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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 Jul 11, 2019, 12:04 am
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Originally Posted by wanalaugh74
I just called a few Giant's in the Washington DC area and they all said FR points can only be used for gas at Shell. Maybe it's only a SS thing?
I shop at Giant PA, the coupons I posted using points for items are in the weekly ad. Check your ad. The online ad for me shows the coupons without barcodes, so you need to grab the insert at the door at the store. Don’t call the store, do you really think minimum wage employee answering the phone knows what promotions are running? I doubt store managers even do. Lol.
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Old Jul 11, 2019, 3:34 am
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As stated earlier, Visas are 3x gas points 7/12-18. The preview ad is now online.

Have no idea why "Visa gift card products" are excluded but assuming it's a typo.

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Old Jul 11, 2019, 6:26 am
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Originally Posted by danpeake
As stated earlier, Visas are 3x gas points 7/12-18. The preview ad is now online.

Have no idea why "Visa gift card products" are excluded but assuming it's a typo.
cut+paste error that always appears in the promo T&C -- been there for years
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Old Jul 11, 2019, 7:00 am
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Originally Posted by soy
cut+paste error that always appears in the promo T&C -- been there for years
Thx. Thought I saw it before but didn't realize it was a continuing error.
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Old Jul 12, 2019, 7:06 am
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Bought $500 Visa this morning at 8 a.m. and of course I didn't get the gas points.

Was told it would take 24 hours to post which of course is BS when the receipt shows "0" as gas points earned today. Wasn't worth continuing the argument so I'll call tomorrow.
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Old Jul 12, 2019, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by danpeake
Bought $500 Visa this morning at 8 a.m. and of course I didn't get the gas points.

Was told it would take 24 hours to post which of course is BS when the receipt shows "0" as gas points earned today. Wasn't worth continuing the argument so I'll call tomorrow.
What type did you purchase, Kevlar, Rose, Baseball/Football, etc?
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Old Jul 12, 2019, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by gw14
What type did you purchase, Kevlar, Rose, Baseball/Football, etc?
Kevlar

I was aware that it's pretty common for points not to post early on Friday. But I figured the CSR would be willing to add the points on the spot. They have me a spurious excuse and I had to get to work.
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Old Jul 12, 2019, 10:21 am
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I bought two $500 kevlars about 9 AM this morning in Sourthern CT, points posted immediately.
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Old Jul 12, 2019, 11:28 am
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Purchased Kevlar, Cupcake and Balloons, all posted correctly around 11:45am.
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Old Jul 12, 2019, 11:43 am
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FWIW -- Points posted correctly for Kevlar purchase at Giant in NoVa, around noon today.
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Old Jul 16, 2019, 5:59 am
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Originally Posted by Chelski
You're in luck. next promo will be 8/30 after the 7/13 promo.
Is there a way of seeing all future promos?
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Old Jul 16, 2019, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by King of miles
Is there a way of seeing all future promos?
Make educated guesses based on last few years schedule. Unless someone actually has insider knowledge.
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Old Jul 16, 2019, 10:38 am
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Originally Posted by King of miles
Is there a way of seeing all future promos?
They do follow a general pattern. Here is my spreadsheet of the past 2.5 years: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
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Old Jul 16, 2019, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by King of miles
Is there a way of seeing all future promos?
you can talk with your friendly csr’s or look at the list in the wiki’s. I know mine well and they will confirm some things in advance but not specific details
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Old Jul 16, 2019, 11:35 am
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If any s&s would like to buy $4-6k today-Thursday let me know. I can reciprocate. My regularS&S partner, who is the best, doesn’t need as many as me this round.

just DM me how much and which day. I’ll confirm.
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