Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of this fabulous offer. Through July 31st, when you buy a $50+ prepaid card from American Express, they will send you a FREE $10 gift card (6-8 weeks later) as a thank you.
That’s a 20% return, just for moving some money around. Free. Money.
We took advantage of this last month and are loving having some free money to spend on our vacation.
Plus, I really like how these prepaid cards help keep spending in check in certain areas. We used ours, for example, for our blow money. When it’s gone, it’s gone – just like a cash envelope.
Note: When you sign up for the American Express prepaid card, you will need to provide your social security number and bank information (post 9-11 security measures on new accounts) – although there is not a credit check pulled for this pre-paid card.
Within a few days of registering, you will see two small deposits (e.g. $.51) and one debit (the total of the two deposits together – eg. $1.02) in your linked account. You’ll then get an email notifying you of these deposits, with instructions to follow the link in the email to confirm the amount of those deposits.
Besides getting a free $10, here are some other benefits of the pre-paid American Express cards:
- The same fraud protection and roadside assistance programs of regular American Express memberships.
- There are no annual fees, no customer service fees, and no credit checks (although, again, you do need to enter your social security number to buy the card).
- 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 7/31/12. Limit one $10 gift card per user name. If you took advantage of the $200 card (with a $25 gift card) last month, you can still get this $50/$10 one!
Allow six weeks for the $10 gift card to arrive. Standard shipping is FREE.
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.
Buy your pre-paid American Express card HERE.