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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 Jan 9, 2018, 10:09 am
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These cans get a A+ for retro vibe, 2X 5 gal cans for $40 (free shipping) seems reasonable given metal construction & Jerry-type design.
https://www.tmart.com/2-PCS-5-Gal-20...d_p373790.html
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by devastitis
I'm going to really hope FR continues some type of Mastercard deal past 3/31. I won't be able to stomach paying for gas again, even at $1.50 off.
So I guess that even without a gas points deal on gift cards, I could use a Mastercard at Giant MD to buy 3 $500 GCs, and net at least $2.25 off my next 20 gallon Shell fill up (.15 cents per $100 spend). That would work, right?
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
So I guess that even without a gas points deal on gift cards, I could use a Mastercard at Giant MD to buy 3 $500 GCs, and net at least $2.25 off my next 20 gallon Shell fill up (.15 cents per $100 spend). That would work, right?
Yes, that would work.
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by tuphat
These cans get a A+ for retro vibe, 2X 5 gal cans for $40 (free shipping) seems reasonable given metal construction & Jerry-type design.
https://www.tmart.com/2-PCS-5-Gal-20...d_p373790.html
Is it two pieces or colors? 2 pieces of the same color is 52. One of each color 39.99? That seems weird.
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 6:32 pm
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Just ordered this just ordered this gas tank.. 500 gallons 500 Gallon Fuel Tank - Double Wall
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 7:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Chelski
Just ordered this just ordered this gas tank.. 500 gallons 500 Gallon Fuel Tank - Double Wall
please post pics and any lessons learned. i don't think i'd go this big, but let us know how it works!
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 7:51 am
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Originally Posted by daprophecy
Is it two pieces or colors? 2 pieces of the same color is 52. One of each color 39.99? That seems weird.
Two pieces. You can also buy 1 for $21. 5 Gallon Gas Can 20L Jerry Can Gasoline Gas Fuel Can Emergency Backup Gas Caddy Tank Steel Metal Gas Can - Tmart
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 10:12 am
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Anyone try using Apple pay to get VGC at S&S ?

They normally want to see the card with Gebbit purchases, but would just seeing the virtual card satisfy them?
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by devastitis
I'm going to really hope FR continues some type of Mastercard deal past 3/31. I won't be able to stomach paying for gas again, even at $1.50 off.
Yeah... near-free gas is so much better than $2.20 off during the recession
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Old Jan 12, 2018, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx
So I guess that even without a gas points deal on gift cards, I could use a Mastercard at Giant MD to buy 3 $500 GCs, and net at least $2.25 off my next 20 gallon Shell fill up (.15 cents per $100 spend). That would work, right?
But the GC's cost $6-$7 each and then a buck or two to liquidate. So, if you get 20 gallons with $2.25/gal off, you save $45. Great! But, you have to spend about $20 for the GC so you net about $25/tank. Factor in the hassle of the GC's and you have to wonder if it's worth it.
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Old Jan 12, 2018, 9:16 am
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But the GC's cost $6-$7 each and then a buck or two to liquidate. So, if you get 20 gallons with $2.25/gal off, you save $45. Great! But, you have to spend about $20 for the GC so you net about $25/tank. Factor in the hassle of the GC's and you have to wonder if it's worth it.
The MasterCard I'm using is Jet Blue which I plan to MS on for points anyways, so this is just a cherry on top. It used to be the FlexPerks, but due to deval, has changed my grocery spend to Jet Blue.

Working out well so far. I pump once a week, so this is a good cadence.
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Old Jan 12, 2018, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by thebat
But the GC's cost $6-$7 each and then a buck or two to liquidate. So, if you get 20 gallons with $2.25/gal off, you save $45. Great! But, you have to spend about $20 for the GC so you net about $25/tank. Factor in the hassle of the GC's and you have to wonder if it's worth it.
If you use a MC that gives cash back like the DC, then it's free gas.
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Old Jan 12, 2018, 9:36 pm
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So, I spent $2500 at Giant today on a MC and all I see in my FR is
Mastercard Bonus $0.00 02/28/18 15/gal earned
Did I miss a step? Does it take a few days to settle correctly?
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Old Jan 13, 2018, 3:19 am
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Originally Posted by SpongyBard
So, I spent $2500 at Giant today on a MC and all I see in my FR is

Did I miss a step? Does it take a few days to settle correctly?
In most cases for me, the points don't get posted in my FR account until 48 hours have passed. For example, I purchased $1500 in VGCs at S&S on Thursday of this week and while the transaction at S&S showed up in my FR app that night, the points only posted in the FR app this morning.
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Old Jan 14, 2018, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Prometheus77
In most cases for me, the points don't get posted in my FR account until 48 hours have passed. For example, I purchased $1500 in VGCs at S&S on Thursday of this week and while the transaction at S&S showed up in my FR app that night, the points only posted in the FR app this morning.
Yep showed up for me this morning. But then I went to Shell and even though it said I have $3.80/gal off, I got no discount
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