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Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

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Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

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?
Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| BOA Better Bal $17.5k |Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $17.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $10k | West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k
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Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

Like this ?

 

http://brokensecrets.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/black-light-amex1.jpg?w=455

EX FICO - 770 (Lender pull - AMEX) Feb '13
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Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?


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?

Undisclosed location that has blacklight huh..i wonder where that could be lol

 

I have to check my BCE when i also go to an undisclosed location that has blacklight




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Mega Contributor

Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

Thats awesome!!!!!




EQ FICO 548 3/3/16
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Senior Contributor

Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

Yeah! But more near the top of my card and on a BCE not a DG...
Lol
It's so cooooooolllll!!!!!!
Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| BOA Better Bal $17.5k |Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $17.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $10k | West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k
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Senior Contributor

Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

LOL @CS800! It was realllllly cool looking, I had to do a double take!
Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| BOA Better Bal $17.5k |Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $17.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $10k | West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k
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Mega Contributor

Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

Young thought he had a prize card and called AMEX kmao



EQ FICO 548 3/3/16
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Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?

The Discover It card does as well. It spells discover across the front side.

Cards: AMEX BCE (2k), Barclay Arrival Mastercard (4.3K), Chase Freedom (1K), Discover It (1.3k), SECU (2K), CapOne Quicksilver (750)

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Senior Contributor

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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!
Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| BOA Better Bal $17.5k |Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $17.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $10k | West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k
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Re: Amex logo glows in blacklight!!?


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.

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