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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 17, 2018, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
BTW, does anyone know a way to use Giant fuel points WITHOUT tapping your FR points? In the past, if I guessed wrong and had extra expiring Giant fuel points, I would tell a friend or family member to go use my phone number and get cheap gas (talk about making your friends happy!). But now, if I did that, they'd also drain my non-expiring FR points, which would cost me money. Is there a workaround? This might be valuable next month because most of us will probably error and have too many Giant points in 30 days as we seek to stockpile some FR points for May gas purchases.

To only use your Giant/S&S fuel points and not your FR points, use your Giant/S&S card instead of your FR card at the gas pump.
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Old Mar 17, 2018, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by ayung25
To only use your Giant/S&S fuel points and not your FR points, use your Giant/S&S card instead of your FR card at the gas pump.
does anyone use their FR/Giant/S&S card at the pump? I just use the alt ID.
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Old Mar 17, 2018, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by ayung25
To only use your Giant/S&S fuel points and not your FR points, use your Giant/S&S card instead of your FR card at the gas pump.
Interesting. Has anyone else seen it work this way?

Of course, for F&F, I'd have to give them my card, which obviously makes it more complicated.
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Old Mar 17, 2018, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
Interesting. Has anyone else seen it work this way?

Of course, for F&F, I'd have to give them my card, which obviously makes it more complicated.
I have my S&S card linked to my FR account so even when I use my S&S card at the pump, it uses the FR points too. You can try removing your S&S account from your FR account if it's currently linked
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Old Mar 17, 2018, 2:39 pm
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So I just want to make sure I understand this correctly... If I earn points with the 2x S&S promo and the FR MC promo, and I fill up at Shell, using my Alt ID linked to my S&S card, $1.50 in S&S promo credits will be deducted first, then in addition the FR credits from the MC will cover the remaining price/gallon of gas?
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Old Mar 17, 2018, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by HeadyT
So I just want to make sure I understand this correctly... If I earn points with the 2x S&S promo and the FR MC promo, and I fill up at Shell, using my Alt ID linked to my S&S card, $1.50 in S&S promo credits will be deducted first, then in addition the FR credits from the MC will cover the remaining price/gallon of gas?
That's correct.
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Old Mar 17, 2018, 10:18 pm
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Originally Posted by FrankMS
That's correct.
That is only partially correct as stated. If you go outside of Giant/SS area (boundary is fuzzy) , all points will be from FR (nationwide) and none from SS/Giant pool (Local).
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Old Mar 18, 2018, 6:22 am
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Originally Posted by yoyo
That is only partially correct as stated. If you go outside of Giant/SS area (boundary is fuzzy) , all points will be from FR (nationwide) and none from SS/Giant pool (Local).
As I think I mentioned before, I was in Louisiana in December, bought gas at Shell, at it drained my Giant points. I'm not sure what would happen if you had enough FR points that you didn't "need" the Giant points.
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Old Mar 18, 2018, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx
As I think I mentioned before, I was in Louisiana in December, bought gas at Shell, at it drained my Giant points. I'm not sure what would happen if you had enough FR points that you didn't "need" the Giant points.
Yes. not to dispute your observation. The system has since been perfected. It used to be as you described but this is now. Also you used to be able to unlink SS from your FR through online or app but this also seemed to stopped working.
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Old Mar 18, 2018, 10:50 am
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Yes. not to dispute your observation. The system has since been perfected. It used to be as you described but this is now. Also you used to be able to unlink SS from your FR through online or app but this also seemed to stopped working.
Wow -- this partnership has been confusing from the start, but it gets worse when it's a moving target.

So if I'm in Louisiana (or anywhere else that's not in "Giant Territory" -- and what about "Stop&Shop Territory"?), FR now won't drain any Giant points? And my Giant points will ONLY work in Giant Territory (along with permissible "overage" from FR points)?

For some of us, that makes a material difference in how many Giant points we want/need.
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Old Mar 18, 2018, 2:25 pm
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Linked my Fuel Rewards card to my Stop & Shop account recently. I am correct when I visit Shell, I only present this card (not my purple stop & shop card) ? I can see all my purchases now on my Fuel Rewards account.


Also, I linked a Mastercard for the current promo, is there a discount limit per gallon ? Thanks much guys
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Old Mar 18, 2018, 2:35 pm
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Sorta a datapoint -- Pretty amazing at how plentiful the $20-500 cards are right now, at least in my neck of the woods. Atone Giant I visited, not only was there a full supply on the main kiosk, they were also hanging on a stand-alone carousel, and at almost every checkout.
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Old Mar 18, 2018, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by tuphat
Sorta a datapoint -- Pretty amazing at how plentiful the $20-500 cards are right now, at least in my neck of the woods. Atone Giant I visited, not only was there a full supply on the main kiosk, they were also hanging on a stand-alone carousel, and at almost every checkout.
Same here racked loaded this morning
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Old Mar 18, 2018, 7:18 pm
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Same here racked loaded this morning
Interesting, I was going to post exactly the opposite. I was the only person in both logs at the stores I went too, and I cleaned out both ones completely.

Does anybody know if 5 back visas count as part of the promotion? Those seemed plentiful.
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Old Mar 18, 2018, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by zeppoloveskafka
Interesting, I was going to post exactly the opposite. I was the only person in both logs at the stores I went too, and I cleaned out both ones completely.

Does anybody know if 5 back visas count as part of the promotion? Those seemed plentiful.
5 backs are a waste of money. $200 for $6.95 fees. You cleaned out all the variations of MB VGCs?
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