Published on May 4th, 2016 | by Chuck53
We Can Now Have Bluebird AND Serve AND REDbird Accounts
American Express has changed the rules and now allows each person to have one Bluebird account, one Serve account, and one REDbird account.
Amex has three prepaid products: Serve, Bluebird, and REDcard. Previously, each person (SSN) could get one Amex prepaid product. Now, the FAQ on the Amex sites indicate that each person can have one of each.
Note that people who were shut down from one Amex product are usually banned from getting it again, or even getting a different prepaid version again.
As we all know, Serve/REDbird/Bluebird is basically dead for manufacturing spend purposes since if you try using it such the account gets shut down. Here are some potential uses for being able to get three prepaid cards:
- Use it for Amex Offers. Bluebird and Serve cards are eligible for Amex Offers. If I wasn’t shutdown, I’d get both cards to add to my Amex Offer velocity.
- Someone once said, “hit it hard whilst you can.” You can try signing up for each card and hitting each for a couple months until you get shutdown. I’m not actually recommending this, but the possibility exists.
- Each card actually has unique benefits itself. Particularly, the REDcard gets 5% off at Target and free shipping with no minimum, among a few other perks. Sure, you can get the credit or debit REDcard, but some people may prefer the prepaid. Bluebird has (or used to have?) some special Walmart benefits too. The OneVIP Serve has some concert benefits.
If you want to signup for a Serve card, check out the post Six Different Flavors of Serve and How to Remain Fee-Free to find out which is best for you.
Hat tip to gochoo on Flyertalk