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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 14, 2019, 10:36 am
  #1456  
 
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
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.
I tried that a couple of days ago and the $15 coupon did not print out. I did not buy the pictured Happy card.
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Old Aug 14, 2019, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by Zepcro
I tried that a couple of days ago and the $15 coupon did not print out. I did not buy the pictured Happy card.
I bought a $50 Happy moments and $50 happy student and got the coupon. Then bought a $100 happy guy and also got the coupon. You did remember to use your S&S Card as well?
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Old Aug 15, 2019, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by Bigzamboni
I bought a $50 Happy moments and $50 happy student and got the coupon. Then bought a $100 happy guy and also got the coupon. You did remember to use your S&S Card as well?
Yes, I did as my digital coupons came off fine. There may have just been a glitch.
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Old Aug 15, 2019, 10:34 am
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Any guess when the next 3x V/MC offer would be?
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Old Aug 15, 2019, 11:04 am
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My guess would be 8/30 but hoping for 8/23.
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Old Aug 15, 2019, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by Zepcro
Yes, I did as my digital coupons came off fine. There may have just been a glitch.
Could be. I was in PA yesterday and since I had separate coupons for Giant, stopped at a couple giants. At 2 of them the coupons worked and I got gas points. At the other no gas points, but the register also didn't take off bonus buy savings despite scanning my card, so could've been something wrong with that register. If you will be going to S&S again,go to customer service, you *might* have luck getting a coupon printed for you, especially since a couple pages later in the flyer there is another Happy Card advertisement. On the last round in June, I saw someone complain and get the coupon for something not pictured.
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Old Aug 15, 2019, 5:03 pm
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Anyone know the next promotion for fuel points ?
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Old Aug 15, 2019, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by vhz
Anyone know the next promotion for fuel points ?
for gebits 8/30. Every week has fuel points promos.
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Old Aug 16, 2019, 8:23 am
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Anyone have issues with redeeming Fuel rewards this morning?

I tried at a Shell station I have been using for the last 2-3 months. I entered my AltID and bang. It went right to "You have $.05 as a gold member. Please enter payment" . Not even the "Hi SoSo, Would you like to use 1.55 you have?" . I cancelled and tried again. No such luck. I think I tried once more. Same thing. I gave up. Needing gas, I went to another station and was offered some odd number off a gallon (like $.45 off) . I needed gas so I said yes. Got some gas. I checked Stop and Shop rewards it said 0 points left before leaving the Shell station. I drove to work . About 20 minutes later, I checked my Stop and Shop App and I have roughly the 3500+ points that I started the day with. The Fuel Rewards app never changed shows Gold Status 5c/a gal and Stop and Shop Reward $3.5 a gallon and shows prices at stations I would expect. I have not gotten the normal email from the transaction today either (which I would normally get in about 2-3 minutes after getting gas).

I have been a member for probably around2 years. I have never seen this before. I'm thinking maybe its just a fluke?
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Old Aug 16, 2019, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by shipwreck
Anyone have issues with redeeming Fuel rewards this morning?

I tried at a Shell station I have been using for the last 2-3 months. I entered my AltID and bang. It went right to "You have $.05 as a gold member. Please enter payment" . Not even the "Hi SoSo, Would you like to use 1.55 you have?" . I cancelled and tried again. No such luck. I think I tried once more. Same thing. I gave up. Needing gas, I went to another station and was offered some odd number off a gallon (like $.45 off) . I needed gas so I said yes. Got some gas. I checked Stop and Shop rewards it said 0 points left before leaving the Shell station. I drove to work . About 20 minutes later, I checked my Stop and Shop App and I have roughly the 3500+ points that I started the day with. The Fuel Rewards app never changed shows Gold Status 5c/a gal and Stop and Shop Reward $3.5 a gallon and shows prices at stations I would expect. I have not gotten the normal email from the transaction today either (which I would normally get in about 2-3 minutes after getting gas).

I have been a member for probably around2 years. I have never seen this before. I'm thinking maybe its just a fluke?
Not this morning, but there have been short outages reported now and again. Happened once to me, luckily I was just planning to to fill up some cans and had enough to get by until they worked again later that same day.
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Old Aug 16, 2019, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by Chelski

for gebits 8/30. Every week has fuel points promos.
What does "gebits" mean?
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Old Aug 16, 2019, 9:06 am
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Thanks. I'm going to just accept it as a glitch . I got the email about the transaction and it looks like nothing was taken off anyways.
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Old Aug 16, 2019, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Zepcro
What does "gebits" mean?
MSers through that term around and I think it's short for "gift debit" card. So Mastercard and Visa gift cards.
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Old Aug 16, 2019, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by iahphx
MSers through that term around and I think it's short for "gift debit" card. So Mastercard and Visa gift cards.
correct :-).. someone coined that term 3-4 yrs ago.
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Old Aug 18, 2019, 11:02 am
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Lowes has 5 gallon gas cans for under $6 (YMMV). My store in Northern Virginia is showing $5.39. Credit to SD OP debtfinder. Link below is to Lowes item page.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/5-Gallon-Pl...e-Can/50041370

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