Amex gift cards 3% cash back via BeFrugal

BeFrugal is now matching TopCashBack with 3% cash back for Amex gift cards.  Some readers have been reporting dissatisfaction with TopCashBack’s customer support, so BeFrugal offers another option.


Questions?
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.
  • Recently it seems that portals no longer pay out when using a promo code to waive shipping or card fees.  Best bet is pay the card fee and subscribe to premium shipping for free delivery.
  • 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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Last updated on September 29th, 2014

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Uh oh – I just ran a $3K purchase through TCB earlier today. I’ve had good luck with BeFrugal so far, but what sort of dissatisfaction am I (hopefully not) setting myself up for?