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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

ē 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).

ē 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.

ē 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.

ē Points earned in one program cannot be used in another program.

ē 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.

ē You can view your account online using the link at the bottom of the wiki.

ē 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.

ē Giant Eagle and Giant Food are different chains with different ownership, and this thread is not relevant to the former.

ē 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.

ē 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 22, 2018, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Prometheus77
I agree, but with the volume they tell me he's pushing I'm guessing he's using other cards as well that I haven't seen. I would have to cycle my CL on my highest CL card at least three times a month to do that kind of volume. I can't imagine he would not get shut down doing that much in such a small time frame on only two cards.
Well, some people here probably do the similar type of volumes too. It is just we do not know. Of course most of us do not do. If you get a decent job, good financial situation and long banking relationship, you would not want to risk getting shut down. But some people are in different situation. They care less of getting shut down...
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Old Oct 22, 2018, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Prometheus77
Unfortunately not at my local S&S. We have a whale that moved in a couple months back that buys $15K a day in VGCs and MCGCs. He comes with his wife and a person I believe is his brother every morning and gets $5K each. I"ve seen them liquidating at the WMs in the area too. Many days I go in and there are no variable load cards left. One of the girls at the solution center told me they are up to $280K in the last two months and that the managers are considering not selling him anymore because of fraud/ML risks. From the couple times I've seen him solo at S&S he seems to use an Amex Delta card and a WF Cash Wise card. Not sure if he's using other more lucrative cards or not, but at that volume he'd max out any decent grocery store bonus card in less than a month.
as long as the card uses the chip there should be no fraud risks for s&s,
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Old Oct 22, 2018, 9:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Chelski

as long as the card uses the chip there should be no fraud risks for s&s,
It isn't me that doesn't understand that mate. I think most of us here know more about CC fraud, MLing, and structuring than the majority of S&S or WM CSRs and managers.
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Old Oct 22, 2018, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Chelski

as long as the card uses the chip there should be no fraud risks for s&s,
Can the card be stolen or was already lost? Then they are unauthorized transactions.
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Old Oct 23, 2018, 8:48 am
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Can the card be stolen or was already lost? Then they are unauthorized transactions.
That still wouldn't put SnS on the hook
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Old Oct 23, 2018, 9:09 am
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That still wouldn't put SnS on the hook
Originally Posted by Prometheus77
It isn't me that doesn't understand that mate. I think most of us here know more about CC fraud, MLing, and structuring than the majority of S&S or WM CSRs and managers.
s&s didnít accept cc for gc for a long time due to no chip reader. Obv the cs May not be as aware of why they didnít accept cc for a yr or so.
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Old Oct 23, 2018, 9:12 am
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10x on electronics and spas
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Old Oct 23, 2018, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by SpongyBard
That still wouldn't put SnS on the hook
The bank on the hook?
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Old Oct 23, 2018, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun
The bank on the hook?
as long as chip is used the bank/cc issuer takes liability. Swiping goes to merchant. There is some grey area since chips donít always work
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 3:23 pm
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Iíll be hitting up the new S&S promo but donít have access to Giants. Anyone in Giants territory interested in combining forces?
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 7:10 pm
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Iíll be hitting up the new S&S promo but donít have access to Giants. Anyone in Giants territory interested in combining forces?
What is the current promo? I did not see any on VGC etc.
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun
What is the current promo? I did not see any on VGC etc.
Best Buy and Spa's

should see one more round of VGC/MCGC before year end
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 8:03 pm
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Best Buy and Spa's

should see one more round of VGC/MCGC before year end
I know this. I get the Citi Dividend that has 5% on Best Buy this quarter. So no juice now. Whenever we get VGC or MCGC, its self would be empty, even $100 ones.
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 11:06 pm
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DP: I was able to use S&S points in HNL, but not in SEA.
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Old Oct 27, 2018, 2:26 am
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DP: I was able to use S&S points in HNL, but not in SEA.
it looks like most, if not all, of the shell stations on the hawaiian islands honor the discount.

my esoteric question is: what time do the gas points expire? iíll be on maui through the 14th of next month, and my points expire on the 13th. do i need to fill up my rental by midnight eastern time? hawaiian time? fuel rewards (central) time?
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