Giant pharmacy purchases now earn Gas Rewards points

LANDOVER, Md. Pharmacy purchases now can pay for gas, Giant Food said Friday.

Customers earn one Gas Rewards point for every dollar spent at Giant stores with their Giant card. Now, a $20 pharmaceutical copay earns customers 20 points while a $50 pharmacy purchase earns customers 50 points. This new addition to the Gas Rewards program will allow customers to earn more points quickly. Giant pharmacy customers simply present their Giant card to the pharmacy associate when picking up prescriptions in order to automatically gain Gas Rewards points.

Gas Rewards points both from grocery and pharmacy payments automatically will be added to a shopper's Giant card and will be reflected on the shopper's receipt and at the pump. In addition, customers can look online at the "My Giant" section at to monitor how many Gas Rewards points they have earned. Customers may redeem their points at Giant gas stations and participating Shell stations by swiping their participating Giant card, manually entering their card number, or by entering their alternate ID at the pump, which will instantly initiate the price drop.

"We're very excited, for the first time, to offer rewards points on pharmacy purchases. Our Gas Rewards program furthers our commitment to helping our customers stretch their budgets during these difficult economic times," said Dain Rusk, director of pharmacy operations for Giant Food. "This is in addition to other ways Giant pharmacies help our customers such as providing free antibiotics for 14 days to customers who present prescriptions from their physicians as well as up to a 90-day supply of the most commonly prescribed generic medications for a guaranteed price of $9.99."

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