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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 14, 18, 8:57 pm
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Originally Posted by SpongyBard View Post
Yep showed up for me this morning. But then I went to Shell and even though it said I have $3.80/gal off, I got no discount
You are not the only one. I think there is some system issue going on today. Station used to work stopped working today.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 9:54 pm
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10x on eBay and Footlocker starting 1/19
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Old Jan 15, 18, 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni View Post
10x on eBay and Footlocker starting 1/19
How do you find out this early?
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Old Jan 15, 18, 7:29 am
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Originally Posted by jmorgans View Post


How do you find out this early?
1/19 circulars delivered to my S&S yesterday.
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Old Jan 15, 18, 12:11 pm
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How do you find out this early?
Usually by Sunday or Monday you can find the next week's scanned ads on various couponing blogs. If you search Google for "giant preview (upcoming Friday date)" or "stop & shop circular (date)" they'll come up.
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Old Jan 15, 18, 8:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni View Post
Usually by Sunday or Monday you can find the next week's scanned ads on various couponing blogs. If you search Google for "giant preview (upcoming Friday date)" or "stop & shop circular (date)" they'll come up.
Thanks!
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Old Jan 16, 18, 8:55 am
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I was buying VGC's a month ago from Giant using two different Mastercard's and the points were posting fine. But then I used it for two large transactions with both cards and nothing posted. I tried about 10 days ago and again nothing. I have confirmed the card is linked in my fuel rewards account. Does anybody have any ideas as to why they aren't posting? Thanks
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Old Jan 16, 18, 9:23 am
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I was buying VGC's a month ago from Giant using two different Mastercard's and the points were posting fine. But then I used it for two large transactions with both cards and nothing posted. I tried about 10 days ago and again nothing. I have confirmed the card is linked in my fuel rewards account. Does anybody have any ideas as to why they aren't posting? Thanks
have you checked to see if you reached the $125 max for the promotion?
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Old Jan 16, 18, 10:05 am
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have you checked to see if you reached the $125 max for the promotion?
I don't think I have. I just checked and not including the $1.50 redemptions, I'm right around $13. I don't have any Mastercard's left that offer cashback to test it with. I have my fuel rewards and Giant card linked on the same account.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 6:48 pm
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I don't think I have. I just checked and not including the $1.50 redemptions, I'm right around $13. I don't have any Mastercard's left that offer cashback to test it with. I have my fuel rewards and Giant card linked on the same account.
If you have a Debit Mastercard, then you can test by registering it with FRN and making a small purchase (like a single banana, about $0.15). If you do that, make sure to charge as "credit" bypass the PIN with the green key.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 8:41 pm
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Does anyone know whether buying Visa/MC gift cards in the Acme/Sunoco gas rewards program always triggers fuel credits? I have some California travelling to do and I know I can get a dollar off at Vons gas stations in California with my Acme program enrollment. But right now I only have 50 cents in credits left from discounted Acme MC/Visa gift card purchases I made last month (they expire at the end of the following month). I barely pay attention to the Acme program (because the Giant program is better) but since I have a minimum spend to make on a Visa card (can't get a 15 cent/gallon bonus in the Shell Fuel Rewards program for that), I figure it wouldn't be a bad idea to buy a gift card at Acme if will trigger gas rewards. My past experience would suggest it will. Can anyone confirm? Thanks.
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Old Jan 18, 18, 11:10 am
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Deleted post. I forgot this was the S&S/Giant thread with all the fuel rewards posts.
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Old Jan 18, 18, 9:29 pm
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can you do any gift card purchases at self checkout? $400 limit? would be nice with the 10x ebay.
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Old Jan 19, 18, 7:44 am
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points didn't post on ebay variable 15-500 card this AM. was given a number to call. ugh
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Old Jan 19, 18, 12:02 pm
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Here's a heads up that will probably help someone. I got my wife a JetBlue Barclay's mastercard -- largely because we needed a mastercard with a supermarket bonus for Giant. Her card came and we registered it will Fuel Rewards. Everything worked fine. But then we ordered a companion card for myself so I could also maximize our Giant spending. I made a small GC purchase ($150 in Sears money for last week's 10x) and didn't earn any Fuel Rewards. What I'm realizing I did wrong is that Barclays -- unlike all the other Visa and MC issuers I know -- issued me a different card number from my wife's. As I said, I've never seen this before, except with AMEX cards where companion cards always have different numbers. So now I've registered my Jetblue card and I should be fine, and my mistake only cost me a couple bucks at the Shell station.
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