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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 28, 2018, 11:08 am
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2X MCGC Starting Nov 2. Very surprised there is another promotion already!!!!
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Old Oct 29, 2018, 7:19 am
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If I use a shell gift card with the $1.5 off, does the gift card need to have pre discount balance to authorize the pump or after discount price?
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Old Oct 29, 2018, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by westlaker
If I use a shell gift card with the $1.5 off, does the gift card need to have pre discount balance to authorize the pump or after discount price?
It doesn't need a pre authorization amount hold. It's treated like cash.
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Old Oct 29, 2018, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by cwh82
It doesn't need a pre authorization amount hold. It's treated like cash.
Are you saying the shell GC only needs to have after $1.5 discount balance for the 20 gallons?
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Old Oct 29, 2018, 8:26 am
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Originally Posted by westlaker
Are you saying the shell GC only needs to have after $1.5 discount balance for the 20 gallons?
Yes
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Old Oct 29, 2018, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by cwh82
Yes
Thanks! Good to know that.
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Old Oct 29, 2018, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by riphamilton


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? i’ll 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?
The Fuel Rewards award mapper should tell you where you can use your FR points. As the recent discussions have indicated, there's not really any logical way to predict it. As far as time zones go, I don't generally buy my gas real late at night, much less on the last day the points are valid. I 'm guessing Giant and FR use the same clock in the same time zone? I did use my points in Alaska this summer, but it wasn't on expiration day so I don't know the exact deadline. If somebody who has a tiny number of expiring points wants to stay up late and figure out when their points disappear, I guess that would be the best way to tell! Obviously better safe than sorry until someone figures this out.
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Old Oct 29, 2018, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by slicktraveler
2X MCGC Starting Nov 2. Very surprised there is another promotion already!!!!
Great news, but I'm spoiled by the previous 3x. Now I need to buy more gift cards.

BTW, the timing is perfect for those in Giant PA territory as this new promo will give them free gas all the way until New Year's Eve.
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Old Oct 29, 2018, 11:54 am
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No one in Giants territory is interested in helping out your neighbor to the North/North-East? FWIW, I'm in NYC and don't even own a car. Looking to help family/friends w/the discount.

Originally Posted by Duffman
I’ll be hitting up the new S&S promo but don’t have access to Giants. Anyone in Giants territory interested in combining forces?
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Old Oct 29, 2018, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Duffman
No one in Giants territory is interested in helping out your neighbor to the North/North-East? FWIW, I'm in NYC and don't even own a car. Looking to help family/friends w/the discount.
You are really a good man to help your friends and you do not even buy any gas. ^
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Old Oct 30, 2018, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by slicktraveler
2X MCGC Starting Nov 2. Very surprised there is another promotion already!!!!
wonder if it'll be followed by a VGC offer...
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Old Oct 30, 2018, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by slicktraveler
2X MCGC Starting Nov 2. Very surprised there is another promotion already!!!!
MCGC is just hard to liquidate.....
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Old Oct 31, 2018, 7:00 am
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Originally Posted by RedSun
MCGC is just hard to liquidate.....
FWIW- the new MCGC are auto drained without PIN in Wally with BB load. (the ones that dont have the PIN paper attached. Of course, u can call and set a PIN).
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Old Oct 31, 2018, 7:13 am
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Originally Posted by NBG007
FWIW- the new MCGC are auto drained without PIN in Wally with BB load. (the ones that dont have the PIN paper attached. Of course, u can call and set a PIN).
Is the default pin last four numbers?
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Old Nov 1, 2018, 7:54 pm
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Is the default pin last four numbers?
No. You need call the number on back adn set PIN. But, when loading BB, it doesn't even ask (no need for cancel trick) for PIN and loads automatically. I have loaded around 2K of $200 denoms from the recent staples deal with no PIN.
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