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Issues with American Express Posting Points for Simon Malls Purchases?
I have had a couple different readers and Facebook Group members reach out about Simon Malls purchases the last week or two. They have been having issues with Amex not giving points for all Simon Malls purchases. American Express has done similar things with high spending bonuses like the Delta cards’ 25K spend bonuses. But have they started denying points earned on cards without large spending offers too?
We Need More Data
I have a few readers that say their latest statement doesn’t show earnings for their Simon Malls purchases over the last few weeks. It is hard to tell if this is an error or if American Express is starting to deny obvious gift card purchases from all points earning cards. If you have made Simon Malls purchases over the last few weeks/month then please check your statements/points activity and see what it says. Share your data points in the comments.
Simon Malls is a popular way to increase spend because their fees are so low. If you normally use an American Express card for those purchases you may want to consider pivoting to a different option for the time being. At least until the dust settles on this. Please share any positive or negative data points in the comments.
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.