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$1000 gift cards to be available thru 31 Oct 2019. Announcement received 21 Aug 2019.
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Old Sep 14, 19, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by GetawaysRus View Post
Simons are Metabank cards. So things are similar to VGC purchases made from GCM.com.

Try the web: mygift.giftcardmall.com
Why have I never thought about this?? Thanks a ton!
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Old Sep 14, 19, 6:41 pm
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Originally Posted by ericdabbs View Post
MB's new PIN changing voice system is soo annoying now with so many words and takes forever to go through the different prompts. I am not sure why MB decided to make it so cumbersome to listen.
I just experienced this today. Worst change to MB ever.
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Old Sep 14, 19, 11:58 pm
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I don't understand why you'd spend so much time changing PINs on these cards. How hard is it to remember a four digit PIN for a few seconds after you swipe it, when you have the card in your hand and can swipe it again if you type the wrong PIN? The WM CSR processing your transaction knows you're using multiple debit cards, so where does this fear of having the CSR see you look at a card briefly come from?
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Old Sep 15, 19, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by ToastedSi View Post
I just experienced this today. Worst change to MB ever.
Gotta agree. It's a painfully bad user experience, really really awful. Whoever scripted and supervised this change should find other work.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by ogg View Post
I don't understand why you'd spend so much time changing PINs on these cards. How hard is it to remember a four digit PIN for a few seconds after you swipe it, when you have the card in your hand and can swipe it again if you type the wrong PIN? The WM CSR processing your transaction knows you're using multiple debit cards, so where does this fear of having the CSR see you look at a card briefly come from?
when using the SM 1ks you are correct, but when using the 500s or 200s (especially) theres a bigger chance of messing up the Pin and the last thing you want to do is look at the card. By having the same pin# you wont run into that, and boy did I used to run into that
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Old Sep 15, 19, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by craz View Post
when using the SM 1ks you are correct, but when using the 500s or 200s (especially) theres a bigger chance of messing up the Pin and the last thing you want to do is look at the card. By having the same pin# you wont run into that, and boy did I used to run into that
Again, why is "the last thing you want to do is look at the card"? I don't get it. And why is it any harder to remember for a few seconds a four digit number for a $200 card than for a $1k card?
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Old Sep 15, 19, 10:10 am
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Anybody have a preference of the best card to use for Simon? Chase Freedom Unlimited seems to be a great choice with the 1.5x earnings, especially since most of us know AMEX counts as zero
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Old Sep 15, 19, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by ogg View Post
Again, why is "the last thing you want to do is look at the card"? I don't get it. And why is it any harder to remember for a few seconds a four digit number for a $200 card than for a $1k card?

It all depends where I am and what Im using eg a 1k card at Wally 1 swipe no problem using last 4, a 500 card at Wally 1 swipe 1 MO no problem, could be 2 cards 2 swipes is also doable, but once I go beyond 2 cards I prefer the same # its easier, especially if a card isnt working all I need to do is a fast switch , cant be done if you didnt expect that and dont know the last 4

a 200 card 1 swipe no problem but at Wally its usually 4 cards4 swipes want 1 pin, 200s at my other outlet 2 swipes and getting 2 MOs want same pin alot easier

Id rather be prepared and have no problems then to have a problem come up and now somehow have to find out the last 4, also the smoothier it goes the least chance the csr smells something
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Old Sep 15, 19, 1:29 pm
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Anybody have a preference of the best card to use for Simon? Chase Freedom Unlimited seems to be a great choice with the 1.5x earnings, especially since most of us know AMEX counts as zero
why isnt any 2% not better?
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Old Sep 17, 19, 4:50 pm
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why isnt any 2% not better?
Sorry, I should've stated that I'm more interested in earning points than cash back. My bad. Chase freedom unlimited can be converted to Chase ultimate Rewards points, that's why I was suggesting that card. I'd like AMEX points as well, but I don't know any AMEX cards that count Simon spending.
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Old Sep 17, 19, 11:16 pm
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Originally Posted by History05 View Post
Sorry, I should've stated that I'm more interested in earning points than cash back. My bad. Chase freedom unlimited can be converted to Chase ultimate Rewards points, that's why I was suggesting that card. I'd like AMEX points as well, but I don't know any AMEX cards that count Simon spending.
The Citi DC will be excellent choice as well when you are able to convert at a 1:1 ratio to Citi Thank you points.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 8:14 am
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Thanks! Anybody have any luck buying Simon cards with a Citi card? I thought I heard Citi wasn't crediting points for Simon purchases...same way AMEX has stopped awarding points for them
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Old Sep 18, 19, 8:27 am
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Originally Posted by History05 View Post
Thanks! Anybody have any luck buying Simon cards with a Citi card? I thought I heard Citi wasn't crediting points for Simon purchases...same way AMEX has stopped awarding points for them
I haven't done much heavy volume there but CB and AA miles posted with no problem.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 6:37 pm
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Originally Posted by History05 View Post
Anybody have a preference of the best card to use for Simon? Chase Freedom Unlimited seems to be a great choice with the 1.5x earnings, especially since most of us know AMEX counts as zero
As you noted later you're looking for Chase UR points, so that's probably good. However I have cards giving 2.0, 2.1, 2.625, and 3% cashback.

If you want Amex points, consider using Rakuten as a portal to Giftcardmall.com. The purchase fee is higher ($5.95 vs. $3.95) and you have to buy in batches of 3 or less to evade punitive shipping charges, but you can get your standard CB PLUS 100 Amex MR points per dollar spent.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 7:15 pm
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I forgot all about the Rakuten AMEX change now. Thanks! Anybody try the Rakuten Credit card that could get 4x AMEX points through the portal and giftcardmall?
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