Remember how much I nudged you to take advantage of this offer back in June? I love my readers, and I'll only bug you when there's a deal that is too awesome to miss. Well, it's back! The same offer is good through 8/31/12: purchase a pre-paid American Express card, load $200 at time of purchase, and receive a $25 free gift card six weeks later. Basically, it's a free $25 for the inconvenience of moving around $200.
Now, if you took advantage of this offer back in June, you still might be able to take advantage of it again, if you purchase the pre-paid card American Express for someone else and load the $200 on it at time of purchase. Each purchaser (over the age of 18) can buy up to three cards (for three different people over the age of 13) and receive the $25 free gift card. The 3 different people might include yourself. That means if you only bought one for yourself back in June, you can buy it for 2 more people (over the age of 13), have the cards delivered to your address and still receive the $25 bonus for each card! If you are married, between you and your spouse, you can receive up to three bonus $25 each, or $150 total between the two of you!
From the American Express FAQ:
"An adult over the age of 18 may order and manage up to three American Express Prepaid Cards in total (including if one is purchased for him/herself). Each American Express Prepaid Card User can have only one Card in his or her name."
Now, if you totally missed this offer in June, here's your chance to snag it again.
My husband and I each ordered one of these back in June, and enjoyed the two $25 gift cards that we received. We're now going to each order two more for some friends and family members and max out the free bonus cards!
Here are the rest of the details:
American Express has an excellent, easy new offer out: order an American Express pre-paid card, load $200 or more at the time of order and receive a complimentary $25 gift card as a bonus. Basically, you'll get a free $25 for the inconvenience of moving around $200.
That's it. Awesome.
The American Express pre-paid card spends just like cash wherever regular American Express cards are accepted, with no fees. You even get the fraud protection and roadside assistance programs of regular American Express memberships. There are no annual fees, no monthly fees, no customer service fees, no credit checks to get it (though you will need to enter your social security number), no overdraft fees (you spend what you load on the card), no transaction fees, no shipping fees, and you even get one free ATM withdrawal per month (after one withdrawal, you'll be charged $2 for each one).
(These prepaid cards are also great to use at Costco, as they accept only checks, debits and AmEx cards. You can also just withdraw the cash. These cards are also awesome for travel.)
Some helpful instructions: when you buy a $200 prepaid American Express card using your checking account, American Express will simultaneously put two tiny deposits and one tiny withdrawal through your checking account (the amounts will zero out). This is just to confirm that it is indeed your checking account. When you see these amounts showing up on your account, go to http://www.AmericanExpress.com/prepaid, log in and enter the two deposit amounts. Once you do that, your prepaid card order will go through on your checking account, and you should receive your cards shortly after that. The bonus $25 gift cards will come to the card purchaser 6 weeks later. (When you use the $200 prepaid cards, make sure you leave at least $1 on each card, as the cards need to be active when you receive the bonus gift cards. If you've already taken out all the money, simply go online and put another $10 on the card and keep it there until you receive the $25 gift card.)
You do not need to enter a promo code. Click through this special link to qualify for this $25 American Express gift card offer.