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Perks, Perks, Perks
Many people seem to still be confused with how Giant Eagle's Fuelperks and Foodperks programs work. You may be carrying around over a hundred dollars in savings without even knowing it!
The following is a short, easy-to-read guide on understanding your Giant Eagle Advantage Card savings.
Fuelperks were introduced a few years back as an incentive for shoppers to switch over to Giant Eagle for all their shopping needs. For every 50 dollars spent at Giant Eagle, customers can receive 10 cents off per gallon of gas at any GetGo gas station. Qualifying items include all food, sodas, water, hot food items, pharmacy prescriptions, and gift cards. Purchases of alcohol, tobacco, or lottery tickets will not be awarded fuelperks, as those items are prohibited by law.
Upon obtaining fuelperks, customers then have a "60-day" period to redeem their points. This is where many people get confused, as the actual expiration date is hardly ever 60 days past when the points were earned. Basically what this means is that if you acquire 10 cents on January 5th, you will have until March 31st to redeem your points. The actual expiration date is the last day of the month, two months past the current month. So, if I earn 30 cents on April 17th, they will expire on July 31st. And so on.
Giant Eagle sometimes runs promotions in their gift card gallery, where you can earn 20 cents off per gallon of gas for all restaurant gift card purchases. These usually take place around the holidays and are a great time to stock up on cards. Don't forget that you can buy gift cards and use them yourself when you go out for dinner!
Fuelperks must all be redeemed at one time. If you have $2.10 off of your gas, you must use the entire $2.10 if you wish to use your perks. You cannot only use $2.00 or any other lower increment. However, if you have $4.00 in perks and gas is only $3.20, the remaining 80 cents will remain on your advantage card until they would normally expire. If this is the case, your card should automatically use the points that were first obtained so that your remaining points will roll over for as long as possible.
At the gas pump, it is a safety hazard to fill two vehicles without hanging the pump back up. Thus, GetGo only allows you to fill one vehicle with your fuelperks. Customers are welcome to bring red cans to get as much of their 30 gallons of gas as possible. Customers are never permitted to use fuelperks on more than 30 gallons of gas. If they do pump more than 30 gallons, they must pay full price for any gas over the 30-gallon limit. If you forget gas cans, some stations will allow you to bring cans back within 24 hours to redeem the remainder of your points. You are not able to bring another vehicle back during this time. One vehicle per fuelperks redemption.
Foodperks are entirely separate from fuelperks. Using one will not affect the other in any way. For every 10 gallons of gas you pump at GetGo, you get 1% off of your order at Giant Eagle stores. Customers may only redeem up to 20% foodperks at one time, though just like fuelperks, more can be rolled over and saved onto your advantage card. If a customer pumps 12.6 gallons of gas, they will receive 1% in foodperks and have 2.6 gallons towards redemption the next time they pump gas. While fuelperks have a 60-day expiration date, foodperks expire 90 days after being acquired. Thus, if you acquire 4% through the month of January, you will have until the final day of April to redeem that 4%.
GetGo and Giant Eagle gets extremely crowded on the last weekend of each month, especially during the last two days. If possible, try to beat the crowd by redeeming your points a few days ahead of time.
About redeeming foodperks: As stated, redeeming foodperks will not in any way affect your fuelperks. If you have a bill of $200 and you have 10% in foodperks, your bill will be cut down to $180. Your current foodperks percentage is multiplied by your end bill to come up with your final total. Foodperks cannot be redeemed on alcohol, tobacco, lottery, or gift cards. Foodperks can only be used on orders of $300 or less. If you have a bill of $350, that additional $50 will not be included in the discount calculation.
Therefore, the maximum you can save in one shopping trip is 20% foodperks on a $300 order, thus saving you $60! Any remaining perks roll over until their original expiration date.
Team Member Discounts
As a team member of Giant Eagle, the employee and any immediate family members are eligible to receive 10% off Giant Eagle name brand products during each and every shopping trip. This includes Market District, hot foods, and Value Time brand products. Each team member should be automatically enrolled in the savings. If they wish to share these 10 % savings with family members, they must join them on their own Giant Eagle Advantage Card. This also means that all fuelperks and foodperks will be shared among everyone connected to that card.
Giant Eagle employees also receive a 15% discount on their monthly bill at Verizon Wireless. They also receive 25% off of accessories for their phones. Anyone connected to the employee's family plan is eligible for savings as well.
Giant Eagle also hosts weight loss competitions every year. Sign-ups begin towards the end of the year and often run from January through May. Employees are also eligible for discounts on certain fitness memberships and accessories.
Feel like something was left out? Have more questions? Leave a comment below!
Helene S. on September 26, 2019:
How do I find if fuel perks have expired and if not when will they expire. Also how many fuel perks do I have?
Helene S. on August 28, 2019:
How do I find my fuel perks total? It was not printed on my receipt when I finished checking out today.
Toni on May 08, 2019:
If I use my food perks does it take away my fuel perks also?
jill hale on May 07, 2018:
if you have a foodperks credit coming and spend less than the credit how long do you have to purchase enough to use the foodperks credit?
luke on January 21, 2018:
how check my fuel points
Donna on April 30, 2016:
Is there any way to find out how many fuel points I have without going to the GetGo?
Joyce L. Cobaugh on January 01, 2016:
could you tell me what "Wireless bonus" 19.99 means on my receipt? thanks!
Michael Szymanski on February 24, 2015:
I just went to the store on Sunday & had .80 off a gallon. Today Tuesday, I went to fuel & use perks & said I had none!! I had already used gas perks last week & was at 0 until last Thursday ? & Sundays purchases giving me the .80. Now none? What happened to my fuel perks?!!
jonathen bellow on August 29, 2014:
hey jesse i just wanted to check in and say this is a really great article. i'm very happy that you wrote it and i used it to get the best perks out of the perks available to me. THANKS again
g on August 28, 2014:
I want to add my spouse's card to my fuel perks and I can't find out how to do this in
Do I need to get another card for my spouse?
Johne542 on July 16, 2014:
Thanks so much for the article.Much thanks again. Great. ddfekefbdgag
Moss on May 19, 2013:
If I buy gift cards at the 10 cent rate and then a few days later you run the promotion of getting 20 cents off per gallon on those select gift cards that I purchased, can I take my reciept back and get the extra 10 cents off?
K.B. on June 06, 2012:
No, huncher. Once your daughter redeems your fuelperks!, they're spent. That's why, if you look closely, you'll notice how Giant Eagle promises "up to a full tank of gas" when redeeming.
The fps! are for one use only.
huncher on June 04, 2012:
I have .80 per gallon off. I let my daughter fill up her car, don't know how much she used. Am I correct in my thinking...I will still be able to get the rest of the 30 gallons that she did not use??? Am I able to use the .80 off for 60 days or is it only a one time thing??
JesseCWhite (author) on May 03, 2012:
You used to be able to sign up through the myhrconnection website at https://login.gianteagle.com/
I believe that they automatically enroll team members now, but if you are not seeing the discount show on your receipt after purchasing a Giant Eagle product, ask your front end leader to take a look at why you are not enrolled.
EdwardT on May 02, 2012:
How do you sign up for the team member discounts once you are an employee? Nobody has told me how to do this and I can't seem to find a way on my own.
JesseCWhite (author) on February 01, 2012:
Thanks a lot! I shop at Kroger and Heinens if I can afford it that week... but giant eagle has some pretty solid weekly sales. Especially their buy one get one free meat deals.
LoriSoard from Henryville, Indiana on February 01, 2012:
I wish we had a Giant Eagle near us. Kroger is my current favorite. Nice job explaining how all this works for beginners. Voting up.