American Express loves to give us money, part 2


Earlier this evening I wrote about how to get a free $25 gift card from American Express if you already own a prepaid card.  Then, while I was out eating dinner, I received an email from my affiliate network suggesting I promote this offer:

Order an American Express Prepaid Card, Load $200 or More at the Time of Order, and Receive a Complimentary $25 Gift Card. Offer Expires 6/30/12. Terms and Conditions apply


Usually (i.e. every single other time) when I receive an email requesting that I promote something, the email goes right into the e-trash.  In this case, though, it’s actually a helpful addition to my earlier post.

In the earlier post (“American Express loves to give us money”), I said that you get the $25 gift card by loading your existing prepaid card with at least $200.  For existing cardholders, it appears that this deal will work with Vanilla Reloads (at least, there is no obvious restriction against it). 

As the ad above shows, if you are new to Amex prepaid cards, you can still get the $25 gift card, but you have to load the $200 at the time you order your prepaid card.  I believe that this means that you cannot use a Vanilla Reload card to load the $200.  You probably need to authorize a transfer from a bank account instead.  Still, it’s a decent deal. 

If you click through the ad shown above, I’ll get a few bucks when you signup for the card.  If you don’t like that idea, go directly to

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