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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 8, 2019, 11:11 am
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9/13 worthless
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Old Sep 8, 2019, 3:36 pm
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How can you buy GC at HD with HC? I tried once soon after HC debut at self check out, as soon as I swiped the HC, the terminal shows wait for attendant, then the attendant told me I can not buy GC with HC. I then paid with a CC and it went through without any issue.
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Old Sep 8, 2019, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by tomcat
How can you buy GC at HD with HC? I tried once soon after HC debut at self check out, as soon as I swiped the HC, the terminal shows wait for attendant, then the attendant told me I can not buy GC with HC. I then paid with a CC and it went through without any issue.
Were you buying a merchant GC or. Visa/MC? We are talking about buying the various merchant cards.
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Old Sep 8, 2019, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by thebat

Were you buying a merchant GC or. Visa/MC? We are talking about buying the various merchant cards.
Merchant GC, the one I tried was eBay I believe.
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Old Sep 9, 2019, 6:44 am
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Anyone in giant area want to swap points this week HC promo, I am in sns
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Old Sep 9, 2019, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by tomcat
Merchant GC, the one I tried was eBay I believe.
Well, that's scary. I will try today to buy a couple and post. It would stink if this little scam comes to an end.

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Old Sep 9, 2019, 7:08 am
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Originally Posted by thebat
Well, that's scary. i will try today to buy a couple and post. It would stink if this little scam comes to an end.
It's the same in my area. Any purchase of GCs at self check out with a non-chip card prompts for the attendant. If they see it is a GC you are paying with they don't allow it. If it's just a non-chip credit or debit card they will allow it and override the prompt.
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Old Sep 9, 2019, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by Prometheus77
It's the same in my area. Any purchase of GCs at self check out with a non-chip card prompts for the attendant. If they see it is a GC you are paying with they don't allow it. If it's just a non-chip credit or debit card they will allow it and override the prompt.
You tried regular checkout?
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Old Sep 9, 2019, 8:38 pm
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Originally Posted by tomcat
How can you buy GC at HD with HC? I tried once soon after HC debut at self check out, as soon as I swiped the HC, the terminal shows wait for attendant, then the attendant told me I can not buy GC with HC. I then paid with a CC and it went through without any issue.
You hit "credit". It goes through as Visa. Spent $350 worth of HC at HD in one shot on cards over the weekend. This was a self checkout. I even had a learning experience loading a Subway variable card. CSR came over because it was waiting for an amount to be entered. I then pulled out the HC and she said it wouldn't work. I did the same thing I used to do at Target during the Red Bird days.....I swiped the card anyways. CSR says "Oh, it rings up as visa....interesting" and walks away.
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Old Sep 10, 2019, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by Car Jack
You hit "credit". It goes through as Visa. Spent $350 worth of HC at HD in one shot on cards over the weekend. This was a self checkout. I even had a learning experience loading a Subway variable card. CSR came over because it was waiting for an amount to be entered. I then pulled out the HC and she said it wouldn't work. I did the same thing I used to do at Target during the Red Bird days.....I swiped the card anyways. CSR says "Oh, it rings up as visa....interesting" and walks away.
I always like it when a cashier says "I don't think that will work" instead of "you aren't allowed to do that".
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Old Sep 11, 2019, 10:51 am
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9/13-9/19: 10X gas rewards on Boscov’s, or Google Play Gift Card
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Old Sep 12, 2019, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by Car Jack
You hit "credit". It goes through as Visa. Spent $350 worth of HC at HD in one shot on cards over the weekend. This was a self checkout. I even had a learning experience loading a Subway variable card. CSR came over because it was waiting for an amount to be entered. I then pulled out the HC and she said it wouldn't work. I did the same thing I used to do at Target during the Red Bird days.....I swiped the card anyways. CSR says "Oh, it rings up as visa....interesting" and walks away.
took the HC to HD at customer service and bought staples GC. no issues, just swiped it as a credit card. Went to staples and bought amazon GC.
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Old Sep 13, 2019, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by 621mango
took the HC to HD at customer service and bought staples GC. no issues, just swiped it as a credit card. Went to staples and bought amazon GC.
You were able to buy an Amazon gc with a Staples gc? I thought I read a long time ago that was hard coded against. I usually have to give my Staples gc to the cashier. Were you able to slide it yourself?
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Old Sep 13, 2019, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Zepcro
You were able to buy an Amazon gc with a Staples gc? I thought I read a long time ago that was hard coded against. I usually have to give my Staples gc to the cashier. Were you able to slide it yourself?
I haven't tried since rebates ended, but it used to be possible to "sneak it past" if you were also buying something else and the cashier didn't know better. Doubt it's a viable plan for any large volume.
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Old Sep 13, 2019, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
I haven't tried since rebates ended, but it used to be possible to "sneak it past" if you were also buying something else and the cashier didn't know better. Doubt it's a viable plan for any large volume.
I think that may have been what happened, bought a couple of other things and threw in the Amazon GC. the person at the counter appeared like a new employee and apathetic
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