The American Express Prepaid Card: My Overall Thoughts

After my lovely trip to the Atlanta Zoo , I decided to use my handy-dandy American Express Prepaid card for an online purchase. Since my birthday is tomorrow, I decided to treat myself to some accessories!Once it came time for checkout, I double-checked my card balance at then submitted my order just as I would if I were using my credit card. Within 2 minutes of the purchase I decided to see if my balance had updated on the American Express site, and sure enough, it had!From ordering the card, loading funds and everyday use...the American Express Prepaid Card was truly a handy card to have. I will continue to use it in the future for various situations where I want to stick with a specific budget for a purchase. I'm thinking this will be perfect for Christmas shopping! I'll load how much money I want to spend on all the gifts for family and friends, and go from there!After reading more about the card on the AE site, I discovered that there are additional benefits (information from the American Express website):A Safe Way to SpendIt's not debit or credit, it's prepaid, so it won't affect your credit and there are no overdraft fees.Purchase ProtectionCan protect eligible purchases made with the Card against accidental damage and teftFraud ProtectionIf your Card is lost or stolen, you will not pay for fraudulent charges and the Card will be replaced at no cost.Roadside AssistanceIn the event of car trouble, you can call us and we will arrange assistance.Global Assist ServicesYou can rely on us anytime, day or night for emergency assistance while traveling.Free ATM WithdrawlAmerican Express provides one FREE ATM withdrawal per calendar month.24-Hour Customer ServiceCall us anytime at 1-866-207-7970 to reach our world class Customer Service team.Auto ReloadsFor added convenience, set up automatic reloads for extra peace of mind knowing that money will be on the Card when you need it.

If you have any questions regarding the American Express Prepaid Card, feel free to visit their FAQ's page

FTC Disclaimer: Funds were provided to load on the American Express Prepaid Card for reviewing purposes.
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