Over the past week I have been sharing with you my experience using the American Express prepaid card. First I told you how I think it is a great alternative to the cash only system. In my opinion it is much more convenient and practical than the cash only system and I would do much better with it since I am not a fan of carrying around cash, I like to swipe and be on my way. Plus I love to have a visual record of where exactly my money is going and with an American Express prepaid card I have that just like I do with my bank card.
Then I shared with you how easy the American Express prepaid card is to use and reload on the go. While at BlogHer I used the American Express prepaid card for my expenses. I could have easily ended up over budget with all the great places to eat and fun things to do but I stayed on budget knowing when the money was gone it was gone and I still had to pay for my luggage on my return flight. When I wanted to take my roommate out to lunch for her birthday it was easy to reload on the fly and have instant access to my money.
So will I keep the American Express prepaid card in my wallet? That is a definite yes. I tend to be an impulse shopper, sometimes, and it always comes back to haunt me. I love that the American Express prepaid card allows me to still steer free of cash yet keeps me firmly on budget. I do best with keeping my books balanced when I have no wiggle room and the American Express prepaid card allows me no wiggle room. If I don’t have the funds I can’t spend them since the card does not allow you to overdraw. So for me this card is a good fit how about you does it sound like a good fit for you?
I am receiving compensation from American Express while I act as a spokesperson, but all opinions are my own.