5 Back Visa: Awesome Deals! (currently out of stock online)


Gift Card Mall $25 back on $500 load?

Gift Card Mall is currently advertising a seemingly too good to be true promo for their 5 Back Visa Gift Card.  Through December 10th, they say that you’ll get “5% of the total load value of your Five Back Visa Gift Card now” then get up to 5% back later:

5-back-visa-5-now-5-laterThe “5 Back Later” part is a standard feature of the card, which is pretty good by itself.  See: Five Back Visa Gift Card. A new way to earn 5X and save money?  The “5 Back Now” is the part that seems too good to be true.

I went through the steps of buying a $500 Visa gift card online, but never saw any more details about the promotion.  They certainly didn’t discount the gift card by 5% I think that “5 Back Now” means that if you initially load $500 onto a card, it will arrive with 5% more value: $525.  I didn’t try it though.  Gift Card Mall always cancels all of my online orders, so I can’t test it out.  Readers: Please comment below if you try this to let us know if you really get $25 free (less fees).

But it is true!  This wasn’t working originally, but now, when I put two $500 gift cards into my cart, I see the 5% discount immediately!


Don’t forget to start your shopping at a cash back portal too!  Giving Assistant is currently offering 1.25% cash back for GiftCardMall Visa gift cards.

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Giving AssistantYou will earn $5 after your first eligible purchase. We'll earn $5 too.Excellent cash back portal. Very fast payments.

Fee Free Cards at Simon Mall

As reported by Doctor of Credit, Simon Mall is waiving fees on 5 Back Visa Simon gift cards with value loads of $300 or more between December 5th and December 11th.  It is unclear if this deal is available at all Simon Malls or just select malls.  Please see the Doctor of Credit post for more details.  It appears that these gift cards may be slightly different from the 5 Back Visa gift cards I’ve written about previously.  For example, the eligible stores for receiving 5% back may vary.  Please read the fine print if you plan to use the cards in that way.

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Wonder if they will start selling $500 5 backs again.

I think it’s low supply or people hitting it hard.

Most bloggers missed writing about the return of the deal yesterday. A lot of takers out there. It’s everyone for themselves now and I won’t kill my methods or deals just to see them disappear.

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$100 Five Back VGCs are available now. Personally, I got an order of $500s through on 12/5 so I won’t bother with these, I’ll will wait to see if the $500 ones come back again by 12/10.


SO far, I’ve seen no actual successes with any 5 back promo this week, online or in-store. Fees are being charged when buying in-store (where it was supposed to have a promo) and orders cancelled in droves at gcm. Maybe a few of you got your online order through and properly tracking and will eventually receive the card and all will be fine. Strange ‘promo’ week, lots of publicity, but little follow through on the ‘hawk’s (or their retailers) side of things.


Just a data point.I ordered two of these gift cards (it wasn’t easy –I too had problems with website) at a discount and have just received shipping confirmation and the charges have posted to my credit card.


I see out of inventory


This looks like a giant con to me.

As I previously mentioned, I bought a couple of these FiveBack cards last week before the extra 5% bonus offer popped up.

I tried to buy more with the new offer, but all my orders were mysteriously declined. As, apparently, were just about everyone else’s.

And now the cards are “out of stock”?

Why on earth would GCM do this nonsense? Why have a promotion on a product that you don’t want to fulfill at all?

Kyle S

Can these be liquidated by buying money orders and Walmart, or loading a AmEx Serve/Bluebird card? Can’t find any solid data points.


Greg, do you have any data points or knowledge regarding cash advance? I need minimum spending done on a Visa credit card that unfortunately doesn’t allow CA limit being reduced.


Thanks for the follow up!


Is there an option to have a custom name printed on the card, or is it gonna have the generic “gift card” on it?


No such option with these.


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I had a strange experience ordering from GCM today as well. Filled out an order for 2 FB cards, and paid with a CC i used many times before. Only this time the charges were not going through. Called the bank for the explanation, and they said the purchase was approved (twice) but the vendor immediately refunded it each time. The bank’s agent then proceeded to make a 3-way call to GCM to hear their explanation. GCM only suggested that I clear the browser cache and try again later. I’m not sure if I will though 😉


GCM playing its games. been there, done that


My attempt to buy a FB card from GCM failed with a Chase card. I could see the pending authorizations as $505.95 then minus $505.95 and when I tried again, another $505.95 and then minus $505.95. Weird dance that I don’t usually see. Usually if a vendor’s attempt to get an authorization fails, I don’t see a pending transaction as a result.


same authorized and then cancel for BOA card

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I presume these work for MO @ WMT …?