Posted by Chuck on August 23, 2019
Manufactured Spending

Published on August 23rd, 2019 | by Chuck

53

[Expired] Giant, Stop&Shop, Martin’s: Stackable Gift Card Promos, $15 Shopping Credit With Visa/MC + 2x Fuel Points on Mastercard [8/23-8/29]

Deal has expired, view more Giant deals by clicking here.

The Offer

Stop&ShopGiantMartin’s (not yet showing)

Giant/Stopandshop/Martin’s have two gift card offers showing in their circular for August 23 – 29 which can even stack together:

  • Get 2x fuel points on the purchase Mastercard gift cards.
  • Buy $150 in Visa and Mastercard gift cards and get $15 off your next shopping order.

Be sure to check your local circular for which promo(s) they are running as not all promos are found in all stores.

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. You can view the ad here until it shows at the links above:

 

The Fine Print

  • Valid 8/23/19 – 8/29/19 (starts Friday)
  • 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”
  • $15 coupon will print out on the receipt (save the receipt!)
  • $15 coupon expires 9/5/19
  • Limit 1 offer per transaction

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

This is really terrific since you can get double fuel points on Mastercard gift cards, and at the same time get a $15 shopping credit toward your next purchase when you purchase at least $150. Some Giant/SS began allowing fuel points to be used on groceries which would potentially mean doubling up grocery discounts with the $15 coupon + points discounts.

You’ll probably only be able to use one $15 coupon per purchase, but it should be possible to buy multiple Mastercard (or Visa) gift cards in separate transaction to rack up more of those coupons, and then use up the coupons in separate transactions to buy groceries.

We’ve been seeing a heavy uptick in gas offers during the warmer months. Remember also to use a card that earns bonus rewards at the grocery. There’s a different gift card offer going until August 22nd.

Thanks to my friend Tom for the headsup on this



53
Leave a Reply

avatar
 

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
SamSamSam123
SamSamSam123

I never receive fuel points on visa and mc gift cards. What am i missing ?

Joseph
Joseph

It only works when there’s promotions, if you don’t get your fuel points you just walk over to customer service and show them the promo and they’ll add the points to your stop and shop or giant card.

Chong786
Chong786

You can only earn fuel points on gc during promo period. Also they need to scan your membership card or you need to punch in your phone number

Audrey
Audrey

My Stop and shop just put up a sign saying Visa, MC and Amex gc can only be bought with cash or pin based debit.

Joseph
Joseph

That’s weird because since everything switched over to chip based the liability no longer falls upon stop and shop for cases of fraud.

Dave
Dave

What stop and shop location are you at if you don’t mind sharing?

Audrey
Audrey

Wayne, NJ
Sent Chuck a pic. 🙂
Definitely new bec before had a sign saying we now take cc.

MisterBill
MisterBill

They must have had a case of fraud. That’s what usually causes a change like that. Either ask the manager or call/email corporate and complain.

CaseyVGCx
CaseyVGCx

My S&S promotes using credits cards to buy Visa/MC GC. That’s wierd for your store.

NBG
NBG

Chuck which area scan is this?. I am not seeing the $15 off in some area scans.

Eric
Eric

What website(s) are you using to see other area scans?

NBG
NBG

Forthemommas

Eric
Eric

I refer to that site also but I haven’t looked this week yet. Doesn’t she always include Giant and not Stop & Shop?

NBG
NBG

It shows giant ad. I am not sure which area giant the scan is from. But her ad doesn’t show the $15 off. May be it will be a digital coupon starting this Thursday.

Eric
Eric

Do you shop at Giant or Stop & Shop? My point was that Giant and Stop & Shop don’t necessarily have the same promos every week.

The question is if all S&S have the same promo as the ad that is linked to in the post is from a MA S&S.

SteveH
SteveH

Giant in PA is just showing the double gas points. I’ve only ever seen the $$ of groceries as a digital coupon with our Giants.

Joe
Joe

Does this work for variable load gift cards too or only fixed value?

MisterBill
MisterBill

Always works with variable load cards It’s Acme/Safeway where it only works on fixed value.

D
D

This has to be area specific. I don’t see it on my circular. Only the gas point offer.

MisterBill
MisterBill

Do you have next week’s ad? The one that starts 8/23, that is

Ren
Ren

Thanks for posting. Two notes:
1) You have to factor in the fee for the Visa/MC card. If the fee is $4.95, you are only netting $10.05
2) Not available now, this starts next cycle Friday, Aug 23

There is a risk with these prepaid cards, especially from Vanilla/Incomm. You are not protected like a regular credit card. Plenty of horror stories online, check at consumeraffairs.com

If you do get one, drain it fast!

Jay
Jay

Fee is 5.95 in most areas.
Most people are doing this for MS so any cash “profit” is an added bonus.
Yes, one would be smart to liquidate these ASAP after purchase.

Looks like I will be grocery shopping a lot at S&S the next couple of weeks.

barrytuneup
barrytuneup

Ren.. MSers always use a 5% grocery card for 25.00 profit per 500.00 card minus the 5.95 fee. Plus the 15.00 off next grocery purchase is an added benefit as well as the Shell points. A 3% grocery card earns 15.00 minus the fee PLUS the 15.00 grocery coupon and the gas points. As you state..not in effect till Fri.

barrytuneup
barrytuneup

never had trouble with meta bank cards from S&S so far in 3 .5 years. For that matter same goes for the many MCGC bought in S&S and VV from CVS..so far.

barrytuneup
barrytuneup

and it is possible to get numerous 15.00 off vouchers. Buy the cards in separate xactions and 15.00 will print on receipt. Takes longer and is a pain.. but 15.00 free groceries. Dont lose receipt!! So start next weeks shopping list now folks!!

g.u.r.u
g.u.r.u

Do you know anyway to drain MB MCGC? The walmart MO does not work with it.

MisterBill
MisterBill

Sounds like you are not comfortable with this deal, so I’d suggest not doing it. Many others here are. And the gas points on a $500 card can be worth $1 off per gallon at Shell stations for up to 20 gallons, so another $20 there.

Sparky
Sparky

I only see the 2x promo in the Alexandria, va circular. I don’t see any additional digital coupons.

Nick
Nick

Just went to Giant and no $15 credit. Must only be at Stop and Shops

Ryan
Ryan

Not at my Giant, either. Just 2x

barrytuneup
barrytuneup

works in CT. 15.00 voucher and 2x points. S&S Did 3 separate transactions and 3 15.00 vouchers plus Shell points. Was wary to try on first day of offer. Usually does not work the first day based on past experiences. Today was fine.

Tuphat
Tuphat

No joy in Arlington either. But my SnS buddy got one when they used my card in MA.

Eduard
Eduard

So something strange happened today at my friendly Walmart. I went and gave my ID, told the cashier the amounts, and waited for her to fill out the form. She looked up and told me that they could not process the transaction. She was cool, so she tried again. The second Time it worked just fine. We tried 2x after that, and both got denied. Anyone hear about this or know anything? Is this temporary? I haven’t bought money order for the past 2 months since there were no good gas point deals. Thanks for any help

Joe
Joe

This might be my cue to get into the MO game. My BB is getting “transcation not allowed” with MB VGC now.

Diesel3640
Diesel3640

What is “BB”

Eric
Eric

My guess is he is talking about Bluebird.

Ric
Ric

How much are you trying to load?

Mark O
Mark O

Related question. Did Citi stop working for others in the past few weeks? Haven’t had problems in a long time and now have tried twice in the past week and it won’t work. Thx.

Eric
Eric

Can you clarify on what you are talking about related to Citi?

Shawn
Shawn

Doesnt work anymore

Mark O
Mark O

Hey Shawn. When did it die? @Eric I ask since it worked for me as of less than two week ago us MB MC to pay off a Citi Prestige card by phone (not online or automated phone system, that died a while ago, agreed).

Yet Another Redditor
Yet Another Redditor

MB MCGC seems to have stopped in the last week or two. US Bank still works.

Now to figure out new liquidation options for these and the ODOM ones.

SkinnyElvis
SkinnyElvis

My local giant (burbs of Philadelphia) did not know about the deal. I showed the manager the pic from here and she refunded $15 to the card I used! Got lucky…

kenpet
kenpet

Has anyone used the visa gift card to purchase another visa gift card? I have done that at Shoprite. But want to make sure it works at S&S as well.

jmtizzle
jmtizzle

you can buy a virtual one with them from giftcards.com

kenpet
kenpet

Let me give the context of my question. I wanted to buy several Visa GC from S&S to take advantage of this offer multiple times. Buy VGC1 with my CC. Then use VGC1 to buy VGC2, VGC2 to buy VGC3, and so on. This way I can get multiple grocery vouchers. That way I dont hold on to these VGCs. I will use the last VGC for another GC, etc.

Chong786
Chong786

$15 grocery coupon promo is only available at stop and shop

Bryan X M
Bryan X M

How is this expired? It is still going on until 08/29/19???

William Charles

Yeah, fixed it now

vic
vic

How long does it take for the points to post? Do I need to opt in to emails or something? Bought 1k on saturday in Frederick and nothing appears in the giant website or FR website… Thanks

vic
vic

Nevermind, got an error sorted out with CS.

Back to Top ↑