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)

2020 Promotions

Ongoing: FREEGROUND - Free Ground Shipping on any order size. Limited to 5 orders per customer. Expires December 31, 2020 (subject to change).

5/15-6/17: MDHOL20 - 20% off Visa Giftcard Purchase Fees + Free Ground Shipping on orders of 9 more cards
5/15/5/31: MAYGROUND - Free UPS Ground shipping on orders of 7 or more cards
5/15-6/31: MAY20VG10 - 10% off purchase fees on Visa Giftcards
6/29-7/20: JUL4HOL20 - 20% off Visa Giftcard Purchase Fees + Free Ground Shipping on orders of 5 or more cards. If you select a shipping other than Ground - the code will still take 20% off the purchase fees. Limited to 10 orders per customer.
8/11-8/31: AUG20PR - 15% off ALL fees (excl. shipping fees) on orders of 5 or more cards. Limited to 10 orders per customer (Originally expired on 8/23; on 8/24 promo was extended through 8/31)




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Old Mar 1, 19, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by knopfler View Post
I don't like the $421 cards, but I do it because it helps the CSR's out when the sell cards that are under $475.
I've heard that it helps them. I've asked ladies at my mall and they said it doesn't matter. prob varies from location to location.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Minos View Post
Is Amex the only one not awarding spending bonus for Simon Mall physical Visa GC purchases?
Where can you MS Amex cards if you can't at SM?
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Old Mar 3, 19, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Arcades View Post
Have you seen a DP regarding an in-mall purchase post 2/26 coding as 1x or is this just an assumption based on online DPs? I may go test it out tomorrow since I have a SM about 45 mins away, but if there's any hard evidence of it coding the same way I'll save myself the trip.
I never heard of in person coding as 3x. To my knowledge it was just online but I never bought in person to be sure.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 10:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Hb1500 View Post


I never heard of in person coding as 3x. To my knowledge it was just online but I never bought in person to be sure.
Local Simon has been 1x for me, never been 3x
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Old Mar 3, 19, 10:25 pm
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Originally Posted by ne0ven0m View Post
I guess it's a case of Citi being Citi, but I've read they could care less how much you spend online, but as poster below states, in person purchases often get declined.
My SMGC are posted with the name of the Mall, nothing about GC, on the Citi statement,

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Old Mar 6, 19, 2:25 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.

At first, I thought that it was due to the amount that I was charging, but I kept reducing that number until I realized that it wasn't the amount. I tried proactively calling into Citi and letting them know that I was about to purchase some GCs from SM and they said I was good and the purchase was still declined

I finally gave up. I think that Citi just has some sort of hard on against SM (at least with my card). Bummer. (and yet, no issues at OM buying VGCs )
I had the same happen, have you tried a different SM?
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Old Mar 6, 19, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by j1194 View Post
I had the same happen, have you tried a different SM?
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.

At first, I thought that it was due to the amount that I was charging, but I kept reducing that number until I realized that it wasn't the amount. I tried proactively calling into Citi and letting them know that I was about to purchase some GCs from SM and they said I was good and the purchase was still declined

I finally gave up. I think that Citi just has some sort of hard on against SM (at least with my card). Bummer. (and yet, no issues at OM buying VGCs )
First time I tried using my Citi Exec, transaction was declined I got a fraud alert text and replied to confirm it was legit about 15 minutes after the card was swiped. Did not retry the card that day, used another to complete my visit. Next shopping trip, Citi worked without issue and has ever since.

So you might try signing up for the fraud text alerts and using that tactic to get your specific mall added to some "approved vendor" list tied to your card.

Or just use a Barclays card if you really want the AA miles
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Old Mar 6, 19, 10:12 pm
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A question from a newbie asking about what to do with gift cards from Simon Mall after you buy them was moved to the 'New to Manufactured Spending' thread. Please help the OP over there.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manu...l#post30856420
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Old Mar 7, 19, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by jtav559 View Post
First time I tried using my Citi Exec, transaction was declined I got a fraud alert text and replied to confirm it was legit about 15 minutes after the card was swiped. Did not retry the card that day, used another to complete my visit. Next shopping trip, Citi worked without issue and has ever since.

So you might try signing up for the fraud text alerts and using that tactic to get your specific mall added to some "approved vendor" list tied to your card.

Or just use a Barclays card if you really want the AA miles
I used mine for 2 years, then they put a "spending block" on my mall, I am guessing it's account or mall specific.
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Old Mar 10, 19, 1:16 pm
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my local Simon has been 1x for me, never been 3x. Not sure what card you are referring to? My conservative choice is usually fidelity (2%) and or british/delta to meet min spend targets.
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Old Mar 11, 19, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Chelski View Post
I've heard that it helps them. I've asked ladies at my mall and they said it doesn't matter. prob varies from location to location.
I'd been told the same thing, and I offered to drop my amount if it would help them. They said no, that they had some program or other that let them make their quota.
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Old Mar 12, 19, 12:08 am
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An interesting letter from Simon Mall, anyone getting this as well.
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Old Mar 12, 19, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by wmy2008 View Post
An interesting letter from Simon Mall, anyone getting this as well.
I got one about a week ago. Have not taken them up on it yet, online VGC purchase is still a better deal for me.

Last time I got a gift package from them, it was a decent grocery tote bag and some cosmetic samples of some mid tier brand. Meh.
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Old Mar 12, 19, 7:28 am
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Dont bother. I got the same letter too. It was some crappy 1 ft usb cable and other trash that they have handed out in the past. It is an insult to give gifts worth $1 or so for a 15K purchase. I did let the guest services ladies know that. I will call the manager and let her know too.

I have been buying at the mall since they opened back in 2013/14.
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Old Mar 12, 19, 8:40 am
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Originally Posted by rambo View Post
Dont bother. I got the same letter too. It was some crappy 1 ft usb cable and other trash that they have handed out in the past. It is an insult to give gifts worth $1 or so for a 15K purchase. I did let the guest services ladies know that. I will call the manager and let her know too.

I have been buying at the mall since they opened back in 2013/14.
Why be such an a-hole? Reflects negatively on everyone else. Yeesh.
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