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GIVING A GIFT CARD OR BUSINESS GIFT CARD.

Everything you need to know about purchasing the Gift Card or Business Gift Card.


There are several ways to purchase an American Express Gift Card or Business Gift Card. Note: Business Gift Cards will not be sold "In Person" at retail locations.

  Online In-Person
  AMERICAN EXPRESS Gift Card, Business Gift Card, Special Occasion, Personalized , Custom Message, Photo, Business Logo and eGift Cards are available for friends, family and business. Personalized, Custom Message, Business Logo, Photo and eGift Cards are NOT available.

Gift Card and Business Gift Card Purchase Charges

AMERICAN EXPRESS Gift Card, Business Gift, Special Occasion, Personalized & Custom Message : $3.95

Photo : $6.95

Business Logo Card: $4.95 ($5000 min. purchase)

Shipping and delivery fees also apply.

eGift Card : $2.95 per Card
AMERICAN EXPRESS Gift Card : Starts at $3.95 per Gift Card and varies by seller.

Special Occasions: Purchase charges range from $4.95 to $6.95 per Gift Card.

Denominations

AMERICAN EXPRESS Gift Cards: $25, $50, $100, $200, $500, $700, $1000, $2000 and $3000.

AMERICAN EXPRESS Business Gift Cards: $25, $50, $100, $200, $500, $700, $1000, $2000 and $3000.

Special Occasions:
Find a Card for any occasion, including Birthday, Congratulations, Thank you, Wedding, Dining, Fathers Day, Mothers Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, Christmas, Diwali, Lunar New year, Felicidades, Valentine?s Day, Charity Cards, Business Recognition and more, available in denominations ranging from $25 to $3000.

Personalized, Custom Message and Business Logo Gift Cards: Can be any amount between $25 and $3000

eGift Cards: Choose a denomination between $25 and $100
AMERICAN EXPRESS Gift Cards: $25, $50, $100 and $200. Availability of denominations vary by seller.


Special Occasions: Including Birthday, Congratulations, Thank You, Teen, Child Be Our Guest, Celebrate, Splurge and Indulge can be purchased in denominations ranging from $25 to $200 as well as variable load Cards where you can chose the amount you put on the Card.

Maximum Order

Non business customers can order up to $5,000 per order. Businesses can be approved for up to $75,000 per order.

If you are a business and need to order more than this, please call 1-800-316-4420.

eGift Cards: You can order one card up to $100 per order.
Varies by seller.

Gift Card Features

AMERICAN EXPRESS Gift Card, Business Gift Card and Special Occasion Gift Cards will be printed with the dollar value on front of the Gift Card.

The Personalized Gift Card will be printed with the recipient's name as well as the dollar value on front of the Gift Card.

The Photo Gift Card will be printed with the photo of your choice (some restrictions apply) printed on the front of the card.

The Business Logo Gift Card will be printed with your company logo on the front of the Gift Card.

The Custom Message Gift Card: will be printed with a custom message as well as the dollar value on front of the Gift Card.

The eGift Card: An eGift activation email is sent directly to your recipient.
AMERICAN EXPRESS Gift Card, Special Occasion Gift Cards printed with the name "Gift Card Recipient" as well as the dollar value on front of the Gift Card.

Packaging

Personalized
All Gift Cards arrive in an envelope featuring the Gift Card dollar amount. The Personalized Gift Card package has space for a personalized message.
Packaging varies by seller.

Shipping and Delivery*

AMERICAN EXPRESS Gift Card, Business Gift Card and Special Occasion Gift Cards Orders of $200 or more can be delivered to the purchaser via:
  • UPS 2nd Day Air for $8.95 per order,
  • UPS Next Day Air for $15.95 per order.
For Consumer Orders Orders of less than $200 can be delivered to the purchaser via the options above, plus an additional option:
  • First Class USPS for $5.95 per order. Packages delivered by USPS First Class mail are not tracked, please allow up to ten business days (M-F) for processing your order and USPS delivery
Personalized Gift Card orders (each card is shipped individually)
Orders can be delivered to either the purchaser or recipient via:
  • First Class USPS within 10 business days for $2.00 per Gift Card. Packages delivered by USPS First Class mail are not tracked, please allow up to ten business days (M-F) for processing your order and USPS delivery,
  • Express UPS shipping within 6 business days for $9.95 per Gift Card.
Custom Message Gift Card orders
Orders can be delivered to the purchaser via:
  • Second Day UPS for $8.95 per Gift Card,
  • Next Day UPS shipping for $15.95 per Gift Card.
Photo Gift Card orders can be delivered to the purchaser via:
  • UPS 2nd Day Air for $8.95 per order,
  • UPS Next Day Air for $15.95 per order.
eGift Card orders: No Shipping fee
Good option for those who want a Gift Card immediately.

Go to participating financial service institutions, malls, or retailers.


If you still have questions regarding American Express Gift Cards, please call our FAQ Automated Response Help Center at 866-812-GIFT (4438). Or, to speak with a representative, please call the following Customer Services numbers:
For American Express Gift Cards, please call 1-877-297-4438.
For American Express Business Gift Cards, please call 1-800-297-7327.

Terms and Conditions are applied to Gift Cards and Business Gift Cards
 


  

Read an important notice regarding Gift Cards purchased between January 1, 2002 and September 21, 2011.

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