this new 15c program
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Old Apr 17, 18, 3:06 pm
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On an unrelated note, I havent received any MRs from any of my 3 $5k purchases at Giant using my Biz Plat card. Received the congrats for qualifying for the 50% more MR email, but didnt receive any of the points according to the MR summary.
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