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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 30, 2023, 4:56 pm
  #4576  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 153
ye, you are right.

this is getting really hard now. Both Sutton and incomm card declined by ACI, and all other online shopping sites I have tried. I used the Sutton card at 4 local stores during last 2 days, it only went through once at a restaurant. I buy those cards to spend them organically, there is no way I can continue any more.

it should be ok for MSer as long as it can be used to buy money order. Of course also ok for scammers, but not for people like me any more.

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.
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Old Nov 30, 2023, 6:27 pm
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Thanks to all who posted about earning points at Giant MD despite the ad not showing it, for the warnings about fraud, and data points on how these cards can be used.

Adding my data point:
  • Purchased one Pathward (issuer) / Incomm (processor) Visa gift card for $500 + $5.95 fee at the customer service desk
  • Go points didn't post immediately but were in my account within an hour
  • Used card to pay Federal taxes through Pay1040, since I saw data points indicating the other tax processors were rejecting Vanilla Visa cards
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Old Nov 30, 2023, 9:00 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2018
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Tried to register a GreenDot debit card purchased from the promo, says unable to verify my identity even though I double checked name and SSN is correct. Says I won't be sent a card with my name nor can I use it online but I can use it for in-person transactions. Cannot login either. However, I tried using it at a store entering last 4 digits of card # as pin and it was declined.

Any ideas? I realize GreenDot are not popular for a reason but I can't even use it for organic spend.
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Old Nov 30, 2023, 11:26 pm
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Originally Posted by mind
Tried to register a GreenDot debit card purchased from the promo, says unable to verify my identity even though I double checked name and SSN is correct. Says I won't be sent a card with my name nor can I use it online but I can use it for in-person transactions. Cannot login either. However, I tried using it at a store entering last 4 digits of card # as pin and it was declined.

Any ideas? I realize GreenDot are not popular for a reason but I can't even use it for organic spend.
Did it not ask you to create a PIN when you tried registering it? I know I had to do that when I bought a couple on the promo last in October. Maybe that came after the ID verification though. I don't remember exactly when they ask you do create a pin.

When I was draining a few GreenDots, each time it would give me not authorized for 2 attempts then go through on the third attempt, even though I am 100% sure I entered the pin I set correctly the first 2 attempts.
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Old Dec 1, 2023, 5:15 am
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I saw a data point on doc of multiple 2K purchases in PA posting. Can anybody confirm?
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Old Dec 2, 2023, 12:23 pm
  #4581  
 
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can Giant Choice points be redeemed at Shell pumps? Or it has to be points of Giant MD?
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Old Dec 2, 2023, 5:30 pm
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100% agree with gw14 on all counts
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Old Dec 2, 2023, 8:07 pm
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Card Reader Recommendation?

Originally Posted by gw14
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.
Based on your report, and others, I guess its time to pick up a card reader. Any particular recommendation?

Thx!
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Old Dec 2, 2023, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by gatorboy
Based on your report, and others, I guess its time to pick up a card reader. Any particular recommendation?

Thx!
Any cheap one from Amazon will do. They are low tech.
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Old Dec 3, 2023, 9:59 am
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12/8-14: 3x Visas
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Old Dec 4, 2023, 7:29 pm
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Originally Posted by gw14
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.
Any recommendations for a card reader to get?
Just got hit with a bunch of drained cards. Have logged ticket with Incomm (they must be getting killed with this), but going forward I need to know in advance if there is anything iffy with my cards.

All defective cards were the older ones with the full barcode on the back, with expiry in 29/30/31. Have not had issues with the new design where the barcode is only partially visible, expiry 32
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Old Dec 5, 2023, 9:29 am
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so the 8x points this week. Is it on any choice gift card like cheers to you, game & grub, etc?
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Old Dec 5, 2023, 11:56 am
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Anyone else still having trouble getting Giant-MD to add points that didn't post last week?

I got mine added, probably because I purchased 2 that gave points automatically and 2 that didn't, but my dad wasn't able to get his added yet. Luckily I took a picture of the in-store sign, so he sent that in to the customer care email and now waiting for a reply.

In case anyone else needs it, here's a link to the picture on imgur.
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Old Dec 6, 2023, 5:30 am
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Saw an article they caught two guys in Jersey stealing card numbers,
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Old Dec 6, 2023, 7:25 am
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In PA not NJ.
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