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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 Dec 8, 2023, 3:46 pm
  #4606  
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
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Originally Posted by lmagnott
Might just be an individual store policy. I bought $1500 this morning and 4500 points have already posted to my account.
That is good to know, I will try different store. Thanks
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Old Dec 8, 2023, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by karenfly
Does anyone know how to find the gas points expiration date? The old rule is 30 days after redeemed and the expiration date was listed in the app. Now I couldnt find when gas points will expire after redeemed. Thanks
I can't figure out how to see it in the app, but online, click on "Details" under gas or grocery points.
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Old Dec 9, 2023, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by tuphat
Apologies for losing track, but -- Can Vanilla GCs be used to purchase MOs at places other than WM?
I tried secure spend yesterday in a WM in the south florida area for a $498 MO and it was a no go. bought stuff online instead.
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Old Dec 9, 2023, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by tuphat
Apologies for losing track, but -- Can Vanilla GCs be used to purchase MOs at places other than WM?
Yes.
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Old Dec 10, 2023, 1:33 pm
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does buying visa at Giant MD in DE give 3x on fees? I just got points on face value but jot on the fees!
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Old Dec 10, 2023, 1:53 pm
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No, points are not earned on purchase fees.
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Old Dec 10, 2023, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by needtoescape
No, points are not earned on purchase fees.
thanks
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Old Dec 12, 2023, 1:00 pm
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In NJ two I bought both compromised and one was 12/32 expiration. Security code completely wiped off. i used it immediately online to make a purchase for almost the $500 but left a bit on for an experiment. Went to a coffee shop, tried to use it and would not swipe. tried 3 times. Just went online and drained the small amount left.

On the other card (12/31 expiration) two of the digits of the card number on the front were scratched off, Figured the first number out then by process of elimination figured the complete number. Had not been drained but also looks like the mag strip is funky. Started process for card replacement as I immediately went online and froze the card. Responses from phone CSRs indicate lots of phone calls about fraud.
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Old Dec 12, 2023, 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by cruisr
In NJ two I bought both compromised and one was 12/32 expiration. Security code completely wiped off. i used it immediately online to make a purchase for almost the $500 but left a bit on for an experiment. Went to a coffee shop, tried to use it and would not swipe. tried 3 times. Just went online and drained the small amount left.

On the other card (12/31 expiration) two of the digits of the card number on the front were scratched off, Figured the first number out then by process of elimination figured the complete number. Had not been drained but also looks like the mag strip is funky. Started process for card replacement as I immediately went online and froze the card. Responses from phone CSRs indicate lots of phone calls about fraud.
Thanks for the recon.
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Old Dec 12, 2023, 2:41 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2013
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This is for Giant PA. During the promotion two weeks ago, I bought $1,500 at two different places on the first Friday of the promo. Points posted no problem. Bought more several other days and I got 18 points per transaction and the Customer Service rep had to manually enter the points. One of them screwed up and didn't credit me enough, I called a few days later to inquire and my issue was submitted and I got a call back later that day that the limit was $2,000 and I should not have received any points after that. I accepted what she said but was not sure if that was her interpretation of the rules or if that is actually the rule and the register is hard coded to reflect that.

I bought $1,500 VGC at two different places on Saturday and the points again posted with no issue. On Sunday, I got 18 points again and the CSR had to manually post them. So I think the woman whom I spoke to on the phone may have been correct and I suspect that the only reason I got points on the second $1,500 transaction on the first day is because I was under the limit before the purchase so it did not restrict me. but for any subsequent transactions i was over the limit and it restricted me.
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Old Dec 12, 2023, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by cruisr
In NJ two I bought both compromised and one was 12/32 expiration. Security code completely wiped off. i used it immediately online to make a purchase for almost the $500 but left a bit on for an experiment. Went to a coffee shop, tried to use it and would not swipe. tried 3 times. Just went online and drained the small amount left.

On the other card (12/31 expiration) two of the digits of the card number on the front were scratched off, Figured the first number out then by process of elimination figured the complete number. Had not been drained but also looks like the mag strip is funky. Started process for card replacement as I immediately went online and froze the card. Responses from phone CSRs indicate lots of phone calls about fraud.
I'm in NYC, had bought 2 compromised $500vgc a few months ago. Both had the security code scratched off. Couldnt even check the balance/activate it, or use online because no security code? But I went back to store next morning, and the guest services lady just loaded 2 new $500 vgc.

how do you use it online if the security code was wiped off?

definitely need to examine the packaging very closely nowadays. too easy to fall for these traps unfortunately.
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Old Dec 13, 2023, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by needtoescape
No, points are not earned on purchase fees.
At least at Giant-PA, the fees have been earning 1x on the last couple promotions.
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Old Dec 13, 2023, 4:36 pm
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Local SS in central NJ, all VGC removed from the endcap. I've never seen them all wiped out before so maybe they are behind the customer service desk. I didn't have time for additional recon...
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Old Dec 14, 2023, 12:38 pm
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What constitutes as household--merely same address or whether Family Sharing of points is enabled? I was pretty sure it's per card but needed to get points manually added on the third purchase for a rewards card that had not been used for the promo (Family Sharing enabled, but it was enabled in the past as well and pretty sure I had no problems then). Of course the goal is to avoid manual adjustments.
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Old Dec 14, 2023, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Rooks
This is for Giant PA. During the promotion two weeks ago, I bought $1,500 at two different places on the first Friday of the promo. Points posted no problem. Bought more several other days and I got 18 points per transaction and the Customer Service rep had to manually enter the points. One of them screwed up and didn't credit me enough, I called a few days later to inquire and my issue was submitted and I got a call back later that day that the limit was $2,000 and I should not have received any points after that. I accepted what she said but was not sure if that was her interpretation of the rules or if that is actually the rule and the register is hard coded to reflect that.

I bought $1,500 VGC at two different places on Saturday and the points again posted with no issue. On Sunday, I got 18 points again and the CSR had to manually post them. So I think the woman whom I spoke to on the phone may have been correct and I suspect that the only reason I got points on the second $1,500 transaction on the first day is because I was under the limit before the purchase so it did not restrict me. but for any subsequent transactions i was over the limit and it restricted me.
I had a strange experience myself in Giant PA. Last promotion, I did a 1999+2000 no problem. Got ~6000 pts each time.
This promotion I did a 1999.99 and got 4x the points. The receipt showed 8028 if I recall.
Then today I did a 2000 and only got the 24 points for the fees. She did manually give me points.

I'm not sure what to make of this, but I suppose if I got 8000 points from my first purchase, their system thought I had spent over 2K initially. That could be why my second purchase today didn't get points.
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