No $1K gift cards at Simon Mall

Earlier today, a couple of blogs reported on the possibility of buying $1,000 Visa Gift Cards at Simon Malls. However, we reached out to our contacts at Simon Corporate and confirmed with the Gift Card Management Team that the information posted is inaccurate.

As per Simon Corporate, sales to customers who are MSing MUST be done as “personal” sales and the maximum denomination is $500 “in accordance with federal regulations”. We have been told that MS’ers may not purchase on mall as a corporate customer. On the other hand, MSer’s are eligible for all on mall consumer promotions, including the current promo of $1 off the purchase fee.

While Simon has long maintained a corporate gift card purchasing program with different limits, reports of opening up larger gift card denominations to MSers are inaccurate according to Simon’s corporate team.

For everything you need to know about buying Simon gift cards, see these recent posts:

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SC
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SC

Any updates on whether they might ever start selling money orders? Because while $1000 cards would’ve been nice, a place to get money orders that actually welcomes our business would be amazing!

Leo
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Leo

Congrats on killing another one! You found a way to abort this one before it even went life. But hey, ya scooped all the other blogs with it! Woohoo!

toomanybooks
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toomanybooks

“in accordance with federal regulations”

Hahahahaha

Michael
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Michael

Was so skeptical of the initial news that this doesn’t really come as a surprise. Thanks for investigating and confirming what most probably thought was too good to be true. Good to see solid reporting having it’s due. Thanks.

Leo
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Leo

“solid reporting” hahaha.
Maybe you should nominate them for a news Emmy for investigative reporting.

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Jeff
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Jeff

You say Simon Mall values our community and wants to keep us informed. If that’s really true, why are they always so opaque about why they restrict MS to personal accounts, never specifying which ‘”federal regulations” are behind that decision. The way they constantly avoid answering that question, coupled with the lack of any federal regulations which could reasonably be interpreted as prohibiting them from selling to us through the corporate program, indicates that Simon *could* allow it, but they don’t *want to* allow it, and they’re misleading the public by claiming otherwise.

Rye
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Rye

what happened to your contact at Simon Mall? I thought they are not selling 1k VGCs?

Yet there are reports of emails from SM that they will be selling 1k VGCs soon.