What’s up BMWK family? How was your weekend? If you read my post this past Friday on what we had planned then you already know what we were up to. This past Friday, Ronnie and I attended the Atlanta leg of the Earth, Wind & Fire 40th Anniversary concert tour at Chastain Park in Atlanta.
The show was just what I expected of course. This was my 3rd time seeing Earth, Wind & Fire and I enjoy the show every time. I like to point out that EWF is so bad that they don’t even have an opening act! The just come out and start jamming! A good friend who shall remain nameless walked up to us before the show saying that she only knew 1 song that they sung. I told her to keep count and let me know at the end of the night how many she recognized. She came back and told me 12! I know you didn’t ask but let me run down my five favorite EWF jams that they played the other night:
- Written in the Stone
- Kalimba Story
- I’ll Write a Song For You
We were provided tickets by American Express so we could try out their new American Express Prepaid card in real life action and yes we tried it out! I tried it out getting gas on the way there. We tried it out at dinner before going to the concert. Lastly we tried it out during the concert with several runs to the concession stand. It was all very successful and worked for what I wanted it to work for. That purpose is to have better control over our entertainment spending. Using a prepaid card is an excellent way of controlling spending and making sure you don’t go over limits and incur extra fees (you know the banks love it when you do that).
I ordered my American Express prepaid card online in just a few easy clicks. The America Express Prepaid website was pretty easy to navigate around and I didn’t have any issues going through the order process. A few days later I received the card as promised. I also received a PIN number that allows me to use the card at ATM machines in case there is a need for cash.
The next step was to actually load some money on the card to use. I connected the card to a bank account. The process of linking the account to the card took roughly about 2-3 days and once complete I was able to initiate a transfer which took about another 5 days.
Once loaded I’ve been using the card just like I would any other debit or credit card and it’s been a breeze.
While using the card I also thought that another great use would be for your college aged child. You could get them a card then load money directly on it via the web from your bank account to their card. Then you don’t have to worry about them accruing debt via credit cards or overspending and owing banks fees.
I’ll be using the card out in a few other situations this week and will update you on Friday with more findings on my review of the American Express Prepaid card.
Have you ever considered getting a prepaid card? What would be some great uses for it? What’s your favorite Earth, Wind & Fire song?