American Express Gift Cards 3% cash back via TopCashBack

TopCashBack has increased its American Express gift card rebate to 3%.  They are also offering the  code FPADMIN for fee-free cards through April 29th (you’ll still have to pay for shipping, though). All other portals offering enhanced earnings reduced their Amex gift card rebates last week.  That said, I’ve noticed that TopCashBack deals often show up about a day in advance of deals through other portals.  So, keep an eye out for the Arrival RewardsBoost portal to go back up to 4X or the Alaska Airlines portal to go back up to 3X if you prefer miles over cash back.

Please read: Everything you ever wanted to know about Amex gift cards.  And, if you still have questions, please ask via the comments of that post so that we can keep information about Amex gift cards in one place. 

Important notes:

  • Amex gift cards do not have PINs.  They cannot be used to load Bluebird cards.
  • Some credit card companies charge cash advance fees when purchasing these online. Please read Everything you ever wanted to know about Amex gift cards for details.
  • Portals often state that using codes not found on their site will invalidate cash back / miles earned.  This has not been my experience.  I use codes for free gift cards every time.  Try SYNCGIFT, for example.
  • Some portals restrict the top card amount to $500.  You can easily circumvent this by logging into your Amex account (after clicking through from the portal) and then you’ll see values up to $3000.  Yes, you should still get cash back or miles (that has been my experience).
  • Cash back can take several months to go from pending to payable.
  • Miles often take several weeks or even a month or more to post, but then appear immediately in your mileage account.

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    Thanks to Delta Points for alerting me to the increased TCB payout. 

    Last updated on September 29th, 2014

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    Milap Shah

    Barclay appears to be back to 4X as well.

    Frequent Miler

    Thanks. Just published new Quick Deal

    Grant Thomas

    Let’s see how long it takes for AMEX to cancel my order (again!)…

    Grant Thomas

    My order got cancelled again, not a surprise with AMEX. Not sure why I even bother trying any more…