Amex neuters the Campus Edition card

The American Express Campus Edition card has been a nice little point earner for those with a credit card that earns a bonus at bookstores (see “Exercising the Amex Campus Edition card”).  Unfortunately, Amex has sent an email to cardholders saying that beginning February March 1, 2015, they will no longer be able to load funds onto your card at the register at participating bookstores.

Here’s the email:

We are writing to inform you of a change to the terms and conditions of your American Express® Campus Edition Prepaid Card Account. Please review the change below.

o Beginning February 1, 2015, you will no longer be able to purchase Green Dot® MoneyPak® to load cash onto your Card.

o Beginning March 1, 2015, you will no longer be able to load funds onto your Card at the register at participating campus bookstores.

You can still add money to your account in other convenient ways including Direct Deposit and linking an existing checking account or savings account. Click here to learn more.

In addition to this change, we have made other changes to the Card Member Agreement. To view the current Card Member Agreement, click here.

Thanks,

The American Express® Campus Edition Prepaid Card Team

It looks like I was overoptimistic in my recent post in which I wondered if Amex would be converting the Campus Edition card to a Serve card (see: Serve Student Edition?).  Oh well, on to the next thing… And back to my vacation…

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I wonder if Amex will promote serve cards at the B&N campus stores. It doesn’t seem like very many people were using the campus edition cards to reload in stores so maybe they are pulling out of the market completely.

It would sure be nice if there was some product available there to manipulate.

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Please note the typo above in the first paragraph of this post. It should read, “Unfortunately, Amex has sent an email to cardholders saying that beginning MARCH 1, 2015, they will no longer be able to load funds onto your card at the register at participating bookstores.” It currently provides a date of February 1, 2015. Please update accordingly. Thanks!

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