How To Activate a Amex Gift Card

How To Activate a Amex Gift Card

What is Amex Gift Card?

Gift Cards are prepaid payment Cards that can make a great gift or reward. You can purchase Gift Cards in various amounts. American Express® Gift Cards for friends and family make great gifts for holidays, birthdays, and more.

How To Activate a Amex Gift Card

You can activate your Gift Card at or by calling the toll-free number listed on the back of your Card (1-888-846-4308).

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my American Express gift card?

Call the number listed on your card to activate it over the phone. On the reverse side of your card, you should see a toll-free phone number beginning with 1-800 or 1-888. If you don’t have internet connectivity, call this number to activate your card.

How do I redeem my Amex gift card?

How to Redeem an American Express Gift Card Online

  1. Find a merchant that accepts American Express, and select it as the payment method.
  2. For credit card information, enter. …
  3. In the Billing Address section, please fill in your name and address.
  4. Click pay and enjoy your purchase using your American Express prepaid gift card!

Do AMEX cards need to be activated?

If you don’t activate your card, it won’t be available for use. What number do I call to activate my American Express? It’s generally recommended to call the number on the back of your card, however, calling 800-528-4800 will route you to the specific channel that’s able to assist you.

Why isn t my amex gift card working?

American Express gift cards have an expiration date, so make sure your card is still valid. You can check the expiration date on the back of the card. The card may have been blocked. If you’ve lost your American Express gift card or if it’s been reported stolen, the card may have been blocked.

Can I activate Amex offer after purchase?

I made a purchase before I saved the Amex Offer to my Card. Will that purchase qualify for the offer? No. You must save the offer to your Card first and then make your qualifying transaction using the same Card to receive the credits.

How do Amex cards start?

All American Express account numbers are embossed and start with “37” or “34”.

How long do I have to wait to use my Amex gift card?

American Express Gift Cards are pre-paid cards that can be used for in-store and online shopping almost immediately after their purchase. In the past, to use your American Express Gift Card online, you had to follow a registration process to add your billing address to the card.

Can I use an Amex gift card on PayPal?

Anywhere in the U.S. where PayPal is accepted you can use prepaid gift cards that have a Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, or Discover® logo on it. Please note that this doesn’t apply to merchant-specific gift cards, which do not have a Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, or Discover® logo on them.

Can I use Amex gift card on Apple pay?

You can add your Gift Card to Apple Pay™, Samsung Pay, and Android Pay™. Please know the balance of the Gift Card must be at least $1.00 to be eligible.

How long does it take to activate an Amex?

Once your American Express arrives in your mail, your next step is to activate it. You can do this online, by phone or through the Amex mobile app. Whichever option you choose, the card activation process shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.