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Old Feb 8, 19, 9:15 pm
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Originally Posted by satman40 View Post


Why not go to OD, get 5X, buy a Lowes GC , USE an EBay Lowes Mover Coupon get 10% off, and never pay a dime for the GC.

You can use your SMGC to pay your LAR @ Lowes.

Works for me..
I used a 20% off hd coupon at lowes. no OD's by me
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Old Feb 8, 19, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Melanion90 View Post
The limit for in person gift card purchases at Simon mall is going up to 25,000 per day. You must provide your Social Security number.
damn wish this was the case 2 yrs ago with no gc fees.. we should do a WH petition to have simon increase gc amount to $1,000 or more instead of the measly $500. 50 gcs and the terminals are gonna freeze.
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Old Feb 9, 19, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by knopfler View Post
I was told no SSN if you keep the total at $10k or less. Only needed if you go over $10k. $25k would save me some trips but I'll probably stick with the $10k.
New form requires SSN if purchase "exceeds" $10k. Today, I purchased 20X$500, so $10k for cards but >$10k when considering fees. CSR did not require me to complete the SSN section. Not sure if this is reflective of policy or just an outlier.

P.S> I still vote for Simon as the overall best place to acquire GCs -- friendly, efficient, professional, competitive pricing. These guys are really the kings of GC sellers, as far as I am concerned.

EDIT: I originally said 10 cards, meant 20 cards.
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Old Feb 9, 19, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by tuphat View Post
Today, I purchased 10X$500, so $10k for cards
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Old Feb 9, 19, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by tuphat View Post
New form requires SSN if purchase "exceeds" $10k. Today, I purchased 10X$500, so $10k for cards but >$10k when considering fees. CSR did not require me to complete the SSN section. Not sure if this is reflective of policy or just an outlier.

P.S> I still vote for Simon as the overall best place to acquire GCs -- friendly, efficient, professional, competitive pricing. These guys are really the kings of GC sellers, as far as I am concerned.
10X500 is not $10K. And Simon mall is definitely not the best place to acquire GCs - the $3 95 fee is NOT a competitive price, this isn't why I don't shop at Simon anymore.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old Feb 9, 19, 10:29 pm
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Has anyone purchased from Simon on their CIC recently? Simon purchases show up as Office & Supply in my UR portal, so I was wondering if they trigger the 5x.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by Zgirl View Post


10X500 is not $10K. And Simon mall is definitely not the best place to acquire GCs - the $3 95 fee is NOT a competitive price, this isn't why I don't shop at Simon anymore.

Just my 2 cents.
You are correct to note my error, now amended above. But your observation on $3.95 price is surprising -- I don't know of any walk-up outlet that has better "everyday" pricing, where you can buy cards in bulk with no difficulty. Very glad I won't see you at Simon, one less person to wait in line behind.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by Zgirl View Post


10X500 is not $10K. And Simon mall is definitely not the best place to acquire GCs - the $3 95 fee is NOT a competitive price, this isn't why I don't shop at Simon anymore.

Just my 2 cents.
I agree and disagree with you. The determining factor is what CC is being used and what are its bonus if any categories

eg 1 CC earns me 6x @ a supermkt or 3x at SM, it doesnt pay to use that CC @ SM, another earns me 2x everywhere SM turns out cheaper, a person has a CC that earns say 2% back then SM is a better deal
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Old Feb 10, 19, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by tuphat View Post
New form requires SSN if purchase "exceeds" $10k. Today, I purchased 20X$500, so $10k for cards but >$10k when considering fees. CSR did not require me to complete the SSN section. Not sure if this is reflective of policy or just an outlier.

P.S> I still vote for Simon as the overall best place to acquire GCs -- friendly, efficient, professional, competitive pricing. These guys are really the kings of GC sellers, as far as I am concerned.

EDIT: I originally said 10 cards, meant 20 cards.
the $25k is not in effect yet but they are being trained on it. I know one Simon sold >$10k with fees accidentally but no big deal due to the upcoming conversion. They noted there will be new forms but donít know when they will get the green light.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Zgirl View Post


10X500 is not $10K. And Simon mall is definitely not the best place to acquire GCs - the $3 95 fee is NOT a competitive price, this isn't why I don't shop at Simon anymore.

Just my 2 cents.
You're right, it's not a competitive price, it's the ONLY price for any real volume of MS. Sure, the fees are too high for the people that do small volume, but for the hard hitters its the only real option.

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the $25k is not in effect yet but they are being trained on it. I know one Simon sold >$10k with fees accidentally but no big deal due to the upcoming conversion. They noted there will be new forms but don’t know when they will get the green light.
It's in effect in MI for those of us that used to do 10k, should be in effect for everyone this week.

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Old Feb 10, 19, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Melanion90 View Post
It's in effect in MI for those of us that used to do 10k, should be in effect for everyone this week.
great news. Itíll be nice to hit all the annual spending requirements within 2 trips per card except the cp (4.5 trips).
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Old Feb 10, 19, 11:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Chelski View Post

the $25k is not in effect yet but they are being trained on it. I know one Simon sold >$10k with fees accidentally but no big deal due to the upcoming conversion. They noted there will be new forms but donít know when they will get the green light.
I purchased 12k 2 days ago with the new form in Texas. It's rolling out slowly.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Melanion90 View Post
The limit for in person gift card purchases at Simon mall is going up to 25,000 per day. You must provide your Social Security number.
I'm certainly happy to hear this.

I'll have to recalibrate some of what I do. I know now that if I drop my form off at the CS desk and walk to the restroom and back, that's about how long it takes them to swipe my 20 cards. I'll probably go back to calling in advance.

But since my nearest SM is 30 miles away, anything that cuts down my trips is really good news.
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Old Feb 14, 19, 8:39 am
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what credit card do you buy them with?
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Old Feb 15, 19, 12:56 am
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Originally Posted by neuma1bm2 View Post
what credit card do you buy them with?
Assuming you were replying to my post, the answer is that I have 5 different credit cards I use. Not all at once, but sometimes as many as 3.

I did my first >$10K purchase today, at a mall where they don't know me (not intentionally, I just happened to be in that town). Very easy.

I think I'm going to change my basic order from 19x500 + 1x421 to 48x500. I prefer to buy multiples of $2K because that's how I liquidate them, and it will simplify things because I'll never have to buy a MO for $920.12
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