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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 9, 2021, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by DiMAn0684
$2k you got the pts for, were they in the single transaction?
Yes
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Old Apr 9, 2021, 1:35 pm
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Got 1 Red Ribbon MGC, (metabank). The Go Point didn't post on original receipt, CS supervisor has to print another printout to show 1500 Go Points. S&S app showed the point after logout & back in. (took about 15 minutes).

Anyone can hint me how to liquidate these cheaply? Thxsomuch
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Old Apr 9, 2021, 4:21 pm
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Datapoint: Giant in Northern Virginia. Bought 2 $500 pink ribbon cards, posted properly to Giant Flexible Rewards, per app. Too bad they don't show this on the register receipt.
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Old Apr 9, 2021, 4:39 pm
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Originally Posted by tuphat
Datapoint: Giant in Northern Virginia. Bought 2 $500 pink ribbon cards, posted properly to Giant Flexible Rewards, per app. Too bad they don't show this on the register receipt.
If you add a food item to the cards when you’re checking out, you’ll see the Flex rewards info on the receipt.
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Old Apr 9, 2021, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by radonc1
Please feel free to edit the Wiki when you find out of date information on it. It will benefit all of us (except me, who does not have any of the participating stores in my neck of the woods )
So this is the thing: there is ALWAYS a risk of "killing a deal." In this case, letting people know where they can redeem their points seems VERY low risk -- compared to the significant benefit of forum readers being able to use their points when they travel. I know there are always "greedy" people who will go to extreme measures and jeopardize things for everyone. But let's live in the real world. Selling gas in your hometown seems possible. Selling gas in obscure corners of the USA by somehow loading new S&S/Giant cards and selling them to people seems far-fetched. S&S seems to be limiting store purchases to $2000 now, so it would be difficult to buy enough cards to make this a real business. And then you'd have to have a way to liquidate tens of thousands of dollars of gift cards on a regular basis. And then you'd have to create new accounts for people, and somehow sell these accounts to random people across the country. How the heck would you do this in real life? Sure, it could happen, but it's HIGHLY improbable.

Meanwhile, as a real life person, I drive around the country a lot -- especially now since I can't really leave the USA. The app is bad in telling me where I can actually use my points. I'd like to know where I can. It could get me a free tank of gas every month or so. The same for other flyertalkers. I think the tiny risk is worth this significant benefit.
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Old Apr 9, 2021, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
So this is the thing: there is ALWAYS a risk of "killing a deal." In this case, letting people know where they can redeem their points seems VERY low risk -- compared to the significant benefit of forum readers being able to use their points when they travel. I know there are always "greedy" people who will go to extreme measures and jeopardize things for everyone. But let's live in the real world. Selling gas in your hometown seems possible. Selling gas in obscure corners of the USA by somehow loading new S&S/Giant cards and selling them to people seems far-fetched. S&S seems to be limiting store purchases to $2000 now, so it would be difficult to buy enough cards to make this a real business. And then you'd have to have a way to liquidate tens of thousands of dollars of gift cards on a regular basis. And then you'd have to create new accounts for people, and somehow sell these accounts to random people across the country. How the heck would you do this in real life? Sure, it could happen, but it's HIGHLY improbable.

Meanwhile, as a real life person, I drive around the country a lot -- especially now since I can't really leave the USA. The app is bad in telling me where I can actually use my points. I'd like to know where I can. It could get me a free tank of gas every month or so. The same for other flyertalkers. I think the tiny risk is worth this significant benefit.
Meanwhile, has anyone had any success redeeming points in the Mountain Time Zone or the Midwest? Through, the Fuel Rewards website (not the app), I found a station last summer in Montana that participated, but I've had no luck so far in AZ. NM, UT and CO. I haven't tried in the Midwest yet, but there's almost nothing listed on the website or app.
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Old Apr 9, 2021, 7:20 pm
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DP for the S&S gang since that is where the 1x limit has been mentioned
Just bought 2x500's and 3k points posted as expected. As usual I included 1 grocery item to ensure points appeared on receipt at checkout.
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Old Apr 9, 2021, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by soy
DP for the S&S gang since that is where the 1x limit has been mentioned
Just bought 2x500's and 3k points posted as expected. As usual I included 1 grocery item to ensure points appeared on receipt at checkout.
I don't think many of us think the limit is 1 gc. The wording implies that the rewards only will work on the 1st transaction (ie up to 4 $500 gc) and not on subsequent purchases during the period. That's still to be determined.
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Old Apr 9, 2021, 9:50 pm
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My second purchase of GCs at S&S today did not get points at all. Did anyone have similar experience?
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Old Apr 10, 2021, 5:07 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx
Meanwhile, has anyone had any success redeeming points in the Mountain Time Zone or the Midwest? Through, the Fuel Rewards website (not the app), I found a station last summer in Montana that participated, but I've had no luck so far in AZ. NM, UT and CO. I haven't tried in the Midwest yet, but there's almost nothing listed on the website or app.
Much of the Mid-West is a vast wasteland for more than just gas points

Probably why I like it here
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Old Apr 10, 2021, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by creampiggy
My second purchase of GCs at S&S today did not get points at all. Did anyone have similar experience?
How big was the first purchase?
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Old Apr 10, 2021, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by creampiggy
My second purchase of GCs at S&S today did not get points at all. Did anyone have similar experience?
BAU for me.
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Old Apr 10, 2021, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx
Meanwhile, has anyone had any success redeeming points in the Mountain Time Zone or the Midwest? Through, the Fuel Rewards website (not the app), I found a station last summer in Montana that participated, but I've had no luck so far in AZ. NM, UT and CO. I haven't tried in the Midwest yet, but there's almost nothing listed on the website or app.
They should work in the parts of the Midwest where Hy-Vee is present, at a minimum, since they also partner with FR.
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Old Apr 10, 2021, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by radonc1
Much of the Mid-West is a vast wasteland for more than just gas points

Probably why I like it here
There is definitely something to be said about living in less populated parts of the USA, especially when you're "driving around."

Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
They should work in the parts of the Midwest where Hy-Vee is present, at a minimum, since they also partner with FR.
But if Hy-Vee participates, doesn't that preempt the use of Giant points? Isn't that the problem of using Giant points in Kroger territory? What's frustrating about this thing is that there's supposedly an app that tells you where you can use your points, which should be very useful, but that app provides a lot of wrong information.
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Old Apr 10, 2021, 9:14 am
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stopandshop app seems down now, would it be any issues buying mgc or redeeming grocery points in store at this moment?
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