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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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Last edit by: soy
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 May 3, 2018, 10:44 am
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$15 off next order with $100 of select gift cards.

Best Buy, Kohl's, SpaFinder, Outback, Ruby Tuesday, Macy, Sephora, TJ Maxx, Chilis, Marshalls.

Nothing I really need, but the wife shops at Marshalls and Mother's day is in a little over a week from now......
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Old May 3, 2018, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Chelski

are you saying grocery purchases are posting via the mc fr program or through the grocery side of the program. Most here are stating no fr points being awarded for the mc rewards at grocers.
My MC transaction isn't even showing up as a line item "transaction" on the FR page. Transaction has posted on MC statement.
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Old May 4, 2018, 8:06 am
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Well, the good news for me.......my Freedom and Discover purchases of GCs are getting 5%. I've had none of the Shell FR point issues because I'm not using a linked MC. The S&S points are working fine.
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Old May 4, 2018, 8:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Chelski
For anyone contacting FR they request copies of receipts. Gonna be like the D/AP program. I’ll submit some trim tomorrow. If anyone has gotten the MC FR let everyone know.
Is that the new protocol? Buy with MC, and then call and submit each receipt? Did they post your FR points after you submitted?
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Old May 6, 2018, 10:33 am
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Not sure if it is a glitch or FN is adjusting their strategies but SS points were deducted when filling up in South Carolina. SS points ($1.50) first and then FR points. Pleasantly surprised.
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Old May 7, 2018, 7:58 am
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Any updates on people receiving the FR points?
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Old May 7, 2018, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by yoyo
Not sure if it is a glitch or FN is adjusting their strategies but SS points were deducted when filling up in South Carolina. SS points ($1.50) first and then FR points. Pleasantly surprised.
This has been the case since the collaboration between the two started where you could link your SS account with FR. $1.50 of SS first, then remaining with FR.

Originally Posted by cwh82
Any updates on people receiving the FR points?
Interested in knowing as well. No transactions since 4/20 has showed up for me on the FR end. I haven't called in or anything as I don't "need" the points this month as I'll be away.
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Old May 8, 2018, 8:29 am
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Seems they have broken something in the IT. Previously when I bought fuel, points were deducted right away, however points balance has not moved 24hrs later so between that and the missing points people see something has changed. Additionally, I no longer can tell the expiration on my FR points (they either removed it or I cannot remember where it shows).
Has anyone had S&S MasterCard points post recently, and if not has anyone initiated follow-up with Shell ?
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Old May 8, 2018, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by soy
Seems they have broken something in the IT.
I think the fundamental problem is that the combo program is just too darn complicated!
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Old May 8, 2018, 4:25 pm
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The more complicated a program is often the better to game....
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Old May 8, 2018, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by soy
Seems they have broken something in the IT. Previously when I bought fuel, points were deducted right away, however points balance has not moved 24hrs later so between that and the missing points people see something has changed. Additionally, I no longer can tell the expiration on my FR points (they either removed it or I cannot remember where it shows).
Has anyone had S&S MasterCard points post recently, and if not has anyone initiated follow-up with Shell ?
same with me Ill fill up tomorrow but I definitely redeemed gas rewards worth the max in late April and a week later still nothing has come out of my account.
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Old May 8, 2018, 7:34 pm
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Originally Posted by yoyo
Not sure if it is a glitch or FN is adjusting their strategies but SS points were deducted when filling up in South Carolina. SS points ($1.50) first and then FR points. Pleasantly surprised.
Originally Posted by macrophage
This has been the case since the collaboration between the two started where you could link your SS account with FR. $1.50 of SS first, then remaining with FR.
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There might be some level of YMMV. Last month I gave some points to a friend who was in Mississippi, and S&S points worked.

I've used points in upstate NY where there is no Stop & Shop.

However, today I had $1.50 in S&S expiring and passed the alt ID to my aunt in Oregon to see if it would work, but it only used up the $0.30 in FR points I had. I did use points in NY about 10 hours ago.. Maybe the same account getting used on opposite sides of the country on the same day played a role...
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Old May 9, 2018, 7:50 am
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$15 off next purchase starts 5/11
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Old May 9, 2018, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by Chelski
$15 off next purchase starts 5/11
Thanks. Did you receive your FR points after submitting the receipts?
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Old May 9, 2018, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by rabbmd
The more complicated a program is often the better to game....
Yup -- if it works! If it's random, well, there's going to be extra hassle.
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