All You Need To Know About Amex Gift Cards

American Express gift cards are issued by the popular AMEX brand known for dealing in the provision of payment cards like credit and debit cards. Unlike these other cards, Amex gift cards cannot be used to withdraw money from machines.

These gift cards have a preloaded amount of money on them that can use to redeem items. It’s a widely accepted payment method by many merchants. There are personal Amex gift cards and business Amex gift cards. The personal Amex gift cards are for individual uses and to gift loved ones. The denominations range from $25 to $3000. Business Amex gift cards are mainly used by companies to reward employees.

They exist in two forms which are physical and digital gift cards. The digital gift cards are delivered to your email address after purchase.

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Benefits Of American Express Gift Cards

  1. They are widely accepted: Amex gift cards are used almost everywhere including virtual and physical stores. This means the kind of items you can buy are not restricted to a particular store.

  2. No hidden fees: There will be no charges or fees applied to your Amex gift cards after purchase.

  3. No validity period: all Amex gift cards have a 9-year validity period but are not applied to your balance. In case your card expires, you can request a replacement card.

  4. Bulk purchases: Amex gift cards can be made in large purchases. You can purchase as much as $100, 000 personal gift cards and even more than that for business gift cards.

  5. They can be replaced: Provided your card details are safe somewhere, you can always get a replaced Amex card in case it was stolen or misplaced.

How To Buy Amex Gift Cards

The steps below will guide you on how to buy Amex gift cards on NOSH:

  1. Click on “Buy Gift Cards”

  2. Search the country of your gift card and select.

  3. Select your gift card name.

  4. Choose the amount you want to buy.

  5. Specify the quantity of the cards.

  6. The amount you need to pay in naira will be displayed below.

  7. Click on the “Proceed” button.

How To Convert An Amex Gift Card To Cash

A step-by-step guide to selling Amex gift cards on Nosh:

  1. Go to the Nosh website or install the mobile app on your device. Open Playstore or Appstore and search “nosh.”

  2. Create an account. You need your full name, email address, country, and password.

  3. Verify your new account via email.

  4. Sign in with your email address and password.

  5. Click on “Sell Gift Cards”

  6. Choose the gift card name in the category list e.g American Express Gift Card.

  7. Choose the subcategory of the Amex gift card you want to trade.

  8. Input the amount in USD.

  9. Upload the Amex card image.

  10. Click on the “Begin Trade” button or swipe to sell on the mobile app.

How Much Is A $100 Amex Gift Card To Naira?

Currently, a $100 Amex gift card when exchanged in Nigeria ranges between NGN35,000 to NGN40000. However, this amount is not always the same. This is due to the rate fluctuation in the gift card. The changes can be attributed to the demand and supply of Amex gift cards. The rate is also determined by the trading platform you are using. To always get the best rates for all your gift cards, Nosh is your surest plug. You can always leverage the gift card rate calculator on the Nosh platform to know the current rate. The information needed is your gift card name, the subcategory, and the amount.

 American Express gift card

How To Check Amex Gift Card Balance

There are two major ways to check the balance on Amex gift cards.

1. Checking The Balance Through The Amex Website

To check the balance on your Amex gift card

  1. Go to the Amex balance checker page.

  2. Type in the 15-digit gift card number located on the back of your card.

  3. Next is to input the expiration date.

  4. Punch in the PIN.

  5. Enter your email address. This step is optional.

  6. Tap on the “Sign In” button.

  7. You will be redirected to a new page with your current balance.

2. Checking The Balance Through The Amex Customer Support

You can also check your Amex gift card balance via the brand’s customer support. The contact number can be found on your gift card. Place a call to relate your request to the customer support rep. The details required from you include the Amex serial number. A query will be run on the system and your balance will be communicated to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where can I buy an American Express gift card?

Amex gift cards are available for purchase on the AmexGiftCard website. Alternatively, seamlessly buy your gift cards on the Nosh platform using the steps discussed above.

2. Does my American Express gift card expires?

The expiration date for all Amex gift cards from the day of purchase is 9 years. However, the funds on your card do not expire. A replacement card will be issued if requested.

3. Can I reload an Amex gift card?

No, you can not reload an Amex gift card. You will need to buy a new Amex gift card if you’ve exhausted the fund on your current card.

4. Is there an activation fee for Amex gift cards?

No, there is no fee attached to activating your Amex gift card. 

5. What should I do if my Amex gift card is stolen or lost?

Contact American Express gift card customer support immediately to report stolen or lost card cases.


Now, you have all you need to know about Amex gift cards. They can be redeemed at any retail store that accepts them as a payment option. Their unique feature is that they are not restricted to use at a certain store. Amex gift cards are one of the gift cards with a good resale value in Nigeria. You can use the rate calculator on Nosh to find out about current rates. Sell your Amex gift card seamlessly on the Nosh website or mobile app.



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