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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 Feb 10, 23, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by centrifuge41
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.
Two quick things.

The various stores in my suburban DC area all still take credit cards no problem for purchasing gift cards.

And as it happens, I was at a store just this morning where the gift card rack had completely disappeared. But after doing a little shopping, about 10 minutes later, they rolled it out from the back totally stocked with vanilla cards. I talked to the two guys handling the switch and it turns out they work for a third-party company, but are basically going store to store and changing out the racks. They said that the old vendor had gone out of business. Dont know if thats true. The guy with the drill doing the install was basically just a kid so not sure how much he actually knows.
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Old Feb 10, 23, 7:26 am
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Stop and Shop still have the Metas. Hopefully they will go the Giant route shortly. I miss almost free gas.
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Old Feb 10, 23, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by cruisr
Stop and Shop still have the Metas. Hopefully they will go the Giant route shortly. I miss almost free gas.
There hasn't been gas points issued in more than a year and there isn't any indication that the switch away from Metas will yield their return.
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Old Feb 11, 23, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by cruisr
Stop and Shop still have the Metas. Hopefully they will go the Giant route shortly. I miss almost free gas.
What do you mean by "go the Giant route"?
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Old Feb 11, 23, 2:07 pm
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3% on Rakuten at Stop & Shop in-store today and tomorrow.
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Old Feb 11, 23, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by fly2fish
3% on Rakuten at Stop & Shop in-store today and tomorrow.
Thank you for the heads up. I think I'll head out there now to go shopping...
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Old Feb 15, 23, 5:53 am
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Originally Posted by fly2fish
3% on Rakuten at Stop & Shop in-store today and tomorrow.
Does Rakuten do this often?
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Old Feb 15, 23, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by fly2fish
3% on Rakuten at Stop & Shop in-store today and tomorrow.
Must be targeted.
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Old Feb 15, 23, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by gw14
Does Rakuten do this often?
I don't recall it ever happening before.
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Old Feb 15, 23, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by rrgg
Must be targeted.
It wasn't targeted, it's just over. I posted that on the eleventh.
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Old Feb 15, 23, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by rrgg
Must be targeted.
It wasn't targeted, it's just over. I posted that on the eleventh.
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Old Feb 16, 23, 4:37 am
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Originally Posted by fly2fish
It wasn't targeted, it's just over. I posted that on the eleventh.
Thanks for posting.

Was there a limit? Were you able to do multiple purchases?
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Old Feb 16, 23, 4:43 am
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Originally Posted by gw14
Thanks for posting.

Was there a limit? Were you able to do multiple purchases?
There did not appear to be a limit. I did multiple purchases for a total of $5k across two accounts. All purchases are tracking, we'll see if they payout.
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Old Feb 17, 23, 8:14 pm
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Giant Food stores near me had no gift cards for sale this year. Did they stop doing it? Used to be good buying some GCs to accumulate fuel points quickly.
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Old Feb 18, 23, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by fly2fish
There did not appear to be a limit. I did multiple purchases for a total of $5k across two accounts. All purchases are tracking, we'll see if they payout.
That's interesting. I only did 1 purchase and it did not track.
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