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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 Oct 27, 2019, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by slicktraveler
2X MCGC at Giant starting 11/01/19
warning, multiple reports of these MCGC being declined at DG/Kroger/WM and the money “draining”. Check the Serve, Kroger threads here, and Reddit.
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Old Oct 27, 2019, 4:39 pm
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Does anyone in the Giant area want to team up with me (I'm in the S&S area)
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Old Oct 27, 2019, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by alanisrox69
warning, multiple reports of these MCGC being declined at DG/Kroger/WM and the money “draining”. Check the Serve, Kroger threads here, and Reddit.
So basically is there no way to liquidate these? We just have to wait for a deal on Visa GC again?
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Old Oct 27, 2019, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by pallaspa3
So basically is there no way to liquidate these? We just have to wait for a deal on Visa GC again?
I am not sure, I only had 2 left and both were drained during failed DG load

I heard loading to BB at WM works, but I don’t have BB.

unknown if they are working elsewhere, very few DPs at this point in time. The Staples MCGC are behaving the same way. Perhaps more DPs will appear once people try to liquidate those cards
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Old Oct 27, 2019, 8:42 pm
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Originally Posted by alanisrox69
I am not sure, I only had 2 left and both were drained during failed DG load

I heard loading to BB at WM works, but I don’t have BB.

unknown if they are working elsewhere, very few DPs at this point in time. The Staples MCGC are behaving the same way. Perhaps more DPs will appear once people try to liquidate those cards
MCGC from the last S&S deal and from the Staples' deal last week working just fine with the standard change payment technique at WM.
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Old Oct 27, 2019, 10:44 pm
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Originally Posted by gw14
MCGC from the last S&S deal and from the Staples' deal last week working just fine with the standard change payment technique at WM.
liquidating to what? MO? Serve?
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Old Oct 28, 2019, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by alanisrox69
liquidating to what? MO? Serve?
MO
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Old Oct 28, 2019, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by gw14
MO
Ditto in CT.
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Old Oct 28, 2019, 7:55 am
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Old Oct 30, 2019, 11:13 am
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Not sure when it was released, but my Giant-PA app got updated. Now it's just the mobile version of giantfoodstores.com in an "app-container" complete with pop-up telling you to download the app. Terrible. Why they would change from a working app is beyond me.
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Old Oct 30, 2019, 9:47 pm
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The new Giant app is bad, can't even find my bonus card on it.

Can the choice rewards be used at a self-checkout?I tried using my points for the first time tonight and there was no option to use it at a self-checkout. The self-checkout clerk got someone at the front desk and he input my discount manually and said he would deduct the points from my account.
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Old Oct 30, 2019, 9:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Rooks
The new Giant app is bad, can't even find my bonus card on it.

Can the choice rewards be used at a self-checkout?I tried using my points for the first time tonight and there was no option to use it at a self-checkout. The self-checkout clerk got someone at the front desk and he input my discount manually and said he would deduct the points from my account.
you need to redeem for the choice rewards on the app first, then it’ll auto apply at checkout (after hitting Finish and Pay at SCO)
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Old Oct 31, 2019, 3:39 am
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Originally Posted by alanisrox69
you need to redeem for the choice rewards on the app first, then it’ll auto apply at checkout (after hitting Finish and Pay at SCO)
I did redeem them for grocery dollars on my phone, and I tried to use them 5 minutes later at the self checkout and it was not subtracting anything from my total. Perhaps I need to wait longer in between?
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Old Oct 31, 2019, 6:21 am
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Originally Posted by Rooks
I did redeem them for grocery dollars on my phone, and I tried to use them 5 minutes later at the self checkout and it was not subtracting anything from my total. Perhaps I need to wait longer in between?
Yes, the discount works the same as their coupons you can add in-app. It takes up to 30 minutes to sync. I just do it in the morning if I know I will be shopping later in the day and have never had an issue.
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Old Oct 31, 2019, 6:21 am
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Originally Posted by Rooks
I did redeem them for grocery dollars on my phone, and I tried to use them 5 minutes later at the self checkout and it was not subtracting anything from my total. Perhaps I need to wait longer in between?
What I found is that you need to make sure that your grocery total is less than the amount of points you redeemed. In other words, if you redeem $20 worth of points, your purchase should exceed $20. Otherwise, it requires human intervention, and It's best not to bring any human attention to this.
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