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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 Oct 12, 2018, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by macrophage
So to clarify, all Giant, except for Giant PA will stack with S&S gas?

Giant PA only works at S&S in PA and has no limit?
I don't think there is S&S in PA. Giant PA isn't a participant in FR. To my knowledge, you can only get your gas at Giant PA stations, and there aren't that many of them. But there is no dollar limit, you get 25 gallons instead of 20, and you get to the end of the next month to use the points.
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Old Oct 12, 2018, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by cwh82
I would suggest signing up for a new S&S account maybe with a different browser and follow the steps. I personally have 5 different S&S accounts.
That worked! I went from Chrome to Explorer and the "right boxes" popped up. Thanks. I did have to use yet another email and invent a new phone number.

The other weird thing that happened is that there's an extra digit in my S&S account from what displays in my FR account. The FR people tell me I should be OK. Apparently FR uses only 12 digits and the S&S cards have 13 digits. Yeez, this stuff is harder than it should be!
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Old Oct 12, 2018, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
That worked! I went from Chrome to Explorer and the "right boxes" popped up. Thanks. I did have to use yet another email and invent a new phone number.

The other weird thing that happened is that there's an extra digit in my S&S account from what displays in my FR account. The FR people tell me I should be OK. Apparently FR uses only 12 digits and the S&S cards have 13 digits. Yeez, this stuff is harder than it should be!
Glad it worked. It's all worth it when you see $3.05/gallon!
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Old Oct 12, 2018, 7:35 pm
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Glad it worked. It's all worth it when you see $3.05/gallon!
Indeed. I am lucky that I can drive an additional 15 minutes and get to a Giant PA store and pay nothing for gas. But Giant MD is more convenient for me, and it has the additional advantage of being "portable" to other states (see above discussion). The one thing I truly dislike about the Giant MD/S&S program is the 30 day expiration. Why the heck do they have 30 days anyway? That's difficult for us, but also seems unreasonable to "regular" customers. For me, it's a definite PITA to predict how much gas I'll need in 30 days. With Giant PA, you sometimes get 2 months to use it, and that usually gives you enough time to get to another promo if you're running low.
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Old Oct 12, 2018, 8:49 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
Indeed. I am lucky that I can drive an additional 15 minutes and get to a Giant PA store and pay nothing for gas. But Giant MD is more convenient for me, and it has the additional advantage of being "portable" to other states (see above discussion). The one thing I truly dislike about the Giant MD/S&S program is the 30 day expiration. Why the heck do they have 30 days anyway? That's difficult for us, but also seems unreasonable to "regular" customers. For me, it's a definite PITA to predict how much gas I'll need in 30 days. With Giant PA, you sometimes get 2 months to use it, and that usually gives you enough time to get to another promo if you're running low.
most customers can use g@s p0ints w/in 30 days. Most also have rolling points coz of their loyalty. I never buy a d@mn thing at the stores I get gcs from.
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Old Oct 13, 2018, 6:29 am
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Went to my usual Shell last night and the new attendant (NJ) saw the $3/gallon off and thought I hacked the system somehow. He kept the receipt and wanted to show his boss. I've never paid attention to the receipt, but does it state my FR/S&S account number on it? Although if they did want to dig deeper I'm sure they can call FR and identify my account. This worries me slightly as I don't want eyes on my FR account with a rather large balance of S&S and Giant points even though I haven't broken any rules. Hope nothing comes of this. Guess it's a curse of having gas attendants.
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Old Oct 13, 2018, 7:07 am
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Old Oct 13, 2018, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by riphamilton
if anyone in giant of MD territory is willing/able, i’ll be happy to cover your gift card costs for the gas points. i also have a “$10 gift card with $50 grocery purchase” promo loaded to my account if you’ll be doing actual shopping. please PM.
PMed you
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Old Oct 13, 2018, 8:20 am
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Originally Posted by cwh82
Went to my usual Shell last night and the new attendant (NJ) saw the $3/gallon off and thought I hacked the system somehow. He kept the receipt and wanted to show his boss. I've never paid attention to the receipt, but does it state my FR/S&S account number on it? Although if they did want to dig deeper I'm sure they can call FR and identify my account. This worries me slightly as I don't want eyes on my FR account with a rather large balance of S&S and Giant points even though I haven't broken any rules. Hope nothing comes of this. Guess it's a curse of having gas attendants.
i wouldn’t worry a tiny bit. This is their promo and they fully expecting it. I had several times where pts didnt load correctly and had to call them to add. They weren’t a slight bit of surprise. They lady said they get these errors all the time and had at least a few customers calling everyday to fix.
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Old Oct 13, 2018, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by tuphat
Kevlar posting points fine in NVA this morning. Roll on, brother truckers.
Didn't work for me yesterday. Probably just a glitch.
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Old Oct 13, 2018, 1:38 pm
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@misenlai

Thanks for helping out with Giant's points. Worked like a charm.^
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Old Oct 14, 2018, 11:29 am
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How do points stack if price is less than $3. Do we loose 3k points in any case..? Thx
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Old Oct 14, 2018, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by bigjoefatz
My P100D Tesla Model X will singlehandedly murder whatever ICE you have. Ill race for fuel perks
sounds like you need to go drink some more soy
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Old Oct 14, 2018, 5:25 pm
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It only deducts the amount of points needed, NOT 3k each time.
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Old Oct 14, 2018, 8:46 pm
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Curious, do other people ever have trouble splitting 5k purchases across two cards? I know the register allows it, but I'm trying to understand any reason why stores wouldn't allow. I assume it's just the cashier and money manager that are going out of their way to remind me that even though they've seen me multiple times, they still think I'm trying to scam them. This is the same money manager that enlisted a random rule that I can only buy cards there once every "2-3 weeks" (I think she forgot it) but I've had issues occasionally in other stories. Today I really needed to split as I need to hit minimum spend.
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