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Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases(2018-24)

Old Jan 12, 2018, 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
11/2021 thru 8/2023 (aka the terrible drought)
9/15/2023: 2x VVGC
11/24/2023: 3x VGC
12/8/2023: 3x VGC

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(2018-24)

Old Mar 21, 2018, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
That's good news! Could you post a copy of the text?

I think I'm signed up for their spam -- I get a few promotional emails from them each month -- and I don't seem to have this one.
I think he was mistaken. The extended offer was for getting 15cents for linking first master card.
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Old Mar 21, 2018, 8:16 pm
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Originally Posted by yoyo
I think he was mistaken. The extended offer was for getting 15cents for linking first master card.
hmm maybe.

“Offer extended: Earn 15c/gal the first time you link a Mastercard.

​​​​​Get started with this
one-time bonus offer:Earn 15¢/gal the first time you link a Mastercard® to your
Fuel Rewards® account.link a card
Terms & conditions apply. Offer expires 4/30/18.”
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Old Mar 21, 2018, 8:19 pm
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“Please review the following participation requirements for the Mastercard One-Time Linking Bonus Offer (the “Offer”). To be eligible to earn Fuel Rewards® savings through the Offer the following requirements must be met:
  • You must be a Fuel Rewards® member.
    • You can sign up for the Fuel Rewards® program at fuelrewards.com/mastercard.
    • You can request a Fuel Rewards® card online during sign-up or pick one up at any participating Shell station and activate it online at fuelrewards.com/mastercard or you can request a member ID online.
  • You must have a valid Mastercard credit, debit, and/or prepaid card that is issued by a U.S. financial institution.
    • Mastercard Corporate and Commercial cards including Government, Small Business and Payroll cards are ineligible for the Offer.
  • You must register and link a valid Mastercard (“Linked Mastercard”) to your Fuel Rewards® account between January 3, 2017 and April 30, 2018.
    • Offer only valid for the first time you link a Mastercard to your Fuel Rewards® account.
    • Existing Fuel Rewards® members who have linked a Mastercard to their Fuel Rewards® account prior January 3, 2017 are not eligible for the Offer.
  • Once you have linked a Mastercard to your Fuel Rewards® account, you will earn a one-time 15¢/gal Mastercard Linking Bonus. No purchase necessary.
  • Fuel Rewards® savings earned through the Offer will post to your Fuel Rewards® account approximately 10-15 business days after you have linked your Mastercard to your Fuel Rewards® account. Once Fuel Rewards® savings have posted to your account, you can redeem them by inserting your Fuel Rewards® card at the pump or entering your member ID at any participating Shell station. The price of fuel will roll down based on the amount of accumulated rewards posted to your Fuel Rewards®account at the time of redemption for up to 20 gallons of fuel.
  • Fuel Rewards® savings earned through the Offer expire on the last day of the month immediately following the month in which they are posted to your Fuel Rewards® account.
Please see fuelrewards.com for complete Fuel Rewards® program details or click here for full Terms and Conditions.”
Doesn’t this just mean we can create a new account and link a card to get the extended offer?
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Old Mar 25, 2018, 9:15 pm
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Doctor of Credit has a link to a new Giant/Stop&Shop promo where you can get a $15 digital coupon for free groceries when you buy $250 in VGCs.

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/giant...cery-purchase/

Seems like a good deal (albeit limited to one purchase) -- especially for those of us who would use our Mastercards before the end of the month to buy a $500 VGC and get another 75 cents in Fuel Rewards to use by the end of May. But I don't think the Doctor is quite right about the terms. Wouldn't you have to buy those $15 in groceries at the same time as the gift card and immediately get the credit?

The doctorofcredit also has the scoop on an upcoming deal that earns 5x on certain retail gift cards next week.

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/giant...ards-3-30-4-5/
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Old Mar 25, 2018, 9:35 pm
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I went to our Stop & Shop. But sadly the store has been shut down. ShopRite is next door. Will have to find another one.... No good.
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Old Mar 26, 2018, 5:32 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx
Doctor of Credit has a link to a new Giant/Stop&Shop promo where you can get a $15 digital coupon for free groceries when you buy $250 in VGCs.

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/giant...cery-purchase/

Wouldn't you have to buy those $15 in groceries at the same time as the gift card and immediately get the credit?

Thats how it worked every other time they have run it
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Old Mar 26, 2018, 7:47 am
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Thats how it worked every other time they have run it
So you're agreeing with me -- you have to buy the groceries simultaneously and 15 bucks comes off instantaneously?

If anyone does this today, please post the results. Thanks.
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Old Mar 26, 2018, 8:12 am
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The $15 comes off after you enter any coupons, right before you actually pay. The $15 cannot include the GC fee (at least thats how I remember it).
If you search the posts from previous iterations of this offer on DoC - you will see datapoints about all this
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Old Mar 26, 2018, 9:23 am
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Just used the coupon last night. Bought $15 worth of groceries along with the VGC and received the $15 discount. It doesn't deduct from the activation fee.
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Old Mar 26, 2018, 9:48 am
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The $15 comes off after you enter any coupons, right before you actually pay. The $15 cannot include the GC fee (at least thats how I remember it).
If you search the posts from previous iterations of this offer on DoC - you will see datapoints about all this
Originally Posted by cwh82
Just used the coupon last night. Bought $15 worth of groceries along with the VGC and received the $15 discount. It doesn't deduct from the activation fee.
Thanks for the confirmation. Since I'm sure I can use the May-expiring FR credits -- a deal that may be about to expire -- it's a no-brainer to pick up the $15 in free groceries by buying a $500 VGC.
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Old Mar 27, 2018, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx
Seems like a good deal (albeit limited to one purchase) -- especially for those of us who would use our Mastercards before the end of the month to buy a $500 VGC and get another 75 cents in Fuel Rewards to use by the end of May.
Is last day to earn MC rewards 3/31? Is devastitis the only one seeing 4/30 as the last day of the promo?
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Old Mar 27, 2018, 9:23 am
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Is last day to earn MC rewards 3/31? Is devastitis the only one seeing 4/30 as the last day of the promo?
3/31 is the last day to earn (make purchases)
4/30 is when the gas points earned will expire

There might be a play here... where you make your purchase lateeee in the month and have the new earned points show up on 4/1 or something and that should trigger an expiration of 5/31...
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Old Mar 27, 2018, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx
Doctor of Credit has a link to a new Giant/Stop&Shop promo where you can get a $15 digital coupon for free groceries when you buy $250 in VGCs.

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/giant...cery-purchase/

Seems like a good deal (albeit limited to one purchase) -- especially for those of us who would use our Mastercards before the end of the month to buy a $500 VGC and get another 75 cents in Fuel Rewards to use by the end of May. But I don't think the Doctor is quite right about the terms. Wouldn't you have to buy those $15 in groceries at the same time as the gift card and immediately get the credit?

The doctorofcredit also has the scoop on an upcoming deal that earns 5x on certain retail gift cards next week.

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/giant...ards-3-30-4-5/
Does this show up in the regular circulars? I don't see it in the Southern CT area.
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Old Mar 27, 2018, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by macrophage
3/31 is the last day to earn (make purchases)
4/30 is when the gas points earned will expire

There might be a play here... where you make your purchase lateeee in the month and have the new earned points show up on 4/1 or something and that should trigger an expiration of 5/31...
I don't believe this is accurate. FRs I've earned in Feb had expiration set to the end of April, the ones from March expire in the end of May.

Details from FR site; I believe MC offer falls under "Card-Linked Offers":
Rewards earned through the following offers expire on the last day of the month, two full months following the month in which they were earned.

Ex: Earn a reward on June 15, and the reward will expire on August 31.

Card-Linked Offers
Travel
Online Shopping
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Old Mar 27, 2018, 10:28 am
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I’m still assuming like 3/31 is the last day, but you could create a new account to see if you can pull up the offer as well.
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