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

Old Jan 12, 18, 12:25 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 Oct 4, 22, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by dwatcher
So for next week Giant has an interesting card for earning choice points. Game On card. They can be used for funding on sports betting websites. Each card has different participating online casinos. Anyone have experience with them? Like fund them with this cards and then withdraw it to your bank account. Can it be as simple as that?
My uneducated guess is there could be betting requirements before you can withdraw.
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Old Oct 4, 22, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by dwatcher
So for next week Giant has an interesting card for earning choice points. Game On card. They can be used for funding on sports betting websites. Each card has different participating online casinos. Anyone have experience with them? Like fund them with this cards and then withdraw it to your bank account. Can it be as simple as that?
I did read something about it via draftkings and fanduel but can't find anything recent. It was use for manufactured spending at some point years ago.
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Old Oct 4, 22, 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by westlaker
My uneducated guess is there could be betting requirements before you can withdraw.
I mean yea possibly, don't mind playing a bit if needed. They also have SUB all the time.

Originally Posted by dd987
I did read something about it via draftkings and fanduel but can't find anything recent. It was use for manufactured spending at some point years ago.
Yea, I read that too. They were shutting down people using prepaid debit cards. These are same, but the difference is they selectively require you to spend on those sportsbook sites. so could be less risky.
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Old Oct 5, 22, 11:34 pm
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NoVA region. Burgers anyone?

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Old Oct 14, 22, 10:59 am
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The following is Fuel Rewards related, not Giant or SNS --

Received email today titled "Save 20/gal on October 20th!." Body of email: "Take the savings celebration to the next level with this special way to save! Activate this offer below by the end of October 17th and fill up on October 20th to
save an extra 20/gal on top of your everyday Fuel Rewards savings." OFFER REQUIRES ACTIVATION BY OCT 17.
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Old Oct 26, 22, 8:51 am
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Stop and Shop 10/28-11/3

8x points on any Choice, GivingGood, Happy or One4all gift cards

Which one is the best? Can it be used to buy gift cards?

7x points on Express gift cards
5x points on Green Dot Reloadable Visa
Card is issued by GreenDot Bank USA . Get auto upgraded for Unlimited Cash Back bank account/ visa debit card 2% unlimited cashback for online or mobile purchases when you register. Mobile number and identity verification required.

Has anyone done those before? There are probably lots of fees there. And how long from the moment you register would you be able to use the card? And would they allow more than one card for the same mobile number and identity? If not, you would be able to purchase the second card, but not register and use it, arggh.
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Old Oct 28, 22, 5:32 am
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10/28/2022 - 11/03/2022 NoVA region.
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Old Oct 28, 22, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by noonflyer

10/28/2022 - 11/03/2022 NoVA region.
I did Green Dot last summer and it was a PITA to get the money off the card. I assume that's still the case?
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Old Oct 30, 22, 12:14 pm
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Re the Green Dot: Never used them but am tempted to. Can you not off load $500.00 or 499.99 to say pay insurance withiut registering it? In my reading it seems as if you can but I may be wrong.
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Old Oct 30, 22, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by cruisr
Re the Green Dot: Never used them but am tempted to. Can you not off load $500.00 or 499.99 to say pay insurance withiut registering it? In my reading it seems as if you can but I may be wrong.
My last Green Dot experience. BTW, I did get my maintenance fee returned by calling, but I don't think anyone would find this opportunity "worth it" -- unless they have another angle.

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Old Oct 30, 22, 3:43 pm
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Thanks iahphx I will not bother with them. I do miss the VGC and MCGC at SNS.
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Old Oct 30, 22, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
My last Green Dot experience. BTW, I did get my maintenance fee returned by calling, but I don't think anyone would find this opportunity "worth it" -- unless they have another angle.

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Is Green Dot cash/debit only?
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Old Nov 1, 22, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by westlaker
Is Green Dot cash/debit only?
Yes.
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Old Nov 3, 22, 11:31 am
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5x on all (excludes VGC, MGC, and presumably Giant/S&S, though S&S ad fails to list as such)

The $15/20 off your next grocery purchase again fails to appear at S&S this year. Giant-PA ad shows nothing, but historically has been the same 5x offer.

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Old Nov 3, 22, 11:47 am
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Wonder if Giant sell amazon gc, 5x is pretty good for it but haven't shopped at Giant for a while.
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