50% off fees (incl. shipping) on Simon Visa Gift Cards online w/ promo code NOV50THANKS

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Order by 11:59pm ET on 11/26 and save 50% off all fees when ordering Visa and Mastercard Simon Giftcards online. Use promo code NOV50THANKS when ordering at simon.com/volume. Note that many have experienced difficulty in liquidation in recent months, so this is a less attractive deal than in the past, though it is still relatively easy to come out ahead depending on your liquidation options.

The Deal

  • Simon Mall’s volume ordering site is offering the following discount codes for orders from its bulk gift card site (which requires approval to be able to purchase – see this post for more detail. Note that consumers should register a a consumer here in order to have access to the $1,000 cards.)
    • NOV50THANKS: 50% off all fees. Valid 11/22/21 to 11/26/21.

Key Terms

  • Promo codes can not be combined
  • Credit for orders submitted without codes will not be permitted

Quick Thoughts

This promotion makes the cost per card more reasonable assuming you’re buying a large quantity.

For example, if you were to buy 10 Visa Gift Cards and load them with $1,000 each using the discount code, this is how the math would work out in terms of fees:

  • 10 x $3.95 = $39.50
  • Add $10 processing
  • Add $17 shipping (note: This is an example and varies. This was the amount for shipping to me)
  • Total cost = $66.50
  • Total cost after 20% discount = $33.25 ($3.33 per $1,000 Visa Gift Card in this example)

Your cost may be more or less depending on how many cards you order (larger orders come to a cheaper cost per card). While not the cheapest manufactured spending around, that certainly makes these cards easily profitable or makes for fairly cheap points for those with a use for the Visa Gift Cards.

Particularly with the demise of GiftCards.com and GiftCardMall.com given the monthly caps on portal earnings for those sites and the fact that those sites now sell a max denomination of $250 per gift card, Simon was looking a bit better until recent issues began. There are other options still around for buying Visa and Mastercard gift cards as well, but as noted above make sure you have a couple of backup plans.

Previous updates

11/16/21 to 11/18/21 save 45% off all fees with promo code NOV45SAVE

11/11/21 to 11/13/21 save 50% off all fees with promo code FALL50NOV21

11/5 to 11/8 save 55% off all fees with promo code NOV21SAVE55

10/27/21 to 11/1/21 save 50% off all fees with promo code OCTSCARY50

10/19 to 10/22 save 45% off all fees with promo code OCT21SAVE45

10/5 to 10/8 save 50% off all fees with promo code GO50SEP21

9/21 to 9/26 save 55% off all fees with promo code SEP21EA55

9/15 to 9/18 save 50% off all fees with promo code SEP21GO50

9/8 to 9/12 and save 40% off all fees with promo code SEP21FS40

8/30 to 9/3 and save 45% off all fees with promo code AUG21SAV45

8/24 to 8/29 save 40% off all fees with promo code FS40AUG21 

8/17 to 8/19 save 50% off all fees with promo code SSN50AUG

8/8 to 8/11 save 45% off all fees with promo code AUG45SAVE.

8/5 and 8/6 save 50% off all fees with promo code FSAUG50.

7/28 to 8/2 and save 48% off all fees when ordering Visa® and Mastercard® Simon Giftcards® online. Use promo code FS48JUL when ordering at simon.com/volume.

7/21 to 7/24 and save 35% off all fees when ordering Visa® and Mastercard® Simon Giftcards® online. Use promo code JUL35SAVE when ordering at simon.com/volume.

7/15 to 7/18 and save 50% off all fees when ordering Visa® and Mastercard® Simon Giftcards® online. Use promo code JUL50SN when ordering at simon.com/volume.

7/8 to 7/12 and save 40% off all fees when ordering Visa® and Mastercard® Simon Giftcards® online. Use promo code FS40JUL when ordering at simon.com/volume.

6/30 to 7/3 save 44% off all fees when ordering Visa® and Mastercard® Simon Giftcards® online. Use promo code FS44JUN when ordering at simon.com/volume.

Update 6/24/21: Order by 11:59pm ET on 6/24 and save 50% off all fees when ordering Visa® and Mastercard® Simon Giftcards® online. Use promo code SUMMER50JUN when ordering at simon.com/volume. Note that many have experienced difficulty in liquidation in recent months, so this is a less attractive deal than in the past, though it is still relatively easy to come out ahead depending on your liquidation options.

June 16-17 and save 50% off all fees when ordering Visa® and Mastercard® Simon Giftcards® online. Use promo code FS50JUN

5/27/21-5/31/21 and save 40% off all fees when ordering Visa® and Mastercard® Simon Giftcards® online with promo code MEMORIAL40

5/11/21: 50% off all fees with promo code FS50MAY

Update 4/26/21: Order April 26-28 and save 40% off all fees when ordering Visa® and Mastercard® Simon Giftcards® online. Use promo code APR21SAVE40 when ordering at simon.com/volume. Note that the code WELCOME21 is also still valid through April 30th for 50% off fees on one order as well, but if you’ve already used that one, the new 40% off code is a decent alternative.

Update 3/31/21: Promo code WELCOME21 will take 50% off all fees for purchases online through Simon Mall’s volume ordering program through April 30, 2021, but Doctor of Credit notes that there might be a limit of one use. Note that this time, the discount applies to shipping fees. Note that many have experienced difficulty in liquidation in recent months, so this is a less attractive deal than in the past, though it is still relatively easy to come out ahead depending on your liquidation options.

Update 4/23/21: Promo code FSAPR50 will take 50% off all fees for purchases on 4/23/21 only. Note that I believe the code WELCOME21 is also still valid for 50% off one order as well, but if you have used that one or want to save it for another day before the end of the month, use FSAPR50 for half off fees today.

Update 3/12/21: Promo code FS21SPRING40 will take 40% off all fees for purchases online through Simon Mall’s volume ordering program from March 12-16, 2021. Note that this time, the discount applies to shipping fees. Note that many have experienced difficulty in liquidation in recent months, so this is a less attractive deal than in the past, though it is still relatively easy to come out ahead depending on your liquidation options.

Update 3/4/21: Promo code FS40MAR21 will take 40% off all fees for purchases online through Simon Mall’s volume ordering program from March 4-7, 2021 only. Note that this time, the discount applies to shipping fees. Note that many have experienced difficulty in liquidation in recent months, so this is a less attractive deal than in the past, though it is still relatively easy to come out ahead depending on your liquidation options.

Update 2/16/21: Promo code FS21FEB40 will take 40% off all fees for purchases online through Simon Mall’s volume ordering program, possibly February 16 & 17, 2021 only. Note that this time, the discount applies to shipping fees. Note that many have experienced difficulty in liquidation in recent months, so this is a less attractive deal than in the past, though it is still relatively easy to come out ahead depending on your liquidation options.

Update 2/8/21: Promo code FS21FEB35 will take 35% off purchase fees for purchases online through Simon Mall’s volume ordering program from February 8-11, 2021. Note that this time, the discount does not apply to shipping fees, which seem to have increased substantially over time. Combined with the difficulty in liquidation these days, this is a less attractive deal than in the past, though it is still relatively easy to come out ahead depending on your liquidation options.

Update 1/18/21: Promo code FS21JAN35 will take 35% off purchase fees for purchases online through Simon Mall’s volume ordering program from January 18-21, 2021. Note that this time, the discount does not apply to shipping fees, which seem to have increased substantially over time. Whereas fees were around $11 for me when Simon began selling cards online, they are now up to $17 for me, which frankly seems totally out of line. Combined with the difficulty in liquidation these days, this is a less attractive deal than in the past, though it is still relatively easy to come out ahead depending on your liquidation options.

Update 12/7/20: Promo code FS20JOY will take 35% off all fees (including shipping). However, I strongly recommend caution here. We’ve previously reported problems that people have had lately liquidating – these are currently not working in most cases for swipes of $100 or more at Walmart and other outlets. Only purchase if you have an alternate plan and a backup plan or two as we continue to monitor developments.

Update 11/16/20: Promo code FS20SAVINGS will take 35% off all fees (including shipping) for purchases online through Simon Mall’s volume ordering program from November 16-18, 2020. However, I strongly recommend caution here. We’ve previously reported problems that people have had lately liquidating – these are currently not working in most cases for swipes of more than $50 at Walmart and other outlets. Only purchase if you have an alternate plan and a backup plan or two as we continue to monitor development

Update 10/26/20: Promo code FS20SCARY is good for 35% off all fees (including shipping) for purchases online through Simon Mall’s volume ordering program from October 26 – 31, 2020. The last time they ran a similar promotion, the code was valid for unlimited use during the promo window and I expect that will be the same this time as well.

Update 11/6/20: Promo code FS20THANKS will take 35% off all fees (including shipping) for purchases online through Simon Mall’s volume ordering program from November 6-8, 2020. That said, I recommend caution here. We’ve previously reported problems that people have had lately liquidating (and we continue to get more reports of the same) and while we reached out to Simon about that we have yet to hear from them regarding this issue.

Update 10/26/20: Promo code FS20SCARY is good for 35% off all fees (including shipping) for purchases online through Simon Mall’s volume ordering program from October 26 – 31, 2020. The last time they ran a similar promotion, the code was valid for unlimited use during the promo window and I expect that will be the same this time as well.

Update 10/12/20: This deal is back, but this time it is good for 30% off all fees (including shipping and handling fees) with code FSOCT20. This makes the net cost per card very reasonable. This code has unlimited use (subject of course to the $25K per day limit on orders with Simon, which includes fees), but it expires 10/14 (valid 3 days only).

Update 8/24/20: This promotion has been extended to 8/31/20 and Simon has added an additional 10 uses of promo code AUG20PR for 15% off all fees (meaning that each customer can use this a max of 20 times).

Update 8/11/20: Simon Mall’s volume gift card site is offering 15% off on all fees (including 15% off the shipping fee) on orders of 5 or more cards with coupon code AUG20PR. While not quite as good as the July promotion, this is nonetheless noteworthy given recent changes in the online landscape.

Update 6/29/20: Simon is offering several promo codes for “July 4th Savings”, including 20% off purchase fees and free ground shipping on orders of 5 or more cards. (expired)//

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dan

they now have different VGC designs, but most have a $500/card limit

The Other Sam

NOV21JOY55 gets you 55% off fees.

The Other Sam

Well, it did until this AM.

dan

yep, got 1 order in yday afternoon, but that code stopped working last night; no worry, will likely come back some time in Dec

Ed k

My days of ms are over. No place to liquidate. With the way inflation is and this crazy economy, we sure could use simply for cash out. If you still can, your days are numbered. I did better during the recession. This economy is going down the drain along with the country. So sad.

TAM TRAN

Which stores allow convert SM VGC to MO? My walmart are dead with $99 limit.

dan

has any folks used a venture X to pay for on-line SMVGCs? if so, did it go thru ok or trigger fraud alert?

Last edited 15 days ago by dan
dan

thx Nick, got mine via fedex earlier today… thinking about SM with this 50% off but unsure; i also have a spark cash for almost 3 yrs which was used for a $10k in 1 trxn periodically

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Dave

What does Simon Mall code as for rewards with Chase or Amex? What is the play here, just hit minimum spend?

Frank

Is AMEX still the only one who will not allow Simon purchases? (thinking of Cap One).

Does anyone count these as cash advances?

Frank

Thanks!

dan

unless one is in a rush, most will wait for a 50% off

Dick Bupkiss

FWIW, I received this offer today (April 1) but email says it’s valid from April 1-3, not through the whole month.

dan

my on-line acct is temporarily deactivated after >1 yr dormancy; simon insisted that i must visit a local store, more than 50 mile r/t, to buy a minimum $3k first before they will re-activate my online acct claiming that everyone has to do the similar… so wait, for those folks don’t have a local store in the city or state, simon also denied requests for service or refused to sell as well?

Frank

Happened to me as well. I signed up for Simon gift cards long ago but hadn’t ever made a purchase. I live close enough to a Simon mall, so called ahead to arrange a purchase in advance, before driving over, as the e-mail instructed. The person at the Simon management office told me that when you are instructed to come in like that due to dormancy, they waive all fees on your first in-person purchase due to the extra hassle. I was told to bring in the letter that I received that asked me to come in-person. So, I bought some $1K gift cards in-person with absolutely zero fees. This is definitely YMMV and only occurred because the person at the Simon mall’s management office told me about it. But you should call to ask, as that savings might make the drive worth it if they honor the same offer.

As a side note, they require you to fill out a brief form and specify the reason that you are purchasing – and the form gives examples, one of which is the abbreviation “MS”. I took FM’s advice and honestly entered “MS”, and they were totally fine with that.

Last edited 8 months ago by Frank
philco

I wasn’t dormant with them but when they changed the policy I was asked to do the same with my online account disabled until I did. This was last summer. I haven’t bothered to deal with it so far because the nearest Simon is over 100 miles one way and until recently there were better deals for my purposes. The fee free thing discussed by Frank is nice but hardly makes up for the time and gas. That said I might reconsider when I am in the area of a Simon for other reasons which may happen soon.

Edward

Can I purchase and load a $1000 gift card at the mall or only through the bulk card site? Can I put more than $1000 on one card? I have a very large Federal Income Tax bill to pay this year and these seem like the easiest way to make low fee payments to the Fed.

Frank

$1000 is the max value per debit card. I bought some $1K cards today and paid taxes today. Each card was good for a $997.50 tax payment and a $2.50 fee (give or take). You can only use one card per tax payment. And, supposedly, only two payments per processor per tax period.

HOWEVER: I made two CREDIT card payments via PayUSATax on 3/5/21 and two DEBIT card payments via that same company on 3/12/21, all for the 2020 tax period, and all four were accepted. Seems to exceed the published limits, unless I’m mistaken. Would love to see more data points on this.

References: FM IRS

Last edited 8 months ago by Frank

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