- Obtain a unique authorization code online or through the Bluebird mobile app. Note: once a Bluebird check is pre-authorized, the funds associated with that check are immediately deducted from the customer’s balance, and are held until the check is presented for payment.
- Write the authorization code on the check and give to the payee. This ensures for the customer that sufficient funds are available to cover the Bluebird check being written. The payee can confirm that sufficient funds are available by calling American Express.
Add More and From Home: In response to customer demand, the total Bluebird Account balance limit has increased to $100,000 per calendar year to allow Members to add more of their paychecks and large value checks. Additionally, Bluebird Members will now be able to add personal and government checks to their Bluebird accounts by mailing the check to American Express. Once the check has been successfully processed, the funds will be added directly to the Member’s Bluebird Account. There are no fees associated with this new capability.Bluebird is available online at www.bluebird.com and at more than 4,000 Walmart stores. About American Express American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Bluebird is a prepaid access account issued by American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, foursquare.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/companies/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress. Key links to products and services: charge and credit cards, business credit cards, travel services, gift cards, prepaid cards, merchant services, business travel, and corporate card. About Walmart Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 200 million customers and members visit our more than 10,700 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com. i All of the new features announced today, including FDIC insurance, will be available to a Bluebird member who registers with American Express for a permanent account. These new features are not available with the temporary Bluebird card sold at Walmart retail locations. ii Purchase Protection is underwritten by AMEX Assurance Company, Administrative Office, Phoenix, AZ. Coverage is determined by the terms, conditions, and exclusions of Policy AX0951 or Policy PP-IND and is subject to change with notice. This document does not supplement or replace the Policy.