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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 Dec 17, 18, 11:54 am
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10x on hunting and pizza 12/21
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Old Dec 18, 18, 7:45 am
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Well, Stop & Shop's incompetence pays off for us. My wife did her regular shopping with the 2X points coupon. It didn't double anything. Brought her receipt to customer service and they doubled the whole thing and then some. The cool thing is that she had bought a bunch of gift cards as gifts for Christmas. Cool beans.
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Old Dec 24, 18, 1:21 pm
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10x on GQQGL3 evil store
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Old Dec 26, 18, 11:54 am
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Datapoint and question --

For those traveling on I-26 in SC -- The Shell station at the Landrum exit (Exit #1 ) allows use of "full" amount of Giant & FR points ($1.55 max), rather than just the 5 cent FR discount.

Travelling on I-95, in Carolinas and Virginia -- Is anyone aware of similar "full discount" station, convenient to freeway? Thanks.
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Old Dec 26, 18, 10:26 pm
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Originally Posted by tuphat
Datapoint and question --

For those traveling on I-26 in SC -- The Shell station at the Landrum exit (Exit #1 ) allows use of "full" amount of Giant & FR points ($1.55 max), rather than just the 5 cent FR discount.

Travelling on I-95, in Carolinas and Virginia -- Is anyone aware of similar "full discount" station, convenient to freeway? Thanks.
check the fuel rewards app. I believe most on that route are. If the discount doesnt show on FR then most likely it doesnt work.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 6:55 pm
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Thornburg, VA (Shell west of the highway, not the one of the east) and points further north. None south of that point that I'm aware of.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 10:26 am
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Any idea when next promo will be ?
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Old Jan 3, 19, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by luckypra
Any idea when next promo will be ?
I saw 8x Best Buy
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Old Jan 3, 19, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by wanalaugh74
I saw 8x Best Buy
Sorry should have been more clear, I meant VGC or MCGC
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Old Jan 3, 19, 11:08 am
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Originally Posted by luckypra
Any idea when next promo will be ?
Historically Jan/Feb have never been great.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by luckypra
Sorry should have been more clear, I meant VGC or MCGC
Last few years:

2018 - 03/16 to 03/22 VGC 2x
2017 - 03/03 to 03/09 VGC 2x
2016 - 03/04 to 03/10 VGC 2x (S&S went to cash or debit only 03/10)
2015 - 03/22 to 03/26 VGC 2x

So figure March sometime.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by centrifuge41
Thornburg, VA (Shell west of the highway, not the one of the east) and points further north. None south of that point that I'm aware of.
Thanks, that is very helpful as I also travel this part of 95 regularly. I tried the Thornburg Shell east of I-95 a few months ago and noticed that they did not participate in the Giant FR discount. I doubt that any of the Shell stations in the Richmond area participate since there is no Giant in Richmond.

The Shell on southbound US 17 (exit 133) in Stafford County is also a convenient location to redeem Giant points - its very close to 95 and easily accessible except at afternoon rush hour.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 9:16 am
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10x gamestop, dominos and xbox next week (1/11). hopefully everyone’s strategic petroleum reserves are at capacity.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 3:51 pm
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Originally Posted by riphamilton
10x gamestop, dominos and xbox next week (1/11). hopefully everyones strategic petroleum reserves are at capacity.
Jan-Feb there're usually no promos, I'll just have to burn through some of the discounted GCs I've picked up over the holiday season.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by riphamilton
10x gamestop, dominos and xbox next week (1/11). hopefully everyones strategic petroleum reserves are at capacity.
Best Buy got me though mid February
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