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Bluebird – Up to $150 Free Over 3 Months
Some holders of the American Express Bluebird card are receiving a targeted promotion offering a $1 credit every time they use their card at a new merchant in April, May & June.
Here is the text of the email taken from this Slickdeals post:
Here’s how to get $1 back every time you use your Card
somewhere new in April, May, and June
1) Use your Bluebird Card virtually anywhere American Express® Cards are accepted.
2) Get a $1 account credit the first time you spend at a merchant each month.
3) Keep using Bluebird at different merchants and get up to $50 in account credit each month in April, May, and June.
SMART TIP: USE BLUEBIRD AND WATCH YOUR ACCOUNT CREDITS GROW
+$1 Grab your morning coffee +$1 Buy a slice of pizza +$1 Fill up your car with gas +$1 Pick up groceries for dinner +$1 Go to a movie = $5 Account credits
Just make sure every place has a different name—that’s how you can tell if your purchase qualifies for a $1 back!
Receive a $1 account credit to your Bluebird Account for each eligible purchase or payment using your Bluebird Card that appears on your Bluebird Account statement and is made between April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. Limit of fifty dollars ($50) in total account credits per calendar month during the offer period. (Up to $1 in account credits per merchant per month, for a total of up to $3 per merchant during the offer period). If you do not reach the monthly account credit limit of fifty dollars ($50) in a given calendar month, you will not be eligible for more than fifty dollars ($50) in account credits the following month. ATM, Pay Bills, Send Money, Bluebird Check transactions, and transfers to linked bank accounts, Sub-Accounts or SetAside Accounts are not eligible purchases or payments for purposes of the offer. Merchants are responsible for submitting transaction information to us, and if American Express does not receive information from the merchant that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive any account credit. Purchase transactions may fall outside of the month in which you made the purchase if there is a delay in the merchant submitting the transaction information to us. Account credit will normally be applied to your Bluebird Account promptly after your eligible purchase or payment transaction clears, but could take up to thirty (30) days. Account credit may be reversed if a qualifying transaction is reversed or cancelled. Offer expires June 30, 2015, and is subject to change or cancellation at any time.
This is a good deal in theory, although it requires that you carry your Bluebird card around to make purchases. You must also remember which merchants you used the card at before since you only get the credit once per merchant per month.
With that said, this will work great for small purchases, even if you only use it at a few merchants per month. With the ability to save $150 over the course of three months, I can see this being of use to some people. The only Bluebird card left in my family belongs to my sister-in-law, so even if she is targeted I won’t be able to take advantage.
Targeted deals on Amex Prepaid Cards generally don’t have a registration, so my guess is that you are automatically in if you receive the email and are out of luck if you don’t. What do you think? Is this deal good enough to get you to carry and use your Bluebird card?
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