Zynga-Branded AmEx Prepaid Card Lets You Earn FarmVille Cash In The Real World

This site does not, in general, approve of Zynga’s freemium addiction-based gaming model or fee-laden prepaid debit cards. So we are amused and slightly dismayed to bring you the news that AmEx and Zynga have teamed up to bring a Farmville points rewards card into the world. Fill up your card, spend the money, earn points to buy in-game stuff. How could this product possibly go wrong?

In the press release announcing the card, Zynga founder and CEO is quoted saying:

We’re excited to partner with American Express to invent new ways for people to experience Zynga play in more parts of their day. Together we can add surprise and delight to everyday shopping.

If you use this card at an actual farmer’s market, the universe may very well implode.

ZYNGA AND AMERICAN EXPRESS LAUNCH ZYNGA SERVE REWARDS PROGRAM [Press Release] (Thanks, Tommy A.!)

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