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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 8, 2018, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx
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.
The price map is not accurate. Most stations around my place show a minimum of $0.109 but it is really 1.9c and nobody complains. They may not be able to change anything if you complain but they may discover and plug the hole of double dipping once and for all.
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Old Nov 8, 2018, 8:29 am
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It worked with cancel trick when buying MO. Pin is the the last four digits.
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Old Nov 8, 2018, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by happybidder
It worked with cancel trick when buying MO. Pin is the the last four digits.
same method for loading BB/Serve/GB? Anyone with DP thank you in Advance
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Old Nov 9, 2018, 6:46 am
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Anyone complained to FR network about the outage on 11/7? In the past, if S&S didn't give discount when I clearly had points, I contacted S&S gas rewards dept. They would reimburse me in the form of S&S gc.
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Old Nov 9, 2018, 7:11 am
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Originally Posted by golfr
Anyone complained to FR network about the outage on 11/7? In the past, if S&S didn't give discount when I clearly had points, I contacted S&S gas rewards dept. They would reimburse me in the form of S&S gc.
You got gas on the day of the outage and paid full price due to the outage?
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Old Nov 9, 2018, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by cwh82
You got gas on the day of the outage and paid full price due to the outage?
I didn't. A friend who I share pts with did. I'd have put in a gallon or two and came back. I automatically get receipts via e-mail so I forwarded it to them explaining what happened. Let's see if they do anything. Also, I only do S&S, I am not teamed up with anyone from Giant land.
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Old Nov 9, 2018, 7:45 pm
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Current promos is $20 grocery coupon on $100 spend on 3rd Party Gift Cards.
However the language in the ad is vague, and could be interpreted to mean that the bonus is only available on the gift cards shown in the ad.

Anyone have DP's on how S&S IT is running this?
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Old Nov 10, 2018, 5:53 am
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Originally Posted by dereck062
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.
The nice thing about the AMEX Honors Ascend is that 15K in spend gets you a free weekend night at any Hilton. I'd value that at $150 (most bloggers would value it as more). That effectively bumps your the return on your first 15K to 4%. I have that card and a JetBlue card, and I make sure I hit 15K on Ascend. At that point, using the two cards feels pretty equal to me. Of course, I suppose, it depends on whether you need Hilton points or Jetblue miles.
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Old Nov 10, 2018, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx
The nice thing about the AMEX Honors Ascend is that 15K in spend gets you a free weekend night at any Hilton. I'd value that at $150 (most bloggers would value it as more). That effectively bumps your the return on your first 15K to 4%. I have that card and a JetBlue card, and I make sure I hit 15K on Ascend. At that point, using the two cards feels pretty equal to me. Of course, I suppose, it depends on whether you need Hilton points or Jetblue miles.
do you know if the Ascend card will get you diamond status when you spend 60,000? My surpass became Ascend they give me 1 weekend FN, and I'm meeting 15k soon. I heard 60k will get you diamond. (I won't hit 60k this year, maybe next).

NVM,
  1. Complimentary Hilton Gold status for cardholder. Upgrade to Hilton Diamond status when you make $40,000 or more in purchases each calendar year.
  2. One Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort in the Hilton portfolio after spending $15,000 in purchases on the card in a calendar year.
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Old Nov 10, 2018, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by dereck062
do you know if the Ascend card will get you diamond status when you spend 60,000? My surpass became Ascend they give me 1 weekend FN, and I'm meeting 15k soon. I heard 60k will get you diamond. (I won't hit 60k this year, maybe next).
I don't, and it's a good question. This year, I also got the AMEX Hilton Aspire card, which automatically gives you Diamond. Mind you, Diamond isn't worth a heck of a lot (Gold is enough). That said, unless you really like expensive Hiltons, putting 60K in spend on that card is a lot! I like to gin up points in several hotel chains, and then pick whichever brand has the best hotel at the best value at whichever destination I'm headed to.
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Old Nov 10, 2018, 2:23 pm
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I haven't seen a discussion here of this week's 5x on all gift cards, excluding MC, Visa and AMEX. Has anyone tried buying a "Happy" card? My Giant's Happy cards are variable up to $500, so they would be pretty easy to unload. But I think they could be excluded from the sale.
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Old Nov 11, 2018, 6:21 am
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Originally Posted by dereck062
do you know if the Ascend card will get you diamond status when you spend 60,000? My surpass became Ascend they give me 1 weekend FN, and I'm meeting 15k soon. I heard 60k will get you diamond. (I won't hit 60k this year, maybe next).

NVM,
  1. Complimentary Hilton Gold status for cardholder. Upgrade to Hilton Diamond status when you make $40,000 or more in purchases each calendar year.
  2. One Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort in the Hilton portfolio after spending $15,000 in purchases on the card in a calendar year.
just to clarify the annual spend for diamond is $40,000 not $60,000. Jetblue Mosaic is $50,000
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Old Nov 11, 2018, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by rabbmd


just to clarify the annual spend for diamond is $40,000 not $60,000. Jetblue Mosaic is $50,000
40K would be more plausible if most of your spend was buying gift cards. Like I seem to average 2 to 3 K/month on GCs for personal gas consumption at Giant. Of course, you could just get an Aspire card.

I also have a JetBlue card and looked at the Mosaic benefits. They're good, but not great. I think you need to live near JFK, BOS or FLL to make that offer meaningful. Their footprint just isn't big enough otherwise to bother. But I guess some of the people playing this Giant/S&S game do live near JFK and BOS.
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Old Nov 17, 2018, 11:44 am
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The $20 ($100) promotion is only for store purchase and there are limitations. Still easy to buy some regular groceries.....
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Old Nov 17, 2018, 2:13 pm
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Does anyone know the $20 store coupon will print in SS buying any other 3PGC not listed on the weekly flyer? If so, which brand?
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