Posted by Chuck on March 16, 2018
Manufactured Spending

Published on March 16th, 2018 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Giant, Stop&Shop, Martin’s: 2x Fuel Points on Visa Gift Cards Starting Friday [3/16-3/22]

This deal has expired, click here for more giant/stop&shop and Martin’s deals.

The Offer

Stop&ShopGiantMartin’s (offers not showing yet, will show in next week’s circular)

  • Get 2x fuel points on the purchase Visa gift cards at Giant, Stop&shop, and Martin’s

Gift cards generally don’t earn fuel points at all at Giant/S&S/Martin’s, but occasionally they release offers like this to get points on gift card purchases.

The Fine Print

  • Valid 3/16/18 – 3/22/18
  • Must use store card to get and use the points
  • Be sure to double check that your local store is running this offer before buying
  • “We now accept credit cards for the purchase of Visa, Mastercard, and American Express gift cards”

Gas Points Details

Every 100 points gets you 10¢ off per gallon at Shell, up to 20 gallons. If you have 1000 points, you’ll get $1 off. If you have 1500 points, you’ll get $1.50 off per gallon. 

  • Max discount in some areas is $1.50. In other areas, there might not be any max.
  • You have 30 days to use the points. The day of purchase is Day #1. (Giant PA and Martins might expire at the end of the following month.)
  • Points can only be used at partner Shell stations. You can redeem the points in a different area from where you got the points, but only if that Shell station is a partner. Check out the gas locator for Stop & Shop and for Giant for exact listings of which Shell stations are included. (Giant PA and Martins might only be valid at their own gas stations.)
  • See the FAQ for more details. Some of the details vary by area and store.
  • Points usually are available immediately, but I’ve had on occasion where it took a day until they showed up and were usable.
  • Pro tip: Use a Shell gift card and you’ll usually get the cash price; it’s especially worthwhile to get the lower cash price when using fuel points.

Our Verdict

Not as good as the 4x offers they sometimes have, but still not bad at all. Hope people find it useful when we post things like this in advance to help plan out your MS and gas usage; if not, we can post these only when they go live.

While you are limited to getting $1.50 discount from grocery fuel points, you can bring down the  cost by utilizing the Fuel Rewards program (assuming you have the accounts linked) and get at least $.05 additional discount, plus so many other deals like T-Mobile Tuesday $.10 off this month, card-link deal at the grocery, and this Chase Pay deal.

Hat tip to DDF member Iz



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Nate
Nate

woohoo finally!

SteveH
SteveH

Thanks. I appreciate the post as early as possible for planning purposes. I was looking at getting a new card soon and now I know I have an easy spend opportunity. I could apply today and probably get by next week.

Ewejay
Ewejay

Me too. S&S is too far for me to receive the weekly mailer but close enough that these deals justify the drive.

Randy
Randy

Thanks! It’s about time. No free gas for the last few months. I love the early notice. Keep up the good work!

Gerald
Gerald

As far as the gift card getting you the cash price, it’s very much YMMV. I even had a Shell station give me $0.10 less than the cash price a while ago! Alas, that station doesn’t do it anymore.

Santosh Purohit
Santosh Purohit

Can someone help what’s the shell gc angle here …

Ewejay
Ewejay

Many places have decreased price per gallon when you pay with cash versus credit/debit. Paying with gift card will get you the lower price as well (and buy the GC at less than face value).

escot
escot

Concur with the gratitude on the advance notice! This an especially SWEET welcome promo for those of us who can get to a Martin’s, (and while there, we’ll actually buy groceries and bakery items — fab deal all around)

escot
escot

footnote….. with Martin’s, there is NO limit to discount per gallon at their fuel centers (just a limit of 25 gallons, one vehicle + cans if needed.)

Marshall
Marshall

No CC purchase allowed for VGC above $100 in most stop shops in MA FYI

Na
Na

Where? I bought $1k in 2 locations past couple of days

Jay
Jay

Not true

HoKo
HoKo

I definitely appreciate the advance notice. Keep it going please 🙂

Jimmy
Jimmy

Haven’t maxed out my Chase Freedom Samsung Pay 5X category yet for this quarter. Never attempted to use Samsung Pay to buy a Gift Card, so hopefully there won’t be any trouble. Typically with a credit card, they verify my identity from my driver’s license.

Jeffrey
Jeffrey

I’ve used SamsungPay at Stop and Shop in the past, and IME they have let me pay with the digital card so long as I also show them the physical card with my name on it. So I just bring it with me in case they ask.

tuphat
tuphat

Datapoint — We’re cookin’ in N.Va. this morning. Giant points award on 4 types of Meta Visas purchased: cupcake,balloons, blue ribbon, black/Kevlar.

Also: FR Mastercard points already posted for these purchases, showing 4/15/2018 expiration date — obviously NOT the end of the following month.

Fork
Fork

That sounds like you’re seeing the giant points in your FR account.

tuphat
tuphat

My bad, you’re right, the points currently posted into the FR are actually the Giant points. Apologies for my stupidity.

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