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Can you purchase a visa prepaid gift card with an Amex prepaid card?

facepalm 125 287 February 14, 2013 at 09:31 PM
so my cousin wants to purchase something online (video game merchandise), but amex is not accepted. he got a $100 amex gift card as a gift and would like to know if he can use it to purchase a $100 visa prepaid gift card at walgreens. i know there is a surcharge of around $4-6, but can he purchase it using the amex card then use cash for the remaining surcharge fees?

thanks!

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Should not be a problem unless there are some funky state or local restrictions where you are(i.e. you can't buy lottery tickets with credit cards in PA so it doesn't work with prepaid cards either). Prepaid amex cards are treated as amex credit cards for transactions and you can buy a visa gift card with an amex credit card.
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Should not be a problem unless there are some funky state or local restrictions where you are(i.e. you can't buy lottery tickets with credit cards in PA so it doesn't work with prepaid cards either). Prepaid amex cards are treated as amex credit cards for transactions and you can buy a visa gift card with an amex credit card.
thank you! and can i use cash to pay the rest if the entire amex card doesn't cover it? im not sure if walgreens' system allows 2 payment methods.
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thank you! and can i use cash to pay the rest if the entire amex card doesn't cover it? im not sure if walgreens' system allows 2 payment methods.
You should be able to.

When going to pay for the Visa/MC giftcard in store, you should be able to use/slide the AmEx giftcard in the credit card machine like you're making a regular payment. And it'll prompt whatever the balance you still owe is and you should be able to use a different card or cash. If you don't owe anything else, it should automatically finish the transaction and print out the receipt and you're ready to go!
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You should be able to.

When going to pay for the Visa/MC giftcard in store, you should be able to use/slide the AmEx giftcard in the credit card machine like you're making a regular payment. And it'll prompt whatever the balance you still owe is and you should be able to use a different card or cash. If you don't owe anything else, it should automatically finish the transaction and print out the receipt and you're ready to go!
thanks for the quick response! reps to both of you.

my amex is $100 and the visa is most likely $100 + $5.95 fee. so ill know tomorrow.

thanks again!
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Quote from facepalm View Post :
so my cousin wants to purchase something online (video game merchandise), but amex is not accepted. he got a $100 amex gift card as a gift and would like to know if he can use it to purchase a $100 visa prepaid gift card at walgreens. i know there is a surcharge of around $4-6, but can he purchase it using the amex card then use cash for the remaining surcharge fees?

thanks!
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thanks for the quick response! reps to both of you.

my amex is $100 and the visa is most likely $100 + $5.95 fee. so ill know tomorrow.

thanks again!
so whos $100 amex gift card is it?!
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when we ask questions it is always for a friend Smilie
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