Recently I was contacted about trying out a new product from American Express. That product is the American Express Prepaid card. Over the next few days I’ll be trying out the card and telling you my honest opinion about what I think and whether or not it would work for you. In the process I’ll be using it for everyday purchases like gas and groceries. I’ll take it for a spin on the information superhighway aka the web. And most importantly I’ll be taking my little blue baby (the Amex Prepaid Card) out on the city tonight when Ronnie and I go see Earth, Wind & Fire here in Atlanta.
Now let me give you more details on that. If the card performs well at Chastain Park then I think you’ll get a favorable review. Let me further explain. I have a special connection with Earth, Wind & Fire. Even though I’m in my mid 30′s they are one of my favorite groups of all time. So much so that when Ronnie and I got married we incorporated them into our wedding. You know the song Written In The Stone? Do you know that bad, bad intro that kicks the song off? Well that was what we used for our intro into our wedding reception. I remember it like it was yesterday (insert wavy flashback lines here). The Earth, Wind & Fire horn section was blasting from the DJ’s speakers. Ronnie was looking at me like, how come we haven’t gone in yet. What she didn’t know was that i was waiting on that special part of the song when it breaks down for us to stride in as the new Mr. and Mrs. Tyler. You know you only get one chance so you better do it right! So that is what Earth, Wind & Fire means to me and tonight when we hit the concert I’m not expecting any hitch to our plans.
I’ll be breaking out the card all around Chastain as I review the card and have a good time. Merchandise check, food check, beverage check, ATM withdrawal check! Be sure to check out my follow up article on this to tell you how it went and to see pictures from the show. Below are a few benefits of the American Express Prepaid card. I’ll be going into more detail about other ways I’m using the card in follow up posts as well.
No overspending, no overdraft fees
It’s prepaid, so you can only spend what’s preloaded on the Card. That means there’s no risk of overdraft fees or impacting your credit history.
Protection if the Card is lost or stolen
Feel safe knowing that if the Card is lost or stolen you won’t be responsible for fraudulent charges and American Express will replace the funds.
It’s easy to manage the Card online
With an online account, you can check your balance, view transaction history, add funds to the Card, set up automatic reloads and sign up for alerts.
Get up to three Cards
Because you can order up to three Cards, you have the choice of giving them to the people you choose or keeping one for yourself. So you have the freedom to manage your own spending or use it to provide money to the other people in your life.
World-class 24-hour Customer Service
The American Express Prepaid Card comes with world-class Customer Service. Simply call us anytime, 24 hours a day at 1-866-207-7970.
Purchase Protection 4
If an eligible item purchased with the Card is accidentally damaged, or is stolen, Purchase Protection can reimburse you””up to 90 days from the date of purchase.
American Express Selects ®
As an American Express Prepaid Cardmember, you have access to hundreds of discounts and special offers. Just log into your account to access American Express Selects.
In the event of car trouble, you have access to Roadside Assistance 5 . Just call us and we’ll send help.
Global Assist ®Services
If you’re traveling more than 100 miles from home and need emergency assistance, you are backed by Global Assist 6 . We can direct you to English-speaking medical and legal professionals, help with lost passports, and much more.
Simply enter your account information online to reload whenever you choose, but note, for your protection, it will take 3-5 business days to verify and load the funds.
Limited time offer: add cash to the American Express Prepaid Card with a MoneyPak and American Express will refund the purchase price of the first MoneyPak you use to load the American Express Prepaid Card. 7
The American Express Prepaid Card has no recurring fees. Unlike many other prepaid cards, you keep more of your money in your wallet””where it belongs.
|NO ANNUAL FEES|
|NO MONTHLY FEES|
|NO CUSTOMER SERVICE FEES|
|NO CREDIT CHECKS OR OVERDRAFT FEES|
|NO TRANSACTION FEES|
|ONE FREE ATM WITHDRAWAL MONTHLY
Thereafter, a fee of $2.00 per withdrawal is assessed against the Card balance. Please note: ATM owners/operators may also charge their own fees for each withdrawal.
Dsiclaimer:I was provided tickets to the concert and money to load onto the prepaid card for the purpose of using the card in a real life scenario.