U.S. Bank Simon Giftcard® Cardholder Agreement (Effective 1/01/13)
U.S. Bank® Rewardcard Cardholder Agreement (Effective 8/01/12)
Read this Cardholder Agreement carefully and keep it for future reference.
  • Remember to record your Rewardcard number in a safe place.
  • You can check your balance or obtain other customer service at:
  • The value of your Rewardcard may be reduced by the following U.S. Bank® fees:
    • $3.95 monthly administrative fee beginning with the thirteenth month from the month of card issuance.
    • $15.00 fee to replace a lost or stolen Rewardcard
    • $15.00 fee to replace an expired Rewardcard
  • There is a purchase fee paid by the purchaser when the Rewardcard is purchased.

The U.S. Bank Rewardcard is a Visa prepaid card issued by U.S. Bank National Association that is loaded with value and given to you as authorized and determined solely by an organization on a loyalty, award or promotional basis, and may be used at any merchant that accepts Visa debit cards. Signing the back of the Rewardcard, using the Rewardcard, or allowing someone else to use the Rewardcard means that you accept this Agreement and you are responsible for all transactions. In this Agreement the terms “we”, “us”, and “our” mean U.S. Bank and “you” or “your” mean anyone who has received the Rewardcard or is authorized to use it. Keep a record of your Rewardcard number in case of loss or theft. Your Rewardcard cannot be used for any illegal transaction, cash advances, money orders, travelers checks or gambling transactions. We may decline authorization for any of these prohibited transactions. Additional value cannot be added to this Rewardcard. All transactions will be declined once the Rewardcard balance reaches zero. The laws of the state of Ohio govern interpretation of this Rewardcard Agreement. We may change the terms of , or add new terms to, this Rewardcard Agreement at any time, with or without cause, and without giving you notice, in accordance with applicable law. Check www.simon.com/myrewardcard for posting of the most recent terms. This Agreement contains an arbitration provision (including a class action arbitration waiver). It is important that you read the Arbitration Provision carefully.


U.S. Bank Fees
The U.S. Bank fees disclosed with this Agreement and the foreign transaction fee described below will be deducted from the value of the Rewardcard, except where provided otherwise by applicable law.

Administrative Fee: After the first twelve calendar months following the issue date of your Rewardcard, a $3.95 fee will be charged to your Rewardcard each month until the Rewardcard expires or the balance reaches $0.00. In some states this fee may not be charged until after a stated number of months of non-use.

Transaction Fee: There are no transaction fees when using the Rewardcard to purchase goods and services from merchants located in the United States.

Rewardcard Replacement Fee: A $15.00 fee will be charged to your Rewardcard if it is replaced at any time before expiration, or escheated according to applicable law.

Foreign Transaction Fee: Transactions made in a foreign currency will be converted into U.S. dollars under the applicable rules of Visa USA. As of August 1, 2006, Visa rules provide that the amount of your transaction in dollars will be the amount of the foreign currency times: (a) a rate selected by Visa from the range of rates available in wholesale currency markets for the applicable central processing date, which rate may vary from the rate Visa itself receives; or (b) the government-mandated rate in effect for the applicable central processing date. We may charge a fee of up to 3% of the transaction amount for transactions with merchants located outside of the U.S., even if currency is not converted.

No Sale or Transfer

Sale or transfer of Rewardcards is strictly prohibited.

Expiration and Revocation

The Rewardcard plastic is valid through the expiration date shown on the front of the Rewardcard or until the value on the Rewardcard reaches $0, except where otherwise provided by applicable law. You cannot use the Rewardcard after the expiration date. After the expiration date, you can call 1-866-300-9401 to request that a new Rewardcard be issued. The new Rewardcard will have an expiration date at least 20 months from the date of reissue and a value equal to the remaining balance of the expired Rewardcard minus a $15.00 fee to replace it. If you do not request a new Rewardcard, any unused balance on the expired Rewardcard will be handled in accordance with state escheatment law. Your Rewardcard is not redeemable for cash.

U.S. Bank may revoke the Rewardcard at any time without cause or notice. You must surrender a revoked Rewardcard and may not use it to make purchases. You may not sell your Rewardcard and U.S. Bank is not liable for the revocation of funds on Rewardcards that have been sold or transferred by you.

Internet, Mail, and Phone-Order Purchases

Internet, mail and phone order purchases may require that we have the name and address of the Rewardcard owner on file. If you wish to make Internet, mail or phone order purchases, you will need to go to www.simon.com/myrewardcard and enter your name and address prior to performing the purchase transaction.

Personal Identification Number (PIN) Purchases

After March 31, 2013, if you would like to use the Card for making purchases where entering a PIN is allowed, you can obtain a PIN by calling 866-300-9401. The Card and PIN are provided for your use and protection, and you will:

  1. Not disclose the PIN nor record it on the Card or otherwise make it available to anyone else;
  2. Use the Card and the PIN as instructed (Card cannot be used to obtain cash);
  3. Promptly notify us of any loss or theft of your Card or PIN (see Liability for Lost/Stolen Rewardcard and Unauthorized Transactions); and
  4. Be liable for any transactions made by a person you authorize or permit to use your Card and/or PIN. If you permit someone else to use your Card, we will treat this as if you have authorized this person to use your Card and you will be responsible for any transactions initiated by such person with your Card.

Liability for Lost/Stolen Rewardcard and Unauthorized Transactions

Inform Cardholder Services immediately at 866-300-9401, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, if your Rewardcard has been lost, stolen, or subject to unauthorized use. You will be required to provide your name, the Rewardcard number, original value, and transaction history. You are liable for all transactions that occur on your Rewardcard before you report it lost or stolen. You may also be liable for transactions that occur on your Rewardcard after you report your card lost or stolen unless (1) you signed the signature panel on the back of the card in permanent ink, (2) you promptly report all facts relating to a loss or theft of your card, and (3) if we ask for your cooperation in our investigation of your lost or stolen card, you fully cooperate with our request. If you comply with these procedures and we determine there is a balance remaining on your lost or stolen Rewardcard, you may request a replacement Rewardcard. We will charge a $15.00 fee to replace a lost or stolen Rewardcard, which will be deducted from the balance of your Rewardcard. A reissued Rewardcard may take up to 30 days to process.

Liability for Failure to Complete Transactions

U.S. Bank is not liable for any failed transaction if you do not have enough money on your Rewardcard to cover a transaction, the terminal or system is not working properly, circumstances beyond our control prevent the transaction, or the merchant authorizes an amount greater than the purchase amount.

Liability and Error Resolution Procedures

If there is a problem or dispute with a purchase of goods or services, you must address it directly with the merchant involved. Refunds and returns are subject to the merchant’s policies or applicable laws. In case of any other errors on your card account, call Cardholder Services immediately at 866-300-9401. You must call within 30 days of the date of the transaction. If you need more information about error resolution procedures please call Cardholder Services at 866-300-9401.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

We may disclose information to third parties about your Rewardcard or the transactions you make: (a) where it is necessary for completing transactions; (b) to verify the existence and condition of your Rewardcard to a third party; (c) to utilize services of third parties and affiliate entities who assist us in providing the Rewardcard and related services; (d) to comply with government agency rules or court orders; (e) if you give us your permission; (f) if you owe us money or there are legal proceedings in connection with your Rewardcard, in which case information may be released to attorneys, accountants, collection bureaus, financial institutions, and others involved in collection, adjustment, settlement or reporting; (g) to protect against potential fraud and other crimes; or (h) when otherwise permitted by law. We may also share information about you and your Rewardcard, based on our transactions and experiences with you, with our parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies.

Arbitration Provision

  1. You agree that either you or we can choose to have binding arbitration resolve any claim, dispute or controversy between you and us that arises from or relates to this Agreement or your Card and account (individually and collectively, a “Claim”). This does not apply to any Claim in which the relief sought is within the jurisdictional limits of, and could be fully and properly adjudicated by, a small claims court. If arbitration is chosen by any party, the following will apply:
    2. Arbitration will only decide our or your Claim, and you may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons who may have similar claims. YOU WILL NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AS A REPRESENTATIVE OR MEMBER OF ANY CLASS OF CLAIMANTS, OR AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, PERTAINING TO ANY CLAIM SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION.
    3. The arbitration will be performed in accordance with this Arbitration Provision and the rules of the chosen arbitrator in effect when the Claim is filed.
    4. The arbitrator’s decision will generally be final and binding, except for the limited right of appeal provided by the Federal Arbitration Act.
    5. Other rights that you would have if you went to court might also not be available in arbitration.
  2. The party commencing the arbitration may select to use either JAMS or the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) (or, if neither of these arbitration organizations will serve, then a comparable substitute arbitration organization agreed upon by the parties, or if the parties cannot agree, chosen by a court of competent jurisdiction.). If JAMS is selected, the arbitration will be handled according to its Streamlined Arbitration Rules unless the Claim is for $250,000 or more, in which case its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules shall apply. If the AAA is selected, the arbitration will be handled according to its Commercial Arbitration Rules. You may obtain rules and forms for JAMS by contacting JAMS at 1-800-352-5267 or www.jamsadr.com and for the AAA by contacting the AAA at 1-800-778-7879 or www.adr.org. Any arbitration hearing that you attend will take place in the federal judicial district where you reside. At your request, we will advance your filing and hearing fees for any Claim you may file against us. If you prevail on your Claim, we will pay your arbitration costs and fees, other than attorney, expert, and witness fees and expenses. We will also pay any fees or expenses that applicable law requires us to pay. The arbitrator shall apply applicable substantive law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1 through 16, including but not limited to applicable statutes of limitation, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.
  3. This Arbitration Provision shall survive termination of this Agreement and your Card and account. This Arbitration Provision shall be governed by federal law, including the Federal Arbitration Act, and by Ohio law, without regard to its internal conflict of law principles, to the extent such state law does not conflict with federal law or this Arbitration Provision. Notwithstanding any language of this Agreement to the contrary, should any portion of this Arbitration Provision be held invalid or unenforceable by a court or other body of competent jurisdiction, this entire Arbitration Provision shall be automatically terminated and all other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

Here are Some Helpful Tips on How to Use Your U.S. Bank Rewardcard
  • Know Your Balance: The Rewardcard transaction will be declined if you attempt to make a purchase in excess of your card balance. If your Rewardcard value is not enough to cover the full amount of your purchase, ask the cashier to split the transaction between the remaining card balance and another form of payment. Tell the cashier how much is on your Rewardcard since many merchants cannot tell what the balance is. Visit www.simon.com/myrewardcard for balance information.
  • Most restaurants, salons and other services where you typically tip may temporarily add approximately 20% to your bill to cover the tip. Make sure your balance can cover the 20% or your transaction will be declined.
  • Companies specializing in travel services, such as hotels or car rental agencies may temporarily add an additional 15% to your bill to cover incidental charges that you might incur. Make sure your balance can cover the 15%, or your transaction will be declined.
  • Pay inside for gas purchases. Do not pay at the pump.
  • Go to www.simon.com/myrewardcard to register your card with your name and address before you make any purchases over the web, phone or through the mail. Many merchants do an address match to make sure that the card belongs to the person making the purchase.
  • Visit www.simon.com/myrewardcard for additional helpful tips on how to use your U.S. Bank Rewardcard.

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