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 7, 20, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by BoeingOrNotGoing View Post
$999.12 worked at WMT neighborhood
$999.12 did NOT work at WMT
$250 worked at Kroger
$375 worked at Kroger

all with sm volume
Probably the WMT neighborhood didnt receive the system update yet? But most here are speculating that the issue is with meta making some change and not wm
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Old Nov 7, 20, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by sowhatwegetdrunk View Post
Probably the WMT neighborhood didnt receive the system update yet? But most here are speculating that the issue is with meta making some change and not wm
Sorry can you clarify why the issue is on meta side and not WM side? If it was on meta side then all other locations would have the same issue, but other grocery stores are working fine. Unless meta is blocking WM only?
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Old Nov 7, 20, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by jumbotron_ View Post
Sorry can you clarify why the issue is on meta side and not WM side? If it was on meta side then all other locations would have the same issue, but other grocery stores are working fine. Unless meta is blocking WM only?
Meta may be blocking WM only.
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Old Nov 7, 20, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by danpeake View Post
Meta may be blocking WM only.
Would a >400 purchase (not MO) at WM be able to test this theory?
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Old Nov 7, 20, 3:56 pm
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Just want to confirm that I can verify I had a $500 payment rejected today on a MetaBank issued gift card bought at Hy-Vee and it went right through at $400. $400 does appear to be in the new magic number.
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Old Nov 7, 20, 5:56 pm
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$400 is the magic number. 1k is still going thru at some Walmart. I assume that haven't receive the software update or just slipping thru the crack. Anything is over 400 is coming back as code 5 or 56. Shows "Alternative Payment Method Required" on the reader.
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Old Nov 7, 20, 7:37 pm
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Question: I know in-store Simon has not been earning anything for Amex for quite some time, but how about online? I order single $500 cards from Simon and GCM for AU spend whenever Amex send me an offer and I earn both the base points and the AU bonus. Does that mean itís safe to bill order from Simon online? Say for the current Amex spend $6500 three times offer?
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Old Nov 7, 20, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by msp3 View Post
Question: I know in-store Simon has not been earning anything for Amex for quite some time, but how about online? I order single $500 cards from Simon and GCM for AU spend whenever Amex send me an offer and I earn both the base points and the AU bonus. Does that mean itís safe to bill order from Simon online? Say for the current Amex spend $6500 three times offer?
no simon spend earns with amex
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Old Nov 7, 20, 8:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Travelz View Post
$500 swipes did not work, but $250 worked with a 1K meta card. Someone should try 499.99. I can't try it today.
I got them to work at a 60% clip for 1K swipes at a Neighborhood Market in TX.
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Old Nov 8, 20, 2:47 pm
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Confirmed $400 swipes work at wm and Kroger
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Old Nov 8, 20, 4:05 pm
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Originally Posted by mudman2k View Post
I got them to work at a 60% clip for 1K swipes at a Neighborhood Market in TX.
I have both regular and neighborhood walmarts near me. I am also wondering if this is coded limit for money center or cashier's and customer service also. Does this affect blue bird loads also?

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Old Nov 8, 20, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by danpeake View Post
Meta may be blocking WM only.
I was able to get $1K in MOs (2x$499+fees) in one swipe at two different grocery chains today in Rhode Island. Going to try another chain in Massachuestts tomorrow. Haven't tried WM yet as it seems we have a good amount of DPs confirming the limits.

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Old Nov 9, 20, 12:12 am
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Forgive me for being a rookie. Had anyone ever had luck redeeming SGC $1000 @USPS locations? Is that even an option?
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Old Nov 9, 20, 12:43 am
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Originally Posted by JEFFKT View Post
Forgive me for being a rookie. Had anyone ever had luck redeeming SGC $1000 @USPS locations? Is that even an option?
nope, system is hardcoded against GCs
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Old Nov 10, 20, 10:54 am
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I called Simon customer service today and reported that I was having trouble using my VGCs to make purchases at Walmart. He said they are very much aware of the issue and looking into ways to resolve it. He said they're aware its an issue at WM and at some grocery stores. He advised to try swiping multipe times as it seems to be a "random" thing where it will go through eventually after enough tries.

Anyways, I thought that was hopeful that at least Simon is trying to get it fixed - may not be a lost cause forever.
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