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American Express Gift Card - Things You Need to Know!

Updated on February 23, 2011

American Express Gift Card

About American Express

American Express has been around for more than 150 years, its a world renowned company that's highly recognized for its integrity and innovation giving consumers and businesses an easier, safer and more rewarding opportunity to purchase the things they need at millions of locations wherever American Express logos are accepted.

American Express Gift Card

American express gift cards comes in a wide variety of gift cards to select from; AMEX classic gift card, AMEX personalized gift cards, American Express Photo Cards, Business gift cards, etc. No matter the occasion, or Holidays you can use American express gift cards for; Christmas gifts, Anniversary gifts, Birthday gifts or baby shower gifts..

American Express gift cards is "A One Size Fits All Gift" its a solution if you're looking for that perfect gift for recipients.

Whenever you need to give a gift, and need a gift idea AMEX gift card is a unique gift idea, it allows the recipient the freedom to purchase whatever they want at millions of locations, in the U.S, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands.

Let's Take a look at Benefits of American Express Gift Cards

  • Funds issued on American Express Gift Cards never expire.
  • Gift Cards that are issued by AMEX do not have any monthly fees after purchases (including dormancy, inactivity or service fees).
  • American Express are the only gift card company that can be used virtually anywhere on the market without having to pay an after-purchase service fees.
  • Recipients can save when they use their Gift Card at participating merchants, and take full advantage of the latest travel, shopping, dining, and entertainment offers from American Express.
  • If you purchase an American Express Card during the Transition Period and it does not meet all of the disclosure requirements of the CARD Act, or reflects an expiration date of less than five years of the purchase date of the card, you are entitled, upon request, to a free replacement Gift Card issued by American Express, (including its packaging and related materials, that does meet all of the requirements of the CARD Act.)

Please Note

You can use your Amex Membership Rewards points to pay for part or all of your gift card order and your points will be automatically and permanently deducted from your Membership Rewards account..

Samples of American Express Gift Cards

American Express Gift Cards
American Express Gift Cards

What You Need to Know about AMEX Gift Cards

Some of you maybe familiar with purchasing American Express gifts cards and already know the procedures of how it works and for some of you it maybe your first time to purchase American Express gift cards.

Got questions? Please scroll below for the answers!

Does AMEX Gift Card have an expiration date?

  • No. Even though there is a "valid thru" date indicated on the front of the Gift Card, the Available Funds on the Gift Card do not expire. Its just there as a to ensure the gift card can be used at merchants that may request or require customers to provide an expiration date during the transaction process.

Are there any American express gift card fees?

  • Yes, just like other credit gift cards AMEX cards also carries a fee, purchase charge ranging from $3.95 to $6.95 (depending on the type of Gift Card) will be applied. (But there will be no service fees after purchase).
  • AMEX have eliminated all fees after purchase on Gift Cards, as of September 30, 2009, American Express will no longer incur monthly service fees after purchases are made.

What should You do if Your Gift Card is lost or stolen?

  • Hopefully you did save your gift card number and the customer service number in a safe place, right! So if your Gift Card is lost, stolen or used improperly, you can contact American Express immediately at their Customer Service Number. However you must provide the Gift Card number and other personal identification details. The representative will check the American express gift card balance and if the records show that there are Funds still remaining on your Gift Card, they will cancel your Gift Card and send you a replacement card for the amount of Funds that was available on your card.

Can money be added to your American Express Gift Card?

  • The answer is No. Once the funds on your Gift Card has been depleted, the American Express Gift Card is no longer valid.

What's the cost to order online American express gift card?

  • If ordering gift Cards on the web, consumers will be charge a $3.95 per Gift Card except if you're ordering and American Express Photo Card, you pay a fee of $6.95 per photo gift card. Also if you're ordering AMEX Personalized Gift Cards on the web there is a purchase charge that varies by denomination for each personalized gift card.

What denominations available for online American express gift card?

  • You will be able to purchase gift cards from the following prepaid amounts: $25, $50, $100, $200, $500, $700, $1000, $2000 and $3000.
  • Personalized Gift Cards can be purchased on the web in denominations between $25 and $3000.

Please Note

When purchasing American Express gift cards at gift card mall or if you buy gift card at participating (In-Person) Locations: Denominations may vary by seller, which are determined by the policies and procedures of individual sellers. Please check with the seller before initiating a transaction.

Things You Should Know Before Using Your AMEX Gift Card

As with any credit gift card you must take precaution to protect yourself;

  1. Sign your signature on the back of your gift card, where indicated.
  2. Write down the gift card number and customer service number and secure it, as a safety precaution in case your gift card gets loss or stolen.
  3. If the gift card requires activation, instructions will be provided on the face of the Card.
  4. During the American Express gift card activation process, you may be ask to provide the following;
  • The card security code printed on the front of your Gift Card,
  • An additional identification information such as your home phone number, date of birth, and zip code.

What Are The Different Types of American Express Gift Cards?

With American Express you have the choice of Personal gift cards or Business gift cards.

American Express Personal Gift Cards

At American Express you can purchase personal gift cards for spouse, kids, teens, relatives, friends, seniors etc. Here are the types of gift cards they offer;

  • Gift cards - for any occasion which comes with lovely designs to suit the occasion.
  • Personalized Gift Cards - The name will be embossed on the Gift Card in gold letters.
  • Photo Gift Cards - you can upload your favorite photo and make your gift extra special, which will be featured on your Gift Card.

American Express Business Gift Cards

You can purchase American Express business gift cards for customers/clients, co-workers, vendors, business associates etc. Here are the types of business cards you can order.

  • Business Gift Cards - can be purchase up to $75,000. If a business desire to purchase denominations greater than $75,000, you'll have to call American Express directly.
  • Custom Message Gift Cards - You can have a message embossed on your gift card order.
  • Business Logo Gift Cards - with business logo cards you can put your company's logo on American Express Gift Cards.


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