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Update: This one isn’t a rumor — a reader has provided a screen shot from a mall promo flier as shown here (thanks to Kalei):
We’ve received a tip from a reader that Simon Malls will once again offer $1 off the activation fees on Visa Gift Cards when you load the card with between $400-$500 — dropping the activation fee to just $2.95 per card. Simon hasn’t officially released any information on this promotion, but it’s worth keeping an eye out as I wouldn’t be surprised if this one materializes.
- Simon Malls will offer $1 off the activation fees on Visa Gift Cards when you load $400-$500 on a card from 12/10-12/24/18 according to a tip we’ve received
- Available in-mall only
- Past promotions like this have applied to each gift card when buying multiple (YMMV)
It’s always nice to save on activation fees since it drops the cost of generating points. During the last such promotion, I happened to pass by a Simon Mall a couple of times and it was nice to be able to take advantage of it.
A quick tip: if you’re traveling and looking to stop in to a mall, it might be worth calling in advance to make sure they have gift cards. I was in Philadelphia a couple of weeks ago and drove out of my way on the way there to stop at a Simon Mall only to find out that they didn’t sell gift cards. That was the first time I’d run into that at a Simon Mall, but it’s apparently not unheard of. So if you’re traveling for the holidays and think you might slide in a trip to a Simon Mall in an unfamiliar area, you might want to give them a call first.
H/T: David Au
Last updated on March 31st, 2019