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 6, 20, 12:54 am
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Join Date: Apr 2020
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Originally Posted by knopfler View Post
i donít think itís bad luck. I had three $500 metabank cards from Tom Thumb (Safeway) that all errored out 7-8 times at three different WMís 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 $500ís and Simon $1kís. All errored out, no successful swipes. Hope it is a temporary glitch.
yeah i thought the issue was 100% random and bad cards would eventually work, so now i'm not sure anymore since this card didn't work after 5 swipes. I really hope this is a glitch and not the start of WM hardcoding against VGCs. Just find it strange: that 1 bad card was from a batch of 14 cards bought in person, and the rest of the 13 cards worked on the 1st swipe.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 4:04 am
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Not authorized staples 200 at all my local krogers
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Old Nov 6, 20, 5:58 am
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Originally Posted by jumbotron_ View Post
yeah i thought the issue was 100% random and bad cards would eventually work, so now i'm not sure anymore since this card didn't work after 5 swipes. I really hope this is a glitch and not the start of WM hardcoding against VGCs. Just find it strange: that 1 bad card was from a batch of 14 cards bought in person, and the rest of the 13 cards worked on the 1st swipe.
It was random before for the $1k cards, they would usually work after a second or third swipe if they were declined on the first swipe. Yesterday however, it seems they stopped working altogether. I did have some Wally VGC's with me as a backup and they worked fine, approved first swipe on every one so it may just be Metabanks not working. I will try the Metabanks again today.

Also, I should note that I bought the $500's yesterday. A friend of mine was in line right after me with some $1k Simon's that I assume he purchases prior to yesterday, and they worked. So maybe, hopefully...it's just a bad batch of cards and the glitch will get fixed in the next batch.

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Old Nov 6, 20, 10:02 am
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Not sure "Not authorized" is still random today. Tried 2 cards at least 4 times each card and never worked. Is the problem only happens on Simon card? Seems card from Safeway always worked (didn't try today)
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Old Nov 6, 20, 10:09 am
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Numerous reports of Simon cards not working at all today. Definitely a change from the random problems we've had for the past few weeks. Let's hope this is a temporary problem.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 11:02 am
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Safeway cards not working this morning
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Old Nov 6, 20, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by mile ho View Post
Safeway cards not working this morning
can confirm. My variable vgc from Safeway failed at 3x friendly WMTs this morning. Tried change payment to debit just in case, but still got 01 and 05 error messages. I was tempted to try the EFT option but I didnít want to keep swiping and risk burning my friendly store.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 1:49 pm
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Iím not sure how long this will continue, but I remain lucky in so far as I liquidated 1ks at a friendly Walmart this morning. CSR reporter that someone else was in earlier and did 3k successfully as well.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 1:53 pm
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4 SM VGC's unable to be liquidated via MO or BB reload across two different WM's in Pennsylvania today. Not authorized, multiple swipes on each to no avail.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Tectomoc View Post
Iím not sure how long this will continue, but I remain lucky in so far as I liquidated 1ks at a friendly Walmart this morning. CSR reporter that someone else was in earlier and did 3k successfully as well.
Someone I know who does a lot of billpays said most of the WM's in our area of DFW received a software update for financial services in the past few days, we are guessing that is causing the current issues. So it is definitely possible some WM's have not received the update. Just a theory though.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 2:12 pm
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Tried SM VGC this morning with no luck in MInnesota. I was up to 6 swipes between 2 cards. Vanilla lowered the limit to under $50 so Metabank may have done the same thing.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 2:19 pm
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man this does not sound good....
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Old Nov 6, 20, 2:22 pm
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Tried 4 different friendly WMs today in NC with Simon VGC, multiple swipes at each, none worked.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 2:41 pm
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I liquidated 2 $500 Hyvee Metabank Visas yesterday without issue.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 2:47 pm
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New DP on the Simon issue. At a WM I visit only occasionally, today I liquidated 4 cards in 5 swipes (i.e. one failure). At my primary store, was about 0 for 8, even when waiting as much as a minute to enter the PIN. First time I have been unable to use a card even when waiting.
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