American Express Gift Cards are a popular option for those last-minute or difficult holiday gifts. Here are the highlights:
- Works wherever American Express is accepted.
- No fees after purchase. Other cards may have inactivity fees or transaction fees.
- Funds do not expire. If the date on the card expires, get a new card by calling Customer Service at 1-877-297-4438.
- Replaceable if your card is stolen or lost.
- Note: American Express does not ship Gift Cards to the states of HI and VT.
The standard drawback is that these cards usually have two separate fees: a $3.95 purchase fee and a $5.95 standard or $8.95 expedited shipping fee.
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Some people also use these gift cards for meeting credit card spending hurdles as you can buy them with any major credit card (AmEx, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover card).