Stop & Shop Customers Now Able To Redeem Coins For No Fee Retail Gift Cards At Coinstar Kiosks

Stop & Shop Customers Now Able To Redeem Coins For No Fee Retail Gift Cards At
                               Coinstar Kiosks

PR Newswire

PURCHASE, N.Y. and QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 2, 2012

PURCHASE, N.Y.and QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Customers
utilizing the Coinstar^® kiosks at all Stop & Shop stores, now have the option
of placing the full value of their coins, without fees, onto a Stop & Shop
gift card. In addition, customers also have the option to select a gift card
from a variety of national retailers and e-retailers. The gift cards are
immediately activated and can be used the same day.

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"Stop & Shop understands that customers want convenience and savings when they
shop,"said Joe Kelley, president, Stop & Shop New England Division. "No fee
Stop & Shop gift cards is the ideal option for Coinstar kiosks in our stores.
Customers now have the convenience of redeeming their coins and using the full
value, fee free, immediately in our stores."

"The repurposing of loose change in this manner underscores the value that
Coinstar Kiosks bring to Stop & Shop customers. They will be able to easily
take advantage of this new feature and conveniently convert their lose change
at no additional cost," said Don Sussman, president of Stop & Shop New York
Metro Division.

"We've based our business on finding solutions to the ongoing economic
challenges facing both retailers and consumers, and believe that the retailer
gift card option stands out as a game-changer in the industry," said Mike
Skinner, president of Coinstar's Coin business. "The latest among our broad
range of no fee offerings, the retailer card product guarantees greater
consumer flexibility. We are pleased that Stop & Shop is among the first
grocery retailers to offer this fee free option for customers redeeming their

For information regarding no fee coin counting and kiosk locations, visit

About Coinstar

Coinstar, a Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR) brand, is the leader in the
self-service coin-counting services and owns and operates the only
multi-national, fully automated network of self-service coin-counting kiosks.
The company has approximately 20,200 coin-counting locations in the United
States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and since its
inception, Coinstar has processed more than $30 billion in change. Coinstar
makes it simple to convert coins to cash or store credit or consumers can
receive no-fee coin-counting when choosing a gift card or eCertificate. For
more information on Coinstar coin-counting visit and for
information on Coinstar, Inc., visit

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 62,000
associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The
company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer
and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children's
educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable
company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's
Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its
existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy
management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about
Stop & Shop, visit

SOURCE Stop & Shop

Contact: Suzi Robinson, New England Division, +1-617-774-4434,, or Arlene Putterman, New York Metro Division,
+1-914-251-2834,, both of Stop & Shop
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