Simon Mall Gift Cards (2019 onwards)

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As of Nov 2020, Simon Mall Gift cards will only work for $99/swipe for money services at Walmart and many grocery chains.

$1000 gift cards are available indefinitely.

2020 Promotions

Ongoing: FREEGROUND - Free Ground Shipping on any order size. Limited to 5 orders per customer. Expires December 31, 2020 (subject to change).

5/15-6/17: MDHOL20 - 20% off Visa Giftcard Purchase Fees + Free Ground Shipping on orders of 9 more cards
5/15/5/31: MAYGROUND - Free UPS Ground shipping on orders of 7 or more cards
5/15-6/31: MAY20VG10 - 10% off purchase fees on Visa Giftcards
6/29-7/20: JUL4HOL20 - 20% off Visa Giftcard Purchase Fees + Free Ground Shipping on orders of 5 or more cards. If you select a shipping other than Ground - the code will still take 20% off the purchase fees. Limited to 10 orders per customer.
8/11-8/31: AUG20PR - 15% off ALL fees (excl. shipping fees) on orders of 5 or more cards. Limited to 10 orders per customer (Originally expired on 8/23; on 8/24 promo was extended through 8/31)
10/12-10/14: FSOCT20 - 30% off all purchase fees on Visas and Mastercards.
10/26-10/31 - FS20SCARY - 35% off all purchase fees
11/1-11/30 - HOL20MC25 - 25% off all purchase fees on MasterCard / HOL20VG25 - 25% off all purchase fees on Visa / HOL20AG50 50% off all purchase fees on American Express
11/6-11/8 - FS20THANKS - 35% off all purchase fees

11/16-11/18 - FS20SAVINGS - 35% off all purchase fees











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Old Nov 2, 20, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by ericdabbs View Post
When you order online are you adding your name under the Your Message Line 1 field? That is where you can personalized the VGCs with your name.
The only two fields I see are To and From. I put my name in both fields. The cards I just ordered have GIFT RECIPIENT on them.
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Old Nov 2, 20, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by poisson View Post
The only two fields I see are To and From. I put my name in both fields. The cards I just ordered have GIFT RECIPIENT on them.
Simon has two sites for ordering its gift cards. The retail site is the one you're describing, which doesn't allow for your name to be put on the cards. The volume site is for business/corporate/large orders, which allows the personalization.
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Old Nov 4, 20, 6:23 pm
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Another data point of cards not working at Kroger
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Old Nov 4, 20, 7:48 pm
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anybody figure out a way to remove the GIFT CARD printing? i have way too many people asking to see the card and reject it because of that. i'm like LOOK it says debit card! the gift card wording is killing me almost everywhere around here now. i read in the reddit group that someone on FT in this thread posted a solution but spent about 2 hours looking thru this thread and didn't find any mention.
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Old Nov 4, 20, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by daddyo_daddyo View Post
I just got two 05 errors in a row an hour ago. Luckily I whipped out a backup card and it swiped on the first (3rd) swipe. I ran 4 x 200 Metas from Staples after that and all swiped fine.

This is from a new batch of online Simons I received two days ago.
Did you run 4x200 Metas from Staples on BB? If so, what did you tell them in order to deposit 4x? I usually say I need to load BB but that works once, then ask to load wife's for 2nd card. Would be great to dump 4 at a time. Tks
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Old Nov 4, 20, 9:35 pm
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Originally Posted by ketelone View Post
Just wanted to add that both the repeat failures SMGC cards (2 cards) finally ended up working without a hitch (on 1st try) at a walmart and a grocery store. the 2 metabank cards that kept failing also went fine on first try.

One coincidence is when the SMGC cards fail, sometimes the online balance website errors out too and only have to call to check balance. some special network issues? random ? who knows. Just keep backup guys.
Tks! Did SMGC and META both work with BB?
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Old Nov 5, 20, 12:39 am
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Originally Posted by robr View Post
anybody figure out a way to remove the GIFT CARD printing? i have way too many people asking to see the card and reject it because of that. i'm like LOOK it says debit card! the gift card wording is killing me almost everywhere around here now. i read in the reddit group that someone on FT in this thread posted a solution but spent about 2 hours looking thru this thread and didn't find any mention.
easiest way is to just get the online cards where you can get your name printed. and then use a sharpie to cross out the "gift card" text. If you are stuck with cards (assuming the grey cards bought in person) then not much else you can do apart from finding a friendly CSR or try other locations.

or you can try some sleight of hand and swap a real debit card without them noticing lol

or print a sticker of a real debit card and stick it on top of your VGC. probably won't work if the CSR really inspects your card
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Old Nov 5, 20, 8:59 am
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11/5-30:

HOL20MC25 for 25% Off Mastercard[size=12px]A[/size]
HOL20VG25 for 25% Off Visa Simons
HOL20AG50 for 50% Off American Express
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Old Nov 5, 20, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by danpeake View Post
11/5-30:

HOL20MC25 for 25% Off Mastercard[size=12px]A[/size]
HOL20VG25 for 25% Off Visa Simons
HOL20AG50 for 50% Off American Express
Getting "Invalid Promo Code" error when trying to order 10 x Visas using HOL20VG25. Anyone else?
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Old Nov 5, 20, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by sowhatwegetdrunk View Post
Getting "Invalid Promo Code" error when trying to order Visas using HOL20VG25. Anyone else?
Are you ordering on the volume site?
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Old Nov 5, 20, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by ogg View Post
Are you ordering on the volume site?
Yes, of course : )
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Old Nov 5, 20, 2:43 pm
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Originally Posted by sowhatwegetdrunk View Post
Getting "Invalid Promo Code" error when trying to order 10 x Visas using HOL20VG25. Anyone else?
Same here
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Old Nov 5, 20, 5:55 pm
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The email I got states Offer applies to business-to-business orders only. Maybe just for their corporate customers?
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Old Nov 6, 20, 12:01 am
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probably just some bad luck...had 1 card error out on 2 swipes yesterday at a WM, then tried again today and error'd out on 3 swipes. Cancelled the transaction and ended up liquidating at grocery store
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Old Nov 6, 20, 12:42 am
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Originally Posted by jumbotron_ View Post
probably just some bad luck...had 1 card error out on 2 swipes yesterday at a WM, then tried again today and error'd out on 3 swipes. Cancelled the transaction and ended up liquidating at grocery store
i dont think its bad luck. I had three $500 metabank cards from Tom Thumb (Safeway) that all errored out 7-8 times at three different WMs with no successes. I have never gad a $500 card from Safeway error out before. Asked around and some others had the same thing happen today with both Safeway $500s and Simon $1ks. All errored out, no successful swipes. Hope it is a temporary glitch.
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