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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 Sep 4, 2019, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by golfr
It looks like alt ID stopped working in NY as well.
What do you mean by "as well"? This is the first I am seeing of it not working for someone (besides some kind of glitch).
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Old Sep 4, 2019, 1:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
I used alt ID in NJ today without a problem. More likely it was a FRN hiccup. That happens sometimes.
Maybe it was... I dunno...

Originally Posted by Zepcro
What do you mean by "as well"? This is the first I am seeing of it not working for someone (besides some kind of glitch).
I haven't confirmed myself if it is working or not in NJ but upthread, someone was told that it wouldn't in NJ. On the same day, it worked in another state(not NJ) but didn't in NY. Who knows? Maybe it is was just a glitch in NY.
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Old Sep 5, 2019, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by SideShowBob
Hide them somewhere in the store the week before
That's a good idea.

I used to do that with $500 VGCs back when they'd all disappear the first day of a VGC promo.
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Old Sep 6, 2019, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by Car Jack
I found that my local S&S pulls happy guy cards during promos (only ones with HD) and HD pulls Stop & Shop cards. In case you're wondering.....no, the S&S cards can't be used to buy happy cards at S&S. I tried.
I would report the store to corporate, they simply shouldn't be doing this.
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Old Sep 6, 2019, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by tuphat
I would report the store to corporate, they simply shouldn't be doing this.
i would too! whats the point of the promo if they remove the cards from the shelf??
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Old Sep 6, 2019, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Joonydell
i would too! whats the point of the promo if they remove the cards from the shelf??
One of the stores near me usually doesn't put up the promo signs during v/mc weeks like they do for other gift cards. Almost like some store manager thinks he's being a company hero or something.

These promos have been going on for long enough that if there was a problem, they'd have likely stopped the v/mc offers. Good value promos pushing happy cards have been going on at many retailers for about a year now too.
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Old Sep 7, 2019, 6:40 am
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Alt ID didn't work Friday 9/6 in NJ.
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Old Sep 7, 2019, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by westlaker
Alt ID didn't work Friday 9/6 in NJ.
It did work for me yesterday.
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Old Sep 7, 2019, 7:24 am
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Originally Posted by tuphat
I would report the store to corporate, they simply shouldn't be doing this.
We get some police here. ^
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Alt ID didn't work Friday 9/6 in NJ.
Account hacked.
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Old Sep 7, 2019, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by Joonydell
i would too! whats the point of the promo if they remove the cards from the shelf??
You can get a raincheck for missing gift cards! You shouldn't have to, but you can...
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Old Sep 7, 2019, 12:17 pm
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any suggestions on strategies to turn HC into Amazon GC?
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Old Sep 7, 2019, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by CatIntheHat
You can get a raincheck for missing gift cards! You shouldn't have to, but you can...
My local store will not give rain checks for gift card promo.
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Old Sep 8, 2019, 7:04 am
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not sure if anyone has a DP on this. Could one get a HC then go to Home Depot and purchase staples GC (checked and some HD have these). Then take staples GC and purchase amazon GC or wait for visa/mastercard promotion? thoughts?
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Old Sep 8, 2019, 9:19 am
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not sure if anyone has a DP on this. Could one get a HC then go to Home Depot and purchase staples GC (checked and some HD have these). Then take staples GC and purchase amazon GC or wait for visa/mastercard promotion? thoughts?
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