Posted by Chuck on September 4, 2019
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Published on September 4th, 2019 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Simon Mall: Get $10 Mastercard When Buying $100 Happy Giftcard

Deal has expired, view more Simon Mall deals by clicking here

The Offer

  • Simon Mall is offering a $10 Mastercard gift card when you buy $100 in Happy gift cards.

Anything in the Happy line works for this promo, with the exception of Happy Guy.

The Fine Print

  • Offer valid August 5-18 and September 2-22

Our Verdict

Don’t use Amex for payment, other cards should be fine.

Hat tip to readers Matt



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alex
alex

Why happy guy..

Xinqing Wang
Xinqing Wang

I will still not be happy after purchasing the Happy Gift Card. So, I have decided to not buy those cards.

DS
DS

Happy Guy is always left out of these promotions. Wonder why?

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

HD likely complained to BlackHawk and threatened to remove themselves as a partner. I have noticed every HD I have been to has removed $200 VGC’s since the Happy Promos started coming around last November.

Bed Bath and Beyond still sells $25, $50, $100 and $200 VGC’s which can be purchased with Happy Lady Cards.

Eric
Eric

BBBs I visited (in Houston, TX) sell only BBB gc.

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

It took me checking 5 locations in person to find the one within a 30 mile radius that sells them, the other 4 only had BBB, Spa Finder and ITunes.

JakeFromStateFarm
JakeFromStateFarm

Similar findings in my area. Two out of six stores actually stock them. One is continually sold out and the other usually asks to see what card you are paying with and shoots down Happy GCs when attempting to buy any other GC.

alex Liang
alex Liang

BBB are now very pick on “happy card‘ .If you buy ANY gift card, they are going to see the card you are using and blame you “using gift card buying gift card”

Klemhuzzah
Klemhuzzah

That was my experience last time I tried BBB. My goto store that had always worked before wouldn’t let me do it. Fortunately, the BBB across town let me. Right after that, Happy started saying that happy cards can’t be used to buy gift cards. Haven’t bought any since.

Hari
Hari

Men were never meant to stay happy.

Doug
Doug

cause the home depot…deh…

Pikachu
Pikachu

Why not use the Amex card? Sorry if I missed something from past!

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

Amex and Simon don’t mix well

Pikachu
Pikachu

Oh, ok. But Amex can still be used to buy Visa gift cards (from Staples) for MS- right?

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

Can, but if done in excess the Amex RAT (Rewards Abuse Team) Squad will shut you down.

Staples works because they sell items other than gift cards. A transaction reading Simon Mall means Gift card purchases.

CtownBin
CtownBin

No, for Staples this won’t work even though they sell other items. As I mentioned above, Staples provides Level 3 data to AMEX so they know what you bought. You can see this info yourself too- click on the purchase in your AMEX login, and in the description it will say “200 Visa card” or something like that. It may work for regular spend but NOT for minimum spend requirement.

CtownBin
CtownBin

Since Staples provides Level 3 data to AMEX, they will know you are buying a gift card. So far, I don’t think there are any DPs of Staples not earning regular ongoing spend points on AMEX cards. But DO NOT try to meet an AMEX minimum spend requirement by buying gift cards at Staples, it will end badly. They will claw back your bonus and it will then be too late to meet the spend in other ways since your time window will have passed. Don’t do it. Even with regular spend- there is always a chance that will change and even that won’t earn points, since they do have the ability to see it’s a gift card.

As for Simon- even regular spend points aren’t being awarded.

Newbie
Newbie

YMMV? Is it nationwide promotion or only eligible on specific stores?

slowbrake
slowbrake

Do 3rd party AMEX earn points – BBVA or WF?

Crys
Crys

Only one per visit.

RM
RM

Crys I assume pointing out that their own ad says five transactions per day got you nowhere?

Crys
Crys

I did not, but today I did and they folded!

RM
RM

For me, the biggest issue has been that my location keeps running out of the MCGC blanks, so I can’t buy any more Happies until they restock.

Crys
Crys

That’s awful! Where are you located? Mine constantly has to be going from guest services to office to restock. Total pain!

RM
RM

I am in Southern California. Very few Simon malls in this area.

Superman
Superman

RM You have a few too many with 10 locations, not counting those in central and northern California. Other areas, such as the entire states of Arizona, Colorado, and Missouri, only get 3.

CtownBin
CtownBin

How are you liquidating the Happy Cards?

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

BBB Buy Happy card for $105,95 and use it to buy Visa for $100 + $5.95 Purchase Fee. Either that or I use it to buy Gas Station Gift cards from BBB.

Whodidntante
Whodidntante

Guys don’t deserve happiness?

Electroman

Sure, but only at full price. 😉

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