Well, this really took the wind out of my sails! I love the Giant Eagle FuelPerks! program. And what’s not to love? You get retailer gift cards, earn fuel points ($.10 for every $50 spent; up to 30 gallons of gas). And, very often, Giant Eagle would sweeten the deal by doubling the bones to $.20 for every 50 spent.
I’m not going to lie. This WILL affect how much I spend on Amazon. And it kills me too.Giant Eagle has made it even easier because you can buy the card online or thru their app and email it to yourself, which promptly places said card in your Giant Eagle wallet. Never without your gift card; no carrying additional plastic.
Sigh. I knew this was coming.
“Effective April 2018, Amazon is adopting a general policy to remove Amazon.com and Amazon.ca Gift Cards from online gift card malls. This policy applies to all websites that sell gift cards to the public in the U.S. and Canada.
Thereafter, any purchase of Amazon Gift Cards would need to be as part of an employee or customer incentive, loyalty, rewards, recognition, disbursement, or other gifting program (including points redemption).”
All good things must come to an end. Maybe Amazon will find another way to help reward loyal customers? Maybe someone else will sweep in and take advantage of this opportunity with Giant Eagle? I know I like the eBay option already there…