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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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Last edit by: soy
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 6, 2018, 4:58 pm
  #826  
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
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Originally Posted by westlaker
New MCGC posted points this morning in NJ.
Points posted in NJ. It looks like the corporate corrects this issue faster nowadays.

Last edited by jack101; Nov 6, 2018 at 9:50 pm
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Old Nov 6, 2018, 8:13 pm
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This "new" pink meta MCGC posted points in Staten Island, NY tonight. 11/6. First time I seen these, on the back of the card it says "http://mcgift.giftcardmall.com", the GUI looks exactly like Kelvel Metas.

***Looking for a partner in MD area to cooperate.
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Old Nov 6, 2018, 8:19 pm
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None related issue, I have some dp meta vgcs are being stolen in the NoCal area (Sacramento). VGC seems to be tampered (extra glue), loads into Paypal the day after. Has anyone had their card stolen (VGC/MGC) in the S&S area?
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Old Nov 6, 2018, 8:38 pm
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Can anyone help me with a comprehensive list of CC to best use in S&S / Giant? I'm looking for grocery/supermarket category specific. If your everyday spending card has over 2.5% cb, please list. New card minimum spending requirement is not concern here. Do not list if you're only working on MSR.

Amex BCP (6% 6k limit)
Amex EDP (3~4.5x require 30 transactions PITA)
Amex Gold - former PRG (4x 25k limit)
Amex Hilton Ascend 6x (15k fn 60k diamond "I believe")
Amex BCE (3% not sure what the limit is)
Amex ED (2x ?)
Amex BBP (2x 50k limit)
Amex OBC (before my time, 1% for first $6500 annual spend, then 5% capped at $50K spend per year. US only)
Arrival+ (2.05x [add in the 5% dividend, if that's a thing])
JetBlue+ 2x (99AF)
JetBlue 2x (0AF)
Chase IHG Reward Club 2x (ihg points, stay away from it) - This is the old version which carry $49 AF. Don't know the structure for new version.

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Old Nov 6, 2018, 9:53 pm
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JetBlue+ is 2x at grocery, so might be worthwhile if you are a customer of B6 and S&S. Should be able to redeem B6 at 1.5c at least.
Personally I need the gas point promo to make it worthwhile due to higher purchase fees at S&S vs other avenues
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Old Nov 6, 2018, 9:58 pm
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Now that you mentioned it, Chase IHG CC also is 2x on grocery. Never mind the low redmption value.
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Old Nov 6, 2018, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by soy
JetBlue+ is 2x at grocery, so might be worthwhile if you are a customer of B6 and S&S. Should be able to redeem B6 at 1.5c at least.
Personally I need the gas point promo to make it worthwhile due to higher purchase fees at S&S vs other avenues
Had the JetBlue+, only finish the spending got the bonus and then never looked back. I would image Arrival+ beats JB+ on grocery shopping.


well, it turns out the none AF version also has 2x on grocery. hmmmm.....Earn points3X points per $1 spent
on JetBlue purchases

2X points per $1 spent at
restaurants and grocery stores

1X points per $1 spent
on all other purchases
6X points per $1 spent
on JetBlue purchases

2X points per $1 spent at
restaurants and grocery stores

1X points per $1 spent
on all other purchases
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Old Nov 6, 2018, 10:41 pm
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Originally Posted by dereck062
Had the JetBlue+, only finish the spending got the bonus and then never looked back. I would image Arrival+ beats JB+ on grocery shopping.


well, it turns out the none AF version also has 2x on grocery. hmmmm.....Earn points3X points per $1 spent
on JetBlue purchases

2X points per $1 spent at
restaurants and grocery stores

1X points per $1 spent
on all other purchases
6X points per $1 spent
on JetBlue purchases

2X points per $1 spent at
restaurants and grocery stores

1X points per $1 spent
on all other purchases
true, but if you fly B6 at all, the free bags +5k points means the + card pays for itself

however now we are gone waaaaaaay off topic, so need to get back on track
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Old Nov 6, 2018, 11:30 pm
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Originally Posted by soy
JetBlue+ is 2x at grocery, so might be worthwhile if you are a customer of B6 and S&S. Should be able to redeem B6 at 1.5c at least.
Personally I need the gas point promo to make it worthwhile due to higher purchase fees at S&S vs other avenues

I take it you have a CC that earns you at least 2x and is cheaper then $5.95, but then the pts being earned have to yield more then JB as well. With the CCs in my pocket JB is 1 of 2 taht would still pay off even w/o earning no gas pts at a supermkt
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Old Nov 7, 2018, 11:59 am
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Jet blue $99 fee card gets mosaic with $50,000 spend... that partners well with giant.
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Old Nov 7, 2018, 12:13 pm
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Does anyone else have problem login into S&S, Giant, and FR account both online and via phone app?
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Old Nov 7, 2018, 1:45 pm
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Yeah, the program is down ATM
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Old Nov 7, 2018, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun
Great. I bought one MCGC to test it and it worked. Now we get options either VGC or MCGC. No difference to me other than the GC promotions.

Curious to see about the MCGC at DG and FD. Need some DPs.
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​​​​​​I tried to use Meta MCGC to load GB at WM today. Didn't work for me. I was not given the option to input a PIN and it came back as invalid tender. I've never been good at the cancel/change trick...was hoping these new cards wouldn't require it. Oh well, will use them elsewhere.
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Old Nov 7, 2018, 2:49 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.

Edit: The new MCGC - whether US bank or Meta Bank - doesn't require PIN and no cancel trick.
Thank you for this info. Unfortunately, the Meta GC didn't work for me today. Maybe it would work with the cancel trick. Did anyone else have success today?
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Old Nov 7, 2018, 11:26 pm
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I was in Miami, FL with my combo points and the Fuel Rewards location tracker said I could buy gas for a dime. But I visited 2 Shell stations and both had a minimum price of $1.00/gallon. Has anyone seen this before? Any way to effectively complain to FR about this? I did buy gas in the Ft. Myers area a couple months ago with my points and was only charged a few pennies a gallon.
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