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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 Nov 6, 20, 3:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
In years past it included everything that wasn't expressly excluded. Can't imagine it'll be different this year.
The reason I asked is I thought in the past it showed "All Gift Cards" and then gave the few exclusions. Am I not remembering correctly?
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Old Nov 8, 20, 5:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Zepcro
The reason I asked is I thought in the past it showed "All Gift Cards" and then gave the few exclusions. Am I not remembering correctly?
I just picked up an Amazon & Nordstrom GC & offer printed. Also same limit as last year 10 offers per SS card..
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Old Nov 8, 20, 6:12 pm
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Amazon worked?
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Old Nov 8, 20, 7:20 pm
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Anyone try Happy Cards yet?
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Old Nov 8, 20, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Zepcro
The reason I asked is I thought in the past it showed "All Gift Cards" and then gave the few exclusions. Am I not remembering correctly?
I think at times it has said "any gift cards" as well. Still, with these semantics, if they don't have a list, shouldn't be hard to get them to honor it for anything not on the exclusions list, in my experience.

Originally Posted by balwx
I just picked up an Amazon & Nordstrom GC & offer printed. Also same limit as last year 10 offers per SS card..
The limit never seemed to actually be enforced, from what I could tell.

Originally Posted by Prometheus77
Anyone try Happy Cards yet?
I plan to. Personally I'm hoping some of the new holiday cards don't work correctly for the first two weeks of the promo like last year. A bunch of times I was given cash or S&S gift cards in lieu of the coupon at customer service.

Originally Posted by Chelski
guess we have to try with less than $3 in gas rewards.. might have to convert on the spot
I had $1.70 of S&S and $0.60 of Giant available. Gas was $2.139. Had $0.20 left after, so it rounded the rewards taken to the nearest $0.10, but not more.

Also confirmed that the pump cuts off at 35 gallons, at least for now.

Last edited by Bigzamboni; Nov 8, 20 at 7:37 pm
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Old Nov 8, 20, 7:46 pm
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Is there a way to use both $25 coupon and go rewards? like if I buy $30 grocery and I want to use $25 coupon and $5 rewards. I tried twice and both used $30 rewards and coupon doesn't work.
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Old Nov 8, 20, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by diaondking
Is there a way to use both $25 coupon and go rewards? like if I buy $30 grocery and I want to use $25 coupon and $5 rewards. I tried twice and both used $30 rewards and coupon doesn't work.
Did you scan the coupon before the go rewards came off? I know the store coupons to "get XYZ at a discount if you spend $25 or more" can be finicky if you try scanning them after the go rewards already have come off.
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Old Nov 9, 20, 8:40 am
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Originally Posted by Chelski
guess we have to try with less than $3 in gas rewards.. might have to convert on the spot

35 gallons seems to be the max again at Giant MD
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Old Nov 9, 20, 11:56 am
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Something odd happened to me today in MA. Pump always shuts off at 20 Gal for me here. Today I first noticed that the message on the pump display explicitly said that the discount was good for up to 20 gal (before it only mentioned the discount amount), but the pump kept dispensing gas at discounted rate after 20 gal limit was reached. I couldn't really test the limit as I only fit ~22 gal, but wonder if the rules are changing for S&S MA.
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Old Nov 9, 20, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by DiMAn0684
Something odd happened to me today in MA. Pump always shuts off at 20 Gal for me here. Today I first noticed that the message on the pump display explicitly said that the discount was good for up to 20 gal (before it only mentioned the discount amount), but the pump kept dispensing gas at discounted rate after 20 gal limit was reached. I couldn't really test the limit as I only fit ~22 gal, but wonder if the rules are changing for S&S MA.
Been posted a few times over the past week, including right above yours. Currently it's at the old limit of 35 gallons. Why that happened is anybody's guess. Kroger's program with Shell goes up to 35 gallons. Maybe Kroger is integrating into Fuel rewards? Can't find anything on that. Would be amazing if that happened though.
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Old Nov 9, 20, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by balwx
I just picked up an Amazon & Nordstrom GC & offer printed. Also same limit as last year 10 offers per SS card..
Thanks.
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Old Nov 9, 20, 6:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
Did you scan the coupon before the go rewards came off? I know the store coupons to "get XYZ at a discount if you spend $25 or more" can be finicky if you try scanning them after the go rewards already have come off.
I actually tried both.

The second time I even let cashier to scan coupon first then my S&S card. However it still took my rewards first.
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Old Nov 9, 20, 6:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni

The limit never seemed to actually be enforced, from what I could tell.
The limit was actually enforced last year. The coupon won't take off any dollars once it reached the limit last year. I had to use another S&S account and then it took off smoothly.
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Old Nov 10, 20, 2:55 pm
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20gal max this afternoon at shell in CT. Bummer.

station has the new color POS ‘big screen’ display with NFC touchless payment reader

Last edited by riphamilton; Nov 13, 20 at 6:30 am Reason: added more station info so we can hopefully determine which support 35gal limit
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Old Nov 10, 20, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by diaondking
The limit was actually enforced last year. The coupon won't take off any dollars once it reached the limit last year. I had to use another S&S account and then it took off smoothly.
I believe same applied to me, denied on the 11th try last year in NJ.
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