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, 2:52 pm
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I tried two different WMTs today with multiple swipes of the Simon VGCs with no success.
Liquidated them at grocery stores.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 3:12 pm
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There are reports on the “buying MOs at Walmart” thread that nobody is having success with any Metas at WM regardless of where purchased Seems to be all over the US
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Old Nov 6, 20, 3:38 pm
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TalK about Random:

Somedays no problem, other days sometimes you need a second swipe, rarely a third swipe is needed. IME if a 2nd swipe is needed it works ~ > 90% of the time. It feels like mostly Wally and occasionally Krog. I don’t remember any issue at Albert.

interesting observation Today. If you bought volume online - go to view cards and hit balance - it randomly shows “ general error” “ no status”. It flips between actual zero balance and this message - I’m curious if anyone else mentioned or observed this - apologies if I’m being redundant.

Wouldn't this indicate a Blackhawk/Metabank problem?

Liquidated a total 12 cards today a mix of 1 Wally and 11 grocery. Yesterday 10 cards - about half Wally I don’t remember too many fails yesterday.

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Old Nov 6, 20, 3:58 pm
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WM is spitting back 3 different error codes:
05 - "Do Not Honor" (isn't as bad as you think, just generic error code for bank saying not to approve) - https://support.payjunction.com/hc/e...pageId=2981956
01 - Call Issuer
56 - No Card Record

Before today I had only seen 05.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by cruisr View Post
There are reports on the “buying MOs at Walmart” thread that nobody is having success with any Metas at WM regardless of where purchased Seems to be all over the US
Just liquidated 4 $200 VGCs from Staples today at WM without issue.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 4:25 pm
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Originally Posted by radonc1 View Post
Just liquidated 4 $200 VGCs from Staples today at WM without issue.
out of curiosity, what do the BINs begin with and what were the expiry dates? The meta VGC from Safeway that wouldn’t process for me was one of the new 4358 with 01/29 cards.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 4:31 pm
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I am counting it as good news that there seems to be errors when checking the balance of Meta's. Hopefully this is the cause of all of the errors and something that seems like would be fixed. Nonetheless I guess I won't be placing any more orders until this gets cleared up.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 4:56 pm
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The check balance feature on list of cards in a particular order have always been doing that. So that’s nothing new. You will get a balance after clicking on it few times.

I have not been able to use any of my Simon VGCs today at Walmart. Gonna wait and see what happens ... I wouldn’t be surprise if Walmart decided to crack down on this since OV has been banned for years now. Took them long enough tbh ...
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Old Nov 6, 20, 4:57 pm
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Originally Posted by 808pineapple View Post

Liquidated a total 12 cards today a mix of 1 Wally and 11 grocery. Yesterday 10 cards - about half Wally I don’t remember too many fails yesterday.
Are you saying that you have 11 grocery stores in your area that you can liquidate at? That is pretty awesome, as all of my grocery stores no longer allow debit MO purchases without your name embossed on the card.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by 808pineapple View Post
interesting observation Today. If you bought volume online - go to view cards and hit balance - it randomly shows “ general error” “ no status”. It flips between actual zero balance and this message - I’m curious if anyone else mentioned or observed this - apologies if I’m being redundant.

Wouldn't this indicate a Blackhawk/Metabank problem?
I noticed and thought this too but I nervously hit up a bunch of grocery stores to get rid of my current crop of Simons and they all worked there. NONE worked at WM today.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by doggiefizzle View Post
out of curiosity, what do the BINs begin with and what were the expiry dates? The meta VGC from Safeway that wouldn’t process for me was one of the new 4358 with 01/29 cards.
My $500's from Tom Thumb (Safeway) that won't work at WM are also 4358's with exp of 01/29.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 7:01 pm
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My Simons were 4394. Didn't work at WM, worked fine at grocery store.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 7:35 pm
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4551. I had intermittent issues which seemed to be getting less frequent, until today.
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Old Nov 6, 20, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by doggiefizzle View Post
out of curiosity, what do the BINs begin with and what were the expiry dates? The meta VGC from Safeway that wouldn’t process for me was one of the new 4358 with 01/29 cards.
They started with 4358 and expired 1/29
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Old Nov 6, 20, 7:53 pm
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Originally Posted by KwintSommer View Post
4551. I had intermittent issues which seemed to be getting less frequent, until today.
4551 720X XXX the XXXXs are same for 3-4 weeks worth of cards. Kind of scary actually, since last digit is checksum, that means only 10k possible numbers exist for this series. Not too hard for some hacker to guess.
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