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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 Jan 7, 20, 7:45 pm
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Dude - your posts are full of so much incorrect information. You donít know, so donít guess. Or if youíre just in just for misinformation, keep up the good work!
My thought exactly, there is so much misinformation coming from him that I tend to think he's purposefully doing it.
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Old Jan 7, 20, 7:46 pm
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I test out a small portion once every one or two months. I've done it since April, not because of the post about business cards possibly working but on the chance that something will change regarding coding. I don't mind leaving $10-$25 worth of points on the table to test it out every so often.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 6:58 pm
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I like the new cards without the embossing.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by gw14 View Post
I like the new cards without the embossing.
One thing I don't like is the embossed cards were an easy way for me to know (by touch) if it was a $1,000 card or a $500 card. It's not really an issue but if I'm using both $1k and $500 cards, it was a nice way to easily distinguish.

I imagine it saves them a couple of cents per card so it adds up...
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Old Jan 9, 20, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by danpeake View Post
One thing I don't like is the embossed cards were an easy way for me to know (by touch) if it was a $1,000 card or a $500 card. It's not really an issue but if I'm using both $1k and $500 cards, it was a nice way to easily distinguish.

I imagine it saves them a couple of cents per card so it adds up...
The CSR at my local Simon always writes the amount with black ink in the back of all the cards. I, of course, do not buy $1,000 VGC anymore. I do $995.88 and $990.88 now, as I like to have them with $0 balance once I liquidate them at Wally. The cheaper the product (non embossed) the better for me when I stack them and throw them into my MS box for .
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Old Jan 10, 20, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by carlitos View Post
The CSR at my local Simon always writes the amount with black ink in the back of all the cards. I, of course, do not buy $1,000 VGC anymore. I do $995.88 and $990.88 now, as I like to have them with $0 balance once I liquidate them at Wally. The cheaper the product (non embossed) the better for me when I stack them and throw them into my MS box for .
Do you find you get more issues if you do it as $1000/$999.12 at Walmart?
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Old Jan 10, 20, 9:51 am
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Do you find you get more issues if you do it as $1000/$999.12 at Walmart?
Yes, typically triggers the ID check at some of them. Staying bellow $999.12 allows me to avoid showing ID. Also, I like to round it to $995 or $990 or even $985 sometimes. Either way, MO go straigth to pay Credit Cards.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 10:01 am
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Yes, typically triggers the ID check at some of them. Staying bellow $999.12 allows me to avoid showing ID. Also, I like to round it to $995 or $990 or even $985 sometimes. Either way, MO go straigth to pay Credit Cards.
Random. 2 weeks ago a 998 triggered that. All the cashiers at that NM location are friendly in various degrees. No one is stiff. The one on duty that day was annoyed by the system required extra steps (she did not type but kept punching on the screen and mumbling her displeasure then asked whether I had my ID with me, then scanned it.) Previously, like months ago, only when a second transaction would put the total above the threshold that one cashier chose to manually trigger the requirement.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 11:20 am
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Has anyone purchased simon GC's using Visa/MC GC's from staples? i.e. does Simon accept multiple swipes for purchase?
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Old Jan 10, 20, 12:38 pm
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Any reports of shutdowns with credit limit cycling with the Discover It Miles credit card?
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Old Jan 10, 20, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by jk77341 View Post
Has anyone purchased simon GC's using Visa/MC GC's from staples? i.e. does Simon accept multiple swipes for purchase?
Simon definitely accepts multiple swipes, but not sure if they accept GC's without a name on it or not. I would ask them, don't want to risk getting blacklisted from Simon and the CSR's are usually very friendly and helpful.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by knopfler View Post
Simon definitely accepts multiple swipes, but not sure if they accept GC's without a name on it or not. I would ask them, don't want to risk getting blacklisted from Simon and the CSR's are usually very friendly and helpful.
There is no way they'll accept a card without a name on it (ie, GC) if they notice it.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 6:29 pm
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According to policy, this is not allowed. The terminals are not hard coded against it though, although you risk getting the associate in trouble when they audit the long ... receipt that they keep and it says something like $0-500VSA where it normally says a persons name.
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Old Jan 11, 20, 7:05 am
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Originally Posted by Unitedsux View Post
According to policy, this is not allowed. The terminals are not hard coded against it though, although you risk getting the associate in trouble when they audit the long ... receipt that they keep and it says something like $0-500VSA where it normally says a persons name.
Thanks all. The Staples no fee VGC deal is coming up and was thinking if it would be easier to convert 5 of the $200 to a single $1K for both BB or MO at WM.
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Old Jan 11, 20, 7:55 pm
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Any reports of shutdowns with credit limit cycling with the Discover It Miles credit card?
Yes. I cycled it every 3 days and had no issue tho. Had a very nice double check at the end
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