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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 (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #60 on: September 14, 2010, 04:01:01 PM »
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. 
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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2010, 04:21:27 PM »
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. 
its an extra step for a process that takes so long as it is. In terms of purchase, it explicitly says on amazon's site that it will post as a purchase. But you are probably right that it will prevent a FR...

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #62 on: September 14, 2010, 04:44:21 PM »
how does amazon payments work?

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #63 on: September 14, 2010, 05:17:15 PM »
You can get free shipping by signing up for trial and cancelling.
You can get the card fee waived with code: DAILYWISH

Why is it telling me:
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We're sorry, but the Promotion code you entered is not valid or has expired. Please check to make sure that you entered the correct Code.

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #64 on: September 14, 2010, 06:00:53 PM »
Why is it telling me:
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Weird, worked for me when I posted it.
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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #65 on: September 14, 2010, 08:33:59 PM »
how does amazon payments work?

Search button is on the top right

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #66 on: September 14, 2010, 11:15:11 PM »
considering that paypal (is it the same with amazon payment?) don't like when you pay yourself, and can ban you;
gift cards can be made out to a different name/billing address then yourself-hence less obvious- less banning

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #67 on: September 15, 2010, 09:32:03 AM »
Weird, worked for me when I posted it.
try using CTPAFL

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #68 on: September 15, 2010, 10:31:37 AM »
considering that paypal (is it the same with amazon payment?) don't like when you pay yourself, and can ban you;
gift cards can be made out to a different name/billing address then yourself-hence less obvious- less banning

Great idea on the different names.  Although, if you did it on a large scale, you'd probably have all payments going to one amazon account, which could raise some flags. 

As for paypal, you are allowed to have two accounts (one personal and one premier) and they have no problem with you making transfers from one to the other.  I've done it hundreds of times over the past 8 years in order to move money from one bank (usually a local B&M bank) that's linked to my premier account to an internet bank that's linked to my personal account.  No charge. 

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #69 on: September 15, 2010, 12:11:39 PM »
try using CTPAFL
Works!
At least until AsherO kills it  ;)
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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #70 on: September 15, 2010, 12:14:42 PM »
Works!
At least until AsherO kills it  ;)
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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #71 on: September 15, 2010, 12:17:16 PM »
Works!
At least until AsherO kills it  ;)

is there still a free shipping trial?

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #72 on: September 15, 2010, 12:21:00 PM »
:o
I jest, I jest.
Did it work for you now?

is there still a free shipping trial?
Yes.
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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #73 on: September 15, 2010, 12:26:56 PM »
I jest, I jest.

I know. I know. (I was replying in-kind :) )

Did it work for you now?

Code got my shipping down to $2.

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #74 on: September 16, 2010, 01:11:30 AM »
It won't let me combine the code with the free shipping trial.  It says code accepted but doesn't remove the $3.95.  If I change the shipping to $7.95 UPS, then the code takes off $5.95.

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #75 on: September 16, 2010, 01:58:25 AM »
It won't let me combine the code with the free shipping trial.  It says code accepted but doesn't remove the $3.95.  If I change the shipping to $7.95 UPS, then the code takes off $5.95.
You're right!

Here's a better code that does the trick!  Cards will be face value with this code, even with the free shipping trial: EMSVCT
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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code
« Reply #76 on: September 17, 2010, 12:10:41 PM »
First time gift card user here (long-time mint fan)--

For mint purposes, when I call Amex to put different names and "Apartment" addresses on each gift card, is it OK to use the same last name on each gift card (different first names)?
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Re: Amazon Payments as a way to get miles?
« Reply #77 on: October 03, 2010, 06:15:02 PM »
i need to reach an $1000 threshhold on the premier rewards gold card i cant do the state farm gift cards like i usually do since state farm only accepts visa or mc
Buy AMEX GC's and try to say you don't accept the terms?
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Re: Re: Amazon Payments as a way to get miles?
« Reply #78 on: October 03, 2010, 06:17:45 PM »
Did anyone get an AMEX gift card, then call AMEX saying they don't accept the terms, and get the money bank as a check instead of their CC?

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #79 on: October 05, 2010, 12:26:41 AM »
Exactly. Or apt 1b, or #5c.

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