Free $30 with American Express Prepaid Card

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In June, American Express was offering a free $25 gift card with every $200 loaded prepaid American Express card. While this was a great promotion for FREE money it is unfortunately over. However, reader Lenny commented letting me know that the next day Amex presented us with another promotion (thanks for letting me know!). While not as good as the June promo, it is still something! FREE IS FREE, right?!

For the month of July, when you order an American Express prepaid card and load $50 or more on the card at the time of ordering, you’ll receive a free $10 Amex gift card.

Card Info:

  • This card has no fees when purchased online
  • Can be used as a form of payment anywhere American Express is accepted
  • Has the same purchase protection benefits as all other Amex credit cards!
  • No foreign transaction fees, even when used at international ATMs
  • Can withdraw up to $400 per day at ATM machines.
    • Amex Fees: First withdrawal per month is free. There after you will be charged $2 per withdrawal
    • ATM Fees: Each ATM machine imposes varying fees – it is best to find a no fee ATM
  • Cannot be sent to residents in the states of Arkansas or Vermont

Steps to get your FREE $10:

  • Step 1: Order an American Express Prepaid Card here.
    • Select the option: “I would like to order a new Card (I don’t have a temporary Card).”
    • Must add $50+ to the card to get the free $10
    • You will be asked for your SS#, however, no credit check will be run
  • Step 2: Once your card has shipped, activate your card and set up your account. You will also need to verify the trial deposits from your bank account.
    • Your $10 FREE American Express gift card will be sent to you via mail within 6 weeks
  • Step 3: Use your American Express Prepaid Card at a merchant to purchase an item or withdraw the cash from an ATM (note: DO NOT abuse the ATM privilege)
  • Step 4: People have reported being able to order a maximum of three of these cards, which means you’ll receive $30 in Amex gift cards for FREE!

What I do not know, but will look into, is if you can take advantage of this promotion if you already ordered 1-3 prepaid cards in June. I will be trying it out and posting my success shortly. If you’ve had any luck let me know. Let’s hope so!

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  1. So… the original deal had a return of 12.5% ($25 per $200), and this one has a return of 20% ($10 per $50)… seems like the original deal is certainly not unambiguously better than the new one… especially since people can get in with less out of pocket.

    • @dmz – You are correct that the return % is higher, but you are getting less free money. You are able to cash out the $200 or $50 from an ATM and get your money back quickly. I personally would prefer the $50 gift card.

  2. If you did the $25/200 deal last time, can you do this one with the same names? Or do you have to use 3 different names?

  3. according to T&C, “Offer valid for all new Card orders with a single $50 load, including additional/supplemental accounts associated with an existing Card purchaser’s account. ”

    should be okay to use the same name as before

  4. Looks like the $25 per $200 is back ! Being on California time, I missed doing an additional $10 on $50 by 2 minutes, not realizing this offer was on East coast time. But found the $25 per $200 offer instead.

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