Through the end of the month, you can earn a $25 bonus gift card from American Express when you buy a pre-paid card, loaded with at least $200.
Don’t think you need a pre-paid card? Well, think of it this way. Let’s say your food budget for the month of June is $400. Instead of putting $400 on a charge card or debit card, or taking out that amount in cash, you use the same $400 to buy two $200 gift cards.
For each card, you will get a $25 gift-card bonus. That’s $50 of FREE money just for buying your already budgeted groceries on pre-paid American Express cards!
With pre-paid American Express cards, you get the same fraud protection and roadside assistance programs of regular American Express memberships.
Plus, there are no annual fees, no customer service fees, and no credit checks (although you do need to enter your social security number to buy the card).
And there are no transaction fees (it’s free to use the card). They even give you one free ATM withdrawal on the pre-paid card!
Fine Print: This special offer is valid on pre-paid cards purchased thru 6/30/12. Limit one $25 gift card per user name. Allow six weeks for the $25 gift card to arrive. Standard shipping is FREE.
It’s pretty darn hard to find an investment that will earn you 12.5% return these days! But I’d say American Express has gone and done it 😉
And what an awesome method for those working on limiting their spending. Just like a cash envelope, when it’s gone – it’s gone! I’m doing this now for our summer vacation money. And my husband and I will even get a free date night out of the deal!
Note: You don’t need a promo code (just leave that box blank). You will need to fund your card from a checking or savings account.
Purchase your pre-paid American Express card HERE.