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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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Last edit by: danpeake
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 25, 22, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by vodafone View Post
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.
Should've turned the tables on them and said I'm gonna report YOU to corporate
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Old May 25, 22, 8:29 pm
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Should've turned the tables on them and said I'm gonna report YOU to corporate
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Old May 27, 22, 11:35 am
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Using a high grocery rewards credit card, I used the Weiss Markets everyday promo to buy a $500 Visa gift card to get a dollar off gas. (Just make sure you pay attention to their somewhat unpredictable rewards periods -- the current one seems to end on Memorial Day) Twenty gallons of gas still cost me $71. A dollar a gallon doesn't go very far these days. I miss the Giant gas deal!
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Old May 29, 22, 10:48 am
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6/3-10: 10x at Bass Pro Shop, Cabelas and Fanatics; 6x Happy
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Old May 31, 22, 8:37 am
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Has anyone lately used a happy card at Home Depot to buy other gift cards? I ask because that used to be my go-to but the cards with Home Depot disappeared. I would take the happy card to my local Home Depot and easily use it at self check out to buy Stop & Shop cards (how's that for turn around?!). Worth it to give it a try with a single happy card, in case it still works.
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Old Jun 3, 22, 8:01 am
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Interesting. Received the weekly email for extra points.....160 for spending $40, a bunch of products are 30 points each. The email specifically said it starts 6/2/2022, so I go and buy all the stuff and get zero extra points. With my phone showing the email, CSR adds them to my account manually. I expect that although the offers all say "one per household", since they're manually added, I'm good to go for another go at it. I do plan to try a happy card as well for 6 times, but it would be nice to buy less of that and get the buck and a half off per gallon.
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Old Jun 3, 22, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by Car Jack View Post
Has anyone lately used a happy card at Home Depot to buy other gift cards? I ask because that used to be my go-to but the cards with Home Depot disappeared. I would take the happy card to my local Home Depot and easily use it at self check out to buy Stop & Shop cards (how's that for turn around?!). Worth it to give it a try with a single happy card, in case it still works.
I think they got rid of all the physical Happys that work at home Depot.
Now the HD happys are an eCard, so the old trick does not work anymore
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Old Jun 3, 22, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by Car Jack View Post
Interesting. Received the weekly email for extra points.....160 for spending $40, a bunch of products are 30 points each. The email specifically said it starts 6/2/2022, so I go and buy all the stuff and get zero extra points. With my phone showing the email, CSR adds them to my account manually. I expect that although the offers all say "one per household", since they're manually added, I'm good to go for another go at it. I do plan to try a happy card as well for 6 times, but it would be nice to buy less of that and get the buck and a half off per gallon.
The Earn offers will work again if they still show in the app
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Old Jun 4, 22, 2:24 pm
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I have multiple citi cards with BP $10 off $20 valid until 6/30. The credit takes a couple weeks to post.
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Old Jun 4, 22, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by westlaker View Post
I have multiple citi cards with BP $10 off $20 valid until 6/30. The credit takes a couple weeks to post.
Did you get the credit multiple times? I have it on several cards, and the first posted quickly, but since then.......crickets.
I was starting to think its once per person and cursing buying overpriced gas at BP (they are not competitive in my area)
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Old Jun 4, 22, 6:20 pm
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no points for happy cards today

points showed up overnight today

Last edited by yoyo; Jun 5, 22 at 8:13 am Reason: points showed up on Sunday
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Old Jun 4, 22, 9:42 pm
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Did you get the credit multiple times? I have it on several cards, and the first posted quickly, but since then.......crickets.
I was starting to think its once per person and cursing buying overpriced gas at BP (they are not competitive in my area)
I accidentally used one card twice and found both time I got $10 off. I remember someone mentioned you can use each offer two times.
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Old Jun 5, 22, 7:22 am
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6/10-16: 6x on Applebee's, Bass Pro Shop, Boscovs, Cabela's, Chipotle, Dominos, Lowes, and Outback

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Old Jun 5, 22, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by danpeake View Post
6/10-16: 6x on Applebee's, Bass Pro Shop, Boscovs, Cabela's, Chipotle, Dominos, Lowes, and Outback

This goes until 6/23. Top part says "all gift cards" while the fine print says "on these participating gift cards." and listing M/V as exclusions.

Hopefully it is actually on all.
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Old Jun 5, 22, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni View Post
This goes until 6/23. Top part says "all gift cards" while the fine print says "on these participating gift cards." and listing M/V as exclusions.

Hopefully it is actually on all.
I wouldn't hold my breath.
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