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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 Mar 9, 2021, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
I'm still using an "old-fashioned" manual siphon to move gas from my cans to my cars. Now that we're guaranteed another "season" of siphoning, I think it's time to adopt more efficient technology. I was going to look at the old Amazon recommendations, but does anyone have an electric siphon they particularly recommend? Thanks.
I use something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Tools-JB5684-Operated-Transfer/dp/B00318D7K8/ref=sr_1_29_mod_primary_new?crid=9ZEBX8I82CYX&dchild=1&keywords=gas+pump&qid=1615326281&sbo=RZvfv%2F%2FHxDF%2BO5021pAnSA%3D%3D&sprefix=gas+pump%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-29 https://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Tools-JB5684-Operated-Transfer/dp/B00318D7K8/ref=sr_1_29_mod_primary_new?crid=9ZEBX8I82CYX&dchild=1&keywords=gas+pump&qid=1615326281&sbo=RZvfv%2F%2FHxDF%2BO5021pAnSA%3D%3D&sprefix=gas+pump%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-29

They are generic so you will never get the same one twice. I'm on my 2nd one, first one lasted about 4 years. For how how cheap they are I can't see the point of using anything else.
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Old Mar 9, 2021, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by the188
I use something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Tools-...%2C199&sr=8-29

They are generic so you will never get the same one twice. I'm on my 2nd one, first one lasted about 4 years. For how how cheap they are I can't see the point of using anything else.
That's what I use, similar brand like you said. Works well so far
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Old Mar 9, 2021, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
I'm still using an "old-fashioned" manual siphon to move gas from my cans to my cars. Now that we're guaranteed another "season" of siphoning, I think it's time to adopt more efficient technology. I was going to look at the old Amazon recommendations, but does anyone have an electric siphon they particularly recommend? Thanks.
If I don't feel like picking up the cans I use a shaker siphon placed on top of a garbage can. The flow rates on the cheap electric pumps don't seem any faster than low-tech.
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Old Mar 9, 2021, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by yoyo
LOL, are you selling these out of your garage or are you still driving that much? Once a while I tip my toes into happy card promotions to fill in the gap weeks so 1 can is more than enough for me even with the current drought. Unfortunately home depot and lowe's happy card also seemed to be disappearing from the shelves.
Too bad I can’t take them with me when I drive 15+ hours
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Old Mar 9, 2021, 7:16 pm
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https://www.harborfreight.com/batter...oaAu-dEALw_wcB

f amazon!
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Old Mar 9, 2021, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by golfr
Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
If I don't feel like picking up the cans I use a shaker siphon placed on top of a garbage can. The flow rates on the cheap electric pumps don't seem any faster than low-tech.
That price on the electric pump certainly seems cheap. But it doesn't seem like they pump very fast, and it doesn't look like the tube is long enough to rest the can on the ground. I've been using one of those shaker siphons the past few years and it's OK (usually resting the can on a towel on top of the trunk), but I was looking to upgrade. I'm now unsure if a cheap pump is much of an upgrade, though.
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Old Mar 10, 2021, 8:04 am
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Originally Posted by golfr
I would gladly pay a few dollars more not to have to set foot in a Harbor Freight. You know your area is going downhill when the DG and HF move in, next thing you know its the bail bond and payday lenders...

Originally Posted by iahphx
That price on the electric pump certainly seems cheap. But it doesn't seem like they pump very fast, and it doesn't look like the tube is long enough to rest the can on the ground. I've been using one of those shaker siphons the past few years and it's OK (usually resting the can on a towel on top of the trunk), but I was looking to upgrade. I'm now unsure if a cheap pump is much of an upgrade, though.
I use a folding metal chair to put the gas can on. If you have it on the ground, even if the tube reaches you have to fight gravity for that much further, you will need a bigger pump to compensate. Before they introduced grocery dollars I was probably doing around 250 gallons a month with mine. Probably around 3-4 minutes per 5 gallon can if you have it level. I think it works alright (and no mess) unless you want to move to the Pro level and get the whole 35 gallon gas caddy, which I debated, but I didn't want to turn my driveway into a permanent gas station.
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Old Mar 10, 2021, 9:32 am
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I would gladly pay a few dollars more not to have to set foot in a Harbor Freight. You know your area is going downhill when the DG and HF move in, next thing you know its the bail bond and payday lenders...
I've never been to a harbor freight, but is it really on the level of Dollar General? The closest one I know of is in the same town that got a Whole Foods in 2019 and a neighboring town got a Wegmans in 2017. Not exactly going downhill.
And in the days before the major Serve/BB shutdowns, lots of people would have been happy to have a Dollar General or Family Dollar close by.
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Old Mar 10, 2021, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
I've never been to a harbor freight, but is it really on the level of Dollar General? The closest one I know of is in the same town that got a Whole Foods in 2019 and a neighboring town got a Wegmans in 2017. Not exactly going downhill.
And in the days before the major Serve/BB shutdowns, lots of people would have been happy to have a Dollar General or Family Dollar close by.
For 8 bucks (and the good reviews), I "broke down" tioday and bought that electric siphon at Harbor Freight. I'd never previously been to that store, but it was a good experience. Reminded me of a True Value and seemed well stocked. They honored the coupon and also gave me a free 10-pack of masks (which I don't really need, but whatever). BTW, the siphon requires 2 "D" batteries. I will try it later this week. The hose looks short, but I hope it's of some value.
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Old Mar 11, 2021, 5:08 am
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Originally Posted by Chelski
Too bad I can’t take them with me when I drive 15+ hours
Tow hitch rack. You can easily strap 6 six gallon cans to it. That's what I was doing when the pumps were delivering 36 gallons.
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Old Mar 11, 2021, 8:51 pm
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For Giant MD, can you credit to your account twice in one day? E.g. buy some gift cards in separate transactions? I'm hearing rumors/mumbling that this is no longer possible, and/or that the number of points you can get per day is capped.
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Old Mar 11, 2021, 9:49 pm
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For Giant MD, can you credit to your account twice in one day? E.g. buy some gift cards in separate transactions? I'm hearing rumors/mumbling that this is no longer possible, and/or that the number of points you can get per day is capped.
Rumors from where? Doesn't sound right.
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Old Mar 12, 2021, 6:22 am
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made a big deal over my $1500 purchase this morning at Giant (Maryland) More questions on why I need to buy. Then they had to have approval from 2 more managers. Points credited though.
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Old Mar 12, 2021, 2:06 pm
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Looking for a DP to hopefully prove me wrong, or maybe confirm it.

I think something changed with giant, but not on the earning side, on the redeeming side. I spent about $112 of groceries, which had about six dollars of tax. It took off exactly $100, that’s never happened to us before. It’s always an odd number, and usually takes off everything but tax. We did not buy any ineligible items as far as I know.

Either it's a fluke, or I'm thinking they may have capped redemption at $100 per transaction.


Anyone else able to get more than $100 as of today?
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Old Mar 12, 2021, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by waygora
Looking for a DP to hopefully prove me wrong, or maybe confirm it.

I think something changed with giant, but not on the earning side, on the redeeming side. I spent about $112 of groceries, which had about six dollars of tax. It took off exactly $100, that’s never happened to us before. It’s always an odd number, and usually takes off everything but tax. We did not buy any ineligible items as far as I know.

Either it's a fluke, or I'm thinking they may have capped redemption at $100 per transaction.


Anyone else able to get more than $100 as of today?
Giant PA or Giant MD? Was this in-person or Giant Pickup? If in person, did you do self checkout or via cashier?
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