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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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Interestingly, I got a fraud alert email and phone call from Amex on my personal card, which I had before the 30k promo.  When I called to confirm that the charge was an unauthorized charge, the rep recited that my last charge was a charge from the mint.  I cringed as she said it (I don't want it to turn into a conversation about coins), but she made no comment and that was that. 

Unfortuantely, they insisted that my card was now comprised and wanted to issue me a knew one.  Ordinarily this is fine, but I have backordered mint purchases, which this will likely screw up. 

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Interestingly, I got a fraud alert email and phone call from Amex on my personal card, which I had before the 30k promo.  When I called to confirm that the charge was an unauthorized charge, the rep recited that my last charge was a charge from the mint.  I cringed as she said it (I don't want it to turn into a conversation about coins), but she made no comment and that was that. 

Unfortuantely, they insisted that my card was now comprised and wanted to issue me a knew one.  Ordinarily this is fine, but I have backordered mint purchases, which this will likely screw up. 
It's not worth purchasing from the mint any more without first going through a GC...too many FR's.
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It's not worth purchasing from the mint any more without first going through a GC...too many FR's.

Back when we could buy travelers checks (no fees) on Amex cards and get miles for them, I bought $5,000 worth and got F/R'd a short while later.

Any talk of anyone getting F/R'd after buying lots of gift cards?
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Back when we could buy travelers checks (no fees) on Amex cards and get miles for them, I bought $5,000 worth and got F/R'd a short while later.

Any talk of anyone getting F/R'd after buying lots of gift cards?

 I was doing those TCs for well over 2 yrs and never got FRed over them,then again I stayed below the radar didnt pig out and kept it to $1k per Card and kept it below the max and simply went to a # of offices each week

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what means frd frs

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Back when we could buy travelers checks (no fees) on Amex cards and get miles for them, I bought $5,000 worth and got F/R'd a short while later.

Any talk of anyone getting F/R'd after buying lots of gift cards?
What percent of your credit line were you using?
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What percent of your credit line were you using?

Very small percentage. I had nearly 100k with Amex. This was back when you can shuffle credit lines online, I had a total of 9 cards, and moved like 80k of credit to my starwoods.
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what means frd frs

F/R is American Express financial review, where they request additional information to confirm your credit worthiness. Quite a hassle, in my experience.

FRs is plural. FRd is past tense (i.e. Financal-Reviewed).
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F/R is American Express financial review, where they request additional information to confirm your credit worthiness. Quite a hassle, in my experience.

FRs is plural. FRd is past tense (i.e. Financal-Reviewed).

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #55 on: September 14, 2010, 02:59:04 PM »
Is there an updated promo code for the free shipping?

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #56 on: September 14, 2010, 03:24:50 PM »
Is there an updated promo code for the free shipping?
You can get free shipping by signing up for trial and cancelling.
You can get the card fee waived with code: DAILYWISH
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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #57 on: September 14, 2010, 03:40:13 PM »
It would seem that these gift cards could be used easily with Amazon payments to "cash out" the gift card to your checking account almost immediately. 

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #58 on: September 14, 2010, 03:48:47 PM »
It would seem that these gift cards could be used easily with Amazon payments to "cash out" the gift card to your checking account almost immediately. 

Only up to $1000 a month. Why would you go the extra step? You buy the GC on an amex and then cash them out to your amazon account and then transfer to your checking account. Skip the gift cards and just cash out $1000 from your CC to amazon payments...

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2010, 03:51:01 PM »
Only up to $1000 a month. Why would you go the extra step? You buy the GC on an amex and then cash them out to your amazon account and then transfer to your checking account. Skip the gift cards and just cash out $1000 from your CC to amazon payments...

You're right, but the gift cards provide a little more assurance that it will be treated as purchase (ie won't be a cash advance or cash equivalent) and won't likey result in a financial review.