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Are Amex Gift Cards Useless?

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Are American Express gift cards a total pain in the neck to use? One Consumerist reader recounts how the card was rejected online because there was no billing address associated with it, unusable at a gas station because there was no zip code associated with the account, and Amex puts holds on the card every time it's declined. Who knew! Anyone else have similar experiences? [Consumerist]