This summer we’ve seen some great free money promotions with the American Express Prepaid cards. In both June and August you were to receive a $25 American Express gift card when loading $200+ on the card at time of ordering (prior blog post), and in July you were to receive a $10 Amex gift card for $50+ loaded on the card. Unfortunately, there is no current promotion for ordering the American Express Prepaid card, however, read this prior post to see how to get 5x points by purchasing re-loadable cards and loading them onto your American Express Prepaid card.
Now, back to the free gift card promotion. The gift card was supposed to arrive 6 weeks after ordering the American Express Prepaid card and surprise, surprise, many people had many issues, including myself. While some actually received more cards then they deserved in the mail, most actually received nada. I let about 8 weeks go by from actually confirming my bank information and after I still hadn’t received my $25 gift cards I gave American Express a call (1-866-207-7970). I informed the representative that I ordered two cards and did not receive the $25 gift card per the promotion for either. She looked up my account and informed me that the gift cards had been sent weeks prior. I told her I never received them and with that she escalated the issue to the promotions department. She told me that if the gift cards did not come in the mail in a week to call back. Lo and behold, within one week the two $25 gift cards showed up in my mailbox!
I know many people had issues, so I strongly encourage you to give them a call. Free money is free money!