Do you want to add your American Express (AMEX) card to Cash App? Is it even possible?
If you are wondering how to use gift card on Cash App, then you have visited the right page.
Here, in this post, we have explained all you need to know about using gift cards on Cash App.
So, let’s get started.
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Can you add American Express Gift card to Cash App
No, You cannot transfer money from an American Express gift card to Cash App directly, but there is a workaround. You can add the AMEX gift card to your PayPal account and transfer money from the gift card to the Cash App wallet.
You cannot directly add the American Express gift card to Cash App because Cash App does not support or allow adding the prepaid or gift cards.
If you try to link your American Express gift card to your Cash App account, you will get an error message saying – ‘prepaid cards are not supported by Cash App and cannot be added as a payment method on Cash App.’
If that can’t be added directly, there is an indirect way to transfer money from a gift card to Cash App, and that’s for we are here.
Below is a step-by-step guide to add money from a gift card to Cash App using PayPal.
How to Transfer Money from American Express Gift Card to Cash App (using PayPal)
Transferring money from an American Express gift card is a multistep process and can’t be done directly.
To get started, you will need to link the AMEX gift card to your PayPal account and then transfer the amount from your PayPal wallet to Cash App card.
Confused? Don’t worry; below is the step-by-step illustration.
Part 1 : Link American Express gift card to PayPal
- Step 1: Log in to your PayPal account
- Step 2: Choose “PayPal Balance” from PayPal account
- Step 3: Now choose “Link a card”
- Step 4: Now, Enter AMEX gift card details and click ‘Link Card’
Once you have linked the gift card to PayPal, you will now need to transfer the gift card amount from the PayPal wallet to Cash App.
Part 2: Transfer AMEX gift card money from PayPal to Cash App
As you have now linked the AMEX gift card to PayPal, you will also need to link the Cash App card to PayPal and then transfer the money from the AMEX card to the Cash App card.
- Open PayPal app and login to your account.
- Click “Transfer money” and then “Transfer to your bank”.
- Link your Cash App debit card if you haven’t already, and then press next.
- Enter the amount to transfer, review the details and tap the “Transfer” option.
So, that’s all; this is how you can transfer money from American Express Gift Card to Cash App using PayPal as a medium.
What Prepaid Cards work with Cash App?
Cash App currently supports debit and credit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Most government-enabled prepaid cards are also supported, but depositing to these cards does not work. ATM cards, PayPal, and business debit cards are not supported at this time.
However, using the indirect methods as explained above in the post, you can transfer money from gift cards to Cash App.
Cash App is P2P money transferring app that allows the users to transfer and receive money to and from their family and friends with just a few taps.
As a recap to this post, Cash App does not accept prepaid cards at the moment, as the AMEX gift card is a prepaid card, so you cannot use it directly on the Cash App.
You cannot transfer money from an American Express gift card to Cash App directly, but this is a way by using PayPal, as detailed above in the post.
So, that’s all for now, guys. I hope after reading this post, you were able to know how you can use the AMEX gift card with Cash App.
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Ankit Kumar is an Engineer by profession and a blogger by passion. Over the last several years, he has written tons of articles, solving queries on Quora. He also has years of experience in investing in Cryptocurrencies, Funds, and Stocks.