- Logon to activate and begin using an American Express Bluebird card
- Bluebird can be used just like a traditional bank account, with features like direct deposit, ATM access, bill pay, and mobile check deposit (depositing a check in the account by taking a picture with a cell phone)
- Bluebird activation kits are sold only at Walmart and on the Bluebird service
Bluebird cards can be activated online, and will be ready to use as soon as they’re activated. Before a Bluebird card can be activated, users will need to create an account with a valid e-mail. After registering, the user’s personalized Bluebird card should arrive within 7 days.
Bluebird Activate Comments
- The Bluebird card from American Express is an easy alternative to a regular bank account
- To get a Bluebird account, applicants must be at least 18 years old, must have a Social Security number, and must reside in the United States
- For a Bluebird family account, cardholders must be at least 13 years old
Setting up direct deposit to a Bluebird card can help users get their money as much as two days faster, and is more secure than getting paid by paper checks. Users do not need a canceled check to set up Bluebird direct deposit.
More information about the Bluebird card
- Bluebird account do have the same FDIC insurance that most other prepaid cards do not (but most banks do), and Bluebird does offer check writing capabilities
- Any questions in regards to the Bluebird Activate process can be directed to 1-877-486-5990
The Bluebird card was started in 2012, and works similar to the popular Green Dot card. Bluebird is issued by American Express, so cardholders even get some of the same access as regular AmEx card holders like increased identity theft protection and roadside assistance. Cardholders can get Social Security, military, or other government checks deposited straight to their Bluebird card.