Stop & Shop Gift Card Deal
Wow! We love gift card deals here at LRWC and this deal beginning 2/7 at Stop & Shop is no exception. Beginning Friday 2/7 through 2/20, you will earn 5X Gas Points when you purchase a participating gift card. The gift cards pictured in the ad include:
- Bass Pro
- Outback Steakhouse
- Olive Garden
- Regal Cinema
If you are not familiar with Gas Rewards here is a breakdown…
400 gas points gets you $0.40 off per gallon up to 35 gallons which is equal to $14.00 in gas. If your tank is not 35 gallons, some gas stations will allow you to fill up 2 cars or use gas containers to get the remainder of gas at the discounted price. Be sure to check with your gas station.
You can purchase up to a $500 Mastercard Gift Card and earn 5 times gas points on this purchase. You earn 1 point for each dollar you spend at Stop & Shop, so if you bought a $500 Mastercard Gift Card during this promotion, you will earn 2,500 gas points, which is equivalent to $2.50 off a gallon of gas at participating Shell Gas Stations. You can fill up with up to 35 gallons of gas using your gas points, although the maximum you’re allowed off per gallon is $2.20 or 2,200 gas points. $2.20 off of 35 gallons of gas equals a total of $77 in gas which you can get the first time you fill up at Shell. You can then go back and will then be left with 300 gas points (or $0.30 off per gallon), which is equal to another $10.50 in gas if you fill up with 35 gallons of gas. So with 2,500 gas points (which you will earn for buying a $500 Mastercard gift card) you can get UP to $87.50 in FREE gas if you take full advantage of all your points.
You will then have to deduct the activation fee for the $500 Mastercard which Stop & Shop will charge you, which ranges from $5.95-$8.95 depending on the value of the gift card. Assuming the activation fee is $5.95, this makes this deal a $81.55 Money Maker ($87.50 less the $5.95 activation fee).
I hope you followed this explanation, as I know gas points can be confusing. If you don’t follow, just ask and we will do our best to make it more clear for you! We call these gift card deals Money Makers because you can use the $500 Mastercard gift card just like cash – pay bills, get gas, groceries, etc. So you’re taking money you already have budgeted, transferring it onto a gift card and then using it just like you would have used it before – to pay bills, pay for your groceries, etc. except now you’ve got $81 in FREE gas. Easy, right!? I hope you think so too!
This deal works in any increment – doesn’t have to be a $500 Mastercard. You can buy $100 Mastercard Gift Card and earn 1,000 Gas Points ($1.00 off per gallon) and so on. You will just “make the most money” on buying the largest gift card amount, which in this case is $500.
Here is your deal at Stop & Shop from 2/9-2/20:
Buy 1 Mastercard Gift Card, $500 + $5.95 activation fee
Get: 2,500 Gas Reward Points ($87.50)
$81.55 Money Maker assuming you can fill up with 35 gallons of gas
Be sure to check out the rest of the Stop & Shop Preview Deals for next week!