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Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases(2018)

Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases(2018)

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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.***

Giant MD and Stop & Shop's points now stack with Shell's Fuel Rewards. See more here.
If you link a Mastercard to Fuel Rewards, you will earn an additional $0.15/gal for every $100 spent on anything at Giant/S&S with that card through the end of the year.


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.

Feel free to update this Wiki or suggest improvements. The goal is to help all of us spend less on gas!

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Current promotions
Fuel Rewards:
- $0.15/gal for every $100 spent at qualifying supermarkets with a Mastercard through the end of the year
Weekly Ad (advert starting 2017-__-__):
- Stop & Shop:
- Giant MD:
- Giant PA:
- Martin's:
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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 behaviour 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 (incomplete)
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/MC
12/1/2017: 2x V/MC
3/16/2018: 2x V
4/6/2018: 3x V
5/18/2018: 2x MC
5/25/2018: 2x V
6/29/2018: 2x MC
7/13/2018: 2x V
8/29/2018: 2x MC
10/5/2018: 3x MC
10/12/2018: 3x V
11/2/2018: 2x MC
11/30/2018: 2x V
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Old Jan 3, 18, 10:23 am
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Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets gas rewards points on gift card purchases(2018)

Rewards posted for Mastercard spend on 01/01. I guess it really is until 03/31, which is amazing news.
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Old Jan 3, 18, 7:31 pm
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FWIW, I was seemingly able to use the Giant gas rewards points I earned last month at a Shell station in Louisiana (also in December). In other words, the Giant points seemed to "convert" to regular Shell Fuel Rewards (at least for their 30 day expiration period). For folks (like me) who tend to travel around the USA a fair bit, this is HUGE (if it continues to work), as it means cheap gas nationwide.
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Old Jan 3, 18, 8:42 pm
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FWIW, I was seemingly able to use the Giant gas rewards points I earned last month at a Shell station in Louisiana (also in December). In other words, the Giant points seemed to "convert" to regular Shell Fuel Rewards (at least for their 30 day expiration period). For folks (like me) who tend to travel around the USA a fair bit, this is HUGE (if it continues to work), as it means cheap gas nationwide.
yep, I was able to get free gas in Seattle when visiting the in laws. In laws still use it even though I earn the points on the east coast.
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Old Jan 3, 18, 9:24 pm
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yep, I was able to get free gas in Seattle when visiting the in laws. In laws still use it even though I earn the points on the east coast.
Thanks for the additional data point. Previously, I thought only the FR portion of the Giant GC purchase was good nationwide: in other words, if it bought a $500 Visa GC, I'd earn 75 cents (15 cents per $100 for using a MC) that I could use nationwide. That's good, but not fantastic. But if I can use that bonus PLUS the regular Giant gas bonus nationwide, that's "real money" -- and helpful since I often don't know how many local fill-ups I'll need in the 30 day period if it looks like I'll be "on the road" elsewhere. Also, when I'm planning a driving vacation, it will incentivize me to buy extra gift cards.

Of course, for the moment, this is all theoretical: we need a new Giant/Stop&Shop Visa/MC promo!
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Old Jan 4, 18, 8:07 am
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Thanks for the additional data point. Previously, I thought only the FR portion of the Giant GC purchase was good nationwide: in other words, if it bought a $500 Visa GC, I'd earn 75 cents (15 cents per $100 for using a MC) that I could use nationwide. That's good, but not fantastic. But if I can use that bonus PLUS the regular Giant gas bonus nationwide, that's "real money" -- and helpful since I often don't know how many local fill-ups I'll need in the 30 day period if it looks like I'll be "on the road" elsewhere. Also, when I'm planning a driving vacation, it will incentivize me to buy extra gift cards.

Of course, for the moment, this is all theoretical: we need a new Giant/Stop&Shop Visa/MC promo!
UGH not this week...

10x on Sears in the New England area for Stop and Shop yuck
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UGH not this week...

10x on Sears in the New England area for Stop and Shop yuck
Last I heard, the Sears cash registers are not coded to reject gift card sales with a Sears GC, but cashiers have been instructed not to allow it. So your mileage can definitely vary. But at 10X, it might be worth buying these cards if you've been previously successful in flipping them.
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Last I heard, the Sears cash registers are not coded to reject gift card sales with a Sears GC, but cashiers have been instructed not to allow it. So your mileage can definitely vary. But at 10X, it might be worth buying these cards if you've been previously successful in flipping them.
It depends on the particular store. Of the stores near me, 2 won't allow it and 1 will.
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Old Jan 4, 18, 6:14 pm
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It depends on the particular store. Of the stores near me, 2 won't allow it and 1 will.
Similar situation in my area. I know a couple stores that will allow it, but if I remember correctly they haven't had any VGCs or MCGCs or the racks there in months. I may go check tomorrow as the 10X makes it worth the liquidation costs.
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Old Jan 5, 18, 12:13 am
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Indeed, it's not perfect. A couple of days ago, I tried siphoning from a half-full 5 gallon can. It didn't work so well. Today, I tried from a full can. After some vigorous shaking, it worked. Pretty well, actually. But it doesn't get the last third of a gallon or so. So I still need the funnel. It does make the job easier, though. If you have a high vehicle, it can be very heavy holding a full 5 gallon can up to the gas tank opening (less of a problem on a regular car). Using a funnel for just the dregs is easier.

That said, I suspect there's a better solution, and my suspicion is an electric siphon.
been traveling.. the $50 one is well worth it.. gonna go buy another 5 gas cans to go with my other 5 due to the ease
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Old Jan 6, 18, 10:05 pm
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FWIW, I was seemingly able to use the Giant gas rewards points I earned last month at a Shell station in Louisiana (also in December). In other words, the Giant points seemed to "convert" to regular Shell Fuel Rewards (at least for their 30 day expiration period). For folks (like me) who tend to travel around the USA a fair bit, this is HUGE (if it continues to work), as it means cheap gas nationwide.
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yep, I was able to get free gas in Seattle when visiting the in laws. In laws still use it even though I earn the points on the east coast.
I just tried at a Shell outside of Giant area and only got the 5 cents. What mechanism did you all use? FR card? FR alt id? I see my giant rewards and the recent limited 5 cent redemption in my FR account so I think it's all linked properly.
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UGH not this week...

10x on Sears in the New England area for Stop and Shop yuck
Going back to May, the previous "good" promos have been
Week starting:
5/26: 2x Visa
6/23: 2x MC
7/14: 3x Visa
9/1: 4x Mastercard
10/13: 2x Visa or MC
12/1: 2x Visa or MC

There was an amex or two thrown in there somewhere as well. No exact pattern, but shorter than 6 week intervals seem to only ever happen in the summer.
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I just tried at a Shell outside of Giant area and only got the 5 cents. What mechanism did you all use? FR card? FR alt id? I see my giant rewards and the recent limited 5 cent redemption in my FR account so I think it's all linked properly.
I used my FR card at the pump in Louisiana. Did you use your FR card? Did you have active Giant gas rewards points at the time?
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Old Jan 7, 18, 11:08 am
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I used my FR card at the pump in Louisiana. Did you use your FR card? Did you have active Giant gas rewards points at the time?
Yes have ~300 points, and the FR site does show $.35 off. But I only got $.05 off. I used my FR alt id; I'll try ordering a card.
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I'm going to really hope FR continues some type of Mastercard deal past 3/31. I won't be able to stomach paying for gas again, even at $1.50 off.
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10x on Domino's and Xbox starting 1/12.
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