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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 Nov 1, 2018, 8:12 pm
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Originally Posted by NBG007
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.
Need to get one or two to try it.
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Old Nov 2, 2018, 6:36 am
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Anybody from Giant VA/MD willing to cooperate for the MCGC 2x this week? I'm in NJ.
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Old Nov 2, 2018, 7:14 am
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I'm in MA, looking for someone to collaborate with a Giant VA/MD person for MCGC 2x this week.
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Old Nov 2, 2018, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by cwh82
Anybody from Giant VA/MD willing to cooperate for the MCGC 2x this week? I'm in NJ.
Originally Posted by msthegame
I'm in MA, looking for someone to collaborate with a Giant VA/MD person for MCGC 2x this week.
Is there some limit of the MCGC x 2?
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Old Nov 2, 2018, 10:24 am
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Anyone know how to MS for cheap gas in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in the Seattle area? I’m moving there in January, and last time I was there gas prices was nearly $4/gal and I think I may get depression paying for gas week in and week out.
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Old Nov 2, 2018, 1:09 pm
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Pink metas and purple USB, old gold USB.... none posting. I’m pretty sure the CSRs hate me
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Old Nov 2, 2018, 4:05 pm
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Originally Posted by NBG007
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.
Are you referring to the pink metas? That's what my store carries now.
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Old Nov 2, 2018, 4:37 pm
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Pink meta in NJ no points posting.
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Old Nov 2, 2018, 4:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Lekuxs15
Pink metas and purple USB, old gold USB.... none posting. I’m pretty sure the CSRs hate me
Originally Posted by jack101
Pink meta in NJ no points posting.
S&S says it takes 24 hours for the points to appear. Promotion just started.
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Old Nov 2, 2018, 5:01 pm
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Originally Posted by westlaker
Is the default pin last four numbers?
yes
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Old Nov 2, 2018, 5:03 pm
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Appears if K is primary grocer in FR program then SS/Giant won’t work at those S gas.
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Old Nov 2, 2018, 5:48 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun
S&S says it takes 24 hours for the points to appear. Promotion just started.

this is not not an accurate statement. Points show on receipt automatically. If they do not, you need to work with CSR it call
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Old Nov 2, 2018, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by SkippyME
Are you referring to the pink metas? That's what my store carries now.
It has to be the USB new MCGC for the no pin. New Meta MCGC has the last 4 of card # as pin. Old USB MCGC has a PIN in the paper attached and uses the cancel trick in wally for BB.

Edit: The new MCGC - whether US bank or Meta Bank - doesn't require PIN and no cancel trick.

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Old Nov 3, 2018, 9:48 am
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PInk Meta's still not posting points this morning. They had to be entered manually.

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Old Nov 3, 2018, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by NBG007
It has to be the USB new MCGC for the no pin. New Meta MCGC has the last 4 of card # as pin. Old USB MCGC has a PIN in the paper attached and uses the cancel trick in wally for BB.
How do new USB MCGCs look like? How do differentiate them from old USB cards?
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