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Exclusive   2006 Gift Card Study
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Gift cards at a glance: American Express


Gift cards at a glance
American Express (plastic) www.americanexpress.com
(877) 297-4438
Monetary units
Online denominations: Gift card: $25, $50, $100, $200 and $500. Personalized card: $25, $35, $50, $75, $100, $200, $250, $500.
In-person denominations: $25, $50, $100 *varies by seller
Delivery
Gift Card: UPS Ground shipping $7.95 per order. USPS shipping for orders less than $200, $5.95 per order. Personalized card: USPS $2 per card
Fees
$3.95 per card. Starting 366 days after the date of purchase, subject to applicable law, a monthly service fee of $2 is deducted from the available funds. $5.95 replacement fee for lost or stolen card.
Expiration date
None
Use
The gift card can be used at retailers, restaurants, amusement parks, sporting events, movie and other theaters, spas, salons and certain other merchants that are located in the United States and that accept the American Express card, including mail order, online and brick-and-mortar establishments.
Cash-out
Cannot be redeemed for cash.
Comments
Gift card will be printed with the name, "Gift Card Recipient" as well as the dollar value on front of the card. The personalized gift card (online only) will be printed with the recipient's name as well as the dollar value on front of the card.
 
 
 
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