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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 Nov 27, 2023, 2:54 pm
  #4546  
 
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Originally Posted by fly2fish
Easton Ave, Somerset for me. I'd bet Piscataway's been hit as well. Best to stay away from locations with easy access to highways. Probably some gang running the NYC/Philly corridor.
Thanks for the recon central NJ folks.

These are compromised at the store, correct ?
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Old Nov 27, 2023, 7:12 pm
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Originally Posted by tomcat
Does anyone know which card can be used online? last time, I was able to pay tax using a card in the white color package with a $6.95 fee. the gold color package with a $7.95 fee never worked on any online purchase. They do not have the card I bought last time anymore, the new white package card does not work with making tax payments.
Sounds like you're talking about Amex gift cards. This thread is about S&S/Giant GO points/gas rewards. To my knowledge, gas rewards have never been offered on Amex gift cards. This week they are offering reward points on Vanilla Visa gift cards, specifically (which have a $5.95 fee). Maybe ask in the general Manufactured Spending forum.
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Old Nov 27, 2023, 8:40 pm
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Mag strip was not damaged — just erased. Easy to do with a simple card reader/writer. Or even a strong magnet.

I checked the compromised ones that I brought in VA (see other post) on a mag strip reader. It was just blank. No data.
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 5:45 am
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Originally Posted by ayung25
I believe the limit is $2000 in gcs for the points. The way to circumvent it is not to exceed $2000 in GCs in the first transaction. Then you can purchase another $2000 in the second transaction. That how it worked before.
Is this workaround currently working at S&S?
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 6:12 am
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Originally Posted by mensday
Anyone outside of NY/NJ try to reactivate their S&S account when not being able to login? They are telling me I can’t have a S&S account — only Giant (because I live in Maryland).
Call again. Giant/S&S has serious IT issues, and there's been confusion this past year with people have accounts in their different brands. It's obviously better to use different phone numbers/emails to keep them separate.
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 7:19 am
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Originally Posted by fly2fish
Sounds like you're talking about Amex gift cards. This thread is about S&S/Giant GO points/gas rewards. To my knowledge, gas rewards have never been offered on Amex gift cards. This week they are offering reward points on Vanilla Visa gift cards, specifically (which have a $5.95 fee). Maybe ask in the general Manufactured Spending forum.
I am talking about SS/Giant Vanilla gift card promotion. My store had yellow/gold color package vanilla GCs with a $7.95 fee and white color package vanilla GCs with a $6.95 fee last time when they had 2x points promotion. This time they only have cards with $5.95 fee, which does not work when used to pay tax online.
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 8:00 am
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About Incomm: youtu.be/MnZ4lZtipYM
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by tomcat
I am talking about SS/Giant Vanilla gift card promotion. My store had yellow/gold color package vanilla GCs with a $7.95 fee and white color package vanilla GCs with a $6.95 fee last time when they had 2x points promotion. This time they only have cards with $5.95 fee, which does not work when used to pay tax online.
Then you're talking about InComm vs Sutton? They do have different BINs. But there are plenty of Incomm issued VVGCs with a $5.95 fee. The fee doesn't have anything to do with anything. It's all about the BIN.
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Qrx
About Incomm: youtu.be/MnZ4lZtipYM
Yes, listen to Daniel, don't ever buy pre-paid gift cards - ever!
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 4:47 pm
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Originally Posted by moefl
Is this workaround currently working at S&S?
I have same question, few months back it worked. If anyone tried this time?
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by fly2fish
Then you're talking about InComm vs Sutton? They do have different BINs. But there are plenty of Incomm issued VVGCs with a $5.95 fee. The fee doesn't have anything to do with anything. It's all about the BIN.
Agreed, though steer clear of the SS (incomm) also, as I do not think they are included in the promo either (at least they were not last time out)
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 5:28 pm
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Ok, I should know this but now am second guessing myself. Are the Sutton Bank/Incomm VGCs able to be used at WM to load Discover debit?
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by cruisr
Ok, I should know this but now am second guessing myself. Are the Sutton Bank/Incomm VGCs able to be used at WM to load Discover debit?
I have loaded both to Disco, Incomm VGC from S&S and Suttons from Simon
Do not forget there are velocity limits on loading Disco
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Old Nov 29, 2023, 4:57 am
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Originally Posted by moefl
Is this workaround currently working at S&S?
Yes, it works
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Old Nov 29, 2023, 5:07 am
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lots of compromised cards in the Hartford, CT area both at CVS and S&S, usually the magnetic strip is disabled but no numbers scratched off the card. Funds are usually on the card for 48 hours after purchase, you can't swipe it, so use it to pay online to insurance, electric, etc

use card reader as soon as you get home to see it card is compromised and spend funds right away if the card reader doesn't read the same info format as a good card

compromised cards usually drained to targets

Haven't seen any compromised cards yet from the new packaging as noted above in post #4535, not to say that there won't be.
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