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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 Aug 2, 2019, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun
Safer and faster than swipping the FR card? I guess no one can remember the long FR code on the card.
Safer and faster than telling gas attendants Alt ID. I did have my gas points stolen once even with swiping the card at Shell. The number probably will show up in the system inside the pump.
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Old Aug 2, 2019, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by westlaker
Safer and faster than telling gas attendants Alt ID. I did have my gas points stolen once even with swiping the card at Shell. The number probably will show up in the system inside the pump.
If there is hacking inside the system, nothing will prevent at the pump.

I'm happy with swiping the FR card. I'm going to link two of my CCs just in case I do not have the FR card with me.
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Old Aug 2, 2019, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
Kroger still operates in PNW under Fred Meyer brand, so Giant/S&S won't work, since Kroger partners with shell on their own program that isn't linked to FR.
Thanks. I guess if there's a Kroger/Fred Meyer gift card /gas deal going on the week I'll be there, I could learn that game. My recollection is they cap the discount at a buck, though.
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Old Aug 3, 2019, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
I've encountered caps like this in some other areas, like South Florida. Pretty useless with that type of cap.
It’s not really a cap; Shell stations in Kroger regions don’t work.
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Old Aug 3, 2019, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
My recollection is they cap the discount at a buck, though.
Yes, no Kroger discount program seems to ever exceed $1.
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Old Aug 3, 2019, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun
The gas station attendent said that entering ALT ID at the pump would be disabled over the next a couple of weeks.
Just in NJ
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Old Aug 3, 2019, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades
It’s not really a cap; Shell stations in Kroger regions don’t work.
Hmmm. I guess the reason the FR website quoted me a 30 cent discount is I apparently qualified for this extra 25 cent FR discount for doing something like making 4 fill-ups in July. And then it adds the 5 cents I think I get from having a Chase Hyatt card. So that would equal zero use of S&S/Giant points.
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Old Aug 4, 2019, 9:19 am
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades
Just in NJ
Where did you read/hear about this? I'm pretty sure they would have to warn us by email before doing this.
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Old Aug 4, 2019, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx
Hmmm. I guess the reason the FR website quoted me a 30 cent discount is I apparently qualified for this extra 25 cent FR discount for doing something like making 4 fill-ups in July. And then it adds the 5 cents I think I get from having a Chase Hyatt card. So that would equal zero use of S&S/Giant points.
Is that a new promo? I've never heard of it before.
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Old Aug 4, 2019, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by RedSun
If there is hacking inside the system, nothing will prevent at the pump.

I'm happy with swiping the FR card. I'm going to link two of my CCs just in case I do not have the FR card with me.
I don’t mind swiping the FR card but I would still want alt ID with pin as a backup in case the card doesn’t work. The problem with linking with CC is that you can’t double-dip with gas buddy.
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Old Aug 4, 2019, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades
Just in NJ
Don’t forget it’s against the law to enter your own alt-ID.. we’ll see in two weeks.. gebits won’t be allowed at Walmart starting 1/1/2019.......
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Old Aug 4, 2019, 3:47 pm
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Don’t forget it’s against the law to enter your own alt-ID.. we’ll see in two weeks.. gebits won’t be allowed at Walmart starting 1/1/2019.......
not sure how entering your own alt ID could be construed as against the law. The relevant statute prohibits “dispensing,” : NJ Rev Stat § 34:3A-6 (2013). Pressing buttons on the pump does not “dispense” the gas, your honor.
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Old Aug 4, 2019, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by tuphat

not sure how entering your own alt ID could be construed as against the law. The relevant statute prohibits “dispensing,” : NJ Rev Stat § 34:3A-6 (2013). Pressing buttons on the pump does not “dispense” the gas, your honor.
Some people are just joking.
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Old Aug 4, 2019, 5:56 pm
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Sorry, I need to get my irony detector fixed.
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Old Aug 4, 2019, 9:40 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun
Here, it is against the law to enter the ALT yourself. Full service.
Originally Posted by RedSun
Just FYI. The gas station attendent said that entering ALT ID at the pump would be disabled over the next a couple of weeks. We'll need to swipe the FR card, or link the credit card to the FR account and use that credit card.

I think they may want to stop the ALT ID sharing, or stop the theft of the ALT ID.
Originally Posted by tuphat

not sure how entering your own alt ID could be construed as against the law. The relevant statute prohibits “dispensing,” : NJ Rev Stat § 34:3A-6 (2013). Pressing buttons on the pump does not “dispense” the gas, your honor.
tuphat the sky is falling in NJ and entering alt id breaks the law. You must’ve missed the misinformation (aka lies) being pointed out.

soon Shell will not sell gas in jersey lol
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