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Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

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Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

if I remember correctly, I believe the zync has this as well. 

But I don't remember from all the wonderfull stuff I got too do at an undisclosed location... 

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Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?


NonSufficientFunds wrote:

youngandcreditwrthy wrote:
So I was out this past weekend at an undisclosed location 😜, and I noticed that on my BCE, there was a glowing "AM" in big letter on the far left of the card and an " EX" logo on the far right... It was from a blacklight!
It was super awesome! I took a picture, but alas I have no way of posting that here!
Just thought it was an interesting feature Ive never seen in a CC before...
Anyone else notice?

This security feature has been used for at least 35 years. 

 

I first noticed the glowing AMEX while I was tending bar in a large nightclub, where black lights were hung over the cash register. 

 

I also observed that gin & tonic drinks have a glow, when under the black lights, though I have no idea why.

 

Many drivers licenses and state IDs also have this feature.


It's the quinine in the tonic. Same for vodka and tonic. Quinine is awesome stuff. 

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Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

All of my mastercards do it as well.  Noticed it playing glow in the dark mini golf.

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Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

Current American currency has many tricks up it's sleeve like this.  But I'd never played with the credit cards...  So I decided to lay out all my cards old and new.  Was very interesting.  The Mastercards glow with an "M   C", the Visa's with a "V" across the logo (CSP only on the back), and the AmEx cards with an "A M E X" across the face of the cards... even the Bluebird does it.

Fun stuff.

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Valued Contributor

Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

Certain things suprise you in a good way when you look under a black light....while others things not so much.  (think hotel bedspread)



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Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?


youngandcreditwrthy wrote:
No way!!!!! I will have to bring my IT next time I go out!!! I wish there was a card that did 5% on bars/clubs haha!

Last I checked Citi Forward covers bars under restaurants.

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Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

Haha I don't like Citi.
Ahh! I was thinking that Amex had some exclusive echnology!
Im know fo sho my Chase Freedom did not do anything special under that same blacklight.
I also know sometimes Chase/Discover will classify "bars" as "restaurants"
I've noticed, however, Amex is pretty strict with their cash back category classifications. Must be all these folks participating in "manufactured spending"
Thanks you bastards! :-P
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Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

Visa and MC does too. My bf showed me a while ago. It is cool.
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Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?


youngandcreditwrthy wrote:
No way!!!!! I will have to bring my IT next time I go out!!! I wish there was a card that did 5% on bars/clubs haha!

Ah now we're getting 'closer' to the 'undisclosed' location lol !!

 

I went to a bar in NH and took my BCE. It's really cool looking. I didn't try the IT yet




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Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?


Ailee wrote:

youngandcreditwrthy wrote:
No way!!!!! I will have to bring my IT next time I go out!!! I wish there was a card that did 5% on bars/clubs haha!

Last I checked Citi Forward covers bars under restaurants.


CITI doesn't liek me. I have most prime cards out there but cant even get a CITI for the life of me. Always delcined.




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