Posted by Chuck on December 7, 2017
Manufactured Spending

Published on December 7th, 2017 | by Chuck

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[Dead] Giftcardmall: 3% Off 5-Back Visa Gift Cards; $500 Card for $491

The Offer

Direct Link to offer

  • Giftcardmall is offering 3% off 5-Back Visa Gift Cards

A $500 5-Back Visa gift card will cost $490.95 for the card and activation. $5,000 order costs $4,909.50 for the cards and activation, plus a shipping fee.

The Fine Print

  • Valid December 7th – 9th
  • Limited quantity

Our Verdict

These are funny Visa cards which offer 5% back at select retailers, regardless, they still function like ordinary Visa gift cards and can be spent down anywhere, maybe they’ll even work as debit cards at select locations for PIN-based transactions.

Go through a shopping portal for an additional 1% back; hopefully it’ll stack with this deal.

Pretty crazy deal if you can get in on it. Some people like myself aren’t able to order anything from Giftcardmall since their system doesn’t allow it, though they do send me emails with deals like this one to tantalize me.  🙂 There are a few other Giftcardmall deals we wrote about earlier as well.



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Ian
Ian

what a great time to be banned from GCM!

James
James

Just hope we all stay on the good side of the other GCM, eh? 😉

NBG
NBG

You missed the $5.95 fees. So its 490.95.

Evan
Evan

Is it running smoothly so far, or are we gonna have last year’s shit show with orders being randomly canceled?

Rye
Rye

Orders aren’t going through and it’s reducing the CL!

Superchurn
Superchurn

I just called Citi and asked them why they were blocking my order. they said they’re not, and GCM is immediately canceling the transactions

bait and switch

Geo

My (large) order went through fine. Granted this is the first time in over a year I have tried, since every other order used to get cancelled.

JoeHx

i’ve had that happen with chase, too. called chase and they blamed the merchant (gcm), called gcm they blamed the credit card issuer

it never got resolved

GCM Pro
GCM Pro

I have this problem occasionally. You need to let your account thaw for 2 weeks so your account resets. I’ve had this frustrating problem of declined transaction though Citi shows a pending purchase. Either lower the transaction amount or wait for 2 weeks.

Rye
Rye

uggh, didn’t really want to wait 2 weeks, but I guess I’ll have to wait!

Shm
Shm

Any cards charge cash advance fees? TIA

Willy K
Willy K

What bank issues these?

XiATH
XiATH

Would like to know this as well.

J
J

The ones I ordered last December were issued by MetaBank

Geo

Five Backs are Metabank

Shawn
Shawn

First time ordering through GCM, went through TCB and purchased 2 for 980. Will update if they actually send them.

Shawn
Shawn

Verification call took place not even 15 mins after I ordered. Harmless questions but a lot of them. We shall see what happens next.

James
James

If you managed to take the call you should be good. Unfortunately for those that miss the call, we’re banned permanently as far as I can tell.

Rye
Rye

last year when they had a similiar sale, I was ‘banned’. I tried after a few months with 1 and it went through.

James
James

Interesting DP! Were you banned in the sense that they tried calling you but you missed the call and were unable to order anything thereafter? When it went through later, did they call you for verification?

Rye
Rye

no call, order cancelled after a few mins.

the 1st order that processed and for a few times when I used a new card, they called.

DC
DC

“since they’re system doesn’t allow it”

Their?

J
J

Does Amex have issues with purchases at Giftcardmall? Any DP of Financial Review or signup bonus clawback?

Brian
Brian

I would like to know this as well. Thx

brian
brian

i did 2 orders of 5k on my BBP and SPG Bus a couple months ago. No problems.

brian
brian

i believe i also used GCM for my initial bonus on the BBP. Received bonus and all subsequent points. heavy use of gc purchases on ebay the past month or so with no problems.

Curtis
Curtis

I don’t get it. I guess I’m banned. I try many different cards. They send through the full authorization (seen on cc website) and it gets declined with: “There was a problem processing your order. Please try again or feel free to contact us for support.”

Superchurn
Superchurn

same here

Jesse
Jesse

Clear cookies?

Curtis
Curtis

Damn, no. Didn’t try that, and deal is dead now. Was going to load up with as many as I could…

JASON
JASON

login to place an order, still, not allowing me to do so. Tried another card, same:

This transaction was not completed. The transaction was not submitted correctly, or has been declined by your card issuer. You can try again with a different card or review your payment information for any necessary corrections.

Josh
Josh

I always get these when I try to order any amount from GCM. 🙁

Jacob
Jacob

This is my first time trying to buy something from this site. The transaction would not go through for me no matter what amount I was trying to buy. Finally, they locked my account and I cannot log back in. What a terrible experience.

Jude
Jude

Keep getting this error message at checkout even after trying AMEX & VISA form payment and using Chrome & IE browser: “This transaction was not completed. The transaction was not submitted correctly, or has been declined by your card issuer. You can try again with a different card or review your payment information for any necessary corrections.”

Freddy Thibo
Freddy Thibo

Confirmed these are metas?

Brandon
Brandon

Any DPs on people getting these stolen or tampered with, the hassle in sorting it out?

Matthew

GCM just started working for me again a couple months ago, but keeping it for only $1000 per order and added one of the non-VISA discounted gift cards to order as well.

FreeFallers
FreeFallers

Two orders ($1000 each) I placed are canceled within minutes.

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