Barclaycard possibly charging cash advance fees on Amex gift card purchases

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We just received word from a reader who was charged a cash advance fee when purchasing American Express gift cards with his Barclay’s US Airways Mastercard.

The reader who has been a reliable source in the past, was charged a $105.15 cash advance fee on a $2102.95 purchase of Amex gift cards. The purchase and fee have posted within the past couple of days.

At this time we have only received the one data point, but I urge everyone to use caution. One commenter on today’s Quick Deal mentioned that this may be associated with a glitch that has possibly been resolved. It is still too early to tell what this means.

In the mean time I have updated The complete guide to Amex gift cards to reflect this information. Please share your experiences in the comments.

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