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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 Feb 18, 20, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by chuakc92 View Post
I was trying to buy 9 1k VGCs and have 9.5k credit limit. Definitely not going over. I've had this card for 3 months, but have successfully bought 3 VGCs on it before. I guess 9 is just not safe to do currently?
The basic advice to new card holders is to go slow and easy for a reasonable amount of time.
The last thing you want is for Rats to eye your account. This never leads to good outcomes. And you don't want to banned by Chase.

I would agree that not calling is in your best interest. I would also moderate your GC purchases for the time being and use the business card for other business related purchases.

Chase is a big player in the CC market and being banned by them does put limitations on MSing activity.
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Old Feb 18, 20, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by radonc1 View Post
The basic advice to new card holders is to go slow and easy for a reasonable amount of time.
The last thing you want is for Rats to eye your account. This never leads to good outcomes. And you don't want to banned by Chase.

I would agree that not calling is in your best interest. I would also moderate your GC purchases for the time being and use the business card for other business related purchases.

Chase is a big player in the CC market and being banned by them does put limitations on MSing activity.
I agree with everything you said. I'm definitely not trying to do this everyday. So i think I'm good. Thanks!
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Old Feb 18, 20, 12:11 pm
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been visiting different SMs in the area to tease out the minimum amount of GCs one can purchase before they make you fill out the form. granted though its highly YMMV, it seems they might be moving towards making it mandatory for any purchase regardless i got form'ed on a 2 piece purchase ffs.

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Old Feb 18, 20, 1:53 pm
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Senior moment: I usually purchase Simon GCs with a BofA card that gives 2.625% cash back after 75% preferred kicker. Are there any other cards that give higher unlimited cash back for Simon, outside any introductory period?
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Old Feb 18, 20, 11:39 pm
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2.625% was the best I could find. EBates credit card will get a total of 4% on GiftCardMall.com, but those are $500 cards with $5.95 purchase fee.
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Old Feb 19, 20, 5:18 am
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Originally Posted by redtop43 View Post
2.625% was the best I could find. EBates credit card will get a total of 4% on GiftCardMall.com, but those are $500 cards with $5.95 purchase fee.
That avenue is closed now.
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Old Feb 20, 20, 9:54 pm
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My sm appears to have stopped requested ssn.. anyone else experience this? Also no longer need to report address
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Old Feb 21, 20, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by Chelski View Post
My sm appears to have stopped requested ssn.. anyone else experience this? Also no longer need to report address
When I went last week, the form i filled out just had a check mark box for 'Has your address changed' and nothing for the SSN.

Which one do you go to?
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Old Feb 21, 20, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by Chelski View Post
My sm appears to have stopped requested ssn.. anyone else experience this? Also no longer need to report address
Were they asking for address and SSN on every transaction, or just those over $10k?
I filled out a form waaaay back with my details and they just use that each time. They keep a binder of forms for regular customers and make copies as needed.

As an aside, its been interesting to see the list grow over the past 2yrs. The introduction of the 1k cards really drove turnover if number of regulars is anything to go by. there are problaby 4x the number of regulars now.
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Old Feb 21, 20, 6:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Chelski View Post
My sm appears to have stopped requested ssn.. anyone else experience this? Also no longer need to report address
That's the new form as of this year for regular gamers who are "In their system".

They now retain all your personal information in their computer system.

3K - 10K = MIL, (kept for 5 years DL only). same as last year.

10k+ - 25K = CTR (for which they need SSAN + DOB). Same as last year.

I like the new form, they really make it easy for us.
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Old Feb 22, 20, 8:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Chris58 View Post
That's the new form as of this year for regular gamers who are "In their system".

They now retain all your personal information in their computer system.

3K - 10K = MIL, (kept for 5 years DL only). same as last year.

10k+ - 25K = CTR (for which they need SSAN + DOB). Same as last year.

I like the new form, they really make it easy for us.
the old practice was still being used in January and early feb at my primary sm

ues its much simpler song a check box
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Old Feb 24, 20, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by ogg View Post
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.
Anyone have an answer to this? Maybe instead of 5, use 4 and $200 on a doublecash to cancel out the fees?
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Old Feb 24, 20, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by jeam0202 View Post
Anyone have an answer to this? Maybe instead of 5, use 4 and $200 on a doublecash to cancel out the fees?
go try it out or search the Simon threads for the answer
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Old Feb 24, 20, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by jeam0202 View Post
Anyone have an answer to this? Maybe instead of 5, use 4 and $200 on a doublecash to cancel out the fees?

Good luck with even being able to use 1 GC. That said I wouldnt even try least I burn a place to get $1k cards, NOT WORTH IT,imo
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Old Feb 24, 20, 7:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Chelski View Post
go try it out or search the Simon threads for the answer
I did try but it's not the easiest thing to search
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