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DO THEY COUNT AS PURCHASES?
It is confirmed that Citi will consider these as a Cash Advance. They will hit you with a fee AND won't count them toward spending.

HOW TO CASH OUT?
Blue Bird: Amex gift cards cannot be used to load bluebird.
Money Orders: Many locations require a debit card with a PIN; Amex GC don't have a PIN.
Try Amazon Payments, Target Amex or MC/VS GC's from many places.
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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #120 on: November 15, 2010, 04:55:33 PM »
Has anyone dealt with the situation in which the express delivery of a gift card has been returned to sender?  I mistakenly had one card sent to my home address when there was no one there to sign.  I tried to re-route the package, but UPS wouldn't allow it and said it had to be returned to sender. 

To top it off, I purchased that card on my wife's CC so I now need to explain what I've done (and what the point was) so she to call and deal with this.  FUN! 

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #121 on: November 15, 2010, 05:51:46 PM »
Has anyone dealt with the situation in which the express delivery of a gift card has been returned to sender?  I mistakenly had one card sent to my home address when there was no one there to sign.  I tried to re-route the package, but UPS wouldn't allow it and said it had to be returned to sender. 

To top it off, I purchased that card on my wife's CC so I now need to explain what I've done (and what the point was) so she to call and deal with this.  FUN! 

After one delivery attempt it was returned to sender?

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #122 on: November 15, 2010, 05:54:45 PM »
It would appear that AMEX is FR'ing people even without the above.  Several people I know have just been randomly FR'ed for no apparent reason.

Certainly. My FR (long time ago) had nothing to do with the mint, and I never know when they'll decide to do it again, so I try not to 'play' with AMEX that much. Their cards w benefits are too good to lose.

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #123 on: November 15, 2010, 06:53:33 PM »
After one delivery attempt it was returned to sender?

3 attempts --- the one time my wife was home, the UPS guy was in his truck driving away by the time she got to the door.

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #124 on: November 15, 2010, 07:08:49 PM »
3 attempts --- the one time my wife was home, the UPS guy was in his truck driving away by the time she got to the door.


I'm sure you're not the first one or last one to miss a delivery from them. Just call them up, tell them it's coming back and that you sent it to the wrong address by mistake (true). Don't see why they should give you any problem.

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #125 on: November 18, 2010, 03:02:39 PM »
Don't forget guys it's easy to get free shipping with the trial, just cancel before 3 months are up and you won't pay a thing!
Can`t find the free 3 month trial anymore. Is that over now, or am I missing something? :(

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #126 on: November 18, 2010, 03:11:15 PM »
Can`t find the free 3 month trial anymore. Is that over now, or am I missing something? :(

Say what?


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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #127 on: November 18, 2010, 03:14:05 PM »
Saw that but it does not say anything about Free 3 month trial, that just says $99.00 unlimited for the year

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #128 on: November 18, 2010, 03:15:26 PM »
Saw that but it does not say anything about Free 3 month trial, that just says $99.00 unlimited for the year
You are charged $99 after the 3 months.
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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #129 on: November 18, 2010, 03:16:22 PM »
Oh NOOOOO!

Just got my AA Amex bill and was charged a $50 Advance fee and interest due to my purchase of a gift card.  They classified the purchase as an "advance".

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #130 on: November 18, 2010, 03:17:13 PM »
sorry found it in the t & c on this page http://tinyurl.com/2vp85bb

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #131 on: November 18, 2010, 03:27:27 PM »
Oh NOOOOO!

Just got my AA Amex bill and was charged a $50 Advance fee and interest due to my purchase of a gift card.  They classified the purchase as an "advance".
Citi is really tough these days.  Thanks for the report though.
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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #132 on: November 18, 2010, 03:27:57 PM »
Oh NOOOOO!

Just got my AA Amex bill and was charged a $50 Advance fee and interest due to my purchase of a gift card.  They classified the purchase as an "advance".

On my Citi AA Amex and my wife's.  Fee came to $50 "advance" fee and interest accrued from the day of purchase.  My Citi AA Amex bill hasn't closed yet and they won't let me make a payment. 

It looks like it was reported as a normal purchase on the Citi AA Visa.

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #133 on: November 18, 2010, 03:29:25 PM »
Citi is really tough these days.  Thanks for the report though.


I thought that a purchase couldn't be an advance without a pin (I thought I read that on the mint discussion when people were concerned that "cash equivalent" equalled 'cash advance."

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #134 on: November 18, 2010, 03:30:10 PM »
Citi is really tough these days.  Thanks for the report though.
Dan so what`s the best card to use to buy GC?

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #135 on: November 18, 2010, 03:35:58 PM »
Dan so what`s the best card to use to buy GC?

The one that gets you the most value in points/rewards. It depends what cards you have and whether there are any bonuses for spending requirements which you need to fulfill.

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #136 on: November 18, 2010, 03:37:50 PM »
Oh NOOOOO!

Just got my AA Amex bill and was charged a $50 Advance fee and interest due to my purchase of a gift card.  They classified the purchase as an "advance".
IS THIS TRUE???!!  But is my Citi AA 'VISA' still good?

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #137 on: November 18, 2010, 03:38:05 PM »
Sorry should have clarified. Which cards are best to avoid, apparently Citi, has been giving some issues, are there others? Am i safe using my Amex Gold?

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #138 on: November 18, 2010, 03:46:45 PM »
Called AA Citi Amex and they said they would move the charge to a purchase and note the account and that I would need to call back after it the next cycle to have the reverse the interest.  They also said they'd waive the advance fee. 

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« Reply #139 on: November 18, 2010, 04:03:29 PM »
Called AA Citi Amex and they said they would move the charge to a purchase and note the account and that I would need to call back after it the next cycle to have the reverse the interest.  They also said they'd waive the advance fee. 
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