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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 21, 22, 8:05 am
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Originally Posted by zeppoloveskafka View Post

Just a theory, but maybe the lack of deals is more related to security issues, than anything else?
Interesting! I can attest that two Giants in my neck of the woods experienced fraud issues in the fall with GC's being purchased with a swiped credit card that ended up being stolen.
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Old Mar 21, 22, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by zeppoloveskafka View Post
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?
The log form for 2K has always been hit or miss with the interpretation of does it include the fee or no fee as well as does it start from 2K or 2001. In your case, it could just be they interpreting it correct now.
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Old Mar 21, 22, 10:08 pm
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Originally Posted by danpeake View Post
3/25-31: Nada
no bonus. yet the fine print states limit 2k per household.
wonder if the limit is meant to stop something other than just points abuse.
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Old Mar 22, 22, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by ffly45 View Post
no bonus. yet the fine print states limit 2k per household.
wonder if the limit is meant to stop something other than just points abuse.
It's likely that they copy and paste it every week. I wouldn't read too much into it.

There was the same language a few weeks back when there wasn't a promo then either.
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Old Mar 25, 22, 9:15 pm
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4/1 Giant MD:
10x Staples or Domino's
8x Choice or Happy
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Old Mar 27, 22, 8:55 pm
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Originally Posted by centrifuge41 View Post
4/1 Giant MD:
10x Staples or Domino's
8x Choice or Happy
Choice or Happy provides glimmer of hope!
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Old Mar 27, 22, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by TTT103 View Post
Interesting! I can attest that two Giants in my neck of the woods experienced fraud issues in the fall with GC's being purchased with a swiped credit card that ended up being stolen.
Wouldn't think someone committing fraud would care about fees - but I guess appearing to care about price might help to lessen suspicion?
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Old Mar 28, 22, 8:59 am
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I went to 2 giants last week just to buy a small amount of store gift cards for gas points. They said all gc purchases require a manager approval and if a manager is not available you have to come back on a different day. The manager asked me if I was being coerced to buy. When I said no he said are you lying and is someone threatening you? They finally let me buy after about 20 minutes - I have been buying from this store for many years.

They said people are being told to say they are not buying for anyone else and fraud is becoming a huge problem - especially with target GCs. They said people are coming back to the store to get their money back and credit card companies are calling as well. Doesnt look good for GCs going forward.
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Old Mar 28, 22, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by dwatcher View Post
Choice or Happy provides glimmer of hope!
Reports are that BBB has stopped selling third party GCs, so that method of converting happy cards may no longer exist.
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Old Mar 28, 22, 1:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni View Post
Reports are that BBB has stopped selling third party GCs, so that method of converting happy cards may no longer exist.
Sadly, the BBB in my neck of the woods never sold third party gift cards, so this method of conversion was not an option
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Old Mar 29, 22, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni View Post
Reports are that BBB has stopped selling third party GCs, so that method of converting happy cards may no longer exist.
BBB hasn't been option for me for few years anyways. Its just better than adidas/cabelas and such...
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Old Mar 29, 22, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by centrifuge41 View Post
4/1 Giant MD:
10x Staples or Domino's
8x Choice or Happy
The S&S preview ad doesn't have any GC gas points deal.
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Old Mar 29, 22, 10:50 am
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The S&S preview ad doesn't have any GC gas points deal.
well the weekly circular came today for 4/1- 4/7 and it shows exactly what was posted for GiantMD
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Old Mar 29, 22, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by craz View Post
well the weekly circular came today for 4/1- 4/7 and it shows exactly what was posted for GiantMD
You are right, I was looking at this week's circular.
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Old Apr 1, 22, 8:04 pm
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Not great, but many of us in this area have a BJ's nearby. Well for the month of April every time you spend $100 in store, you can get 50c off per gallon at BJ's Gas (same day only).
Surprisingly $500 VGC counts towards the spend, so assuming you are using a 2x Card, for your outlay of $5.95 VGC fee, you can get;
  • 1000 credit card points, assuming you can redeem at 1.5c, thats $15 worth
  • 50c off per gallon, assuming a 20gal fill, thats another $10

Not great, but takes some of the sting out of current gas prices. It helps that BJs are generally the cheapest gas to begin with.
Filled up tonight for $3.60 a gallon (never thought I would be happy saying that)

Watch out for Amex, I have had Amex not code for SUB when buying VGC last year at BJs
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