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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 4, 2019, 10:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Chelski






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
Ive pulled into Shell stations in NJ where I was offered gas for $2 a gal ca$h, wouldnt surprise me if this is what they are trying to prevent
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Old Aug 4, 2019, 10:20 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun
Some people are just joking.
Originally Posted by Chelski
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
Some people are just so ignorant. Or choose to be ignorant. What is such a big deal?
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Old Aug 4, 2019, 11:52 pm
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I've had my gas points account hacked twice (and never filled up in NJ), so the attendant can access your info somehow. In one case, it got super-sophisticated, and the person was able to keep doing it even after I changed my PIN and password multiple times. And I would turn on e-receipts, only to have them turned off by the hacker (presumably so that I couldn't detect when he/she was filling up). I had lots of points at the time and was about to leave the country on vacay, so I let it go for a few days but it was nuts. The next time, I caught it quickly but the rewards folks were a PITA about transferring my points to a new account (I wasn't even asking for the stolen points back; I was just asking for the remainder to be transferred to a new account). The system is definitely not secure.
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Old Aug 5, 2019, 5:57 am
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This is very possible. If hackers can copy credit card info from the physical CC, they can certainly do the same. But the question is that, is it worth to do that just to save $50 or $100 at gas pump?
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Old Aug 5, 2019, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by Zepcro
Is that a new promo? I've never heard of it before.
I think it was just run for July. Not sure if it's running in August. I found out about it after the credit was posted to my account. I wondered why, and saw the promo on the FR website. Fortunately, you didn't have to register for it! As you know, July was a good month for getting free Shell gas (via GC purchases), and a good month (the summer) for using Shell gas! In the scheme of things, of course, a quarter off gas won't make anyone's day here.
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Old Aug 5, 2019, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun
Some people are just so ignorant. Or choose to be ignorant. What is such a big deal?
at least you are honest and humble lmao
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Old Aug 5, 2019, 4:05 pm
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Can you just get over it??
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Old Aug 6, 2019, 9:10 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.
In Kroger country, FR points earned from shell offers like their online Shopping Portal will work everywhere, but can't be combined with Kroger points, afaik. Back when they had the linked MasterCard offer, those points could be used in Krogerland to discount down to 1.9 cents. The pumps have an option to select FR or Kroger rewards, but supermarket rewards from S&S don't come off even when using FR.
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Old Aug 6, 2019, 9:34 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.
I just wanted to give you a heads up that your Inbox is full. Send me a PM once you have cleared some messages out.
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Old Aug 7, 2019, 4:00 pm
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Someone hacked one of my phone numbers and stole about $500 in gas. I had points on both sides. Has anyone tried to call FR and get them reinstated for Giant and S&S? My overall savings on this number shows about $26,000 so I’m a bit nervous to try, but I’ve heard the IT for FR is so bad that they probably wouldn’t put 2 and 2 together
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Old Aug 8, 2019, 7:09 pm
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Someone hacked one of my phone numbers and stole about $500 in gas. I had points on both sides. Has anyone tried to call FR and get them reinstated for Giant and S&S? My overall savings on this number shows about $26,000 so I’m a bit nervous to try, but I’ve heard the IT for FR is so bad that they probably wouldn’t put 2 and 2 together
The number of hacks is certainly getting alarming here. Will setting a PIN do any real good, or is it likely an internal hack into their system?
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Old Aug 8, 2019, 7:17 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
The number of hacks is certainly getting alarming here. Will setting a PIN do any real good, or is it likely an internal hack into their system?
If you share the same account with 10 of your "friends", you'll have better chance getting your account "hacked" compared with someone who fills the tank 4 times a month....
iahphx and antagon like this.
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Old Aug 9, 2019, 8:04 pm
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Selling 10-20 a day I am now changing the PIN daily to keep things clean

Originally Posted by RedSun
If you share the same account with 10 of your "friends", you'll have better chance getting your account "hacked" compared with someone who fills the tank 4 times a month....
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Old Aug 10, 2019, 1:39 pm
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Selling 10-20 a day I am now changing the PIN daily to keep things clean


Originally Posted by Lekuxs15
Someone hacked one of my phone numbers and stole about $500 in gas. I had points on both sides. Has anyone tried to call FR and get them reinstated for Giant and S&S? My overall savings on this number shows about $26,000 so I’m a bit nervous to try, but I’ve heard the IT for FR is so bad that they probably wouldn’t put 2 and 2 together
so basically $120 in fees plus MO/BP fees... don’t know if they would ban you but it’s easy to update to a new alternate number if they did. May be best to wait until any current points expire then inquire. Also in the five digits of lifetime savings. It seems to double count savings though.
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Old Aug 14, 2019, 9:37 am
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At least at Stop & Shop, this week's promo works with any Happy Card, not just the one pictured. Bought 2x $50 Happy cards to get $20 in groceries and it also spit out a $15 off next purchase.

It's the last day for the digital coupons, but if this works at either Giant as well and you are desperate for some points to use, the $10 in groceries from the digital coupon makes up for the hassle of the BBB route and can be done a few times since each GC has a separate coupon.
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