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Bluebird by Walmart & American Express

Walmart and American Express have joined forces to bring you an innovative new way to spend — it’s called Bluebird — and I will be working with Bluebird over the next six weeks to not only test the service, but to share my findings with Dear Crissy readers.

Bluebird by Walmart and American Express

What better time of year for a project like this, right?

If you aren’t familiar with Bluebird, it an alternative to traditional debit and checking accounts, as it was designed to help consumers better manage and control everyday finances.

Bluebird was developed for people who are looking for advanced capabilities such as deposits by smartphone (love that) and mobile bill pay, fee transparency, and no minimum balance, monthly, annual or overdraft fees.

My favorite Bluebird features

Bluebird members can easily deposit their money in a variety of ways, including: payroll direct deposit, remote check capture via the Bluebird mobile app, using cash at any Walmart register, or by linking a checking, savings, or debit card to the account. What’s more, if your Bluebird card is LOST or STOLEN, funds stay protected at American Express, and the card is replaced at no charge.

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The only fees you pay are clear, transparent and within your control. For instance, you will be charged a fee for out of network ATM withdrawals if you do not have direct deposit.

Bluebird customers can access their cash at 22,000 MoneyPass® ATMs nationwide!

Family sub-accounts

I also love that Bluebird offers family sub-accounts. Sub-account holders will have a card with their name on it. This would be great for a teenager who is off at college. You can manage the daily spending of sub-account holders, and even receive alerts on activity. Safe and easy, I love it.

Stay tuned over the next six weeks as I share my thoughts and experiences with Bluebird!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Bluebird. Opinions are my own.

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  1. December 11, 2012 @ 1:07 am
    Eileen

    This would be great for us and to have our 20 year old who lives with us on the same account. She is always running errands for us and we give her my debit card…and she promptly lost it! She has done that twice now. Uggh. This sounds safe, fast, and convenient. Thanks for the review! Well keep up on your posts!

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