Simon Mall Gift Cards (2019 onwards)

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Signing up to buy $1000 visa/mc gift cards
You can buy the $1000 cards on Simon's volume site. Their regular site only sells $500 cards.
If you're new, or haven't bought anything in a year, you need to register at https://www.simon.com/volume/register-consumer
As part of the registration process, you will have to go to a brick and mortar mall and buy at least $3000 in cards in person, as well as filling out some paperwork while there. After that, you can do everything online.

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 Jun 17, 22, 8:17 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2014
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Originally Posted by st0ne View Post
Haven't in the game of Simon for years, and passing by the mall today, so I bought two visa, one from meta, the other from sutton.

Then drove to usps to unload, but all failed. I checked the card balance online, it's all good. For sutton one, there is no usps transaction at all. For meta, it reads as following:

Authorization Request
Location: USPS PO xxxxx xxxx PAY
Status: Invalid Cardholder Transaction Type
Post Date: 6/17/2022 xx:xx:xx PM
Reference: Declined

So anyone know how to unload them these days since I haven't been in the MS games for years. Thank you!
Try Sutton at WMT.
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Old Jun 18, 22, 1:18 am
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Originally Posted by Chasepoints View Post
Try Sutton at WMT.
Thanks,
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Old Jun 24, 22, 2:55 am
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Originally Posted by st0ne View Post
Haven't in the game of Simon for years, and passing by the mall today, so I bought two visa, one from meta, the other from sutton.

Then drove to usps to unload, but all failed. I checked the card balance online, it's all good. For sutton one, there is no usps transaction at all. For meta, it reads as following:

Authorization Request
Location: USPS PO xxxxx xxxx PAY
Status: Invalid Cardholder Transaction Type
Post Date: 6/17/2022 xx:xx:xx PM
Reference: Declined

So anyone know how to unload them these days since I haven't been in the MS games for years. Thank you!

I haven't done Simon in years. Are you saying you had the choice at Simon mall to pick the issuer of the VGC - Meta or Sutton?
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Old Jun 24, 22, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by deker0 View Post
I haven't done Simon in years. Are you saying you had the choice at Simon mall to pick the issuer of the VGC - Meta or Sutton?
Asking the real questions!
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Old Jun 28, 22, 1:46 am
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6/28-7/4: 70% off purchase fees (not all fees) with code 22JULY70

Comes to about a 45% discount if you purchase $10K.
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Old Jun 30, 22, 10:43 am
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We purchase vgc at a Simon mall (meta-blackhawk) and never had problems clearing. Go to WM loading smaller MC games through VBB and all is smooth...loaded maybe a 400. Try to load 499 and denied - tender not accepted. Take it to a grocer and tender not accepted. Check out the card and balance is 1k. Did clearing these change? Also ok to pm.
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Old Jun 30, 22, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by pixelrogue View Post
We purchase vgc at a Simon mall (meta-blackhawk) and never had problems clearing. Go to WM loading smaller MC games through VBB and all is smooth...loaded maybe a 400. Try to load 499 and denied - tender not accepted. Take it to a grocer and tender not accepted. Check out the card and balance is 1k. Did clearing these change? Also ok to pm.
Read the wiki
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Old Jul 3, 22, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by danpeake View Post
Read the wiki
k. Saw the reference.... thank you. Looks like this avenue is also drying up...
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Old Jul 7, 22, 4:57 am
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50% off all fees through 7/10 with code JUL22WKND50.
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Old Jul 7, 22, 10:32 am
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Why is the pure black card $6.95? I enjoy the look of it, but it increases the overall cost too much!
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Old Jul 9, 22, 3:52 pm
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I think it can only be loaded up to $500 as well. Similar to one you may buy in a store.

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Old Jul 9, 22, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by deker0 View Post
I haven't done Simon in years. Are you saying you had the choice at Simon mall to pick the issuer of the VGC - Meta or Sutton?
Yes
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Old Jul 14, 22, 9:54 pm
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Hi Guys,
Back after a long time. After the Albertson's in California started limiting the Simon Mall 1000$ GC to only 99$ drain per swipe, I stopped buying Simon Mall Visa cards and switched to CVS Vanilla cards (VERY expensive hobby). On the downside they are crazy expensive at 5.95$ for 500$ card but can drain it all in 1 swipe (and that way I am still welcome at the Albertsons store for doing 6 swipes for a 3k Money Order!!).

Just wanted to check if Simon Mall Visa cards (or any similar variation with lower fees) are usable again at Albertsons or Walmart that does not restrict to 99$ drain per swipe and at least allows 500$/ swipe.

Thanks again in advance to anyone kind enough to respond.
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Old Jul 15, 22, 12:10 am
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Originally Posted by ketelone View Post
Hi Guys,
Back after a long time. After the Albertson's in California started limiting the Simon Mall 1000$ GC to only 99$ drain per swipe, I stopped buying Simon Mall Visa cards and switched to CVS Vanilla cards (VERY expensive hobby). On the downside they are crazy expensive at 5.95$ for 500$ card but can drain it all in 1 swipe (and that way I am still welcome at the Albertsons store for doing 6 swipes for a 3k Money Order!!).

Just wanted to check if Simon Mall Visa cards (or any similar variation with lower fees) are usable again at Albertsons or Walmart that does not restrict to 99$ drain per swipe and at least allows 500$/ swipe.
I feel the same way about buying InComm for Bluebird/Serve purposes, the more than doubling of fees is downright unpleasant but being able to load at CS/MC helps a lot. I'm also looking for if anyone got Simon Metas to work at WM cashier again...
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Old Jul 15, 22, 6:24 am
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Originally Posted by ketelone View Post
Hi Guys,
Back after a long time. After the Albertson's in California started limiting the Simon Mall 1000$ GC to only 99$ drain per swipe, I stopped buying Simon Mall Visa cards and switched to CVS Vanilla cards (VERY expensive hobby). On the downside they are crazy expensive at 5.95$ for 500$ card but can drain it all in 1 swipe (and that way I am still welcome at the Albertsons store for doing 6 swipes for a 3k Money Order!!).

Just wanted to check if Simon Mall Visa cards (or any similar variation with lower fees) are usable again at Albertsons or Walmart that does not restrict to 99$ drain per swipe and at least allows 500$/ swipe.

Thanks again in advance to anyone kind enough to respond.
If someone knew the answer and was willing to share it, they would have done so. Meta clearly doesn't like their cards being used for MOs and has taken these steps at a number of stores so you can probably assume the limit is indefinite. Best way to know is to take the chance and let us know.
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