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Old Mar 1, 19, 6:02 am
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Originally Posted by ne0ven0m View Post
What do purchases at Simon Malls come up as on your statement? Want to finish up MSR on a Citi AA Biz (has been all organic spend for about a month now), and I have at least 3 malls within driving distance.
I have had miserable experiences with my Citi AA Exec card. Each time I tried to use it at SM it was declined for any VGC purchase. I then had to go and call in to get it unblocked which they did without issue, but I was not able to use it again since SM has a 24 hour block on any card that has been declined.

At first, I thought that it was due to the amount that I was charging, but I kept reducing that number until I realized that it wasn't the amount. I tried proactively calling into Citi and letting them know that I was about to purchase some GCs from SM and they said I was good and the purchase was still declined

I finally gave up. I think that Citi just has some sort of hard on against SM (at least with my card). Bummer. (and yet, no issues at OM buying VGCs )
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