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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 Aug 28, 2018, 5:57 am
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Originally Posted by tuphat
It's there, click "Shell Offers" under "Earn Rewards" at bottom of page.
Oh, it's for buying gift cards at Shell stations -- not at our "favorite" supermarkets. As someone else has already noted, I doubt we will find high denomination Visa/MC gift cards at these stations. But if someone does, please post it.
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Old Aug 30, 2018, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Prometheus77
The only one near me that sells MCGCs only carries them in $50 and $100 denominations.

The few Shell stations near me does not carry GCs at all, except one station, which carries other GCs but not MCGCs.

Does anyone else have better luck?
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 6:07 am
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Just dropped in to my local S&S to grab some MCGCs for 2X gas points and noticed the spots on the rack where the variable load MetaBank VGCs were are now replaced with variable load US Bank MCGCs. The only VGCs on the rack were the closed loop $25, $50, $100, and $200 cards. This was not the case two days ago.
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 6:26 am
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Originally Posted by Prometheus77
Just dropped in to my local S&S to grab some MCGCs for 2X gas points and noticed the spots on the rack where the variable load MetaBank VGCs were are now replaced with variable load US Bank MCGCs. The only VGCs on the rack were the closed loop $25, $50, $100, and $200 cards. This was not the case two days ago.
USB MCGCs dont get the 2x?
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 6:41 am
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Originally Posted by Prometheus77
Just dropped in to my local S&S to grab some MCGCs for 2X gas points and noticed the spots on the rack where the variable load MetaBank VGCs were are now replaced with variable load US Bank MCGCs. The only VGCs on the rack were the closed loop $25, $50, $100, and $200 cards. This was not the case two days ago.
I just noticed the same thing. I dont believe that Ive ever a liquidated Metabank master cards at Walmart. Is that even possible? I have liquidated US Bank MasterCards via the change payment method, but does this also work for the meta-bank MasterCards?
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 6:51 am
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Originally Posted by devastitis

USB MCGCs dont get the 2x?
They do, but my concern is that they might be doing away with the variable load VGCs as has been reported elsewhere recently.
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by TTT103


I just noticed the same thing. I dont believe that Ive ever a liquidated Metabank master cards at Walmart. Is that even possible? I have liquidated US Bank MasterCards via the change payment method, but does this also work for the meta-bank MasterCards?
I couldn't answer that for you as I've never tried to liquidate any MCGCs at WM since I have a local grocery store that I can use them at without hassle.
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 6:59 am
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Originally Posted by Prometheus77
I couldn't answer that for you as I've never tried to liquidate any MCGCs at WM since I have a local grocery store that I can use them at without hassle.
OK, thanks for the response. I passed on the purchase of them today, but may experiment unless others report successes or failures. My challenge is that Walmart is my only option, as all of my grocery stores now require that names be printed on debit cards for MO purchases.
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by Prometheus77
They do, but my concern is that they might be doing away with the variable load VGCs as has been reported elsewhere recently.
the SnS I was in yesterday had tons of VMCGCs Meta, now will they when I get there a bit later today or will they have been pulled, time will tell, my gut says as long as they have them in stock they will be there to be purchased
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 7:17 am
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I didn't get points for the Metabank MCGC this morning at Stop and shop.
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by westlaker
I didn't get points for the Metabank MCGC this morning at Stop and shop.
I bought US Bank MCGCs this morning and the points added as intended. Not sure if the Metabank MCGCs count as they are not listed in the flyer:
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 8:35 am
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The "Purple Present" and "Celebration" MCGCs get gas points automatically.

The rose color "new" packaging does not and have to be hand added, must be the MB ones.

MB MCGC works at WM using the change method.
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by gw14
The "Purple Present" and "Celebration" MCGCs get gas points automatically.

The rose color "new" packaging does not and have to be hand added, must be the MB ones.

MB MCGC works at WM using the change method.
Thank you for the update
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 9:14 am
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The Giant next door to my place only had MB MCGCs, no more of the purple presents or celebration USB MCGCs.

edit: MB MCGCs posted the points automatically.
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 9:25 am
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Do both the USB and MB MasterCards work at WM for MO purchase? Can anyone confirm? It's been awhile!
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