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

Old Jan 12, 18, 1:25 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 17, 22, 5:48 am
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Originally Posted by craz View Post
Yea I believe the Fat Lady has sung her song

Not sure what did it in but wouldnt surprise me that as much as they tried to limit the amount a person can earn, some folks found ways around it. The good thing is if you still go to Shell in some areas it will be alot quicker to fill up. The folks standing around and hawking the fill ups for $XX wont be there , and some even put out announcements what time theyd be there and lines formed

Of cause all that had to be done is limit how many times a fill up can be done in a 24 hr period. Doubt anyone would go once a day to do just 1 fill-up, it was being able to do countless fill-ups that made it worthwhile for them
Where was this done? In the years I was buying gas, the only time I noticed other FR players was once at a Giant of PA, when it was the evening of the last day of the month, and I saw a couple people with gas cans cashing out their points.
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Old Mar 17, 22, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post
Where was this done? In the years I was buying gas, the only time I noticed other FR players was once at a Giant of PA, when it was the evening of the last day of the month, and I saw a couple people with gas cans cashing out their points.
We had a guy in my area that was doing that via a FB page back in 2019 and 2020. He would list a price for 20 gallons of regular gas and then a time when he'd be at one of the 3 Shell stations in the area and meet people to exchange cash for gas. Not a bad idea, but clearly not sustainable.
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Old Mar 18, 22, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Prometheus77 View Post
We had a guy in my area that was doing that via a FB page back in 2019 and 2020. He would list a price for 20 gallons of regular gas and then a time when he'd be at one of the 3 Shell stations in the area and meet people to exchange cash for gas. Not a bad idea, but clearly not sustainable.
There's always somebody who's going to push a good thing too far. Not that I really blame him, though -- he was being an "entrepreneur."
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Old Mar 19, 22, 10:31 am
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Giant MD 3/25 ad: no gift-card based fuel point deals at all (please don't ask me to scan the whole ad I have it in hand).
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Old Mar 19, 22, 2:00 pm
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Amex offer has $10 off $20 BPme(BP app) gas purchase. Exp 5/1/22.
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Old Mar 19, 22, 4:48 pm
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Amex offer has $10 off $20 BPme(BP app) gas purchase. Exp 5/1/22.
Did that just pop up on your account? We've seen this one cycle in and out a couple times. Had you used it before? Obviously a very good deal, especially if you have additional cardholders who were also targeted.
BTW, I'll try to write up my experience with Weis Markets fuel rewards in the next couple of days. As there is no particularly useful info on Flyertalk (or elsewhere), I think some folks here will find it moderately useful. I'll post a link when I do (the moderators don't want that discussion here).
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Old Mar 19, 22, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post
Did that just pop up on your account? We've seen this one cycle in and out a couple times. Had you used it before? Obviously a very good deal, especially if you have additional cardholders who were also targeted.
BTW, I'll try to write up my experience with Weis Markets fuel rewards in the next couple of days. As there is no particularly useful info on Flyertalk (or elsewhere), I think some folks here will find it moderately useful. I'll post a link when I do (the moderators don't want that discussion here).
I used it last week. You just open the app and select the pump number.
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Old Mar 19, 22, 7:12 pm
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I used it last week. You just open the app and select the pump number.
Oh, yeah, I didn't have any problem using the BP app, but I don't think I'll be targeted for this promo again having used it last year.
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Old Mar 19, 22, 9:02 pm
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BTW, I'll try to write up my experience with Weis Markets fuel rewards in the next couple of days. As there is no particularly useful info on Flyertalk (or elsewhere), I think some folks here will find it moderately useful. I'll post a link when I do (the moderators don't want that discussion here).
Please dont. We dont need Weis killed when the yahoos exploit their program.
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Old Mar 20, 22, 12:15 am
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Please dont. We dont need Weis killed when the yahoos exploit their program.
By "yahoos," do you mean everyone except yourself?

If that actually happens, I think you'll be able to live without the dollar off gas.
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Old Mar 20, 22, 6:53 am
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Old Mar 20, 22, 2:44 pm
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Please dont. We dont need Weis killed when the yahoos exploit their program.
I wouldn't worry about it. All of the info is already in the appropriate thread and has been for years.
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Old Mar 20, 22, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post
By "yahoos," do you mean everyone except yourself?.
That would be correct. I dont show up at the gas station with gas cans, rack up thousands of Weis points, and then argue with the associates because they wont let me purchase more gift cards.
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Old Mar 20, 22, 8:49 pm
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My PA Giant which is always very well packed with cards was nearly out of high values. There also seemed to be a different procedure, with the cashier seemingly entering my drivers license into the computer, and she was super cautious, despite this Giant usually being very chill. She also used the log for my 2K order, which wouldn't usually have previously happened at this giant. The log form was different from the last time I got cards a month or two ago as well.

Just a theory, but maybe the lack of deals is more related to security issues, than anything else?
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