The holder of an American Express gift card can use it at all merchants in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands that accept the American Express card, states American Express. A user cannot transfer the American Express gift card, nor can he redeem it for cash.
The funds on the American Express gift card never expire, notes American Express. A gift card holder cannot use the card to make ATM withdrawals or to pay recurring billing charges. The user can monitor the available balance of the card and check it at anytime using American Express' online customer service or by calling customer service at 1-877-297-4438. The American Express gift card is available for ordering online and ships in one business day.