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Simon Mall to close all properties from 7pm tonight to March 29th

Simon Mall has announced that they are closing all domestic properties as of 7pm tonight (Wednesday, March 18th) through March 29th. This affects all domestic retail outlets including Simon Malls, Premium Outlets, and Mills locations. We had previously reported that some locations have been out of stock of Visa Gift Cards for the time being, but it looks like today could be the last chance to get gift cards for those who are still venturing out. Obviously…

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$1K gift cards out of stock at some Simon Malls

We have received a few reports from readers about a few Simon Malls being out of stock of $1K Visa Gift Cards. I posted a picture in our Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook group of some swag I got when picking up gift cards the weekend before last and that was where we first received a report. Over the past weekend, I heard a couple more reports of malls that were out of stock. Official word…

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Simon says: New (improved) procedure for $10K+ purchases

Simon Malls are in the midst of a promo enabling Manufactured Spenders to purchase Visa Gift Cards with a load value of up to $1,000 for an activation fee of just $3.95 (don’t forget to also see Mistakes to avoid on $1K Simon Visa Gift Cards). These are great for MS since higher-value cards reduce liquidation time / swipes, make it easier to pay taxes, etc. While Simon Malls have traditionally allowed individual customers to…

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Mistakes to avoid on $1K Simon Visa Gift Cards

As we reported last week, starting yesterday and running through 8/4/19, Simon Malls are offering $1,000 Visa Gift Cards with an activation fee of $3.95 to those folks engaging in Manufactured Spending. This is of course awesome because it means we can knock out a big chunk of spend with fewer gift cards and because it enhances the ease of liquidation since a single swipe has increased purchasing power. Furthermore, it reduces MS cost to…

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Simon says (again) MS is great and they’re willing to help

I hold an informal Ann Arbor Miles & Points meetup group (found here).  We meet once a month, usually just to socialize over dinner.  Last week, though, we were invited to our local Simon Mall to meet with Keela Wicker (Product Manager) and Matt Morarity (VP Product Development) from Simon corporate. There had been rumors swirling that Simon would start selling money orders.  I had hoped to learn the details last week.  Unfortunately, the rumors…

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Simon Mall gift card limit now $25K (previously $10K)

If you’re into manufacturing spend (techniques for increasing credit card spend and getting the money back) via buying and liquidating gift cards, Simon Mall wants to help.  I’m not kidding.  In Ann Arbor, Denise Murray, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Briarwood Mall (a Simon Mall), reached out to me to discuss changes that will make manufactured spending simpler, with fewer visits and less wait time. Note: If you’re not into buying and liquidating…

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