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Old Jan 11, 20, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by jk77341 View Post
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.
You could possibly stealthily sneak 1 or 2 cards in but if you want to do 5 then you probably need to give the CSR a heads up as to what you're doing.
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Old Jan 12, 20, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by radonc1 View Post
Thanks for all the information.
I now know that all Amex cards are kaput at Simon. That is why I asked for DPs.

I have also been told that Amex business cards are good still at Staples and OM. If that is in error, just post it.

And in regards to my post on timing of closure and redemption of rewards was the line where I stated that I was uncertain as to whether Chase gave you 30 days or not.
Others posted that Chase does give 30 days.

My ultimate goal is to try and provide the most accurate and up to date information available. I am not reluctant to qualify my information when uncertain of it.
AMEX SC+ CCs stopped earning 5X for me at OM about a year ago (still earn 5X at Staples). So unless something has changed, OM is a no-go.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by jk77341 View Post
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.
You won't be able to convert 5 $200 cards to a single MO at WM. They are hard coded to accept a max of four swipes (cards) so max MO you could get would be $799.xx with four $200 cards (or $800 if you pay the MO fee with cash).
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Old Jan 14, 20, 2:40 pm
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Originally Posted by jk77341 View Post
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.
Amazingly this is quite amazingly completely not on topic
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Old Jan 14, 20, 4:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Chelski View Post
Amazingly this is quite amazingly completely not on topic
His question was whether he could use 5 $200 prepaid Staples cards to buy one $1K Simon card at Simon--and then use that $1K card for bp or mo at WM. I think that's on topic here.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 5:33 pm
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Originally Posted by knopfler View Post
You won't be able to convert 5 $200 cards to a single MO at WM. They are hard coded to accept a max of four swipes (cards) so max MO you could get would be $799.xx with four $200 cards (or $800 if you pay the MO fee with cash).
At least for me,finding a WM that will allow more then 1 card to be swiped w/o asking to see the card/s is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Yes some still exist but I wouldnt suggest that a person starting out to rely on finding such a place
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Old Jan 14, 20, 6:32 pm
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At least for me,finding a WM that will allow more then 1 card to be swiped w/o asking to see the card/s is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Yes some still exist but I wouldnt suggest that a person starting out to rely on finding such a place
In my area, four out of six WMs let me do multiple swipes, no questions asked. And I have had similar luck when traveling in other states. (I donít go to big cities, typically.)

YMMV.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 9:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve in Olympia View Post
In my area, four out of six WMs let me do multiple swipes, no questions asked. And I have had similar luck when traveling in other states. (I donít go to big cities, typically.)

YMMV.
Id say 1 out of the closest 30 to me will allow split payments, but I didnt say it cant be done. Again it was geared to a newbe who might not know what the score in their area. I was trying to tell them to 1st find out whats what and then jump in. Would hate for a new person to buy say 9K and find out the few places by them card everything. Out of the 30 I mentioned above Id say 1/3 card, even for 1 MO. Major Met area
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Old Jan 15, 20, 9:25 am
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Id say 1 out of the closest 30 to me will allow split payments, but I didnt say it cant be done. Again it was geared to a newbe who might not know what the score in their area. I was trying to tell them to 1st find out whats what and then jump in. Would hate for a new person to buy say 9K and find out the few places by them card everything. Out of the 30 I mentioned above Id say 1/3 card, even for 1 MO. Major Met area
I like that you don't consider yourself a noob
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Old Feb 11, 20, 6:16 pm
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I'm somewhat new to the Simon MS game, but have ramped it up quite a bit lately. I have read through most of this thread and saw a couple others experience what I just ran into, but still confused on what happened and would appreciate any advice if you've encountered the same thing.

So, I was buying 8 $1K VGC at a Simon property, like I have been doing on occasion for the past 6 weeks. However, today I ran the card and the clerk said "you're only authorized for $3,300". I was thrown off by this, but I thought it must have been a limit set by Chase. I excused myself, called Chase and they said there was no security limits on my account and I had $33K in available credit. I was very consued, but now I was just convinced the clerk made a mistake, so I had him run the transaction again...and it was declined.

I have a couple questions, but the ones that puzzle me the most are "how did the clerk see I had a $3,300 limit" and "what triggered that limit (if Chase claims there was no security limit on the card)?" I have read about "training" the card, but not sure I fully understand.

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Old Feb 11, 20, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by dngrmys View Post
I'm somewhat new to the Simon MS game, but have ramped it up quite a bit lately. I have read through most of this thread and saw a couple others experience what I just ran into, but still confused on what happened and would appreciate any advice if you've encountered the same thing.

So, I was buying 8 $1K VGC at a Simon property, like I have been doing on occasion for the past 6 weeks. However, today I ran the card and the clerk said "you're only authorized for $3,300". I was thrown off by this, but I thought it must have been a limit set by Chase. I excused myself, called Chase and they said there was no security limits on my account and I had $33K in available credit. I was very consued, but now I was just convinced the clerk made a mistake, so I had him run the transaction again...and it was declined.

I have a couple questions, but the ones that puzzle me the most are "how did the clerk see I had a $3,300 limit" and "what triggered that limit (if Chase claims there was no security limit on the card)?" I have read about "training" the card, but not sure I fully understand.
What's your cash advance limit on the Chase card? It's possible that the clerk ran your purchase as a cash advance instead of a normal purchase.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 7:00 pm
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Originally Posted by ogg View Post
What's your cash advance limit on the Chase card? It's possible that the clerk ran your purchase as a cash advance instead of a normal purchase.
$6,700, so I'm still unsure where he got the $3,300 number from.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 10:52 pm
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HI, Tried search this thread, but the answer does not quite match my situation. Hope anyone has similar experience and would like to share.
First time happen. I have been using my dc from citi for over year in simon, and I believe the card has been deep seasoned, Today, I get declined for ~6k purchase. Soon, I am able use the the same card for some small purchase, so the card is not locked.
I did not see any 6k pending or whatever shown on my card when I log in to my account.
So, it is better just wait >24 hour and try again.? or should call citi? I don't want to call because it is likely to have some human eye on my account. My simon purchase will be noticed.
any input will be appreciated.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 10:55 pm
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HI, Tried search this thread, but the answer does not quite match my situation. Hope anyone has similar experience and d like to share.
First time happen. I have been using my dc from citi for over year in simon, and I believe the card has been deep seasoned, Today, I get declined for ~6k purchase. Soon, I am able use the the same card for some small purchase, so the card is not locked.
I did not see any 6k pending or whatever shown on my card when I log in to my account.
So, it is better just wait >24 hour and try again.? or should call citi? I don't want to call because it is likely to have some human eye on my account. My simon purchase will be noticed.
any input will be appreciated.
I would wait a day or two and start with 1k. Whatever you do, Donít call citi. This will just give them attention to dig in
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Old Feb 12, 20, 2:27 am
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HI, Tried search this thread, but the answer does not quite match my situation. Hope anyone has similar experience and would like to share.
First time happen. I have been using my dc from citi for over year in simon, and I believe the card has been deep seasoned, Today, I get declined for ~6k purchase. Soon, I am able use the the same card for some small purchase, so the card is not locked.
I did not see any 6k pending or whatever shown on my card when I log in to my account.
So, it is better just wait >24 hour and try again.? or should call citi? I don't want to call because it is likely to have some human eye on my account. My simon purchase will be noticed.
any input will be appreciated.
Common to get random declines at Simon in my experience - very frustrating as it happened with well-seasoned cards as well as new cards. Just try again tomorrow for the full $6K.
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