Simon Mall Gift Cards(2017-2018)

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10k per day limit including fees - must fill out a form (use cards as a budget tool or whatever you want to put)
Check the Simon website for locations.
VGC issued by meta for 3.95 - Count your cards before you leave the mall
When ordering online, Simon uses GCM.
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Old Jan 27, 17, 6:34 pm
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Originally Posted by omghaxcode View Post
What are the hard and fast rules of Simon gift cards? I'm thinking about getting into MS for the first time since I live 5m walking distance to a Simon Mall now.
You're allowed $10k per day...counting the fees.

Can't use other gift cards to buy them, unless it's up to 5-6 other Simon GCs you're consolidating.

Don't go to multiple malls per day to get around the limit. You may get banned.

If your CC gets declined the first time, you will not be allowed to use it again that day. That's something I just found out that apparently has been a rule for a while. Make sure to season your brand new cards.
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Old Jan 27, 17, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by omghaxcode View Post
What are the hard and fast rules of Simon gift cards? I'm thinking about getting into MS for the first time since I live 5m walking distance to a Simon Mall now.
Read the threads if you haven't yet.

Make sure you can liquidate before buying thousands of VGCs and you have a back up plan.
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Old Jan 28, 17, 11:19 am
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Which city / State?
Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, adjoining Green Bay
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Old Feb 3, 17, 11:27 am
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What are the ways to liquidate them? Buying Walmart MO? Is it possible to use this GC with Venmo? I heard they have 0% fee for prepaid cards.
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Old Feb 3, 17, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by qazwsx View Post
What are the ways to liquidate them? Buying Walmart MO? Is it possible to use this GC with Venmo? I heard they have 0% fee for prepaid cards.
Simon cards can't be liquidated easily at Walmart. I have found this foolproof method, however. Venmo, IDK.

1.) Go to Walmart
2.) Don't go to Money center though
3.) Go to the back, near the camping stuff
4.) Buy a lighter
5.) Take Simon gift card out
6.) Apply lighter to gift card (open flame part)
7.) Enjoy liquidated gift card
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Old Feb 3, 17, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by chippy111 View Post
Simon cards can't be liquidated easily at Walmart. I have found this foolproof method, however. Venmo, IDK.

1.) Go to Walmart
2.) Don't go to Money center though
3.) Go to the back, near the camping stuff
4.) Buy a lighter
5.) Take Simon gift card out
6.) Apply lighter to gift card (open flame part)
7.) Enjoy liquidated gift card
8.) keep warm to remain liquid
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Old Feb 3, 17, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by chippy111 View Post
Simon cards can't be liquidated easily at Walmart. I have found this foolproof method, however. Venmo, IDK.

1.) Go to Walmart
2.) Don't go to Money center though
3.) Go to the back, near the camping stuff
4.) Buy a lighter
5.) Take Simon gift card out
6.) Apply lighter to gift card (open flame part)
7.) Enjoy liquidated gift card
Originally Posted by Chelski View Post
8.) keep warm to remain liquid
Nice, another way to liquidate Simon
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Old Feb 3, 17, 12:59 pm
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I boil mine and use a stick blender to make a nice emulsion.
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Old Feb 3, 17, 2:51 pm
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How do you go about finding a store that will let you use them for MO? I'm in Austin TX and I asked my local HEB if they allow MO purchase with debit to which they said yes. Is there any other way to see if it works than to try it?
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Old Feb 3, 17, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by omghaxcode View Post
How do you go about finding a store that will let you use them for MO? I'm in Austin TX and I asked my local HEB if they allow MO purchase with debit to which they said yes. Is there any other way to see if it works than to try it?
Just try it... if it doesn't work, then politely walk away.
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Old Feb 5, 17, 1:08 am
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Originally Posted by omghaxcode View Post
How do you go about finding a store that will let you use them for MO? I'm in Austin TX and I asked my local HEB if they allow MO purchase with debit to which they said yes. Is there any other way to see if it works than to try it?
Trail and error is your friend.
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Old Feb 5, 17, 7:50 am
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Bought 8 5Backs yesterday and had to fill out a "gift card order form" which included such fields as "purpose of gift card purchase"...is this common for transactions > $3k? First time i've had to sign anything.
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Old Feb 5, 17, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by shipitkthx View Post
Bought 8 5Backs yesterday and had to fill out a "gift card order form" which included such fields as "purpose of gift card purchase"...is this common for transactions > $3k? First time i've had to sign anything.
Every time
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Old Feb 5, 17, 9:09 am
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For what it is worth....

1) Always do a since proof of concept test before jumping in with multiple cards.

2) Always have at least one other method to liquidate your cards.

3) Never hold more cards than you can financially carry for 30 days.

4) Smile at the driver if you ignore this advice and end up a bug on the windshield.

Originally Posted by FlightNurse View Post
Trail and error is your friend.
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Old Feb 5, 17, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by Amex For Children Of Africa View Post
Every time
Good to know, thanks
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