The American Express Company (Amex) is a financial service corporation. It offers different cards ( credit and debit) and non-card products.
What is An American Express Gift Card And What Is It Used For?
American Express Gift Cards are pre-paid cards that can be used for in-store and online shopping almost immediately after their purchase.
They can be used anywhere American Express is accepted.
Why Do I Need To Know My AMEX Gift Card Balance?
Your Gift Card may be declined if there aren’t enough available funds to cover the amount of your purchase or a pre-authorization request. This is why you need to know how to check the balance on your card. Not to worry, checking your balance does not automatically mean you are redeeming it.
How Can I Check My Amex Gift Card Balance?
You have the option to check your balance through two major options.
1.Through The Official Website
From the American Express gift cards website, click on “Check Balance” and enter the 15-digit gift card number. Click “Continue” and you’ll be directed to a page that shows you the remaining balance on your card. As well as a list of all transactions made with the card.
There is a number at the back of your gift card, which you can call to request your card balance. Alternatively, you can reach their customer service at 1-877-297-4438.
Note: Before calling, you should already have your 15 digit number to speed up the process.
How Can I Redeem My AMEX Gift Card Online?
This is just like using your normal debit card to pay for items online. The only difference is the website has to accept AMEX as a source of payment. This is very common.
- After you are done shopping proceed to checkout
- For payment method select AMEX
- Enter your name
- The 15-digit card number
- Expiration date
- The 4-digit security code
- Click Pay.