American Express Gift Cards are prepaid cards that are used as an alternative to cash.
Good to know:
Gift card funds never expire
The “valid thru” date on the front of the Card is the date through which your physical plastic card may be used. This date is required to process transactions at merchants that request a plastic expiration date. Even if the “valid thru” date has passed on the Card, its Available Balance remains unchanged and intact. In order to keep making purchases with your Available Balance, after a Card’s “valid thru” date has passed, please call 1-877-297-4438 for a free replacement Card.
The Card may be used at merchants and retailers in the United States that accept the American Express Card (“Merchants”). The Card cannot be used for ATM cash withdrawals or for recurring billing charges (such as monthly utilities or subscriptions). You may use the Card to make final payments, but may not be able to use the Card to make reservations or deposits (e.g., car rental or hotel reservations).Except where required by law, the Card is not redeemable for cash. The Card may not be used for unlawful purposes.
If the Card or Card number is lost or stolen, contact American Express immediately at 1-877-297-4438