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Bluebird is now eligible for Amex Sync offers!

Bluebird Amex Sync

For quite a while, Serve has had an edge over Bluebird not just for online credit card loads, but also for its ability to participate in Amex Sync Offers.  Now, Doctor of Credit reports that Bluebird has caught up and can now be registered for these offers.  You can now register Bluebird (and, presumably, Bluebird family accounts) with the frequent and often very lucrative Amex Sync Offers.  Unfortunately, REDbird (the Target Prepaid REDcard) is not…

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Reminder: Register your Amex cards including Serve and Bluebird for Small Business Saturday

UPDATE: Here’s the link to register.  You can register as many cards as you want, one at a time. Registration opened today for Small Business Saturday.  For full details, please see: How to maximize Amex Small Business Saturday This post is simply a reminder that registration is now open.  Don’t forget that you can register all Amex credit and charge cards (including Amex cards issued by other banks). Bluebird & Serve work. REDbird doesn’t In…

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Bluebird, Redbird, SoftServe… Which is best?


With the Arrival of REDcard, American Express now offers four variations of almost the same card: Bluebird, REDcard (AKA Redbird), Serve, and Serve with SoftCard (AKA SoftServe).  Each of these is useful for manufacturing spend.  And, each has its own pros and cons.  Unfortunately, American Express allows each person to have only one.  So, many people are now asking which is best. To answer this question, I created a new page on my site (found…

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Here’s your chance to catch up with Bluebird, REDcard, portals, and more


The past few weeks here at the Frequent Miler blog have been a blur of activity including new blog features, breaking stories, and much more.  So, I’m trying something new today with a summary of the best of Frequent Miler from the past few weeks.  Here are the highlights… Frequent Miler launches Portal Alerts In collaboration with CashBackMonitor and with the help of Boarding Area staff, we launched a new section of this website titled…

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How to cancel Bluebird online


Bluebird is a great product.  For those without checking accounts, it’s a reasonably good fee-free alternative.  For those who like to earn credit or debit card rewards, its awesome.  Bluebird allows up to $5,000 per month (max $2500 per day) to be loaded at Walmart via debit card, for free.  And, it’s possible to earn credit card rewards by first buying debit cards in the form of gift cards with PINs (see “Best options for…

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Bluebird doubles Walmart price match rebates

Valid through Feb 28, 2015: I noticed this 2X Savings Catcher thing on the Bluebird site a few days ago, but didn’t have a chance to investigate what it meant: Luckily, Miles to Memories has written up the details here.  In short, if you price match items bought at Walmart, you can get double the difference loaded to your Bluebird card as Walmart Bucks to be used at Walmart for future purchases. The trick now…

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The many flavors of Amex Prepaid cards

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about Amex prepaid cards: Bluebird, Serve, Amex for Target, etc.  If you’re wondering how to use these cards for earning points and miles, here are the basics of what you need to know… American Express Prepaid card These generic cards with no name were great back in the day (see “One card to rule them all”), but they were soon trumped by Bluebird and Serve.  The only…

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Bluebird increases daily load limit to $2500 per day

American Express updated the Bluebird Member Agreement today (July 1, 2014).  Previously, each account was limited to $1000 per day of “cash reloads” (these are reloads via Vanilla Reload cards or at via debit cards at Walmart).  The new limit is now $2500.  The $5000 per month limit is still in place. The double asterisk on the $2,500 per day limit states: **Up to $1,999.99 per day at Walmart registers. I think that the big…

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Serve takes the lead over Bluebird

Travel With Grant broke the news (to me, anyway) that American Express Serve will now be reloadable at Walmart fee free just like Bluebird.  In my mind, this gives Serve a decided edge over Bluebird once again.  Bluebird and Serve are nearly identical products.  Both are (mostly) fee-free prepaid reloadable American Express cards.  Each person is allowed to have only one: one Bluebird or one Serve card.  Here is an updated list of the advantages…

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Bluebird vs. Serve once again


UPDATE 2: Updated information can be found at The complete guide to Bluebird, REDcard, Serve, and SoftServe. UPDATE: Walmart is now going to be allowing Serve swipe reloads fee free just like Bluebird. American Express offers a number of reloadable prepaid cards.  Two of the best are Bluebird and Serve.  Each person is allowed to have only one: one Bluebird or one Serve card.  You cannot have one of each.  Both have pros and cons.  Which…

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