Up to 4 miles per dollar for Amex gift cards!


Several cash back and mile-earning portals offer rebates/miles for shopping for American Express gift cards.  If you have the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard, you can now shop through their RewardsBoost portal to earn 4 miles per dollar!

That’s not all.  The Alaska Airlines and Delta portals have increased their rewards rates to 3 miles per dollar as well! And, as I reported earlier today, TopCashBack is now offering 3% cash back.

To remove purchase fees (but not shipping fees), use code:  FPVALAF

Important notes:

  • Amex gift cards do not have PINs.  They cannot be used to load Bluebird cards.
  • Some credit card companies (such as Citibank) charge cash advance fees when purchasing these online.  Last I checked, Chase, Amex, and Barclaycard were safe.  I can’t vouch for others.
  • 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.
  • 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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