I must preface this post with a bit of background. A long, long time ago, I applied for and received an American Express Prepaid Card. This was back around 2012 or so, I’m not positive. I think that Serve or Bluebird became the more popular card for my needs, and the Prepaid card just gathered dust in the sock drawer. As far as I know, I never loaded one cent on the Prepaid card.
Every now and then – more then than now – I receive a note from American Express pertaining to the Prepaid card (see this post, for example). It always startles me. Does anyone even still use the Prepaid card? What value does it have to those of us interested in the, ahem, hobby?
Well, apparently one value that, effective today, it no longer has, is you can no longer withdraw money at ATMs outside of the United States (note: I never even knew you could do this).
We want to let you know about an important change to the terms and conditions of your American Express Prepaid Card Account. Beginning March 30th, 2016, you will no longer be able to use your American Express Prepaid Card to withdraw money at ATMs outside of the United States.
Here’s the email:
Does anyone still have the American Express Prepaid card?