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, 11:21 pm
  #1666  
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
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Did Simon vgcs at 2 WM tonight, $300 MO @ $75/swipe. Will try $95 tomorrow. Also tonight, able to get a $700 MO at Fry’s and $500 MO at Albertsons, both 1 swipe.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 6:20 am
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Originally Posted by TucsonJohn View Post
Did Simon vgcs at 2 WM tonight, $300 MO @ $75/swipe. Will try $95 tomorrow. Also tonight, able to get a $700 MO at Fryís and $500 MO at Albertsons, both 1 swipe.
I think that this post illustrates my concern about SMGCs.

When a very popular method of liquidation is eliminated, the flow goes to other less active venues....think of it like an accident on a freeway that causes the neighborhood roads around it to get clogged with traffic.

Once all these supermarkets suddenly start to get flooded with people buying MOs with "debit cards ", then the word is going to get out that something is happening and then the screws are going to be tightened in these formerly accessible and friendly venues.

How long will that take??? I have no idea but I am going to be playing my hand close to the vest when it comes to buying any GCs that require liquidation.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 6:58 am
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DP from NJ. Bought MO at ACME. Swiped $1,000 Simon VC. Worked on first swipe.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 7:42 am
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Originally Posted by radonc1 View Post
I think that this post illustrates my concern about SMGCs.

When a very popular method of liquidation is eliminated, the flow goes to other less active venues....think of it like an accident on a freeway that causes the neighborhood roads around it to get clogged with traffic.

Once all these supermarkets suddenly start to get flooded with people buying MOs with "debit cards ", then the word is going to get out that something is happening and then the screws are going to be tightened in these formerly accessible and friendly venues.

How long will that take??? I have no idea but I am going to be playing my hand close to the vest when it comes to buying any GCs that require liquidation.
I agree with you. At this point I just need to liquidate what I have left. I had already decided to slow down my vgc purchases thru the end of the year, so Iíll just sit out for a while and see what develops.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by danhouston View Post
lol, if u took the time to read & comprehend the DPs earlier today so far before posting comment, that would have been productive
I can 100% guarantee that I know more about what's happening that you do, check your tone.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by jcamabile View Post
DP from NJ. Bought MO at ACME. Swiped $1,000 Simon VC. Worked on first swipe.
Yes
At this point, all the supermarkets that allow me to use a VGC to buy MOs have continues to do so.

I have not yet tested all my formerly usable WMs but am pessimistic about the outcome
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Old Nov 12, 20, 9:44 am
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Simon Meta DP

- $99 swipe at WM worked this morning. $99.99, $99.98, $99.95 did NOT work. I can't remember if I tried $99.50 or not.
- I was able to load $297 on BB
- I purchased a MO for $396 via 4 $99 swipes from a Simon VGC. I paid the $.88 out of pocket since I forgot to calculate that in.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 1:08 pm
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Was able to liquidate $9k of Simon VGC this morning by paying my property tax online, they all went through w/out a problem. They did charge a $3.95 flat fee for "debit card" use instead of the 2.3% for using a credit card. So just paid $996.05 (+$3.95) x9 and was done. Since WM is dead for me, the grocery stores charge $0.99 per $500 MO, so it was more expensive, but I didn't have to drive anywhere or deal with the hassle, and same return as when I bought $500 Simon VGC and loaded BB
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Old Nov 12, 20, 1:28 pm
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good idea. how do you split payment though? thru what website.I'm in CA. I cannot change the pay amount. Thanks.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 1:49 pm
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New Kroger DP from TX

400s stopped working. Was working yesterday.

200 fail

100 fail

75 success

50 success
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Old Nov 12, 20, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by kingscross View Post
good idea. how do you split payment though? thru what website.I'm in CA. I cannot change the pay amount. Thanks.
Sorry, the system used in my county (NC) allows you to make partial payments.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 3:07 pm
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Thanks for the DP. so up-to-date only albertson families is the only option to drain SM GC? Geez, I ordered $20K during last weekend flash promo.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by kingscross View Post
Thanks for the DP. so up-to-date only albertson families is the only option to drain SM GC? Geez, I ordered $20K during last weekend flash promo.
In my area, all the Albertsons/Safeways/etc. are cash only for money orders and bill payments.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 5:18 pm
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SoCal - did a 1k SMGC at Albertsons today. 999.00 MO, 1 swipe. Whew - I have 5k left, then I'm lying low until we know more info.
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Old Nov 12, 20, 6:56 pm
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Just another DP from fly-over country

Tried using $200 Staples GC at WM, failed.
Reduced the swipe to $99, succeeded.

Appears the change is systemwide
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