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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 Apr 17, 2018, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by devastitis
On an unrelated note, I haven’t received any MRs from any of my 3 $5k purchases at Giant using my Biz Plat card. Received the congrats for qualifying for the 50% more MR email, but didn’t receive any of the points according to the MR summary.
How long ago were the purchases?
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Old Apr 17, 2018, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by cwh82
How long ago were the purchases?
March 14, 20, and April 12th, but didn’t receive the congrats email for the April 12th purchase. All exactly $5k.
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Old Apr 17, 2018, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by devastitis

March 14, 20, and April 12th, but didn’t receive the congrats email for the April 12th purchase. All exactly $5k.
There's a one billing cycle lag for receiving points on my BGR. But I can usually see the points pending in the Summary about two weeks after the post date of the transaction. I hope this doesn't mean S&S MS won't work anymore. I assume you don't see any points pending in the Summary.
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Old Apr 17, 2018, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by devastitis

March 14, 20, and April 12th, but didn’t receive the congrats email for the April 12th purchase. All exactly $5k.
No points at all? Did you contact AMEX about it?
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Old Apr 18, 2018, 8:37 pm
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I have Stop&Shop account linked with FuelReward account here on Long Island, NY. I may drive to Upstate NY soon. Does anyone know if I can use my FuelReward points at Shell stations in Albany, NY or Syracuse, NY?
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Old Apr 18, 2018, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by creampiggy
I have Stop&Shop account linked with FuelReward account here on Long Island, NY. I may drive to Upstate NY soon. Does anyone know if I can use my FuelReward points at Shell stations in Albany, NY or Syracuse, NY?
There are no Shell stations in Syracuse or Albany. If you are headed to Syracuse, Rochester, or Buffalo, passing Albany is out of the way. More likely you'd route through PA giving you an option in Stroudsburg or Hamlin, PA (closer to Scranton, but a detour.)

Going up 87, there are no Shell stations until Plattsburgh. Points worked there in October when I went last.

A couple of affiliated stations each way, but they only time I ever stopped at a non-Shell FR partner, it wouldn't take alt ID and I didn't have my card.
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Old Apr 18, 2018, 11:51 pm
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Something else I thought of that I can't recall seeing discussed..

Has anyone ever tried to see what happens when you have S&S points *and* Giant-MD points available at the same time?

Overall $1.50 cap still? Pull from both?

I guess it would give me an excuse to take a day trip to Philadelphia and pop over to the Giant in Wilmington the next time the promo comes around.
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Old Apr 19, 2018, 11:24 am
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Has anyone gotten the "new" 15 cent FR bonus? I seem to have only about 65 cents left in my FR account above my $1.50 Giant MD cap, so I'm inclined to buy a GC to top up, IF this new bonus is actually posting.
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Old Apr 19, 2018, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
Has anyone gotten the "new" 15 cent FR bonus? I seem to have only about 65 cents left in my FR account above my $1.50 Giant MD cap, so I'm inclined to buy a GC to top up, IF this new bonus is actually posting.
made a purchase yesterday with my A+ card, so I’ll see in a few days.
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Old Apr 19, 2018, 6:04 pm
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Does Fuel Rewards have to be linked to a Giant account to get FR points for VGC purchases at Giant? Not talking about the $1.50 off promotion but the $.15/gal.
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Old Apr 19, 2018, 6:21 pm
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Originally Posted by devastitis
Does Fuel Rewards have to be linked to a Giant account to get FR points for VGC purchases at Giant? Not talking about the $1.50 off promotion but the $.15/gal.
No, just MC linked to FR.
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Old Apr 19, 2018, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Luvs2Sav12
I hope the maximum of $125/gallon gets reset with this new 15c program
this is fake news. That max is just the max in the account at a single point in time.
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Old Apr 20, 2018, 6:35 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx
Has anyone gotten the "new" 15 cent FR bonus? I seem to have only about 65 cents left in my FR account above my $1.50 Giant MD cap, so I'm inclined to buy a GC to top up, IF this new bonus is actually posting.
got the new bonus.

edit: got the .15/$100 spent, and it says expires May 31st.
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Old Apr 20, 2018, 9:15 am
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I have been gone from the S&S and FR game for a long time. Returned today to buy $500 in Ebay GC using a linked MC. Nothing went right, lol.

First problem: 0 Points posted on the receipt. When I brought this to the attention to the cashier, they said that they cannot manually put in that many points (4000), and told me to call the number

Second problem: Called the number, was told that they can't see same day transactions, so I have to call back tomorrow. I told them tomorrow is Saturday, but they said they are open. Fairly sure they are not.

Third problem: The transaction posted to my FR account, but it shows up as $0 purchase and $0 eligible. I know that the FR points take a few days to purchase but in my experience they always showed the correct transaction.

I hope these problems somehow work themselves out. Not a good sign for return lol. zZz

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Old Apr 20, 2018, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by devastitis

got the new bonus.

edit: got the .15/$100 spent, and it says expires May 31st.
Cool! Thanks. It's nice to have access to "free" gas all of the time. Particularly useful as we go into summer driving season, as you should be able to use FR points outside your local area.
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