Simon mall gift card(2014-2015)

Old Aug 27, 15, 6:52 am
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Originally Posted by lakers6902 View Post
Do all Simon malls sell gift cards?
I was actually talking to some FT's yesterday when we went out for a DO and some of them talked about having a Simon Mall near them that did not sell SM-VGCs

YMMV, but a lot of the malls do sell them IME
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Old Aug 27, 15, 6:59 am
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Can we go to more than one mall a day to circumvent that 9.5k limit?
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Old Aug 27, 15, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by AndrewTheMan View Post
Can we go to more than one mall a day to circumvent that 9.5k limit?
IME yes, although they usually get you to write your information down they do not report it to the other malls. YMMV, but I have done two transactions at two malls in a day.
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Old Aug 27, 15, 7:06 am
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Originally Posted by CRNA View Post
IME yes, although they usually get you to write your information down they do not report it to the other malls. YMMV, but I have done two transactions at two malls in a day.
Okay.. Good to know. The Simon people at the upscale mall (I feel out of place) by my house are very nice and told me that the papers just get filed in case of an audit.. I am just worried the marketing manager(s) will notice me buying almost 20k of "product" a day..
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Old Aug 27, 15, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by AndrewTheMan View Post
Okay.. Good to know. The Simon people at the upscale mall (I feel out of place) by my house are very nice and told me that the papers just get filed in case of an audit.. I am just worried the marketing manager(s) will notice me buying almost 20k of "product" a day..
Haha yeah I understand what you mean. I usually try to go after work since I am still wearing my business clothes and I feel that gives me more piece of mind that I fit in and seem less questionable. Be careful when buying with your credit cards though, spread it out so you don't get hit with a FR or anything and slowly build up, my opinion. Goodluck!
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Old Aug 27, 15, 8:16 am
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Just got a couple Amex cards I need to hit Minimum Spend on (8k). Any recent issues with purchasing Simon Gift Cards with Amex cards to hit min spend? Im only going to do 3k on the amex plat
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Old Aug 27, 15, 8:46 am
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Originally Posted by ranova View Post
Just got a couple Amex cards I need to hit Minimum Spend on (8k). Any recent issues with purchasing Simon Gift Cards with Amex cards to hit min spend? Im only going to do 3k on the amex plat
Nope I bought VGCs with my AMEX. Be careful though you don't want to get hit with a FR right away.
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Old Aug 27, 15, 8:46 am
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Originally Posted by ranova View Post
Just got a couple Amex cards I need to hit Minimum Spend on (8k). Any recent issues with purchasing Simon Gift Cards with Amex cards to hit min spend? Im only going to do 3k on the amex plat
I use SPG with no issues.
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Old Aug 27, 15, 9:01 am
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Old Aug 27, 15, 9:03 am
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Old Aug 27, 15, 9:11 am
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I made my first GC purchase last week for 1k. When filling out the form, it asks what the purpose of the cards is for. I naturally wrote "gift."

Does anyone write in something else when making large purchases in the 5-10k range?
Do you need to fill out a form for every purchase?
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Old Aug 27, 15, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by CRNA View Post
Nope I bought VGCs with my AMEX. Be careful though you don't want to get hit with a FR right away.
Thanks for the datapoints guys. What does "FR" stand for, Financial Review? How do I prevent it?

Thank you!

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Old Aug 27, 15, 9:27 am
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Old Aug 27, 15, 2:10 pm
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I am just leaving my mall where I arrived too late and they were sold out of cards. My usual associate told me that they are now losing money on these gift cards so they are only getting about half the usual daily stock, about 50 per day he said which is gone by 10 AM.
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Old Aug 27, 15, 2:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Lucky888 View Post
"personal"
+1, every time "personal". I got bills to pay, ma'am.

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