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 11, 20, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by TTT103 View Post
So I wonder if this is then Walmart specific, Moneygram, or Metabank? If the Meta's are working at your local grocery store, maybe it's either Walmart, or Meta transactions at Walmart. ????
My guess is a combination of Metas and WMs. A week ago when the issues started arising with the Metas, it was BAU for me with $500 USB VGCs. I'm going to go buy another one of those today and give it a try. I'll report back
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Old Nov 11, 20, 12:17 pm
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I recall there were some DPs that Kroger was blocking Metas as well? I could drain DE 200s today without a glitch, which may be a temporary relief, we'll see.

If USBs and Greendots keep working, then it probably isn't WM.

Btw, a few ppl reported calling Metabank and being told "that money transaction isn't allowed". Either WM suddenly changed how these swipes code or it's Meta's doing. If all money center swipes became cash advance, then all GC should be failing instantly, since they were setup to block those transactions from the beginning.

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Old Nov 11, 20, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by danhouston View Post
if >$100 swipe still work @ grocery stores, must be WM that did it
Wrong. Merchants can be blocked on the bank/network side.
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Old Nov 11, 20, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by shipitkthx View Post
Wrong. Merchants can be blocked on the bank/network side.
lol, if u took the time to read & comprehend the DPs earlier today so far before posting comment, that would have been productive
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Old Nov 11, 20, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by shipitkthx View Post
Wrong. Merchants can be blocked on the bank/network side.
It's not wrong, it's inconclusive for now. Not all Metas fail at all WMs, and supposedly some Metas failed at some grocery stores in a similar fashion to what happened at WM. We'll need more reports from those near Kroger/Albertson.
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Old Nov 11, 20, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by littlewinglet View Post
It's not wrong, it's inconclusive for now. Not all Metas fail at all WMs, and supposedly some Metas failed at some grocery stores in a similar fashion to what happened at WM. We'll need more reports from those near Kroger/Albertson.
Are there reports of this happening at Albertsons and Co? Thought it was only reported at WM/Kroger.
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Old Nov 11, 20, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by jjangoo View Post
Are there reports of this happening at Albertsons and Co? Thought it was only reported at WM/Kroger.
I for sure saw something about Krogers, possibly also Albertsons.
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Old Nov 11, 20, 2:26 pm
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Originally Posted by littlewinglet View Post
I for sure saw something about Krogers, possibly also Albertsons.
I do not recall any what I would call reliable DP's.
There were a few vague/brief comments but I felt they were possibly from people who were confused/mistaken. We need more DP's before we can say for sure
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Old Nov 11, 20, 2:43 pm
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Interesting DP from today's visit to WM. I decided to get a 1k MO (so an ID scan) instead of the $999.12 (no scan) I've been getting lately. Prior to the change, I was getting $30-40k/month in MO's from WM, but never more the $2k/day per store, never shutdown. Today, after ID scan, 1st swipe for $400 went through, next one for $400 didn't, "unable to process debit", tried again and then tried $300, no joy. Used a different Simon card for $300 & it went through, then nothing else would. Ended up cancelling the transaction and she let me try again, this time I had her do it for $999.12, no ID scan & used the Simon card I tried 1st on the 1st transaction. 3 swipes, $400, $400 & $200, no problem at all. Seems like maybe WM or MoneyGram has me blocked from using same Simon card for multiple swipes, but not if it doesn't know it's me? I might try a $1k MO again and use a different card for each swipe to see if that works.
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Old Nov 11, 20, 3:31 pm
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Before y'all beat me up, I apologize, I didn't read far enough up before posting this.
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Old Nov 11, 20, 3:39 pm
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Originally Posted by rlrbmw View Post
Before y'all beat me up, I apologize, I didn't read far enough up before posting this.
nope, this is what we want - experimentation so we get more DP's especially ones like this where you got different results
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Old Nov 11, 20, 4:18 pm
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I bet Simon probably isn't too happy with Metabank right now.
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Old Nov 11, 20, 4:28 pm
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Dp

Dp today Albertsons 1k 1swipe good

more DP - finished my trip today - total liquidated 16x mix of 1k, 990.88 and 995.88s.

I didn't even try Wally but used staples 200 at Wally
1st stop which is good 90% of the time, got a manager who has sold me before but today gave me “the look” kinda rolled her eyes- 2-200 failed 1 swipe each. I gave of up and said cancel. I suspect she sabotaged the entry but unsure .

next Wally neighborhood same set of staples all good first try.

Now the important part:
(WU)Albertsons 3 stops 2x 1k good first swipe
1 stop 1 k good first swipe.
(WU)Kroger 1stop 1k first swipe
2 stops 2k first swipe
last stop 2k first card failed but worked on 2nd swipe - second card good first swipe

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Old Nov 11, 20, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by benny08 View Post
I bet Simon probably isn't too happy with Metabank right now.
Was thinking the same thing. Hopefully they will switch suppliers or have Metabank undo whatever is causing the limits on money orders and loads.
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Old Nov 11, 20, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by benny08 View Post
I bet Simon probably isn't too happy with Metabank right now.
Someone's job over at Simon just got a lot harder
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