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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 May 8, 22, 8:11 am
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Old May 10, 22, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post
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.
Were you able to get the gift card working? A user on doctor of credit wasn't able to use the gift card as payment.

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/walma...-gas-stations/
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Old May 15, 22, 6:31 am
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5/20-26: 10x on Apple, Staples and Adidas
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Old May 16, 22, 12:46 am
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Originally Posted by dd987 View Post
Were you able to get the gift card working? A user on doctor of credit wasn't able to use the gift card as payment.

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/walma...-gas-stations/
No, it does not seem like you can pay with a Walmart gift card using the Walmart app at Exxon. Their wallet feature shuts off access to your gift cards, and only allows payment by credit card. I guess it's not surprising that Exxon does not want to be paid in Walmart gift cards. A shame, obviously.

BTW, I have bought some Happy Pack & Go gift cards that can be used at Chevron/Texaco (and Airbnb) for 15% off using that AMEX offer. But obviously a 15% discount on gas isn't fantastic, and they have few stations in the Northeast.
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Old May 16, 22, 7:29 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post
I guess it's not surprising that Exxon does not want to be paid in Walmart gift cards. A shame, obviously.
More like WM isn't wanting to "cash out" their gift cards to Exxon for payment, preferring instead to keep those funds at their stores.
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Old May 16, 22, 7:51 pm
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Looking for partners in Giant MD territory for the incoming offer 10x on Apple, Staples and Adidas. Please PM. Thanks.
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Old May 22, 22, 6:31 am
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No Memorial Day love.

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Old May 22, 22, 6:52 am
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Hopes are starting to fade...
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Hopes are starting to fade...
You still had hope?

Maybe some day. But it seems like this ship has sailed, at the worst possible time ($5 gas).
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Old May 22, 22, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post
You still had hope?

Maybe some day. But it seems like this ship has sailed, at the worst possible time ($5 gas).
We were without hope in 2016 when S&S went to cash only for giftcards, but 8 months later they started accepting credit cards again.

I'm still hopeful.
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Old May 23, 22, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post
You still had hope?

Maybe some day. But it seems like this ship has sailed, at the worst possible time ($5 gas).
That's actually the part I don't get. Meta has still been willing to fund promotions (given that Staples and Office Depot still run them, presumably paid for by Meta). And with $5 gas, the "value" of these rewards seems higher to me.
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Old May 24, 22, 5:24 pm
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I've had to change my tune with my Tesla friends. Back in the good ole days with no limit and 35 gallons, I remember paying 1.9 cents a gallon all the time. I'd use that to snicker at my Tesla owning friends, comparing cost per mile. Heck, my Jeep Wrangler cost less than their Model 3. Now, it's costing me 3 times what the Tesla costs per mile in my Crosstrek.
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Originally Posted by Car Jack View Post
I've had to change my tune with my Tesla friends. Back in the good ole days with no limit and 35 gallons, I remember paying 1.9 cents a gallon all the time. I'd use that to snicker at my Tesla owning friends, comparing cost per mile. Heck, my Jeep Wrangler cost less than their Model 3. Now, it's costing me 3 times what the Tesla costs per mile in my Crosstrek.
lol man same here. now might consider getting a tesla as a 2nd car as a gas hedge lololol
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Old May 25, 22, 12:23 pm
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Is there hardcoded limit on Apple gc at Giant? cashier couldn't ring more than 5. Tried scanning 6th but it stopped them. She tried to BS that limit is $500, but that ain't true.
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Old May 25, 22, 3:59 pm
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Receipt shows zero point, asked rep to manually add it on. Showed them the promo on the weekly flyer, they are still hesitate to add; been questioned by two reps for 5 min, and they all feel suspicious about my request, even trying to scare by saying will report to corporate. This is Giant Food at Sterling VA next to Route 7, should never visit this store again.
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