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My American Express Bluebird prepaid card showed up in the mail today and I have lots of good news to share! Note that if you already have an American Express Serve account, you have to cancel your Serve account before applying for American Express Bluebird.
I successful loaded my Bluebird prepaid card with mile earning debit cards at Wal-Mart for no extra fee.
Load American Express Bluebird with Miles Earning Debit Cards at Wal-Mart!
And I also loaded my Bluebird account using a Vanilla Reload which I bought from Office Depot using my Chase Ink Bold. Note that this option is no longer available, but you may be able to find Vanilla Reloads at CVS, Walgreen’s or other locations.
Successfully Loaded American Express Bluebird with Vanilla Reload Cards
Next, I paid $100 towards my Chase credit card bill (as a test) and withdrew money from an ATM using my Bluebird card!
And I was extremely excited to earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (which can be transferred to different airlines and hotels including, United, Hyatt & Southwest) for both these transactions which otherwise would never earn miles and points!
If you earn 5X Ultimate Rewards points on only $2,000 per month (easy to do when you can pay rent, mortgages, loans, credit card bills, and regular purchases) with Bluebird, you earn 120,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points a year. That is enough for a business class ticket to almost anywhere on United, 5 nights at a top Hyatt category 6 hotel, or ~$2,000 in travel on Southwest!