2009 Gift Card Study
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American Express gift card

American Express
TermsAmerican Express
Monetary unitsClassic card: $25 to $3,000. Dining card: $50 to $500. Thank you card: $25 to $100. Congratulations card: $25 to $500.
DeliveryClassic and special occasions: $7.95 standard shipping; $12.95 2nd-day; $15.95 next-day.
FeesClassic card: $3.95 plus shipping and handling. Special occasions: $4.95 to $6.95, plus shipping and handling. No monthly fees.
ExpirationNone. There is a "valid thru" date indicated on the front of the gift card which is required to ensure that the gift card can be used at merchants that request and/or require customers to provide a plastic expiration date during the transaction process. You may not use the gift card after the "valid thru" date, but can request a replacement gift card, free of charge.
RedeemableEverywhere American Express cards are accepted in U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
NotesGift cards cannot be shipped to the states of Conn., Hawaii, N.H. and Vt. Specialty cards available. Web site has a search option (by city and state or ZIP code) to find a location to purchase gift cards in person. No e-card available.

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