Are Simon Mall Online Orders Leading To Citi Shutdowns?
As many of our readers know Simon Mall is a favorite option among many for racking up tons of credit card points for a minimal cost. People would often travel to one of their mall locations in order to buy gift cards at costs much lower than other options in their area. When the pandemic hit of course the malls shut down. This lead Simon Mall to setting up discounted offering online for people looking to gain access to their Visa gift cards. It was very popular with people, even if Benjy wasn’t overly impressed. But with Gift Card Mall limiting their portal payouts soon Simon Mall online orders will become an even more popular option.
Rumors Of Citi Shutdowns
Because of that I thought I should share some info or rumors that I have been hearing. It appears Simon Mall online orders have been suspected for a few different Citi shutdowns. I had a few readers tell me they have heard rumblings about it in private groups etc. I don’t have much more info that that at this point and that is where I need some help.
As you can imagine the Citi DoubleCash card is a popular choice among many for these purchases. Since the DoubleCash now earns 2% cashback or 2X ThankYou points on every purchase, if you have a premium Citi card as well, it is a profitable choice.
People have been using their Citi cards at the mall locations for years without issue so I am not sure why there would be an issue now. It could be that Simon Mall purchases online code differently on their end or trigger some type of alert. Or these could be completely random data points. Something totally unrelated could be triggering the shut downs but they assume Simon Mall purchases have something to do with it. If anyone out there has recently been shut down by Citi and they think it is because of Simon Mall online purchases let us know in the comments. Hopefully this is just a coincidence at this point.