It has been quite a while since I have thought anything about that wonderful creature released by American Express a few years ago – that Bluebird so many of us chased hard. The last I really heard from Amex about my Bluebird was in January of 2016 when I (and many, many others) received notice that we were being terminated from loading.
Thanks for Nothing, Bluebird!
Well, I finally heard again from Bluebird today and it only served to remind me of what a great tool Bluebird used to be. Here is what the e-mail said:
For the security and convenience of our customers, we regularly monitor activity on all accounts. As part of this regular review, we recently noticed that your American Express Bluebird® Account has not been used in the past 12 months and has a zero ($0) balance. Due to this inactivity, we plan to close your Account on May 19th, 2017 unless funds are added to your Account on or before that date. If you recently added funds to your Account, please disregard this email.
Add funds to your Account
If you would like to keep your Account open, please add funds onto your Account on or before May 19th, 2017. You can add money to your account with your debit card and free cash reloads at virtually any Walmart checkout register.
Oh, really, Bluebird? Thanks, but the reason I have a zero balance in my account is because you told me that I could no longer load money onto my account! Remember that?
This is just Amex’s way of getting rid of all of our Bluebird accounts by submitting notice that they need to be closed since there has not been activity. Too bad they wouldn’t give me one more chance to load some things on to it! 🙂
Did you get a similar letter today from American Express about your Bluebird account? When had you been shut down from loading?