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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 Mar 6, 2018, 12:14 pm
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Sears shutting us down

Originally Posted by sbalasu3
3/2 thru 3/8 - 5X on Sears GC.
I got a scare at my local Sears today. I just bought a $300 Sears GC at S&S and went over to Sears to liquidate it. I got some Ebay, Amazon, Applebys and Shell gas GCs. The woman at the register called the manager and was told she could not do the transaction. I was surprised, I did something similer a couple of weeks ago. I asked if she would try to take the GC as payment, to see if the register would take it. She called the manager back and he reluctantly agreed to 'try.' Well, the sale went through but I was warned that they would not do this in the future.

So, if you're trying to get some cheap gas with the Sears GC, I'd advise caution. You may be stuck with shopping at Sears.
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Old Mar 9, 2018, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by thebat
I got a scare at my local Sears today. I just bought a $300 Sears GC at S&S and went over to Sears to liquidate it. I got some Ebay, Amazon, Applebys and Shell gas GCs. The woman at the register called the manager and was told she could not do the transaction. I was surprised, I did something similer a couple of weeks ago. I asked if she would try to take the GC as payment, to see if the register would take it. She called the manager back and he reluctantly agreed to 'try.' Well, the sale went through but I was warned that they would not do this in the future.

So, if you're trying to get some cheap gas with the Sears GC, I'd advise caution. You may be stuck with shopping at Sears.

All part of the YMMV. When I'd use sears to buy game stop to buy eBay, I had 2 sears I could not do it with and 2 I could. The ones I couldn't were closer, so I'd test it now and then. I'd have people following me around the store after my denied attempt.
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Old Mar 9, 2018, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by thebat
I got a scare at my local Sears today. I just bought a $300 Sears GC at S&S and went over to Sears to liquidate it. I got some Ebay, Amazon, Applebys and Shell gas GCs. The woman at the register called the manager and was told she could not do the transaction. I was surprised, I did something similer a couple of weeks ago. I asked if she would try to take the GC as payment, to see if the register would take it. She called the manager back and he reluctantly agreed to 'try.' Well, the sale went through but I was warned that they would not do this in the future.

So, if you're trying to get some cheap gas with the Sears GC, I'd advise caution. You may be stuck with shopping at Sears.

Can use them at Kmart too, if you have one near you still :-P

Wish I had picked up some ebay gift cards a couple weeks ago to use with the 20% off coupon today..
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Old Mar 11, 2018, 8:03 am
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VGC 2X gas rewards starting 3/16 finally a promotion again.
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Old Mar 11, 2018, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by slicktraveler
VGC 2X gas rewards starting 3/16 finally a promotion again.
just visa or mastercard too?
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Old Mar 11, 2018, 8:21 am
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Just VISA this time. Now if I can only find a Walmart that will issue a MO for gift cards.
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Old Mar 11, 2018, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by slicktraveler
VGC 2X gas rewards starting 3/16 finally a promotion again.
Thanks! I was going to do the regular Mastercard Fuel Rewards deal, but now I'll wait until Friday to "double dip."

BTW, the Mastercard "15 cents per $100 spending" deal is still scheduled to expire at the end of the month, right? If they don't extend it, and we do the spend this month, how long do we have to use the Fuel Rewards at Shell?
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Old Mar 11, 2018, 2:12 pm
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Assuming they don't extend the FRN 15c/$100 program, you have to earn by 3/31, and burn by 5/31.
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Old Mar 11, 2018, 6:45 pm
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Originally Posted by centrifuge41
Assuming they don't extend the FRN 15c/$100 program, you have to earn by 3/31, and burn by 5/31.
That seems like a pretty good amount of time to "burn."

So let's say I buy 3 $500 gift cards with my Mastercard later this week. I will earn 3000 points in the Giant fuel program (good for $3.00 in gas, limit $1.50 for each fill up, expiring in 30 days), and an additional $2.25 in gas through Fuel Rewards (expiring in May). I will have access to all these points when I swipe my Fuel Rewards card at Shell. Let's say gas is $2.25 a gallon then. Which points will be drained: my earlier expiring Giant points, my FR points, or a mixture of both?
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Old Mar 11, 2018, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
That seems like a pretty good amount of time to "burn."

So let's say I buy 3 $500 gift cards with my Mastercard later this week. I will earn 3000 points in the Giant fuel program (good for $3.00 in gas, limit $1.50 for each fill up, expiring in 30 days), and an additional $2.25 in gas through Fuel Rewards (expiring in May). I will have access to all these points when I swipe my Fuel Rewards card at Shell. Let's say gas is $2.25 a gallon then. Which points will be drained: my earlier expiring Giant points, my FR points, or a mixture of both?
IME both. $1.50 + the rest taken from FR points. So if you pay $2.25 a gallon, itll take the $1.50 from Giant and $.75 from FR, leaving you $1.50 in FR.
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Old Mar 12, 2018, 8:28 am
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Originally Posted by devastitis

IME both. $1.50 + the rest taken from FR points. So if you pay $2.25 a gallon, it’ll take the $1.50 from Giant and $.75 from FR, leaving you $1.50 in FR.
Thanks. That would be the perfect outcome, as you'd drain the faster expiring Giant points first (up to that program's $1.50 per fill-up limit), but still get your gas for free.

BTW, how do we know that the FR points earned in the Mastercard program expire at the end of May? The official rules say "savings earned through the Offer expire on the last day of the month immediately following the month in which they are posted to your account." In plain English, wouldn't that be the end of April? I'm guessing that's not actually the way they've been posting?
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Old Mar 12, 2018, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx

BTW, how do we know that the FR points earned in the Mastercard program expire at the end of May? The official rules say "savings earned through the Offer expire on the last day of the month immediately following the month in which they are posted to your account." In plain English, wouldn't that be the end of April? I'm guessing that's not actually the way they've been posting?
..... thats what it says when you log into FR and look at expiry on points earned in March
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Old Mar 15, 2018, 7:41 pm
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any new ways to liquidate the Visa cards these days? feel free to PM me.
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Old Mar 16, 2018, 7:42 am
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Datapoint -- We're cookin' in N.Va. this morning. Giant points award on 4 types of Meta Visas purchased: cupcake,balloons, blue ribbon, black/Kevlar.

Also: FR Mastercard points already posted for these purchases, showing 4/15/2018 expiration date -- obviously NOT the end of the following month.
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Old Mar 16, 2018, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by tuphat
Datapoint -- We're cookin' in N.Va. this morning. Giant points award on 4 types of Meta Visas purchased: cupcake,balloons, blue ribbon, black/Kevlar.

Also: FR Mastercard points already posted for these purchases, showing 4/15/2018 expiration date -- obviously NOT the end of the following month.

I'm in NJ and the fuel points earned from S&S always expire within 30 days, so that sounds right. Unless, you're referring to the Mastercard 15c/gallon for every $100 spent at S&S. That should expire end of May.
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