Wrap-Up – Bluebird by American Express Review Series

Bluebird American Express

I’ve spent the last few weeks using and reviewing Bluebird by American Express, the prepaid card that can be used like a credit card wherever American Express cards are accepted, and can also be used to pay bills online.  But it’s more than a prepaid card, because Bluebird also offers roadside assistance facilitation and purchase protection – which most prepaid cards do not offer.

I found Bluebird to be easy to use and definitely convenient – I especially enjoyed the iPhone app, where I can not only track my balance but also take images of my checks to deposit them.  No more trips to the bank!

Since my kids are younger, I didn’t use Bluebird with them.  However, I definitely see Bluebird as a great way to help kids budget.  You can use subaccounts to send money to them (up to 4 different subaccounts allowed per account), or you could provide your children with their own Bluebird account.  Since Bluebird can be used wherever American Express cards are accepted, it can be used for most in-store or online purchases, or your child can use the card to withdraw money from an ATM.  If your child is in college, it’s a great alternative to a checking account, because it offers bill pay, and is easy to reload.

To learn more about Bluebird, check out my other posts or visit their website.

Disclosure: This series of posts is sponsored by Bluebird by American Express.



  1. Michele says

    Please let everyone know that they CAN NOT RECEIVE ANY FEDERAL PAYMENTS, ie, social security checks, payroll checks or TAX REFUNDS through this account. If someone would have their taxes done and used this account they will their refund returned. I found out the hard way with a payroll check. So now I have to scramble to find another account to use and have to wait an additional five (5) for my money to be returned and then be re-deposited.

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