Since Frankie and I have both received our $200 Amazon Express pre-paid cards, I wanted to take a minute to remind you all about this great promotion.
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.
At first I thought, well I don’t really need a pre-paid card. But then I realized – wait a second.
I can use a prepaid card just like cash. We decided to use our cards for our July thru October blow money budget. Now I don’t have to remember to take out cash – I just use my card (and Frankie uses his). And … HUGE BONUS… we get two FREE $25 gift cards just for using that card for our blow money. We’re putting our free $50 in the vacation fund!
When you sign up, you will need to provide your social security number and bank information – 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). You’ll get an email notifying you of these deposits, and then you’ll just need to follow the link in the email to confirm the amount of those deposits.
Since Frankie and I used the same bank account to fund both $200 cards, I had him sign up first – then once he got approved, he signed up for my card (another $25 bonus, since there was a new user name).
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 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.
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.
Get started with your pre-paid American Express card HERE.