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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 #80 on: October 05, 2010, 12:39:13 AM »
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...
I searched but I still can't find the answer.  How do I use a cc or a gc on amazon payments?  I thought the only way to add $ is with a bank account.  do I need to set up another amazon payment account for a biz to do this?  I  need to do this quickly so would appreciate a quick answer if you can.

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Re: Re: Re: Amazon Payments as a way to get miles?
« Reply #81 on: October 22, 2010, 03:30:32 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?

They refund to purchasing CC even if you tell them you're not the purchaser.

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #82 on: October 26, 2010, 11:02:07 AM »
new code: EMOCTDEC expires 12/31

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Amazon Payments as a way to get miles?
« Reply #83 on: October 28, 2010, 02:13:28 PM »
They refund to purchasing CC even if you tell them you're not the purchaser.
they mailed me a check (so i lost the $8 shipping-but was worth the points.
What is the ebay+bing cashback thing 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
use AMEX Pass.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Amazon Payments as a way to get miles?
« Reply #84 on: October 28, 2010, 02:17:03 PM »
they mailed me a check (so i lost the $8 shipping-but was worth the points.use AMEX Pass.
Hang on, AMEX sent you a check for an AMEX GC?
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Amazon Payments as a way to get miles?
« Reply #85 on: October 28, 2010, 02:42:11 PM »
yes. i cancelled after i put a name/address on the card. they sent a check for the value of the card to that name/address. they also gave me trouble when i called to get it cancelled. made it sound like they can't do it. i had to read him the t&c. sounded like it was not straightforward to cancel.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Amazon Payments as a way to get miles?
« Reply #86 on: October 28, 2010, 02:50:07 PM »
yes. i cancelled after i put a name/address on the card. they sent a check for the value of the card to that name/address. they also gave me trouble when i called to get it cancelled. made it sound like they can't do it. i had to read him the t&c. sounded like it was not straightforward to cancel.
Wow, awesome!
So what was the $8 charge for?  Did you not do the free trial shipping?
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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #87 on: October 28, 2010, 03:01:29 PM »
Wow, awesome!
So what was the $8 charge for?  Did you not do the free trial shipping?
didn't bother with the trial shipping

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #88 on: October 28, 2010, 03:04:48 PM »
didn't bother with the trial shipping
So did you put a different name and address than you used to purchase it or the same name/address?

Anyone else that currently has an AMEX GC have luck disputing the terms and getting a refund check and pocketing the miles?
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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #89 on: October 28, 2010, 04:15:00 PM »
So did you put a different name and address than you used to purchase it or the same name/address?

Anyone else that currently has an AMEX GC have luck disputing the terms and getting a refund check and pocketing the miles?

different 1st name. diferrent apt# otherwise same. he checked whether that was where he should send the check to. i didn't even specifically ask for check vs. chargeback.

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #90 on: October 28, 2010, 04:24:14 PM »
different 1st name. diferrent apt# otherwise same. he checked whether that was where he should send the check to. i didn't even specifically ask for check vs. chargeback.
That's awesome!
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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #91 on: October 28, 2010, 10:17:12 PM »
i would like to know if i can i buy a gift card by amex and then cancel it a day later and will i stil get the points on my card ?

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #92 on: October 28, 2010, 11:25:51 PM »
That's awesome!

I'm pretty sure abusing this loophole could lead to F/R...

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #93 on: October 28, 2010, 11:36:20 PM »
I'm pretty sure abusing this loophole could lead to F/R...
Why do you have to use an AMEX to fund?
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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #94 on: October 28, 2010, 11:38:47 PM »


Ah, good point, I didn
Why do you have to use an AMEX to fund?

Good point, I didn't realize this.

I guess I'll go max on my BA Visa just before the triple-points bonus ends, hopefully they'll refund by check, but even if they don't I'll get my bonus points.

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #95 on: October 29, 2010, 08:34:57 AM »
hi since it the first time buying the gift card can somone please tell me how it works ? and what do i do with the gc when i get it if i dont wont to use it ?

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #96 on: November 01, 2010, 10:48:59 PM »
Confirmed.  call 877-297-4438. extension 5 then extension 2.
tell them you received the card as a gift and that you don't accept the terms and conditions.
they'll send out a refund check within 20 days and give you a claim number!
way easier than sacajaweas for minting miles.

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #97 on: November 01, 2010, 10:55:07 PM »
Confirmed.  call 877-297-4438. extension 5 then extension 2.
tell them you received the card as a gift and that you don't accept the terms and conditions.
they'll send out a refund check within 20 days and give you a claim number!
way easier than sacajaweas for minting miles.

NJoy!

I think I'm going to try this considering I already got hit with a FR for buying the gift card.

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Confirmed: Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #98 on: November 01, 2010, 11:48:35 PM »
Confirmed.  call 877-297-4438. extension 5 then extension 2.
tell them you received the card as a gift and that you don't accept the terms and conditions.
they'll send out a refund check within 20 days and give you a claim number!
way easier than sacajaweas for minting miles.

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What terms do you tell them that you don't accept?

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Re: Amex Free Gift Card Code (Works Great For US Mint Purchases!)
« Reply #99 on: November 07, 2010, 04:05:01 PM »
I tries the gift card for mint purchases and they wont let my order go through. I was on the phone with them for quite some time and they said they cant accept that form of payment because they need to be able to match up the address.. am i the only one with this problem? cant buy coins with this card... i guess ill be calling amex to see if i can that refund check...