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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 Jan 29, 23, 11:03 am
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Anyone's grocery credit balance showing $0.00 this morning or has this ever happened in the post? My points balance also appears to be wrong. Not sure if system error but I've cleared the cache on the app and removed the data. Trying to get a little more information in advance before giving them a call.
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Old Jan 29, 23, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by mind
Anyone's grocery credit balance showing $0.00 this morning or has this ever happened in the post? My points balance also appears to be wrong. Not sure if system error but I've cleared the cache on the app and removed the data. Trying to get a little more information in advance before giving them a call.
I loaded 12K to gas and they never showed up
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Old Jan 30, 23, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by FrankMS
I loaded 12K to gas and they never showed up
I called and they said end of last month there's a glitch and people were calling about it--basically they issued more points than redeemed and clawbacked. But I honestly don't know if this is true and hadn't kept track since I normally redeem at end of month typically anyway and up until just 2 days ago my grocery balance still had a balance. Your case might be different if you've loaded the points recently this month though. Really disappointed since i normally clear the fridge for grocery at end of month...
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Old Jan 30, 23, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by mind
I called and they said end of last month there's a glitch and people were calling about it--basically they issued more points than redeemed and clawbacked. But I honestly don't know if this is true and hadn't kept track since I normally redeem at end of month typically anyway and up until just 2 days ago my grocery balance still had a balance. Your case might be different if you've loaded the points recently this month though. Really disappointed since i normally clear the fridge for grocery at end of month...
There was some glitch like that that I posted about. My points kept returning and my grocery dollars would return to what it was. When I called they they adjusted my points and added the dollars for me. $5 still disappeared. Then a couple days after, my remaining points were gone, however I had extra grocery dollars in my account and my gas points were still there.

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Old Jan 31, 23, 8:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
There was some glitch like that that I posted about. My points kept returning and my grocery dollars would return to what it was. When I called they they adjusted my points and added the dollars for me. $5 still disappeared. Then a couple days after, my remaining points were gone, however I had extra grocery dollars in my account and my gas points were still there.
The lack of visibility into account activity history makes it overly hard to keep them accountable
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Old Feb 2, 23, 7:36 am
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I guess Giant doesn't want to give free gas anymore
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Old Feb 3, 23, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by dwatcher
I guess Giant doesn't want to give free gas anymore
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Old Feb 3, 23, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by dwatcher
I guess Giant doesn't want to give free gas anymore
It looks that way no gift cards on gas promotion since the beginning of year I hope they start putting cards on promotion again.
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Old Feb 3, 23, 1:32 pm
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At my local Giant-MD, I was told that buying these gift cards is now debit only (as of last week). Not sure if specific to that store, or if it covers a wider swath of stores, or all of Giant-MD.
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Old Feb 3, 23, 7:13 pm
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stopped by stop and shop tonight and bought a vanilla secure spend card. Do they get activated immediately? I remember those from CVS took 24hrs to activate.
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Old Feb 4, 23, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by centrifuge41
At my local Giant-MD, I was told that buying these gift cards is now debit only (as of last week). Not sure if specific to that store, or if it covers a wider swath of stores, or all of Giant-MD.
My store still had this sign up at the registers, although I didn't test it. If you see that sign up, I would point it out to them.

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Old Feb 4, 23, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by yoyo
stopped by stop and shop tonight and bought a vanilla secure spend card. Do they get activated immediately? I remember those from CVS took 24hrs to activate.
I would presume an hour. But if you call the number on the back it will tell you if it's activated or not. And let us know.
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Old Feb 4, 23, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by FrankMS
I loaded 12K to gas and they never showed up
It was me being an airhead. I accidentally loaded 12K to grocery instead of gas. I called and they switched them for me.
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Old Feb 4, 23, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by danpeake
I would presume an hour. But if you call the number on the back it will tell you if it's activated or not. And let us know.
Thanks.
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Old Feb 4, 23, 6:49 pm
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Originally Posted by danpeake
My store still had this sign up at the registers, although I didn't test it. If you see that sign up, I would point it out to them.
Thanks danpeake. I went to a second Giant-MD store and I had no problem spending 1500 (1517.85) on 3 Visas using my Chase Freedom credit card. They didn't even look at the card. Looks like many stores' cards are all Vanilla/SecureSpend now.
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