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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 Apr 26, 19, 4:06 pm
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Old May 1, 19, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by yaji View Post
Simon has a magstrip on the bottom that they swipe. Effectively the same thing, but grocery stores just don't have the same thing.
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On the topic of Simon, does anyone know how they are able to process it so quickly and they don't have to cut the back of the perforated tab on the back? In any grocery store where I'm buying VGC's it takes them forever to open the back and scan them and always struggle with getting all the paper off to scan it. But Simon doesn't have to remove it at all.
If it's a store you know will let you buy them, you could always just pull back the perforated tab on the back while they're ringing up other cards for them. I do that when I buy a lot. Just makes life easier for everyone.

Ok, sorry for that (somewhat) off-topic comment, back to Simon Mall lol.
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Old May 1, 19, 8:00 am
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i enrolled amex biz plat acct to earn 10k mr pts after a spend of $10k; need to spend an addl $5k; did any folks make a purch of $5k at simon with amex plat biz card receive MR pts, or didn't have acct frozen? Thx
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Old May 1, 19, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by danhouston View Post
i enrolled amex biz plat acct to earn 10k mr pts after a spend of $10k; need to spend an addl $5k; did any folks make a purch of $5k at simon with amex plat biz card receive MR pts, or didn't have acct frozen? Thx
10K points or 100K? If 10K you got screwed.

My Quicken file doesn't go back that far, but I'm pretty sure that when I got my Amex biz plat card in the summer of 2015, I met my spend buying SM gift cards.
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Old May 1, 19, 10:46 pm
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Originally Posted by redtop43 View Post
10K points or 100K? If 10K you got screwed.

My Quicken file doesn't go back that far, but I'm pretty sure that when I got my Amex biz plat card in the summer of 2015, I met my spend buying SM gift cards.
it's not a SUB; just an email offer to earn 10k MR with $10k spend by 6/1; already did organic spend of $5k in 1 trans to earn 1.5x... thought to ask if too risky to do a $5k at SM
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Old May 1, 19, 11:35 pm
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Originally Posted by danhouston View Post
it's not a SUB; just an email offer to earn 10k MR with $10k spend by 6/1; already did organic spend of $5k in 1 trans to earn 1.5x... thought to ask if too risky to do a $5k at SM
I don't sense it's risky at all.
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Old May 2, 19, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by danhouston View Post
i enrolled amex biz plat acct to earn 10k mr pts after a spend of $10k; need to spend an addl $5k; did any folks make a purch of $5k at simon with amex plat biz card receive MR pts, or didn't have acct frozen? Thx
I regularly buy +$5K for the 1.5X MR with my Amex Bus card, get the points without issue.

AMEX is smart and recognizes Simon purchases as GC, so no promo or new card bonus will qualify, learned the hard way, so don't count on the extra 10K MR.
Delta, SPG and Plat points were denied, retentions too, when I chatted they told me that they were not eligible due to cash equivalent. Also not valid for HH free night.
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Old May 2, 19, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by ORD-TGU View Post
I regularly buy +$5K for the 1.5X MR with my Amex Bus card, get the points without issue.

AMEX is smart and recognizes Simon purchases as GC, so no promo or new card bonus will qualify, learned the hard way, so don't count on the extra 10K MR.
Delta, SPG and Plat points were denied, retentions too, when I chatted they told me that they were not eligible due to cash equivalent. Also not valid for HH free night.
When did you last do this? May want to check your earnings.
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Old May 2, 19, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by ORD-TGU View Post
I regularly buy +$5K for the 1.5X MR with my Amex Bus card, get the points without issue.

AMEX is smart and recognizes Simon purchases as GC, so no promo or new card bonus will qualify, learned the hard way, so don't count on the extra 10K MR.
Delta, SPG and Plat points were denied, retentions too, when I chatted they told me that they were not eligible due to cash equivalent. Also not valid for HH free night.
was this DP of this yr or last? thx

any rate, tried to do $5k in 1 trans at WM, but the system asked for a special / country code that no one including a MGR knew what to input, so they cancelled the trans
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Old May 2, 19, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by thedealkiller View Post
When did you last do this? May want to check your earnings.
did the bonus pts post for you of late? thx
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Old May 3, 19, 1:01 am
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Originally Posted by ORD-TGU View Post
I regularly buy +$5K for the 1.5X MR with my Amex Bus card, get the points without issue.

AMEX is smart and recognizes Simon purchases as GC, so no promo or new card bonus will qualify, learned the hard way, so don't count on the extra 10K MR.
Delta, SPG and Plat points were denied, retentions too, when I chatted they told me that they were not eligible due to cash equivalent. Also not valid for HH free night.
Amex Hh is a waste at Simon w/ or w/out free night.
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Old May 3, 19, 8:16 am
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Amex Hh is a waste at Simon w/ or w/out free night.
I wouldnt say that. Yea there are other places that will end up costing a little less and earn 2x on the pts. However if a person lives where the better options dont sell $500s and still wants to earn Diamond via $40k spend, then getting 3 pts and a free weekend night is gravy on their way to getting Diamond

eg in my neck of the woods there are 2 main chains that are better then SM, however 1 only has $200 as their max on a card, the other not all locations carry then Vs no idea why not, while to stay under the radar you must purchase < 4 cards. So its alot easier for som eto make 1 trip to a SM then 10 trips

So although in general I agree with what you said its far from being a case that will apply 100% to everybody and thusly why I also disagree with your statement
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Old May 3, 19, 9:10 am
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Originally Posted by craz View Post
I wouldnt say that. Yea there are other places that will end up costing a little less and earn 2x on the pts. However if a person lives where the better options dont sell $500s and still wants to earn Diamond via $40k spend, then getting 3 pts and a free weekend night is gravy on their way to getting Diamond

eg in my neck of the woods there are 2 main chains that are better then SM, however 1 only has $200 as their max on a card, the other not all locations carry then Vs no idea why not, while to stay under the radar you must purchase < 4 cards. So its alot easier for som eto make 1 trip to a SM then 10 trips

So although in general I agree with what you said its far from being a case that will apply 100% to everybody and thusly why I also disagree with your statement
point taken. With options hh is a waste a Simon. Can do 9 cards at a time and go daily. Also have multiple friendly grocers. The diamond benefit isnít real good domestically but usually great international stays. With the $25k at Simon can hit the $40k very fast if needed.
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Old May 3, 19, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by thedealkiller View Post
When did you last do this? May want to check your earnings.
April. Usually points take a while to post, but you can see it as pending.

Are u saying that plat 1.5X did not post for you?
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Old May 3, 19, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by ORD-TGU View Post
April. Usually points take a while to post, but you can see it as pending.

Are u saying that plat 1.5X did not post for you?
Forget 1.5. Some people are seeing 0x using Amex for Simon purchases.
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