American Express is running a promotion for its prepaid cards. If you order an American Express Prepaid card and you load it with $25 before April 30, 2012, you will get another $25 gift card some time later.
Each person can order up to 3 cards. So you can potentially get $75. Shipping by first class mail is free. Because there is no credit check, it won’t affect your credit score. I just ordered 3 cards. I will see what happens.
An American Express Prepaid Card is just like cash on a card. You load balance onto it with bank debit. You use it wherever American Express is accepted. There is no monthly fee.
To order the cards:
- Click here.
- Fill out the order form. Enter promotion code AEPC25. [Update: This targeted offer expired]
- Enter your bank account information.
For compliance reasons American Express must ask for information such as name, address, date of birth and Social Security Number. Since I’m already an American Express customer, I’m not concerned about giving these to them when they already have my information. American Express also already has my bank account information because they have been doing auto debit of full statement balance on my credit cards every month.
If you want 3 cards, you will have to repeat the order 3 times although you will enter your bank account information only once.
American Express will do trial deposits to confirm your bank account. After the trial deposits arrive, you go tell them the amounts. Then you just wait for the cards in the mail.
Good deal for a few minutes of time. Via FatWallet.