Does anyone know if it is possible to buy a prepaid Visa or MasterCard at a supermarket and then use that where AMEX can’t be??
Yes, absolutely. You need to look out for reload fees though - every prepaid cash card I know of that can be bought at a supermarket has one, and this can make the points earn redundant.
Given you could earn up to 3x point per dollar I assume Prepaid Visa and MasterCards are excluded from earning points but I would like confirmation…
You will earn 3 MR on a Platinum Edge for any transaction at Coles/Woolworths, Amex do not differentiate based on what specifically you are purchasing
The main way this can make sense is if there is a promotion running on gift cards. Right now, Coles has a targeted offer for their prepaid MasterCards which offers 1,000 flybuys for each $100 card until May 18. The card load fee is $5. But 1,000 flybuys is worth $5 off a Coles shop, so this works out well.
Can anyone confirm that you can reload a prepaid master/visa using your AMEX at Coles our Woolies? I enquired about this several years ago and was told that it would be considered a cash advance not a purchase and therefore would not be eligible for points…
How about the $1000 pre paid cards at coles financial website. these are only different from the supermarket ones as they can be upped to $1000. specifically for gifts i am worried that it is online coles and not the supermarket i wont get the 3 points per doller. wdyt?