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SWAG Saturday: What’s in your wallet? Here is mine (for now).

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renes wallet for now

Time to check in on the old leather card holder and see what I am dragging around. The stock ones are my Delta Reserve, Barclays Arrival, Chase Sapphire, Chase INK business card, SPG AMEX & AMEX Plat (non-Delta) travel cards. The others I have come to always have one of with me is simple, but there are some things to think about when using it, that is an AMEX Gift card:

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I have come to rely on this card more and more, and not just for buying VDGCs (Visa Debit Gift Cards) and then loading them to BB (BlueBird). I like locking in the either 4x Arrival points or the 3% cash back when TCB (Top Cash Back) is having a promo plus the points from the card I used to get the gift cards (most times my AMEX Reserve card to meet the year’s spend). I then use the AMEX gift card when buying things that I don’t care if I get an extended warranty on or not. You see, most travel cards give up to 1 year extension on the manufactures warranty and you forego that if you use the AMEX gift card. But many times I don’t need that so then it works and my points are already locked in.

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BTW the rules are the same each week for SWAG Saturday and are HERE. Then on to my question for you today for a chance to win via random.org is a simple one and the prizes are his & her’s 2600mAh power backups , a travel car/wall USB charger adapter plus $13.68 Amazon gift code is this: Have you ever ordered AMEX gift cards? That’s it, yes or no is all I need but feel free to share more if you want! – René
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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.

114 Comments

  1. I’ve never ordered AMEX cards. I find it cumbersome to have to use up the exact amount remaining on the card.

  2. Yes. I used Amex gift cards a few years ago on a trip to Canada. At the time I thought it was a great idea to help avoid some if the fees of using a credit card. Looking back I’m not so sure I made an educated decision. But it wasn’t a lot of money. And it was a fun trip.

  3. Yes. Have been successful in the past, but the last two times I ordered I got the dreaded order denied. Will try again soon.

  4. No because using it for the exacted amount remaining after an initial purchase is a huge hassle.

  5. Yes, I have ordered AMEX gift cards. In fact, I’m waiting for Monday to buy more.

  6. No, because I’m too afraid of either losing or forgetting I even have one to use. I’m old school – I don’t even have a debit card!

  7. Yes, but not for manufactured spend. Gotta figure out that part next!

  8. haven’t had a chance to, but would definitely envision myself doing it sometime in the future!!

  9. Never ordered them but got a couple from a delta/amex LGA promotion.

  10. Yes. I’ve ordered them and have even gotten my friends into “the game”. Now, me and a couple friends go on MR’s thanks too you & retain our DM status! Thanks for everything Rene!

  11. deltasegmentfly Reply

    Not yet but seriously thinking about it. Time factor is one of the issues.

  12. I have one with about $200 on it, kind of like an emergency back up when I travel.

  13. Monique Eleby Reply

    Yes, I use them for gifts and for traveling to help stay on a budget.

  14. Yes – a couple times, especially with high rewards from Barclay

  15. I order them every Christmas without fail to top off any bonus points/miles I may be needing.

  16. I ordered amex gift cards when it was free delivery and no fees. I would really love the his and hers battery backups

  17. Young_ThoRough Reply

    No haven’t ever purchased an AMEX gift card. Certainly not a personalized one. But I think I did receive one as a ..get this…gift once! Like anyone uses them for gifts. Going for the wife for a Barclay AWMC soon so hope to change that though.

  18. Ooh, an easy swag Saturday – Yes, I have purchased AMEX gift cards!

  19. Michael H.(oldfox) Reply

    Yes, I have ordered AMEX gift cards. I use them as gifts.

  20. Yes, thru Top Cash Back. Have yet to get 3% cash back. TCB has shorted me before, so not surprised. Will NOT use them again.

  21. Yes- I always get a bunch when they have the code for no fee purchasing of them. We should be able to get a batch with graduation season coming along soon. An easy way to meet a minimum spend requirement.

  22. Yes – I just ordered my first one to learn the process better for loading to my BB account.

  23. No, but I should start the next time I need help on a minimum spend requirement.

  24. I order at least one each month but sometimes more when the 4X deal happens.

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