A+ School Rewards are points that supporters earn with each purchase made using their Giant Card. At the end of each month, the points earned are used in a calculation to determine your school's cash total, which is then automatically credited to your school's account. Customers can support up to two schools to benefit from their A+ School Rewards that accrue.
Are there some items excluded from earning points?
Yes. As required by law, the following items are excluded from earning A+ School Rewards points: milk and cream (PA only), alcohol, tobacco, (NY state only) money orders, postage stamps, lottery tickets, gasoline and other fuel, gift cards, amusement park and any other tickets, Western Union wire transfer services, fax service, copying machine service, coin operated vending machines, utility payments, prepaid telephone calling cards, prepaid wireless, delivery charges, dry cleaning, fund raising activities and donations, returned check service fees, payments toward store charge account balances, personal shopper fee, bottle deposits, and prescriptions (prescription copay amounts, except those for state and federally funded prescription plans including Medicare, Medicaid and government funded programs, will earn A+ School Rewards points). This list is subject to change, additional exclusions may apply. A+ School Rewards points are calculated after all of the aforementioned items, all store discounts, and all store coupons have been subtracted from the order. Percentage discounts are calculated after all of the aforementioned items, all store discounts, all store coupons, and all manufacturer coupons have been subtracted from the order. There will be no A+ School Rewards points earned or discount received on the amount of sales tax and other taxes owed by the consumer. However, the discounted price reductions given on taxable items will reduce the amount of tax owed on those items.
If I support a school will this take away from my gas points?
No. Points Rewards programs are all run separately and supporting a school will not take away from any other points rewards program.
What are the program dates for the 2013-2014 school year?
The program begins October 4, 2013, and runs through March 20, 2014. Schools may register any time during the program through January 31, 2014, at which point enrollment and/or registration for schools ends. Supporters can continue to designate a school any time during the program period (10/4/13-3/20/14).
How are A+ School Rewards earned during purchases?For each shopping visit, A+ School Rewards points are rounded per transaction to the nearest whole dollar amount. For example: If a customer's bill totaled at $3.49, it would earn three A+ School Rewards points for their selected school. If a customer's shopping bill totaled $8.69, it would earn his or her school nine A+ School Rewards points. The more points earned by a school the more of the percentage of the total award they will receive.
At the end of each month, each school's dollar amount is determined using the following formula:
Your school's monthly A+ School Rewards points are divided by ALL participating schools' monthly A+ School Rewards points. The result (answer) is then multiplied by the A+ School Rewards monthly dollar reward (approximately $333,000*). This result (answer) is your school's monthly dollar award. Your school shares in a percentage of $2 million (the award Giant is donating to schools).
THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS USED ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY:
- A+ Elementary earned 100 points in the month of October
- When combined, all participating A+ schools points equaled 700,000 points in the month of October
- 100 points(A+ Elementary) divided by 700,000 points (All A+ participating schools) = .0001428 x $333,000* (approximate monthly award) = $47.55
- A+ Elementary earned $47.55 in the month of October