Published on July 17th, 2019 | by Chuck146
[Live] Simon Mall Will Sell $1,000 Visa Gift Cards With $3.95 Activation Fee From July 17th – August 4th
Simon Mall regulars are being informed by their Simon contact that $1,000 Visa gift cards will be available from July 17th through August 4th. Activation fee will be the standard $3.95 per card. It appears this will be an in-store deal for purchase at physical Simon locations.
These gift cards will be available to all consumers (ht reader Mickeymouse). Just tell them you want to purchase the $1k card for manufacture spend purposes, and they should let you purchase up to $10,000 worth. (Limits go up to $25k for regular volume buyers.)
We wrote last month of a rumor that Simon would begin selling $1,000 Visa gift cards online to churners. Not clear if this temporary offer is what was being rumored there. (That rumor referenced an online offer while this deal seems like it’s for in-mall purchase.) Likely, Simon is exploring the idea of making $1k gift cards more widely available, and offering this temporary offer to get more data on how it’ll pan out.
Update, Note: I’ve seen on a couple of blogs that Amex no longer issues points for Simon Mall gift card purchases. Certainly don’t use Simon to meet a minimum spend on an Amex card. Also, do not hide that you are Manufactured Spending, it’ll only make things more difficult. They know about it and are okay with it.