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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 26, 23, 7:09 pm
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Giant-PA flyer preview for next week is showing 10x points on select gift cards. Only one really of note is Home Depot.

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Old Feb 26, 23, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
Giant-PA flyer preview for next week is showing 10x points on select gift cards. Only one really of note is Home Depot.

At 10X that will be reasonably profitable, and nice to see a sign of life after the recent dry spell.
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Old Feb 27, 23, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by rdeppen
At 10X that will be reasonably profitable, and nice to see a sign of life after the recent dry spell.
So these will only work for the cards in the pic? I recall that sometimes this worked for all gift cards?

What do you use to sell, GCWIKI?
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Old Feb 27, 23, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by rdeppen
At 10X that will be reasonably profitable, and nice to see a sign of life after the recent dry spell.
So these will only work for the cards in the pic? I recall that sometimes this worked for all gift cards?

What do you use to sell, GCWIKI?
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Old Feb 28, 23, 8:05 am
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Originally Posted by eshock92
So these will only work for the cards in the pic? I recall that sometimes this worked for all gift cards?

What do you use to sell, GCWIKI?
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The ad usually said "on all gift cards" the times when it worked on all. When it said select gift cards it was generally only on the pictured cards (exception being if a Happy/Choice card was pictured, it was usually all Happy/Choice cards). The fine print, though very poor quality in the scan, seems to say "on these participating cards" as well.
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Old Mar 2, 23, 1:42 am
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
The ad usually said "on all gift cards" the times when it worked on all. When it said select gift cards it was generally only on the pictured cards (exception being if a Happy/Choice card was pictured, it was usually all Happy/Choice cards). The fine print, though very poor quality in the scan, seems to say "on these participating cards" as well.
Heres the DC/MD/VA offer - not nearly as good but better than a sharp stick in the eye as the saying goes.
Note the $2,000 limit language - while not unprecedented in this area, also somewhat rare.

Ad is also very specific, naming the eligible cards in the subhead.

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Old Mar 2, 23, 6:35 am
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Those with Giant and S&S linked to Shell Fuel Rewards who haven't use their Giant account since 12/2020, has your Giant account been purged?
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Old Mar 2, 23, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by gatorboy
Heres the DC/MD/VA offer - not nearly as good but better than a sharp stick in the eye as the saying goes.
Note the $2,000 limit language - while not unprecedented in this area, also somewhat rare.

Ad is also very specific, naming the eligible cards in the subhead.
That's unfortunate, but not the first time there has been a divergence in the offers. Giant-MD has seemed a bit stingier with points for bonus offers lately, compared to S&S or Giant-PA. Guess that's carrying over. Or the ad is wrong, which wouldn't be the first time, but not counting on that
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Old Mar 2, 23, 12:41 pm
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Hmm, I don't see anywhere on the digital flyer from the app mentioning the 10x promo on third-party GCs for Giant-PA.
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Old Mar 6, 23, 7:53 am
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The S&S version of the promo states max "$2k per week". For purposes of the promo, do they define a "week" as a calendar week (Sun. through Sat.), or promo week (Fri. through Thur.)?

Has been some time since a worthwhile promo has been available, and want to confirm if anything has changed in how they define a "week".

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Old Mar 7, 23, 4:46 am
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between Sunday and Monday, Ive bought 6k. All points posted.

Originally Posted by AirWhere
The S&S version of the promo states max "$2k per week". For purposes of the promo, do they define a "week" as a calendar week (Sun. through Sat.), or promo week (Fri. through Thur.)?

Has been some time since a worthwhile promo has been available, and want to confirm if anything has changed in how they define a "week".
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Old Mar 7, 23, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by Raskage
between Sunday and Monday, Ive bought 6k. All points posted.
What do you do with $6000 of Cabela's, Home Depot and Bass Pro Shop GCs?. Just wondering.
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Old Mar 8, 23, 5:01 am
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sell them

Originally Posted by radonc1
What do you do with $6000 of Cabela's, Home Depot and Bass Pro Shop GCs?. Just wondering.
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Old Mar 8, 23, 1:31 pm
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Activation Time / Funds Availability on VGCs

First time buying Sutton VGC's at Giant. How long does it take for the the card to be fully activated & funds available? I know there's a lag with Safeway / Albertsons VGC's. Usually wait until next day.

UPDATE: Balance is now avail this morning.

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Old Mar 9, 23, 12:59 pm
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DP: Not able to buy MO with VGC today at S&S. Tried 2 different cards, and the pinpad says "Not Authorized" after entering pin. Went home to check and the both gift cards have $500 on it. My last successful MO purchase was last month. Anyone else have another other data points?

ETA: VGC are from MetaBank purchased in 2021.
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