How To Check American Express Gift Card Balance

Are you curious about how to check your American Express gift card balance? You are currently reading the right article. First, let me share my past experience or my partner’s in this case.

Recently, my partner was trying to purchase a new microwave with his American Express gift card at a merchant’s online store.

After he selected the item and proceed to checkout, he chose an Amex gift card as his payment method. An error came up and he couldn’t complete the purchase.

We realized the balance on the Amex gift card isn’t up to the microwave price. It was kinda heartbreaking because he wanted to get the item right away.

I suggested we asked the merchant if we can do a split payment and make the balance with our credit card.

Fortunately, the merchant accepted and we had to make the balance with my partner’s credit card.

This situation made me realize that keeping tabs on your fund balance is actually important. So, you don’t get frustrated while trying to make a purchase.

In this article, I’ve explained how to check the AMERICAN Express gift card balance. Let’s get started!

a girl raising up a gift card

Importance Of Checking Amex Gift Card Balance

The one thing I really love about the American Express gift card is the flexibility to use it to purchase anything anywhere that accepts the gift card. There are several reasons why checking the balance on your Amex gift card is important. I believed recalling what happened to my partner and me is a valid reason.

Just like in my case, there are times you may overbudget beyond your Amex gift card balance. Checking your gift card balance before then will help you escape such.

Keeping tabs on your gift card balance also affirms that you are using the card in the most efficient way possible.

In a case where your gift card was misplaced or stolen, you can check your balance to confirm if any unauthorized purchases were made. This will help you report the case quickly and request a replacement card.

It is also important to check your Amex gift card balance to ensure the gift card is still valid.

There is a valid-thru date that comes with an American Express gift card. This date signifies when your gift card is still active. A replacement gift card is issued upon request and your remaining funds will be transferred to the new card.

How To Check The Balance On Amex Gift Card

There are 2 different ways to check the balance on your Amex gift card. Let’s check them out below:

1. Checking The Balance Through The Amex Website

To check the balance on your Amex gift card,

  1. Visit the Amex balance checker page.

  2. Enter your 15-digit card number.

  3. Enter the expiration date/ valid-thru date.

  4. Enter the 4-digit security code.

  5. You can choose to enter your email address or not.

  6. Click on the blue “Sign In” button.

Once that is done, the page will reload to reveal the current balance on your American Express gift card.

amex balance check page

2. Checking The Balance Through The Amex Customer Support

The other way to check your gift card balance without visiting the website is via customer support. The telephone number is written on the gift card. Check your gift card to get it. Place a call and a customer rep on duty will attend to you. They will request your card’s serial number which will be used to run a query to get your balance.

Tips For Troubleshooting Amex Balance Check Issues

  1. Verify the Amex gift card number and the security code are entered properly.

  2. Confirm if the gift card has not reached its valid thru date.

  3. Verify if your American Express gift card has been activated.

  4. After confirming the above and the issue still persists, contact the customer support team.

The tips outlined above are useful when checking the balance of any gift card.

Additional Information On Selling Amex Gift Cards

In addition to using your Amex gift card to make purchases, there is another use for it. Most people based in Nigeria better utilize Amex gift cards by converting them to cash.

After confirming your card balance, you can choose to sell the Amex gift card for cash. Ensure to exchange the gift card on a reliable trading platform.

For a good trading platform, look out for a user-friendly platform, fast transactions, smooth trading experience, best rates, and standby customer support.

These and more are what Nosh offers gift card traders. You can enjoy these by signing up on the website or by downloading the mobile app.

When you sign in, navigate to “Sell Giftcards” and input all the details required like your gift card name and amount. That’s it.


The two main ways to check the balance on your Amex gift card are via the Amex balance checker page and via customer support. Make use to confirm you are entering the correct details while trying to check the balance.

The next step after confirming the balance may be to trade it. Sell your American Express gift card on the Nosh website or mobile app.



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