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

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

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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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Old Apr 4, 22, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by volkswankin View Post
The decision to pause/discontinue the Visa/MC gift card deals was probably made in the summer last year and likely not due to fraud (hasn’t that always existed?), but probably profitability, especially in a high inflation and market reopening from covid. They may have needed these deals when people were hesitant to come to the store, but now prices are higher so they are a bit more profitable on groceries and don’t need to overdo the promotions since people will come to the store.
"They may have needed these deals when people were hesitant to come to the store" , Just love these folks that know what they are talking about! So I take it that before Covid folks never went into the supermkts and the profits were non-existent that had it not been for Covid and high inflation there wouldnt be any supermkts open today, and I guess you know what youre talking about since when I just checked the Wiki it shows that these promos only started after Covid hit, NOT.. I take it thats why all the supermkts I go to no longer have any Sales since all the manufactors are rolling in the $$$ with high inflation since their costs hasnt gone up at all, NOT again
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Old Apr 4, 22, 10:11 am
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I agree that the lack of Visa/MC deals is a profitability issue. If someone is fraudulently buying GCs they would keep doing that regardless of whether or not they were getting the points along the way. S&S is getting a kickback from the issuer when they sell the cards, and the issuer was not happy with all those $500 GCs drained to 0 within hours after purchase. Remember, the issuer initiated the crackdown at WM when they first tried to limit transactions to $99.
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Old Apr 4, 22, 11:11 am
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Promotions come and go. Who remembers "Green Stamps" which use to be a huge business promotion provided by various grocery chains in the 60's.
Yet, it has faded into oblivion for many reasons, one of which was the perception (indeed correct) that the promotion was driving up the cost of groceries to consumers.

It may be nothing more complicated than store owners perceiving that the promotion is not accomplishing what they wanted. The numbers just didn't justify the costs.
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Old Apr 9, 22, 5:29 pm
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Anyone know what gift cards are on gas promotion starting 4/15/2022
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Old Apr 10, 22, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by slicktraveler View Post
Anyone know what gift cards are on gas promotion starting 4/15/2022
Same as this week.
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Old Apr 10, 22, 5:36 pm
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So I haven't purchase any $500 VGCs since the last points deal at S&S, decided to buy some to meet my annual 1% $6500 spend for the OBC Amex. Every S&S I went to had variable $500 VGCs and MCGC, purchases were in the amount of $2000 or $1500, every purchase was witness by a manager.

The witnessing was new. Hopefully at some point S&S will feel comfortable enough to start selling VGCs and MCGCs with points.
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Old Apr 11, 22, 9:50 am
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FYI I took the last 3 cards from my Giant that hasn't been refilled in months. Asked the cashier if she had any info....she knew nothing about gas deal promotion, although she noted it did seem like it had been a while, but she did say they just are having trouble getting supply in for cards like they previously had for Amazon.
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Old Apr 11, 22, 1:21 pm
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that would be wonderful if that is all that it is. Maybe some hope.
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Old Apr 24, 22, 10:31 am
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4/29-5/5: still no dice
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Old Apr 24, 22, 5:11 pm
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Originally Posted by danpeake View Post
4/29-5/5: still no dice
I think it might be a two week offer. Hard to tell from the scan, but looks like it could say 5/12 and historically I believe the offers best mother's day have been 2 weeks.
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Old Apr 25, 22, 8:59 pm
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Here in Giant MD land, it's 4x Gap options (Gap/Banana Republic/Old Navy), Sephora, TJX (TJMaxx/Marshalls/Homegoods etc), Ulta Beauty. It's 4/29-5/12.
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Old Apr 26, 22, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by slicktraveler View Post
that would be wonderful if that is all that it is. Maybe some hope.
and if you really believe that I have a bridge to sell you here in Brooklyn and since youre an FTer I will give you a special discount!

At 1 of reg SnSes the rack was full of both Vs and MCs, which wasnt the case months ago, and yet no promo. I dont expect to see it return anytime soon
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Old Apr 29, 22, 4:00 pm
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It probably only works if you have an AMEX Platinum card and signed up for the free Walmart+ membership, but look to see if you and your additional cardholders are targeted for 2x $10 off $40 at Walmart.com. You can buy Walmart gift cards that -- thanks to a new partnership -- you should be able to use at Exxon stations. It works out to be a little more than a dollar a gallon savings, and you also get an additional 10 cents off a gallon from Walmart+. Makes me feel better than paying full price.
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Old Apr 29, 22, 4:47 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post
It probably only works if you have an AMEX Platinum card and signed up for the free Walmart+ membership, but look to see if you and your additional cardholders are targeted for 2x $10 off $40 at Walmart.com. You can buy Walmart gift cards that -- thanks to a new partnership -- you should be able to use at Exxon stations. It works out to be a little more than a dollar a gallon savings, and you also get an additional 10 cents off a gallon from Walmart+. Makes me feel better than paying full price.
You can use walmart gift card at Exxon?
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Old Apr 30, 22, 6:31 am
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You can use walmart gift card at Exxon?
They say you can use them with the Walmart app now. The system seems to work similar to the other gas station apps.
https://thepointsguy.com/news/walmart-plus-exxon-mobil/
I'll be trying it soon. My family was targeted by AMEX for a lot of those Walmart AMEX offers, so I've picked up several discounted Walmart gift cards. I used them for gas on a recent roadtrip iin the Southeast, but there was certainly a bit of a learning curve in finding (and differentiating) between Walmart's own fueling stations, Sams Club and the two different Murphy brands. Things work differently at each. My pro tip is to load your Walmart gift cards in advance to their app, but also retain the GC in case you need it elsewhere.
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