Few topics have gotten The Bottom Line readers so worked up as a recent look at Stop & Shop’s gas rewards program.
A response to a complaint about the rewards points’ expiration included a suggestion that a credit card promising cash back on all supermarket purchases might reap a bigger discount than the gas points.
Typical was this glove slap from 81-year-old Anne S. of Bristol: “I’ve complained to Stop & Shop about this issue but it fell on deaf ears. Your response isn’t sympathetic, either. Suggesting getting it through credit cards as an option? Get real.”
Well, as Anne S. and others were reading TBL two weeks ago, Rep. Joseph Serra, D-Middletown, was meeting with executives from Stop & Shop, Price Chopper and Tri-Town Foods about a bill he sponsored in January that would make expiration of gas-rewards points illegal.