Simon Mall Gift Cards (2019 onwards)

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$1000 gift cards to be available indefinitely. Notified by Simon Mall spokesperson on Dec 26 2019. ($1k cards are temporarily not available anymore at many Simon malls as of March 2020)
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Old Jul 28, 19, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by shadow520 View Post
It ends on Aug 4, a Sunday.
Yep. I was on vacation and out of town the past 5 weeks but I got in town yesterday. I went today to my local Simon Mall and asked about the $1,000 cards. The limit typically for me has been $10,000 per day inclusive of gift card fees. The girl that I see in there a lot told me with the $1,000 cards I can just fill out my Social security # and they will file the form and enter me in their system and I can now buy $25,000 per day. I bought 25 $1,000 cards. They allow you to split it over 3 cards if you want to.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 10:35 pm
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I was away last week but bought a batch (25 x $996.05) when I was away, got home Saturday and started using them Sunday. Sweet. I've tried to sweep all the cash I have into my CC's so that I have the credit available to buy at least two more batches before it turns into a pumpkin. It's not just the reduction in purchase fees from 80 basis points to 40, but being able to pay $2500 per bill pay and buy $3K of MO's. (Maybe I can do $4K but I'm not going to push that.)
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Old Jul 29, 19, 10:54 pm
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Originally Posted by redtop43 View Post
I was away last week but bought a batch (25 x $996.05) when I was away, got home Saturday and started using them Sunday. Sweet. I've tried to sweep all the cash I have into my CC's so that I have the credit available to buy at least two more batches before it turns into a pumpkin. It's not just the reduction in purchase fees from 80 basis points to 40, but being able to pay $2500 per bill pay and buy $3K of MO's. (Maybe I can do $4K but I'm not going to push that.)
what magic is about $996.05? $2500 bill pay? confusing....
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Old Jul 30, 19, 12:41 am
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Originally Posted by coolguy100 View Post
what magic is about $996.05? $2500 bill pay? confusing....
he probably just thinks the cap includes fees like the previous cap used to.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by TalkingPoint View Post
he probably just thinks the cap includes fees like the previous cap used to.
YMMV. $25k max including fees at my SM.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 6:22 pm
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I just assumed the cap includes fees like it used to. It's not like it's a significant difference. But next time I go I'll ask.

The form didn't ask for ID info, it just asked if my address or ID have changed.

I'm reminded a bit of what Hyman Roth said at his birthday party. ("The Godfather Part 2.") "We have now what we have always needed. Real partnership with the government." We MSers certainly seem to have a friendly partner in Simon. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks it's too good to be true!
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Old Aug 1, 19, 2:42 pm
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Simon Mall is extending the ability to buy $1000 gift cards to the end of August. (I'm on their email distribution as community director. and this is very new news)
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Old Aug 1, 19, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
Simon Mall is extending the ability to buy $1000 gift cards to the end of August. (I'm on their email distribution as community director. and this is very new news)
Awww yeah!
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Old Aug 1, 19, 5:44 pm
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(moved to a more appropriate thread)
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Old Aug 1, 19, 8:47 pm
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BoA Premium Rewards

How does BoA PR work with Simon? Ready to go balls deep.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
Simon Mall is extending the ability to buy $1000 gift cards to the end of August. (I'm on their email distribution as community director. and this is very new news)
yass! Thx! Less scurrying to do - I confirmed with my location just now

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Old Aug 3, 19, 9:55 pm
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Originally Posted by radonc1 View Post
I have had miserable experiences with my Citi AA Exec card. Each time I tried to use it at SM it was declined for any VGC purchase. I then had to go and call in to get it unblocked which they did without issue, but I was not able to use it again since SM has a 24 hour block on any card that has been declined.
can someone confirm the block on the declined card use is for 24 hour or gets reset after midnight? I need to try to use the declined card less than 24 hours tomorrow. thanks.
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Old Aug 4, 19, 1:08 am
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Originally Posted by coolguy100 View Post
can someone confirm the block on the declined card use is for 24 hour or gets reset after midnight? I need to try to use the declined card less than 24 hours tomorrow. thanks.
The Simon CSR told me that you have to wait until the next day to try again after a declined transaction on that CC. I am not sure if its a hard code system thing or just a policy thing. Honestly its probably best to call the CC fraud dept ahead of time and tell them that you are doing a large purchase authorization so that they can put a note into your account so that you won't get declined. I think most people don't know that basically once your card has been declined you are barred from trying that card again for 24 hours. The Simon CSR told me that she encourages people to contact the CC fraud department ahead of time to avoid these types of issues.
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Old Aug 4, 19, 4:39 am
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Simon does have a policy that if your card is declined you may not attempt the transaction during the same day regardless if you use the same or different card.
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Old Aug 4, 19, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by ericdabbs View Post
The Simon CSR told me that you have to wait until the next day to try again after a declined transaction on that CC. I am not sure if its a hard code system thing or just a policy thing. Honestly its probably best to call the CC fraud dept ahead of time and tell them that you are doing a large purchase authorization so that they can put a note into your account so that you won't get declined. I think most people don't know that basically once your card has been declined you are barred from trying that card again for 24 hours. The Simon CSR told me that she encourages people to contact the CC fraud department ahead of time to avoid these types of issues.
May I simply say that I tried the pre-authorization route several times with Citi, first with customer service, and when that failed, with their fraud department.
In every instance, I still got declined when purchasing a Simon GC even though they swore up and down that I was approved for the purchase (and I even tried it for a single $500 card!) .
Just to be certain, I then walked into a mall store and used the card without issue.

Maybe it is me. But I now don't use the Citi card to buy Simon VGCs.
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