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Title: Amexserve/Softcard
Post by: Bp on March 28, 2011, 09:42:03 AM
Via twitter
Amex Unveils @Serve, New Digital Payments Platform http://aexp.co/CKj
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on March 28, 2011, 10:02:29 AM
Via twitter
Amex Unveils @Serve, New Digital Payments Platform http://aexp.co/CKj

Another Paypal wannabe with no real value proposition. They'll waive fees for 6 months, but then what?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on March 28, 2011, 03:50:35 PM
I've sucessfully added Visa/MC/Discover (and obviously Amex) accounts to Serve.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yare on March 28, 2011, 05:12:35 PM
has it been verified that funding from a cc won't be come up as a cash advance?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on March 28, 2011, 05:36:01 PM
has it been verified that funding from a cc won't be come up as a cash advance?

Even Citi doesn't charge paypal as a cash advance, why would this be any different?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2011, 05:37:34 PM
Even Citi doesn't charge paypal as a cash advance, why would this be any different?
Because it seems that this can be funded and withdrawn?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: myb821 on March 28, 2011, 05:39:31 PM
Because it seems that this can be funded and withdrawn?
can paypal not be funded and withdrawn?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on March 28, 2011, 05:40:19 PM
can paypal not be funded and withdrawn?

Not officially.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2011, 05:45:00 PM
can paypal not be funded and withdrawn?
With Paypal you can't put money from a CC into your own account.
From what I understand with this you can.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on March 28, 2011, 05:46:44 PM
From what I understand with this you can.

Yup, it seems you can, methinks I'm going to try it one of these days.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2011, 05:48:35 PM
Yup, it seems you can, methinks I'm going to try it one of these days.
Just beware of F/R if you do it with an AMEX.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: myb821 on March 28, 2011, 05:58:03 PM
Just beware of F/R if you do it with an AMEX.
out of curiosity what does an F/R entail
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on March 28, 2011, 06:03:46 PM
Just beware of F/R if you do it with an AMEX.

Any charge to Serve, or a charge and a deposit?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: txtmax4 on March 28, 2011, 07:36:30 PM
out of curiosity what does an F/R entail
There are threads on this forum about that topic, please look into them.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: txtmax4 on March 28, 2011, 07:39:59 PM
Can this be the long awaited "virtual mint"?
I say if this takes off, at the very least it's going to be a Paypal with NORMAL customer service.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: txtmax4 on March 28, 2011, 07:43:17 PM
Yup, it seems you can, methinks I'm going to try it one of these days.
Please let us know about fees, if any.
How about funding with cc and cashing out through someone else's account?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ceejay on March 28, 2011, 08:27:40 PM
From their website "Putting money into a Serve account: 2.9% + 30c/per load, discounted to 0% for cash, debit and ACH."

I'm not sure how they're gonna enforce debit only though.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2011, 08:43:57 PM
From their website "Putting money into a Serve account: 2.9% + 30c/per load, discounted to 0% for cash, debit and ACH."

I'm not sure how they're gonna enforce debit only though.
Either way even credit is waived until 09/01/11
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ceejay on March 28, 2011, 08:51:18 PM
Either way even credit is waived until 09/01/11

I'm not sure but here's the whole quote:"There are only two fees for consumers and we are waiving the fee to put money into the Serve account for the next six (6) months. The two fees are:    Putting money into a Serve account: 2.9% + 30c/per load, discounted to 0% for cash, debit and ACH. "

Your right. Wasn't so clear from press release.

Funding Fee - Loading funds into your Account (does not apply to Sub-Accounts)
2.9% of the load amount plus $0.30 per transaction (special promotion – fee waived).
If funds are loaded via ACH or debit, the following discount applies: Funding fee is waived.

Its funny, it actually states in the T&Cs  that "Unless you are a resident of either New York, Arkansas or Vermont...., we will impose the fees...."
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: elig770 on March 29, 2011, 03:11:11 AM
Can I use this to for my Citi AAdvantage card spending threshold? From what I understand I'd be paying under $50 for 75k miles...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on March 29, 2011, 04:08:31 AM
Can I use this to for my Citi AAdvantage card spending threshold? From what I understand I'd be paying under $50 for 75k miles...

$50? This is fee free (until September).
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: elig770 on March 29, 2011, 05:59:18 AM
$50? This is fee free (until September).
O wow that's great. I thought it was just free for debit cards... Aside from the press release, where can I find more info? The website doesn't seem to say much about fees or promotions.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: aussiebochur on March 29, 2011, 01:22:47 PM
O wow that's great. I thought it was just free for debit cards... Aside from the press release, where can I find more info? The website doesn't seem to say much about fees or promotions.
Sign up and use it. When funding account itll tell you "no fees".
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: txtmax4 on March 29, 2011, 01:26:09 PM
"Virtual mint" or not?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on March 29, 2011, 01:33:51 PM
nullVirtual mintnull or not?

F/R risk for Amex cards. For non-Amex cards abuse it and they might shut you down.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on March 29, 2011, 01:51:22 PM
-what are the limits to fund with a CC? w/o verification the limit is $500. Amazon payment limits is to 1000.

-also if debit is always free then looks like we could mint miles with a mileage debit card.

-see attachment for fees and for statement that NY, Arkansas and Vermont the fees dont apply(incl. AMT fee)

-no need to transfer to another account to mint miles, the card can be used as an ATM card and the first withdrawal per month is free, after that $2(excl. NY)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Bp on March 29, 2011, 02:06:12 PM
-what are the limits to fund with a CC? w/o verification the limit is $500. Amazon payment limits is to 1000.

-also if debit is always free then looks like we could mint miles with a mileage debit card.

-see attachment for fees and for statement that NY, Arkansas and Vermont the fees dont apply(incl. AMT fee)

-no need to transfer to another account to mint miles, the card can be used as an ATM card and the first withdrawal per month is free, after that $2(excl. NY)

You can try with a Debit card, but most likely it will show as a debit charge not credit so you wont get miles,
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yissie on March 29, 2011, 02:17:40 PM
Is there a maximum for payments on serve?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on March 29, 2011, 02:20:20 PM
Is there a maximum for payments on serve?

Yes there is. $1k daily, $2.5k monthly. That's if you add two out of the following three:

(http://i54.tinypic.com/6hjkw4.png)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: txtmax4 on March 29, 2011, 02:29:05 PM
Yes there is. $1k daily, $2.5k monthly. That's if you add two out of the following three:
  • Last 4 of SSN
  • Linked bank acct.
  • Linked CC acct.

(http://i54.tinypic.com/6hjkw4.png)
Not the "virtual mint" I was looking for... 2.500 miles/points monthly very shvach...
Dissapointed :(
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on March 29, 2011, 02:29:24 PM
Is there a maximum for payments on serve?

Duplicate account?

Yissie?

:P
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: txtmax4 on March 29, 2011, 02:32:51 PM
Duplicate account?

:P
Please explain...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on March 30, 2011, 01:35:51 PM
sorry for busting our collective bubble but there is a $100/day $250/month limit on funding with a credit card. the $2,500 limit is only for funding with a bank account or ACH transfer
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: txtmax4 on March 30, 2011, 01:54:37 PM
sorry for busting our collective bubble but there is a $100/day $250/month limit on funding with a credit card. the $2,500 limit is only for funding with a bank account or ACH transfer
Topic dismissed...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on March 30, 2011, 03:46:32 PM
sorry for busting our collective bubble but there is a $100/day $250/month limit on funding with a credit card. the $2,500 limit is only for funding with a bank account or ACH transfer

I wonder if they enfore this per account or that limit works for aubaccounts ;)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: txtmax4 on March 30, 2011, 04:45:02 PM
I wonder if they enfore this per account or that limit works for aubaccounts ;)
Can you let us know once you find out ;)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gozalim on April 05, 2011, 11:19:01 PM
sorry for busting our collective bubble but there is a $100/day $250/month limit on funding with a credit card. the $2,500 limit is only for funding with a bank account or ACH transfer
you sure it's not $100/day $2500/month limit ?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yissie on April 06, 2011, 03:02:25 PM
$2500 sounds more reasonable
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gozalim on April 06, 2011, 04:06:41 PM
$2500 sounds more reasonable
though it's not a question of reason, but of policy
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sawlw on April 06, 2011, 05:06:20 PM
I've done 500 in 1 day , so that answers part of the question
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gozalim on April 06, 2011, 05:17:01 PM
I've done 500 in 1 day , so that answers part of the question
from a credit card? in 1 transaction? loading account?
great!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sawlw on April 06, 2011, 06:05:20 PM
from a credit card? in 1 transaction? loading account?
great!
From My wife's  serve account using her cc to my serve account in 1 transaction
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 12:06:39 AM
From My wife's  serve account using her cc to my serve account in 1 transaction

Different IP addresses? Different names? If not I'd be extra cautious...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: elikay on April 07, 2011, 01:32:18 AM
Different IP addresses? Different names? If not I'd be extra cautious...
+1
Last time I did something like that (to meet a spending requirement) I actually did it with a friend. We sent each other using different accounts (total of four accounts).
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 01:37:37 AM
+1
Last time I did something like that (to meet a spending requirement) I actually did it with a friend. We sent each other using different accounts (total of four accounts).

Same names? I'd be super careful. That got me banned for life on GC...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: elikay on April 07, 2011, 02:18:28 AM
Different names, different emails, it was pretty intricate.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gozalim on April 07, 2011, 02:20:45 PM
Re: serve.com how about if you were to 'pre'load the account from a credit card and withdraw from an ATM ( say, $500)it seems more legit, less chance of shutdown etc.
Would they let you load that much?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 04:02:17 PM
Warning, when trying to fund Serve with a CC, I got the following message:

Quote
Your issuer may impose a cash advance charge for loading your wallet from a credit card.

Should I be concerned?
Title: Re: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: elig770 on April 07, 2011, 06:15:21 PM
Warning, when trying to fund Serve with a CC, I got the following message:

Should I be concerned?
Can you load it with an Amex gift card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 06:19:20 PM
Can you load it with an Amex gift card?

You're welcome to try.
Title: Re: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: elig770 on April 07, 2011, 06:28:01 PM
You're welcome to try.
I meant to avoid cash advance fees....
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on April 07, 2011, 06:43:23 PM
I meant to avoid cash advance fees....
Sounds like it should work to me!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 07:20:09 PM
I meant to avoid cash advance fees....

Not a chance. If you have a $1000 Amex GC and you load it with $1000 then they have no way of charging you a CA fee.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on April 08, 2011, 03:08:08 AM
I got my Serve card today, anyone else get it too?

It's really neat, but a bit weird:

Blurry pic here:

(http://i54.tinypic.com/2wd0b4o.jpg)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sawlw on April 08, 2011, 10:38:26 AM
Anyone know how long it should take from when u withdraw till it posts to ur account?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on April 08, 2011, 10:39:57 AM
If anyone tries funding Serve from an AMEX GC  (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2422.240;topicseen)please let us know how it goes!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on April 08, 2011, 03:40:06 PM
If anyone tries funding Serve from an AMEX GC  (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2422.240;topicseen)please let us know how it goes!

Do you think that's an F/R risk? If yes, does it matter if the GC was purchased with Amex or not?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on April 08, 2011, 06:00:07 PM
Do you think that's an F/R risk? If yes, does it matter if the GC was purchased with Amex or not?
I don't think so.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: joeyjava on April 11, 2011, 01:09:28 AM
Warning, when trying to fund Serve with a CC, I got the following message:

Should I be concerned?
sooooo... did everything work out? did they charge it as a cash advance?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on April 11, 2011, 01:19:51 AM
sooooo... did everything work out? did they charge it as a cash advance?

I didn't try yet, actually.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: joeyjava on April 11, 2011, 01:32:16 AM
I didn't try yet, actually.
is ok... waiting to see how all this plays out... watching closely
:o                                                                                                                                                                                      :o
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Daniel on April 22, 2011, 02:34:34 PM
I keep getting:
Transaction declined. Please enter a different card number for AMEX gift cards. Did this ever work?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gozalim on April 22, 2011, 02:39:07 PM
I keep getting:
Transaction declined. Please enter a different card number for AMEX gift cards. Did this ever work?
you mean to buy amex gift cards?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Daniel on April 22, 2011, 02:39:38 PM
No, to use amex gift cards as a funding source on Serve
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gozalim on April 22, 2011, 03:05:51 PM
No, to use amex gift cards as a funding source on Serve
i know that other amex products; pass, gift checks, etc. do not accept amex gift cards as a funding source. it's possible that serve is the same way.
at least that's what this guy reported on main site;
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/13624#comment-81322
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: danR on May 06, 2011, 03:26:41 PM
Whats the deal with Serve.com - do you get charged with a cash advance when using a credit card or not? If so which credit card?

Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: danR on May 10, 2011, 05:08:05 PM
Whats the deal with Serve.com - do you get charged with a cash advance when using a credit card or not? If so which credit card?

Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Daniel on May 12, 2011, 12:22:23 PM
Will I be charged a cash advance fee if my credit card is charged for a purchase I make with my Serve Card?

Your issuer may impose a cash advance charge for loading your money to your Serve account from a credit or debit card.  To avoid the possibility of cash advance fees you may want to load money from your linked bank account.  Please refer to Section 10:  Schedule of Services and Charges for details.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Daniel on May 12, 2011, 12:22:51 PM
Do they send the ATM card automatically or do you need to request it?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on May 12, 2011, 12:39:53 PM
Do they send the ATM card automatically or do you need to request it?

I got it automatically.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on May 16, 2011, 06:54:00 PM
Anyone here have a Serve account and want to help me test sending with a credit card? I'll be sending the money (and thus absorbing any cash-advance fees if they hit). You'll obviously have to send back the funds with Amazon Payments or Venmo.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: myb821 on May 16, 2011, 06:55:19 PM
Anyone here have a Serve account and want to help me test sending with a credit card? I'll be sending the money (and thus absorbing any cash-advance fees if they hit). You'll obviously have to send back the funds with Amazon Payments or Venmo.
i will open a serve account and do it with you
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on May 16, 2011, 06:59:17 PM
i will open a serve account and do it with you

Ok, please PM me with info once the account is open.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: HSS on May 17, 2011, 06:42:03 PM
Please share your findings AsherO...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on May 17, 2011, 06:45:28 PM
Please share your findings AsherO...

For starters, Serve is limited to $100/day and $250 a month for CC funding, a retardedly low limit IMHO. It'll take a day or two for me to find out if there was a cash-advance fee.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: HSS on May 17, 2011, 06:48:36 PM
For starters, Serve is limited to $100/day and $250 a month for CC funding, a retardedly low limit IMHO. It'll take a day or two for me to find out if there was a cash-advance fee.

even after you add both bank accounts and cc and social last 4? what happened to their claim of $1000/day
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on May 17, 2011, 06:56:03 PM
even after you add both bank accounts and cc and social last 4? what happened to their claim of $1000/day

Yes, it's limited $1,000/day and $2,500 a month for bank account funding.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: HSS on May 17, 2011, 06:57:31 PM
Yes, it's limited $1,000/day and $2,500 a month for bank account funding.

worthless......
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on May 17, 2011, 07:04:29 PM
worthless......

Agreed. I don't know how they expect to generate interest in their product this way. I remember back when Google Checkout launched, they offered free (unlimited) merchant processing for merchants who used their checkout, this went on for quite a long time. They also offered millions of dollars in coupons to sites using their checkout (e.g. buy.com).
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on May 18, 2011, 06:29:49 PM
For starters, Serve is limited to $100/day and $250 a month for CC funding, a retardedly low limit IMHO. It'll take a day or two for me to find out if there was a cash-advance fee.

So it's confirmed (I called to make sure). Capital One processed it as a purchase:

Quote
Detailed Information
Transaction Date:    May 16, 2011    
Posted Date:    May 17, 2011
Transaction Description:    SERVE VIRTUAL ENT INC 866-352-5919 FL
Charge:    $100.00
Category:    Other Services
Merchant Information:    SERVE VIRTUAL ENT INC 866-352-5919 FL

At $250 a month, I doubt it's worth anyone's time, either way, I'm going to test with some other cards, see how I fare.

Ok, now I have a $100 charge with Citi, they are notorious about Cash Advance fees, but figured I'd risk it.

I also added a sub-account, but it seems you can't fund sub-accounts separately (they can only be funded from main account and spending is done with a Serve debit card), so that's a no go.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Daniel on June 27, 2011, 12:37:46 PM
Any reports about Chase cards posting as a purchase or CA using serve?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lybbtthl on November 16, 2011, 06:45:43 PM
Can anyone confirm that funding a Serve account with a Citi credit card (Mastercard) will come through as a transaction not a cash advance?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on November 16, 2011, 06:59:23 PM
Can anyone confirm that funding a Serve account with a Citi credit card (Mastercard) will come through as a transaction not a cash advance?

I don't have experience with Citi (AFAICR), but I'd be wary of them.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lybbtthl on November 16, 2011, 07:02:08 PM
let's just say they do charge it as a cash advance, would it be too late to do anything?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on November 16, 2011, 07:06:23 PM
let's just say they do charge it as a cash advance, would it be too late to do anything?

AFAIK, yes.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: HelpMe on November 17, 2011, 07:41:47 AM
Can anyone confirm that funding a Serve account with a Citi credit card (Mastercard) will come through as a transaction not a cash advance?
Call Citi and set your cash advance limit to 0.00. This will stop charges from being processed that are cash advances. It is not fool proof but IMHO works over 99% of the time.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: HelpMe on November 17, 2011, 07:43:28 AM
let's just say they do charge it as a cash advance, would it be too late to do anything?
As a onetime courtesy some have had the fee reversed.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on November 17, 2011, 09:39:05 AM
As a onetime courtesy some have had the fee reversed.

I wouldn't rely on that.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmelly on November 23, 2011, 08:12:55 PM
They're now giving $10 to anyone who signs up.

To receive a $10 credit to your Serve account, you must complete account registration for a new Serve account by January 9, 2012. Offer limited to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 or older. Valid for new Serve account holders only. Offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Cash money.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on November 23, 2011, 08:27:45 PM
They're now giving $10 to anyone who signs up.

To receive a $10 credit to your Serve account, you must complete account registration for a new Serve account by January 9, 2012. Offer limited to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 or older. Valid for new Serve account holders only. Offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Cash money.

Once you sign up and get your card, get $10 via the Serve Money Mover game (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9546.msg114817#msg114817).
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lybbtthl on November 24, 2011, 06:00:39 PM
Ok, now I have a $100 charge with Citi, they are notorious about Cash Advance fees, but figured I'd risk it.

So, what's the outcome? did citi charge it as a cash advance or purchase?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on November 24, 2011, 06:13:17 PM
I don't have experience with Citi (AFAICR), but I'd be wary of them.

Correction, as lybbtthl pointed out, I do.

So, what's the outcome? did citi charge it as a cash advance or purchase?

It took a while to find this, but it turns out I didn't get charged a fee. Out of curiosity, how do you plan on cashing out once you load your Serve card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lybbtthl on November 24, 2011, 06:16:31 PM
ATM or cash advance in a branch
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on November 24, 2011, 06:27:39 PM
ATM or cash advance in a branch

You do know that you can only load $100/day and $250/month per serve account and that after the 1st ATM withdrawal (per calendar month) you pay $2.00 per withdrawal?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lybbtthl on November 24, 2011, 06:31:22 PM
You do know that you can only load $100/day and $250/month per serve account and that after the 1st ATM withdrawal (per calendar month) you pay $2.00 per withdrawal?
I'm aware, but if I do a cash advance in a branch, will Serve charge me the $2 fee (after the 1st free one)?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on November 24, 2011, 06:38:46 PM
I'm aware, but if I do a cash advance in a branch, will Serve charge me the $2 fee (after the 1st free one)?

Ostensibly yes, but you're welcome to try and report back. What's the point though, if you're limited to $250 a month?
Title: Free $10 credit when signing up to SERVE (Amex version of Paypal)
Post by: yitzyul on December 05, 2011, 04:41:50 PM
Not sure if thie is a new promotion: (Similar to PAYPAL from AMEX)

http://www.serve.com/

Title: Re: Free $10 credit when signing up to SERVE (Amex version of Paypal)
Post by: good sam on December 05, 2011, 04:51:12 PM
1. Does not seem like you can use a credit card.  It says you can use a cc to fund your account, which I'm sure is a cash advance.  No spending opportunity here.

2. You have to give your SS# to open an account.  You think there's a pull?
Title: Re: Free $10 credit when signing up to SERVE (Amex version of Paypal)
Post by: AsherO on December 05, 2011, 08:43:53 PM
Not sure if thie is a new promotion: (Similar to PAYPAL from AMEX)

http://www.serve.com/

Repost (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6437.msg146504#msg146504), next time please search.

1. Does not seem like you can use a credit card.  It says you can use a cc to fund your account, which I'm sure is a cash advance.  No spending opportunity here.

2. You have to give your SS# to open an account.  You think there's a pull?

1. Not necessarily true, see the thread I linked to above for more details.
2. No pull IME, YMMV but I'm confident you're safe too.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gozalim on December 06, 2011, 02:57:55 AM
it seems that come 2012 they'll be charging a load fee (2.9% + $0.30) for CC. any idea whether it's likely to include CC as backup funding for card transactions?

(if venmo has a lifetime limit of 3 CC, this would be a way to be able to use venmo for more cards)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on January 11, 2012, 02:43:05 PM
it seems that come 2012 they'll be charging a load fee (2.9% + $0.30) for CC. any idea whether it's likely to include CC as backup funding for card transactions?

(if venmo has a lifetime limit of 3 CC, this would be a way to be able to use venmo for more cards)

Looks like they're not charging a fee for another few months.

Are there fees to use Serve?
Serve is waiving certain fees through June 1, 2012. Waived fees include: subaccount set-up, adding money to your Serve account from a credit or debit card, and using a credit or debit card as a back-up funding source if you have exceeded your Serve account available balance. You will not be charged a fee from Serve for adding money to your Serve account from your linked bank account. Fees may be charged for requesting a check, requesting a paper statement and ATM withdraws beyond your one-time free withdrawal per month. Please refer to Section 10 of the Serve Consumer User Agreement: Schedule of Services and Fees for more information.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yk on January 18, 2012, 09:43:53 AM
I just opened an account with serve.com. I am able to send money to friends with my credit card, however I wonder if I will be charged as a cash advance. This is different than loading your account. If you try loading your account with a cc, they give you a warning that it mau charge as a cash advance. If you send money to a friend with a cc, they tell you their will be a transaction fee, however I wonder if thats a fee from the cc or from serve.com. If its from serve.com, they are waiving their fees for a few more months.


I have an AA citibank card, and I have 2 days to spend $1000 to get my miles. Anyone tried it recently?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on January 18, 2012, 10:41:54 AM
I just opened an account with serve.com. I am able to send money to friends with my credit card, however I wonder if I will be charged as a cash advance. This is different than loading your account. If you try loading your account with a cc, they give you a warning that it mau charge as a cash advance. If you send money to a friend with a cc, they tell you their will be a transaction fee, however I wonder if thats a fee from the cc or from serve.com. If its from serve.com, they are waiving their fees for a few more months.


I have an AA citibank card, and I have 2 days to spend $1000 to get my miles. Anyone tried it recently?

Serve limits you to $100/day and $250/month for CC funding, try Amazon payments.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lcyitz on January 18, 2012, 05:17:25 PM

Amazon payments.
Or venmo
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yk on January 18, 2012, 07:43:43 PM
I think now you can send up to $1000 a day with a cc, and 2500 a month. Just wondering if anyone tried it and got charged as a cash advance?? I already finished my limits for amazon payments...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on January 18, 2012, 08:11:55 PM
I think now you can send up to $1000 a day with a cc, and 2500 a month. Just wondering if anyone tried it and got charged as a cash advance?? I already finished my limits for amazon payments...

Incorrect, see the Serve FAQs (http://www.serve.com/faq2.html):

Quote
Are there limits on the amount of money I can add to my Serve account?

To add money to your Serve account you must link either a valid U.S. bank account or a valid U.S. credit or debit card. You can add up to $1,000 per day via an ACH transfer from your bank, and up to $100 per day via credit card or debit card (there is a monthly credit card load limit of $250). You may add up to $2,500 to your Serve account per month, depending on your account limits. You can add money from your linked U.S. bank account or a U.S. credit card or U.S. debit card up to 30 times in a calendar month.

The $2,500 limit is for bank acct. funding, albeit not worded so clearly.

FYI: Serve will start charging fees (http://www.serve.com/how-serve-works.html#fees) for CC funding (2.9% + 30 cents, same as Paypal) starting 6/1/2012.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gozalim on January 18, 2012, 11:49:00 PM
FYI: Serve will start charging fees (http://www.serve.com/how-serve-works.html#fees) for CC funding (2.9% + 30 cents, same as Paypal) starting 6/1/2012.
was going to start from 1/1/12, so let's wait and see
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on January 18, 2012, 11:51:08 PM
also i think that the $100/250 limit is for loading, not if you use as a backup source. can be a way around the venmo 3 cards/life limit...

Backup for what? If there isn't funds in your bank account? Or if your Serve is empty?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gozalim on January 18, 2012, 11:53:41 PM
Backup for what? If there isn't funds in your bank account? Or if your Serve is empty?
put serve card as funding source to venmo and use signup-bonus-spend-threshold card of-the-month as backup funding source for said (empty) serve account.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on January 19, 2012, 12:20:28 AM
put serve card as funding source to venmo and use signup-bonus-spend-threshold card of-the-month as backup funding source for said (empty) serve account.

Interesting idea, ut first someone's gotta TOFTT and test the limits of the Serve backup-funding via CC...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yk on January 19, 2012, 12:26:29 AM
OK so even with $250, does anyone know if it shows up as a regular charge, or a cash advance?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on January 19, 2012, 12:29:54 AM
OK so even with $250, does anyone know if it shows up as a regular charge, or a cash advance?

No recent experience, but I did $100 with BofA and Citi in May '11, and didn't get charged any CA fees. No promises.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yk on January 19, 2012, 12:30:54 AM
Thank you!!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: scwam on March 01, 2012, 09:13:04 PM
Datapoint: Chase PC account ($30) applied as a purchase.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on March 01, 2012, 11:16:12 PM
So did my Citi Dividend card
and my Chase SP
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gozalim on March 07, 2012, 03:29:37 PM
Interesting idea, ut first someone's gotta TOFTT and test the limits of the Serve backup-funding via CC...
data point:
successfully billed my serve card $500+ (via venmo)  from Backup CC
(which is above the $100day/$250mo limit)
tried billing another $900-1000 a day later and venmo says "your CC was declined"
may try again once 24+ hrs have passed...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on March 07, 2012, 03:58:41 PM
data point:
successfully billed my serve card $500+ (via venmo)  from Backup CC
(which is above the $100day/$250week limit)
tried billing another $900-1000 a day later and venmo says "your CC was declined"
may try again once 24+ hrs have passed...

Isn't it a $250 monthly limit? Or is it weekly?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gozalim on March 07, 2012, 04:19:50 PM
Isn't it a $250 monthly limit? Or is it weekly?
correct, monthly. corrected.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: HelpMe on March 20, 2012, 06:24:18 AM
Anyone have their accounts closed the last couple of days?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on May 02, 2012, 04:45:00 PM
Anyone have updated data points as to how many accounts they've opened up, and not been closed?

Also, I'm currently funding 250 per month, and plan on withdrawing it to my bank account in a few months. Will this serve (no pun intended) as a flag to shut me down?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on May 02, 2012, 05:04:07 PM
Anyone have updated data points as to how many accounts they've opened up, and not been closed?

Also, I'm currently funding 250 per month, and plan on withdrawing it to my bank account in a few months. Will this serve (no pun intended) as a flag to shut me down?

Considering they limit it to $250, I doubt they check, but it is really worth the hassle for 250 points?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on May 02, 2012, 05:16:03 PM
it's not, but I have multiple spends to reach, and until I can found a work-around with Serve, I'll take anything I can find.

PM me if you can share ideas (besides AP, Venmo, and Square)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on May 16, 2012, 02:09:35 PM
FYI, I see that they're now waiving fees until March 15, 2013.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on May 16, 2012, 09:25:12 PM
FYI, I see that they're now waiving fees until March 15, 2013.

Which fees? All fees?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on May 17, 2012, 01:43:18 AM
Which fees? All fees?
I saw it for cc charges. I haven't checked any further.

Just to bump a prior question, what is the max of accounts s/o has had?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on May 17, 2012, 10:18:08 AM
I saw it for cc charges. I haven't checked any further.

Just to bump a prior question, what is the max of accounts s/o has had?

But is it still limited to $100/day $250/month? If it is, then even without fees it isn't worth much.

ETA: The fee waiver extension still isn't listed here (http://www.serve.com/how-serve-works.html#fees) on their site, and it looks like the aforementioned limits are still on:

Quote from: http://www.serve.com/faq2.html
Are there limits on the amount of money I can add to my Serve account?
To add money to your Serve account you must link either a valid U.S. bank account or a valid U.S. credit or debit card. You can add up to $1,000 per day via an ACH transfer from your bank, and up to $100 per day via credit card or debit card (there is a monthly credit card load limit of $250). You may add up to $2,500 to your Serve account per month, depending on your account limits. You can add money from your linked U.S. bank account or a U.S. credit card or U.S. debit card up to 30 times in a calendar month.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on May 20, 2012, 01:39:44 AM
It's decent for cashing out gift cards, even with low limits.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on May 20, 2012, 12:25:05 PM
It's decent for cashing out gift cards, even with low limits.

Only with low limits, considering their max is $100/day and $250/month.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on May 23, 2012, 11:02:07 AM
Excuse my ignorance, but is there any way to directly withdraw money from Serve into my linked bank account, or do I have to use ATM?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on June 27, 2012, 08:19:07 AM
Some more updates that I received by email.

But here’s what’s new:
•Fees waived when you add or receive funds from credit and debit cards until March 15, 2013
•Increased load amounts –– now you can add up to $200 daily and $1,000 monthly from your debit card
•Bill My Phone will no longer be offered effective July 26, 2012, but stay tuned for new features



Debit card increase looks promising.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on June 27, 2012, 12:03:48 PM
Got the email too.
Some more updates that I received by email.

•Increased load amounts –– now you can add up to $200 daily and $1,000 monthly from your debit card

Anyone want to try $1k with a CC?

Debit card increase looks promising.

What debit card did you have in mind?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on June 27, 2012, 01:26:44 PM
Got the email too.
Anyone want to try $1k with a CC?

What debit card did you have in mind?
I messed up. I was thinking I could use it to cash out more gc's, but I remembered those are coded as cc's.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on June 27, 2012, 01:29:01 PM
I messed up. I was thinking I could use it to cash out more gc's, but I remembered those are coded as cc's.

Yup, but still worth a try, though it probably won't fly.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gozalim on June 27, 2012, 05:05:23 PM
What debit card did you have in mind?
Suntrust Delta?
another reason to grab their promo now
(especially with venmo's new restructuring, that's another 2k/month (per card) that can no longer be used for standard CC)
any other's out there? (alaskan at .5ppd?)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on July 03, 2012, 06:46:57 AM
What debit card did you have in mind?
How about this one? 1% cb
http://dansdeals.com/go/perk
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on July 05, 2012, 10:44:04 AM
Or this one. 
https://www.boh.com/personal/banking-products/credit-cards/bank-of-hawaii-visa-check-card.asp
I believe you would receive 1 Hawaiin per 2/$, which translates into 1 HHonors per dollar.
But when you can use 145k of the HH (using AXON) rewards for 4 nights at a category 7 hotel, it's a pretty good value.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gozalim on July 05, 2012, 03:40:01 PM
Or this one. 
https://www.boh.com/personal/banking-products/credit-cards/bank-of-hawaii-visa-check-card.asp
I believe you would receive 1 Hawaiin per 2/$, which translates into 1 HHonors per dollar.
But when you can use 145k of the HH (using AXON) rewards for 4 nights at a category 7 hotel, it's a pretty good value.
comparable to http://www.bankofamerica.com/deposits/checksave/index.cfm?template=checkcards_alaskaair as far as earn/$ with slight difference in fees ($3/mo=$36/year vs. $30/year) probably neither worth opening a new account for, but if you have an account already...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yyman1 on July 25, 2012, 10:39:04 AM
Although Serve.com is waiving the fee when I fund my account from a CC, I still get a pop-up that says my "Issuer May Charge Cash Advance Fees" do you know if I use a Chase card,  will I be charged fees from Chase?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on July 25, 2012, 10:42:53 AM
Although Serve.com is waiving the fee when I fund my account from a CC, I still get a pop-up that says my "Issuer May Charge Cash Advance Fees" do you know if I use a Chase card,  will I be charged fees from Chase?

I don't think so, but don't the funding limits kill it?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yyman1 on July 25, 2012, 11:45:04 AM
True its only $250 but its a quick $250 ... I just want to make sure I don't get charged a fee for it
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on July 25, 2012, 11:46:35 AM
True its only $250 but its a quick $250 ... I just want to make sure I don't get charged a fee for it

I don't think you'll have an issue with Chase, even if you get charged a fee, for $250 it's only $7.50.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: askmoses on July 29, 2012, 12:32:15 AM
How about this one? 1% cb
http://dansdeals.com/go/perk
On paper this card looks nice with the 2% CB at walmart.com and amazon etc... Anyone have the perk card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on August 02, 2012, 02:18:34 PM
Anyone ever try cashing out Visa gc's with Serve? It won't let me register the card.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: normallyavoyeur on August 26, 2012, 11:01:18 PM
I was able to add visa gift cards, but not amex.  I have read on FW of people getting shut down for cashing out via checking account, but you can still combine your gift cards into one card.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on September 11, 2012, 02:00:53 PM
If anyone has an account or two and is willing to 'exchange' money, pm me. I'm all full up, and I want to transfer in and out and then withdraw so I can fill up again.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on September 12, 2012, 04:22:54 AM
If anyone has an account or two and is willing to 'exchange' money, pm me. I'm all full up, and I want to transfer in and out and then withdraw so I can fill up again.

You think back and forth (i.e. me > you and you > me) won't get us both shut down?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on September 12, 2012, 07:12:08 AM
You think back and forth (i.e. me > you and you > me) won't get us both shut down?
If it was a to b, b to c, c to d, d to a, then perhaps not.
I'm not sure though, and being in Israel, I can't ATM it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on September 12, 2012, 11:10:28 AM
If it was a to b, b to c, c to d, d to a, then perhaps not.
I'm not sure though, and being in Israel, I can't ATM it.

I only have one account.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on September 12, 2012, 12:00:57 PM
I only have one account.
I'm willing to try a to b, b to c if you want
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on September 12, 2012, 12:02:44 PM
I'm willing to try a to b, b to c if you want

Ok, but I haven't used serve much, so I'm a bit rusty. limits are $100/day, $250/month via CC?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on November 08, 2012, 02:36:32 AM
Just received an email, receive $10 when you spend $20 b/f year-end.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on December 17, 2012, 11:13:12 PM
Incorrect, see the Serve FAQs (http://www.serve.com/faq2.html):

The $2,500 limit is for bank acct. funding, albeit not worded so clearly.

FYI: Serve will start charging fees (http://www.serve.com/how-serve-works.html#fees) for CC funding (2.9% + 30 cents, same as Paypal) starting 6/1/2012.

Postponed for the third (or more) time to 3/15/2013

If you open a new Serve account by 1/31/2013, you get $25, details here (https://www.serve.com/load25/?extlink=db-us-serve-dtc-septLnG-proofpointload25-965575-201209).

I called today and CSR advised me that my old (white shiny) Serve card was a beta and is no longer active. My blue Serve card is considered a new card and eligible for the $25. I schmoozed the CSR up a bit and got them to post the $25 instantly. If you originally got the white card, you might want to try funding $25 to get an additional $25 for free.
Title: Re: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Galitzyaner on December 18, 2012, 03:41:14 AM
Postponed for the third (or more) time to 3/15/2013

If you open a new Serve account by 1/31/2013, you get $25, details here (https://www.serve.com/load25/?extlink=db-us-serve-dtc-septLnG-proofpointload25-965575-201209).

I called today and CSR advised me that my old (white shiny) Serve card was a beta and is no longer active. My blue Serve card is considered a new card and eligible for the $25. I schmoozed the CSR up a bit and got them to post the $25 instantly. If you originally got the white card, you might want to try funding $25 to get an additional $25 for free.
Sorry I'm new to this.  Quick question, is this considered a Cash Advance, if I use a credit card to fund?  Also, do u think it'd count towards a spending threshold?

TIA
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on December 18, 2012, 04:15:27 AM
Sorry I'm new to this.  Quick question, is this considered a Cash Advance, if I use a credit card to fund?  Also, do u think it'd count towards a spending threshold?

TIA

It's limited to $250 a month. If it posts as a purchase, it'll count towards your spend requirement.

Citi will definitely be a CA.
Chase/BofA/others shouldn't, but no promises.
Amex: Could be an Amex F/R flag, and Amex funding might not count toward spend requirement, so I'd recommend skipping Amex.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dirah on December 18, 2012, 09:25:36 AM
Citi will definitely be a CA.
-1
Not IME.
And I have been doing it for the last several months.
Probably best option, as they aren't into F/Rs and A/As.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Red on January 02, 2013, 01:17:50 PM
Postponed for the third (or more) time to 3/15/2013

If you open a new Serve account by 1/31/2013, you get $25, details here (https://www.serve.com/load25/?extlink=db-us-serve-dtc-septLnG-proofpointload25-965575-201209).

I called today and CSR advised me that my old (white shiny) Serve card was a beta and is no longer active. My blue Serve card is considered a new card and eligible for the $25. I schmoozed the CSR up a bit and got them to post the $25 instantly. If you originally got the white card, you might want to try funding $25 to get an additional $25 for free.
Thanks. Cancelled my old card (about a year old) and got a new one, and received the bonus now.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: az on January 26, 2013, 05:43:07 PM
Postponed for the third (or more) time to 3/15/2013

If you open a new Serve account by 1/31/2013, you get $25, details here (https://www.serve.com/load25/?extlink=db-us-serve-dtc-septLnG-proofpointload25-965575-201209).
the "here" is'nt working
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on January 27, 2013, 12:09:37 AM
the "here" is'nt working

Either it's under maintenance, or (more likely) it's dead.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: elikay on January 27, 2013, 12:17:06 AM
or (more likely) it's dead.
+1
It actually redirects to https://www.serve.com/load25/endpromo which does not load.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on January 27, 2013, 12:18:07 AM
+1
It actually redirects to https://www.serve.com/load25/endpromo (https://www.serve.com/load25/endpromo) which does not load.

Yup, with emphasis on the
Title: Re: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: elikay on January 27, 2013, 12:35:19 AM
Yup, with emphasis on the
Exactly my point.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dirah on March 13, 2013, 07:29:14 PM
Serve vs Bluebird

I currently do not have Bluebird due to a scarcity of CVS's in my area :)
I therefore find Serve more useful, to get an easy $250 spend per month, although minimal, better than nothing.

I was planning on cancelling this month, due to notices on their website that AMEX would begin to charge fees for loading with Credit Card, from March 15 2013.
However, I just went onto serve.com and no longer see anything about fees for loading with Credit Card.
I assume fee-free $250 monthly load is here to stay for good?
If so, what is the maximum amount of serve accounts that a single person can get away with?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on March 14, 2013, 03:12:28 AM
Serve vs Bluebird

I currently do not have Bluebird due to a scarcity of CVS's in my area :)
I therefore find Serve more useful, to get an easy $250 spend per month, although minimal, better than nothing.

I was planning on cancelling this month, due to notices on their website that AMEX would begin to charge fees for loading with Credit Card, from March 15 2013.
However, I just went onto serve.com and no longer see anything about fees for loading with Credit Card.
I assume fee-free $250 monthly load is here to stay for good?
If so, what is the maximum amount of serve accounts that a single person can get away with?
don't forget that if you can find a debit card that earns you miles, that you can do 1k per month w/ that as well.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on April 20, 2013, 03:00:40 PM
They now allow Bill Pay. I haven't checked to see if that includes CC companies, but since they run the same system at BB, I would assume so.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Red on April 21, 2013, 01:53:24 PM
They now allow Bill Pay. I haven't checked to see if that includes CC companies, but since they run the same system at BB, I would assume so.
Where do you see that?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Red on April 21, 2013, 01:55:48 PM
Either it's under maintenance, or (more likely) it's dead.
The signup link works again but shows an expiration date of January 17, 2013...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on April 21, 2013, 04:18:20 PM
Where do you see that?
Received an email
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: citiguy on July 02, 2013, 11:48:13 PM
can i transfer $ from serve to a bank account?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on July 03, 2013, 02:22:31 AM
Ahh well, they closed my account for having my wife's debit card linked to it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: citiguy on July 03, 2013, 11:11:18 PM
anyone tried purchasing a moneypak with a cvs gift card?
Title: Amex Serve.com
Post by: YG on September 03, 2013, 03:37:33 PM
Reading the serve.com website and not getting enough info. I see mention of withdrawal to bank account, but no mention of limits.

Does anyone know:

Are there limits for withdrawing to a checking account?

Are they ok with opening multiple serve accounts?
Title: Amex Serve.com
Post by: YG on September 03, 2013, 04:01:20 PM
And ....
I see a daily load limit for VRs and green dot money packs of $1K, but no mention of a monthly limit. Anyone know whether there's a monthly limit?

Can one close a BB account and open a serve instead?

And ...

What about 1K vanilla reload PLUS 1K moneypack per day?  Anyone know?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dirah on October 01, 2013, 07:43:38 PM
Serve just got more valuable (although not as much as BB):

New Credit Card limits: $200 per day / $1000 per month.

Old Credit Card limits: $100 per day / $250 per month.

Useful for ppl whose closest Walmart is 7000 miles away.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on October 01, 2013, 11:36:59 PM
Serve just got more valuable (although not as much as BB):

New Credit Card limits: $200 per day / $1000 per month.

Old Credit Card limits: $100 per day / $250 per month.

Useful for ppl whose closest Walmart is 7000 miles away.
Great to know!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Red on October 02, 2013, 03:56:21 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on October 02, 2013, 02:18:21 PM
Serve just got more valuable (although not as much as BB):

New Credit Card limits: $200 per day / $1000 per month.

Old Credit Card limits: $100 per day / $250 per month.

Useful for ppl whose closest Walmart is 7000 miles away.

Note that abuse will trigger A/A...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on October 02, 2013, 03:02:00 PM
Note that abuse will trigger A/A...
Can always be spread out over a few cards.
Besides, is 1k a month on a Chase card really abuse?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on October 02, 2013, 03:17:15 PM
Can always be spread out over a few cards.
Besides, is 1k a month on a Chase card really abuse?
Who said anything about Chase A/A??
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on October 02, 2013, 03:24:17 PM
Who said anything about Chase A/A??
I had figured that when he wrote "A/A", that it was referring to Chase. How did I goof?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on October 02, 2013, 03:25:24 PM
I had figured that when he wrote "A/A", that it was referring to Chase. How did I goof?
A/A (Adverse action, aka shutdown) is hardly a term exclusive to Chase. Not sure why you think that.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Red on October 02, 2013, 03:25:34 PM
I had figured that when he wrote "A/A", that it was referring to Chase. How did I goof?
Serve can shut you down.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on October 02, 2013, 03:40:46 PM
Serve can shut you down.

Right, that's what I was referring to.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on October 02, 2013, 03:49:18 PM
A/A (Adverse action, aka shutdown) is hardly a term exclusive to Chase. Not sure why you think that.
I associate the term w/ Chase b/c on DDF, that is it's primary use.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on October 02, 2013, 03:54:12 PM
I associate the term w/ Chase b/c on DDF, that is it's primary use.
Only because TYP aren't very popular here...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on October 02, 2013, 04:18:02 PM
Only because TYP aren't very popular here...
Where is HelpMe when we need him?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dirah on October 02, 2013, 08:53:50 PM
Note that abuse will trigger A/A...
Curious what you mean.
Ever since I joined Serve, I have religiously loaded the max every month, and then withdrew it to my bank account.
I have had no issues.
Besides, we are not talking big bucks here.
And, if they do shut you down, what exactly do you stand to lose?
Not all that much!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on October 04, 2013, 01:25:18 PM
Curious what you mean.
Ever since I joined Serve, I have religiously loaded the max every month, and then withdrew it to my bank account.
I have had no issues.
Besides, we are not talking big bucks here.
And, if they do shut you down, what exactly do you stand to lose?
Not all that much!

1. What card were you loading with?
2. If it triggers a review of your Amex cards, you stand to lose quite a bit Ch"V)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dirah on October 05, 2013, 06:10:38 AM
2. If it triggers a review of your Amex cards, you stand to lose quite a bit Ch"V)
Do you have any hard info, or any precendent, that AMEX will review your CC's based on what is going on in your Serve account?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gozalim on October 05, 2013, 11:57:43 PM
And ....
I see a daily load limit for VRs and green dot money packs of $1K, but no mention of a monthly limit. Anyone know whether there's a monthly limit?
https://www.serve.com/legal.html#Serve_User_Agreement
$5k/mo
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Ssinn on October 08, 2013, 12:21:33 PM
Do Chase cards count as CA or a charge? Is there a fee to load directly from a cc? Pretty new tried BB with GC but didn't work so want to try something else. Any help would be great. Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Red on October 08, 2013, 12:28:38 PM
Do Chase cards count as CA or a charge? Is there a fee to load directly from a cc? Pretty new tried BB with GC but didn't work so want to try something else. Any help would be great. Thanks.
Chase cards come up as a purchase. There is no fee to load by CC.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Ssinn on October 08, 2013, 12:35:35 PM
Chase cards come up as a purchase. There is no fee to load by CC.
Thanks. Is there any reason why Bluebird is much more popular?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Red on October 08, 2013, 12:37:50 PM
Thanks. Is there any reason why Bluebird is much more popular?
You can spend much more with it...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Ssinn on October 08, 2013, 12:41:25 PM
You can spend much more with it...
Aren't they both $5k?  Any other difference? And isn't Serve easier in that you can load directly from a CC? Is is possible to have both a BB and Serve account?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Red on October 08, 2013, 12:45:37 PM
Aren't they both $5k?  Any other difference? And isn't Serve easier in that you can load directly from a CC? Is is possible to have both a BB and Serve account?
I'm not familiar with loading VR to serve, they don't really stock them where I live.  :)

With BB you don't have to unload to your bank account rather you can pay your CC directly. I don't believe you can have both.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on October 08, 2013, 02:08:42 PM
Do you have any hard info, or any precendent, that AMEX will review your CC's based on what is going on in your Serve account?

None, all I'm saying is it's a possible risk factor. I agree, it's possibly got absolutely nothing to do with your Amex CCs.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ayman on October 08, 2013, 03:14:57 PM
Does AP payment count as direct deposit into serve?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dirah on October 08, 2013, 07:18:22 PM
None, all I'm saying is it's a possible risk factor. I agree, it's possibly got absolutely nothing to do with your Amex CCs.
I would think so.
Anyways, just loaded $200 on five consecutive days on two accounts, and only one minor hiccup on Chase's end of things.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: SearchGuy on October 08, 2013, 10:48:22 PM
Starting to cost $1 monthly fee...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on October 09, 2013, 01:38:47 AM
Starting to cost $1 monthly fee...
But not if you load $500 that month.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Red on October 09, 2013, 02:28:49 AM
Or live in NY...  8)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Bostener on October 09, 2013, 02:32:27 AM
Starting to cost $1 monthly fee...

No fee in NY, TX & VT 
If you don’t live in any of these states you can do a $1 direct deposit monthly.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: EZs on October 14, 2013, 04:53:53 PM
Does any one know if Costco accepts Serve Cards?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AsherO on October 14, 2013, 04:55:58 PM
Starting to cost $1 monthly fee...

Sick money grab IMHO...

I would think so.
Anyways, just loaded $200 on five consecutive days on two accounts, and only one minor hiccup on Chase's end of things.

How do you plan on cashing out? Transferring to your bank acct?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dirah on October 14, 2013, 06:05:10 PM
How do you plan on cashing out? Transferring to your bank acct?
Yup, been doing that for over a year, no dramas there.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on October 14, 2013, 09:52:22 PM
Yup, been doing that for over a year, no dramas there.
I email the money to my BB.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Azis Papa on October 15, 2013, 09:58:19 PM
I just saw a whole rack of Serve cards at CVS with a sign above it "0 purchase fees until December 31" or something like that.  I never had a Serve card.  Are they useful for meeting spend thresholds?  Can they be cashed out easily?  Any problem with registering Serve if you have a BB account?  TIA
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: shlaros228 on October 16, 2013, 12:14:17 AM
I just saw a whole rack of Serve cards at CVS with a sign above it "0 purchase fees until December 31" or something like that.  I never had a Serve card.  Are they useful for meeting spend thresholds?  Can they be cashed out easily?  Any problem with registering Serve if you have a BB account?  TIA

+1
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dirah on October 16, 2013, 03:46:34 AM

Any problem with registering Serve if you have a BB account?
Amex wont allow both BB and Serve under same SSN.
You gotta choose.
This is from first hand experience.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Azis Papa on October 16, 2013, 04:50:48 PM
Amex wont allow both BB and Serve under same SSN.
You gotta choose.
This is from first hand experience.
Ah, yes.  This is what I was mostly concerned about.  Thanks for your answer; much more informative than '+1".  So, I am guessing that I would have to empty and cancel my Bluebird account in order to take advantage of the Serve offer.  Seems like too much trouble to go through. Any workarounds?  I guess I could always use my other SSN.  ;)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: M on October 17, 2013, 11:38:37 AM
Can someone sum up the Serve situation please.

I also saw the "no fee" advertisement in CVS and was wondering what the situation is?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on November 01, 2013, 01:56:09 PM
IMHO, a huge advantage Serve has over BB is that you can reload with Green Dot which is much more prevalent.
If my wife wants a prepaid card, is there any reason to get her BB instead of Serve? They seem to offer the same services. TIA
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on November 02, 2013, 07:35:36 PM
IMHO, a huge advantage Serve has over BB is that you can reload with Green Dot which is much more prevalent.
If my wife wants a prepaid card, is there any reason to get her BB instead of Serve? They seem to offer the same services. TIA
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: M on November 03, 2013, 02:18:46 PM
Any summary of how to take advantage of serve would be great! :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on November 04, 2013, 10:17:55 AM
IMHO, a huge advantage Serve has over BB is that you can reload with Green Dot which is much more prevalent.
If my wife wants a prepaid card, is there any reason to get her BB instead of Serve? They seem to offer the same services. TIA

any thoughts?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on November 05, 2013, 05:01:15 AM
any thoughts?
most ppl here do BB, not Serve.
I have Serve, but one account was shut down.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 05, 2013, 07:43:51 AM
Yup, been doing that for over a year, no dramas there.
Is the account that you're transferring it to also the same bank that issues the card you're using?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on November 05, 2013, 07:46:15 AM
most ppl here do BB, not Serve.
I have Serve, but one account was shut down.

So I guess my question is, what advantage does bb have over serve that it dominates? Shouldn't serve be more popular given the abundance of green dot reloads?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2013, 10:37:47 AM
So I guess my question is, what advantage does bb have over serve that it dominates? Shouldn't serve be more popular given the abundance of green dot reloads?

From my (little) research, Serve has a $1000 max and BB has $5000 max. CMIIW
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on November 05, 2013, 12:13:00 PM
From my (little) research, Serve has a $1000 max and BB has $5000 max. CMIIW
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2013, 01:05:10 PM
Exactly - cc $200/day $1000/month.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on November 05, 2013, 02:19:11 PM
Exactly - cc $200/day $1000/month.

But cash, which includes VR and green dot, is $5000/month, same as BB.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2013, 03:48:17 PM
But cash, which includes VR and green dot, is $5000/month, same as BB.

Have you tried this to know that cash=VR/green dot?

Then I don't know what makes it better/worse... interesting.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on November 05, 2013, 03:53:36 PM
Have you tried this to know that cash=VR/green dot?

Then I don't know what makes it better/worse... interesting.

That's the same as BB. The only thing I can think of is that BB has physical checks.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ayman on November 06, 2013, 01:03:34 AM
isn't VR a debit card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ayman on November 06, 2013, 01:04:39 AM
but one bennie would be not having to find VR and just use CC straight...
No fees that way as well as no hassle
Seems popular w the Israelis bec of VR and Walmart problems there ;)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on November 06, 2013, 01:01:45 PM
but one bennie would be not having to find VR and just use CC straight...
No fees that way as well as no hassle
Seems popular w the Israelis bec of VR and Walmart problems there ;)

$1000 in cc a month is not going to help you hit too many spending thresholds
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ayman on November 06, 2013, 02:36:53 PM
It won't do it all, but it helps...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on November 06, 2013, 03:02:45 PM
$1000 in cc a month is not going to help you hit too many spending thresholds
its the same limit as AP and people get pretty worked up about that
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Azis Papa on November 06, 2013, 05:27:46 PM
It won't do it all, but it helps...
+1.  For me the question is will I have to close BB to register Serve?  Then I don't think it's worth it. 
Has anyone been able to register & use multiple Serve accts?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on November 07, 2013, 12:52:33 AM
its the same limit as AP and people get pretty worked up about that

B/c they have many AP accounts so they're moving many 1000s a month.

+1.  For me the question is will I have to close BB to register Serve?  Then I don't think it's worth it. 
Has anyone been able to register & use multiple Serve accts?

I think in the BB thread ppl said you can only have 1, either Serve OR bb
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 07, 2013, 01:34:58 AM
Quote from: @Yehuda link=topic=6437.msg621650#msg621650

I think in the BB thread ppl said you can only have 1, either Serve OR bb
Yeah, on FT it seemed like they were starting to be more makpid about that.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on November 07, 2013, 04:52:30 PM
another advantage of BB is that you can load multiple "debit cards" at WM
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ariIs on November 15, 2013, 02:17:53 PM
Anyone tried loading serve from an Amex card?
Does it go through as a CA or a purchase?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on November 16, 2013, 02:46:50 PM
Anyone tried loading serve from an Amex card?
Does it go through as a CA or a purchase?
purchase (in the past)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: wayfe on November 19, 2013, 12:58:10 PM
Wonder whether "free cash loading at CVS or 7-11" means strictly cash or if they can swipe your card at the register?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: wayfe on November 19, 2013, 01:00:22 PM
Also, would there be any way to load the temp cards onto the registered account?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 24, 2013, 06:52:56 AM
Anyone try loading this with a Barclays card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on November 25, 2013, 11:01:59 PM
Doesn't seem to be any consensus from previous post.
Are people having success loading with visa gift cards?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Red on December 03, 2013, 04:49:31 AM
Anyone else having trouble logging in?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: IsraelGuy on December 09, 2013, 03:24:01 PM
Well i thought I had outsmarted the system...that I was super cool  8)

I've had bluebird for a while and tried signing up for serve, and lo and behold it worked, even with the same SN! Just recently got my card and activated it. Went online to link my bank account. Said it couldn't be linked until Chegg deposited money (I signed up through some offer to get $25 credit upon $25 loading) and it said I could call in. I called, they transfer me to account protection services, verify some information, and then tell me I already have bluebird and can't have both. Why toy with my heart Amex and send me the card only to tell me after I can't use it  :'(
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on December 09, 2013, 04:32:19 PM
Well i thought I had outsmarted the system...that I was super cool  8)

I've had bluebird for a while and tried signing up for serve, and lo and behold it worked, even with the same SN! Just recently got my card and activated it. Went online to link my bank account. Said it couldn't be linked until Chegg deposited money (I signed up through some offer to get $25 credit upon $25 loading) and it said I could call in. I called, they transfer me to account protection services, verify some information, and then tell me I already have bluebird and can't have both. Why toy with my heart Amex and send me the card only to tell me after I can't use it  :'(

So in theory if I don't have a promotion and don't have to call in, it should work.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: IsraelGuy on December 10, 2013, 08:58:06 AM
So in theory if I don't have a promotion and don't have to call in, it should work.

אולי
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on December 10, 2013, 11:56:35 AM
@yehuda and ayman and others writing a page ago:

VR can be bought with cc.  Greendot moneypack cannot.  So with serve, which I don't have, I don't know how to fund using a cc.

With BB, a cc can buy a VR, a cc can buy a gift card/ debit card that can be loaded at WM.  So IF you have access to VR and/or WM, you can fund 5K a month w a cc.  AND it can be used to pay bills that don't take cc. (think tuition, mortgage/rent, gas co, other tzedodko...) or cashed out.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D.B. on December 21, 2013, 10:06:18 PM
Also, would there be any way to load the temp cards onto the registered card


I huca'd a bunch of times, and they will only let you transfer temp cards onto perm. Before you activate it.  After, the best they can do is consolidate the temps up to $200. Though I got one cs to do $300.  I got stuck with a bunch of $75 s from a failed Amex deal.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: wayfe on December 22, 2013, 12:23:40 AM
I huca'd a bunch of times, and they will only let you transfer temp cards onto perm. Before you activate it.  After, the best they can do is consolidate the temps up to $200. Though I got one cs to do $300.  I got stuck with a bunch of $75 s from a failed Amex deal.

Before you activate the temp card or the permanent card?

I was wondering if you can transfer from the temp (unregistered) card to the permanent (registered) card.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: BigDanFan on December 22, 2013, 12:34:13 AM
@yehuda and ayman and others writing a page ago:

VR can be bought with cc.  Greendot moneypack cannot.  So with serve, which I don't have, I don't know how to fund using a cc.
yes-I got serve when cvs had their free card promo
I'm keeping my eye out for other ways to use cc for loading it.. hopefully in the future there way for MoneyPack or something down the road..
(i agree that the 2BBs are top priority so i asked a friend to use his info for the serve )
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: davidd75 on December 24, 2013, 03:49:41 PM
Bought 3 temporary amex serve cards at 500 each with credit card(no fees through 12/31/13) at CVS.  Called serve last night to get refund and they confirmed they are sending a check to me for each temporary card :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: BigDanFan on December 24, 2013, 11:12:19 PM
Bought 3 temporary amex serve cards at 500 each with credit card(no fees through 12/31/13) at CVS.  Called serve last night to get refund and they confirmed they are sending a check to me for each temporary card :)
good luck with that -
We had a check sent to us, as well, $500 and it go bounced out of the bank
for some reason, we had to cash it at a WM.... so much for trying a BB alternative.... 
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on December 25, 2013, 09:44:50 PM
good luck with that -
We had a check sent to us, as well, $500 and it go bounced out of the bank
for some reason, we had to cash it at a WM.... so much for trying a BB alternative....
check from amex bounced? Or bank didn't wanna deposit?
I just bought at cvs and I gotta see how to cash it. Was gonna use atm but when I tried to register online it said I have to wait for an email which I haven't got yet and I also have a a bb account. Bb account may be causing the problems....
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Azis Papa on December 26, 2013, 02:16:51 AM
Bought 3 temporary amex serve cards at 500 each with credit card(no fees through 12/31/13) at CVS.  Called serve last night to get refund and they confirmed they are sending a check to me for each temporary card :)
Interesting.  If you don't mind, on what basis did you ask for a refund?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: davidd75 on December 26, 2013, 08:58:09 AM
Interesting.  If you don't mind, on what basis did you ask for a refund?

I originally was told by Serve rep that I could transfer funds from a temporary card to a permanent card but they later serve said no you cannot do that so I asked for a refund on my temporary cards.  I am not even sure they are even so makpid on why you want a refund. I am surprised more people did not use this method to manufacture spending for free ;) at least until 12/31/13 when the purchase price is waived
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on December 26, 2013, 09:39:00 AM
I originally was told by Serve rep that I could transfer funds from a temporary card to a permanent card but they later serve said no you cannot do that so I asked for a refund on my temporary cards.  I am not even sure they are even so makpid on why you want a refund. I am surprised more people did not use this method to manufacture spending for free ;) at least until 12/31/13 when the purchase price is waived
even if it has a purchase fee it can still be helpful. Hey VR ain't free
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dirah on December 26, 2013, 06:23:29 PM
I originally was told by Serve rep that I could transfer funds from a temporary card to a permanent card but they later serve said no you cannot do that so I asked for a refund on my temporary cards.  I am not even sure they are even so makpid on why you want a refund. I am surprised more people did not use this method to manufacture spending for free ;) at least until 12/31/13 when the purchase price is waived
Can these be bought online?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on December 26, 2013, 06:59:57 PM
check from amex bounced? Or bank didn't wanna deposit?
I just bought at cvs and I gotta see how to cash it. Was gonna use atm but when I tried to register online it said I have to wait for an email which I haven't got yet and I also have a a bb account. Bb account may be causing the problems....
called in the morning and lady in India wasn't helpful and said can't refund. Waited for a supervisor but had to hang up. Have to huca. Didn't get any email yet.
Lady did mention that I should close bb and my account is still processing.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: davidd75 on December 27, 2013, 12:38:14 PM
Can these be bought online?

dont think so
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: davidd75 on December 27, 2013, 12:40:40 PM
called in the morning and lady in India wasn't helpful and said can't refund. Waited for a supervisor but had to hang up. Have to huca. Didn't get any email yet.
Lady did mention that I should close bb and my account is still processing.

dont say anything about bb account just tell them you have a temporary card and that you want a refund.  also I think it only works if you did not register the temporary card
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on December 27, 2013, 03:01:13 PM
dont say anything about bb account just tell them you have a temporary card and that you want a refund.  also I think it only works if you did not register the temporary card
finally today after being transferred 2 times I got them to send me a check. Like I said I couldn't register the temp card. Guy said when I get the check I should call to close out the account so it shouldn't be on record. Even though it's a temp card.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Mordy2 on December 29, 2013, 12:46:38 AM
I also called and complained that the package was misleading and I want a refund (check). They placed me on hold, confirmed my address, and I should be getting a check in the mail!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: davidd75 on December 31, 2013, 12:24:18 PM
I also called and complained that the package was misleading and I want a refund (check). They placed me on hold, confirmed my address, and I should be getting a check in the mail!

received my checks in the mail for cancelled temporary cards ;D
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: mgarfin on January 09, 2014, 05:58:25 PM
Can anyone confirm that a cvs cashier can load a serve?

Can u? amount? daily / monthly ? limit?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on January 09, 2014, 09:10:23 PM
Can anyone confirm that a cvs cashier can load a serve?

Can u? amount? daily / monthly ? limit?
With cash?
Why?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: mgarfin on January 10, 2014, 10:25:16 AM
With cash?
Why?

with CC
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on January 10, 2014, 12:36:44 PM
with CC

i believe it's cash only

Quote
Starting this November, American Express Serve customers will be able to take cash to the register at more than 14,000 participating CVS/pharmacy and 7-Eleven stores and add it to their American Express Serve Account

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2013/amex-serve-new-money-mgmt-and-cash-load.aspx
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Mordy2 on January 11, 2014, 11:01:07 PM
I also called and complained that the package was misleading and I want a refund (check). They placed me on hold, confirmed my address, and I should be getting a check in the mail!

I received 2 x $500 checks in the mail! :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on January 12, 2014, 11:51:26 AM
I received 2 x $500 checks in the mail! :)
Did you try to register it before you called?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Mordy2 on January 13, 2014, 02:56:23 AM
Yes, but I had complications.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on January 13, 2014, 07:34:22 AM
Yes, but I had complications.

complications  ;) ?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: BigDanFan on January 13, 2014, 09:10:53 AM
I received 2 x $500 checks in the mail! :)
have you tried depositing in a bank? The bank said it was an odd type of check -- ending up cashing out. want serve to be like bb
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on February 06, 2014, 02:07:39 PM
Anyone sign up for this promo?
https://www.paywithisis.com/offers/index.html
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: wayfe on February 07, 2014, 10:35:37 AM
Anybody is able to load the daily limit of $500 via cc? Mine keeps maxing out after $200 per week...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dirah on February 08, 2014, 06:53:47 AM
Anybody is able to load the daily limit of $500 via cc? Mine keeps maxing out after $200 per week...
The daily limit is $200, five times a month (even in the same week).
Not sure where you got $500 from.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dovy2 on February 09, 2014, 08:28:16 AM
have you tried depositing in a bank? The bank said it was an odd type of check -- ending up cashing out. want serve to be like bb
Did you try mobile deposit?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: BigDanFan on February 09, 2014, 01:45:08 PM
Did you try mobile deposit?
yes, seems that the bank first took it, then called us and said that it was treated same as a real check..
had to work with them in person -- not smooth. Got the serve when they were free at cvs. wish they made more bluebird alternatives.. the vrs are drying up here..

is this a national issue? (not that more people are buying the vrs, could it be that cvs is getting less vrs?)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: wayfe on February 09, 2014, 01:51:16 PM
The daily limit is $200, five times a month (even in the same week).
Not sure where you got $500 from.

Yes, I see that now. Must have confused the 500 with something else... But it seems Amex is limiting me to 200 per week or so.

Anybody had a similar experience?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dovy2 on February 09, 2014, 10:35:39 PM
yes, seems that the bank first took it, then called us and said that it was treated same as a real check..
had to work with them in person -- not smooth. Got the serve when they were free at cvs. wish they made more bluebird alternatives.. the vrs are drying up here..

is this a national issue? (not that more people are buying the vrs, could it be that cvs is getting less vrs?)
I'm gonna try this serve-call up for refund-shtick. It's a dollar cheaper than vr
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on February 10, 2014, 02:54:50 PM
I had a serve card and switched to BB when that came out, am I going to have issues switching back to serve?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on February 10, 2014, 04:22:10 PM
I had a serve card and switched to BB when that came out, am I going to have issues switching back to serve?
You're 1st gonna have to close the BB
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on February 10, 2014, 04:54:18 PM
You're 1st gonna have to close the BB
I understand that I just don't want to close the BB that have serve tell me that there was an issue because I already had one and closed it
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on February 10, 2014, 05:01:55 PM
I understand that I just don't want to close the BB that have serve tell me that there was an issue because I already had one and closed it
I've done this (Serve-BB-Serve) without a problem.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: raccah on February 28, 2014, 02:47:10 PM
Anybody is able to load the daily limit of $500 via cc? Mine keeps maxing out after $200 per week...

https://www.serve.com/help/?intlink=us-serve-partner-isis-marketing-lpq4launch-faq#/use-your-card-5

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: wayfe on March 04, 2014, 08:25:41 PM
Get $20 when you have your federal tax refund deposited directly into your Serve account.

https://www.serve.com/help/#/#add-money-1
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: zw on March 09, 2014, 09:01:36 AM
I know its possible to load with debit card $1000 per month, has anyone been able load with a visa or mastercard gc?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on March 09, 2014, 09:19:45 AM
I know its possible to load with debit card $1000 per month, has anyone been able load with a visa or mastercard gc?

It worked for me over a year ago, but not since then.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on March 09, 2014, 11:11:19 AM
I know its possible to load with debit card $1000 per month, has anyone been able load with a visa or mastercard gc?

You can use gift cards but Its a known riskfactor... Serve does spot checks on credit and debit cards
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: zw on March 09, 2014, 02:46:03 PM
It worked for me over a year ago, but not since then.
Why, is it because you used to be able to add it to your account and now you cant? or you could still add it but you just cant charge it?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on March 10, 2014, 01:43:22 AM
You can use gift cards but Its a known riskfactor... Serve does spot checks on credit and debit cards
+1

Why, is it because you used to be able to add it to your account and now you cant? or you could still add it but you just cant charge it?
Can't add it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Drago on March 20, 2014, 06:42:26 PM
FYI, if they close down your Serve account, you can't open up a BB account either.
Booo
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: CountValentine on March 20, 2014, 07:40:21 PM
What is the monthly limit to a bank account?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sam i am on March 20, 2014, 09:17:17 PM
What is the monthly limit to a bank account?
What do you mean, to withdraw into? or do you mean to fund from debit card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: CountValentine on March 20, 2014, 09:21:40 PM
What do you mean, to withdraw into? or do you mean to fund from debit card?
What is the monthly limit to transfer to your savings/checking account?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sam i am on March 20, 2014, 09:32:31 PM
What is the monthly limit to transfer to your savings/checking account?
Not sure. Their limits say 'send money-2500' but I think that is to another card holder, not to your bank. what is bb limit? (I don't think there is one.)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: CountValentine on March 20, 2014, 09:35:28 PM
Not sure. Their limits say 'send money-2500' but I think that is to another card holder, not to your bank. what is bb limit? (I don't think there is one.)
BB I pay CC or checks. Serve must be between 9-10k.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sam i am on March 20, 2014, 09:37:45 PM
BB I pay CC or checks. Serve must be between 9-10k.
serve has billpay as well, You can pay up to 10k a month (only 5k if unregistered billers)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: CountValentine on March 20, 2014, 09:40:44 PM
serve has billpay as well, You can pay up to 10k a month (only 5k if unregistered billers)
I was testing paying different bills not matching accounts (Serve/Biller). Some were reversed and that's how I got more than 10k in the Serve account.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sam i am on March 20, 2014, 10:35:00 PM
I was testing paying different bills not matching accounts (Serve/Biller). Some were reversed and that's how I got more than 10k in the Serve account.
Can't advise. Why don't you make withdrawals to your bank. if you go over the limit, they'll be the first to tell you  :P
Title: This looks to be the same thing as bluebird - No fee in NY otherwise $1 monthly
Post by: sruli1234 on March 24, 2014, 12:41:38 PM
It looks like you can have the same benefits as you have with bluebird here, convenient if you are having trouble with limits.

https://www.serve.com/
Title: Re: This looks to be the same thing as bluebird - No fee in NY otherwise $1 monthly
Post by: Marco Polo on March 24, 2014, 12:50:43 PM
It looks like you can have the same benefits as you have with bluebird here, convenient if you are having trouble with limits.

https://www.serve.com/
See http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6437.msg769789#msg769789 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6437.msg769789#msg769789)
Title: Re: This looks to be the same thing as bluebird - No fee in NY otherwise $1 monthly
Post by: chucksterace on March 24, 2014, 12:51:21 PM
And he thought he found the jackpot. If only he did a search first.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sam i am on April 02, 2014, 09:28:47 PM
Now that CVS CC loads are dead, does anyone know of alternative load methods?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: CS1 on April 02, 2014, 09:30:51 PM
Now that CVS CC loads are dead, does anyone know of alternative load methods?
I think that both Serve and VR were on the same "cash-only" memo.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sam i am on April 02, 2014, 09:40:10 PM
I think that both Serve and VR were on the same "cash-only" memo.
That is why I'm asking for any other options to load via cc. BB can be loaded with GC at WM, but not serve
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: CS1 on April 02, 2014, 09:41:35 PM
That is why I'm asking for any other options to load via cc. BB can be loaded with GC at WM, but not serve
figured that's a current question -- but, it's in the serve thread, so....    We're looking forward to the next "dream come true" for ms
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: CountValentine on April 03, 2014, 12:58:58 AM
Now that CVS CC loads are dead, does anyone know of alternative load methods?
Every time a method gets shut down there are more members that are less willing to help. A question like yours does not help the situation. Just a friendly observation.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Barryg on April 03, 2014, 01:21:42 AM
Every time a method gets shut down there are more members that are less willing to help. A question like yours does not help the situation. Just a friendly observation.
So you are saying that there are other methods... Excellent...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: CountValentine on April 03, 2014, 01:28:59 AM
So you are saying that there are other methods... Excellent...
I did not say that but there are always other methods.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Azis Papa on April 06, 2014, 05:42:42 PM
Has anyone here been hit with CA fees when loading Serve with a CC?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on April 06, 2014, 06:18:55 PM
Has anyone here been hit with CA fees when loading Serve with a CC?

Which bank?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Azis Papa on April 06, 2014, 06:41:07 PM
Which bank?
Any bank.  Speaking for myself -  at the present time I would like to know about - Chase, Amex, Barclays, & Discover but by tomorrow there could be others. 
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on April 06, 2014, 06:44:55 PM
Any bank.  Speaking for myself -  at the present time I would like to know about - Chase, Amex, Barclays, & Discover but by tomorrow there could be others.

IME Amex treated it as a purchase.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on April 06, 2014, 07:03:08 PM
IME Chase and Citi treated it as a purchase.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on April 22, 2014, 08:53:31 PM
http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2014/amex-serve-largest-free-cash-reload-network.aspx

I hope that includes gift cards as debit cards

I don't live near a WM can someone test load gift/debit card to serve

If it works then the only advantage that BB has is paper checks, something I'd gladly do with out to get a guaranteed 1k of spend
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lad on April 23, 2014, 12:19:36 PM
http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2014/amex-serve-largest-free-cash-reload-network.aspx

I hope that includes gift cards as debit cards

I don't live near a WM can someone test load gift/debit card to serve

If it works then the only advantage that BB has is paper checks, something I'd gladly do with out to get a guaranteed 1k of spend

Confirmed. Just like BB.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on April 23, 2014, 12:47:14 PM
What's new? Why a press release now?
Is it just that now you can buy them at WM?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sam i am on April 23, 2014, 12:58:25 PM
What's new? Why a press release now?
Is it just that now you can buy loadthem at WM?
FTFY
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on April 23, 2014, 12:59:57 PM
FTFY
ooh, like with OV I guess. cool!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on April 23, 2014, 02:44:09 PM
Confirmed. Just like BB.

Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nhocquay on April 23, 2014, 03:02:25 PM
What's new? Why a press release now?
Is it just that now you can buy load with no fee them at WM?
FTFY
FTFY  ;D
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rivkao on May 05, 2014, 05:07:53 PM
Can I load it at any CVS?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on May 05, 2014, 06:39:57 PM
Can I load it at any CVS?

With cash, yes.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rivkao on May 05, 2014, 06:43:24 PM
With cash, yes.
I guess not with GC. Although they do write that with a MoneyPak or VR you could do it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on May 05, 2014, 06:46:33 PM
I guess not with GC. Although they do write that with a MoneyPak or VR you could do it.

Correct, but MoneyPaks and VR are also cash only at CVS.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on May 06, 2014, 08:12:54 PM
I can still load 1k a month from CC?
How can I go about switching BB to serve?
Can amex cards be used to load these or F/R risk?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 06, 2014, 08:24:34 PM
I can still load 1k a month from CC?
How can I go about switching BB to serve?
Can amex cards be used to load these or F/R risk?
1. Yes.
2. Close the BB, open serve. You may have to wait 30 days, YMMV.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on May 06, 2014, 09:09:55 PM
I can still load 1k a month from CC?
How can I go about switching BB to serve?
Can amex cards be used to load these or F/R risk?


close your BB go to serve.com apply when you dont get approved call serve they should connect you to a specialist how should be able to push it thru
you wont earn amax points by loading serve
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 06, 2014, 09:40:23 PM

close your BB go to serve.com apply when you dont get approved call serve they should connect you to a specialist how should be able to push it thru
you wont earn amax points by loading serve
I HUCAed at least 4 times, and spoke to a supervisor. They all said I need to wait 30 days, even though others have had it done before then.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on May 06, 2014, 09:49:29 PM

close your BB go to serve.com apply when you dont get approved call serve they should connect you to a specialist how should be able to push it thru
you wont earn amax points by loading serve

This no longer works. If you just apply for Serve you'll get denied and told you already have a Bluebird account. Per FT (and DH's experience), apply for Serve with an incorrect social security number. You'll be told the application is pending. Call Serve and they'll ask you to confirm your SSN. Submit your social security card and drivers license and they should approve you on the spot.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on May 06, 2014, 09:59:49 PM
I HUCAed at least 4 times, and spoke to a supervisor. They all said I need to wait 30 days, even though others have had it done before then.

my apologizes for the dated info 
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Yoel on May 19, 2014, 09:10:35 AM
Get an extra boost for being a customer. After you use your American Express Serve® Card to spend $20 or more in one purchase between May 19 and May 31, you can get a $5 statement credit to your Account. It's that easy!
Limited time offer: Expires May 31, 2014
Whether you're at the mall, the grocery store, or your favorite restaurant, you can use your Card to shop in stores and online virtually anywhere American Express® Cards are accepted
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: shtickel on May 19, 2014, 09:59:07 AM
Get an extra boost for being a customer. After you use your American Express Serve® Card to spend $20 or more in one purchase between May 19 and May 31, you can get a $5 statement credit to your Account. It's that easy!
Limited time offer: Expires May 31, 2014
Whether you're at the mall, the grocery store, or your favorite restaurant, you can use your Card to shop in stores and online virtually anywhere American Express® Cards are accepted
Targeted? How do I sign up for this?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on May 19, 2014, 10:17:27 AM
Targeted? How do I sign up for this?

Got an email.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ranhan429 on May 25, 2014, 11:26:45 AM
OK gonna switch my BB to serve. Read the FT wiki on serve (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1199432-serve-another-paypal-amazon-payments-66.html) - it's pretty comprehensive. My question is, if I load serve with 1k/month with cc what are my options for unloading? I think I can pay CC bill via serve, is that a red flag? Is it better to unload into checking account (capone360)? Which of the two of these are less likely to cause red flags? Thanks peepz  :D
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Red on May 25, 2014, 01:23:29 PM
OK gonna switch my BB to serve. Read the FT wiki on serve (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1199432-serve-another-paypal-amazon-payments-66.html) - it's pretty comprehensive. My question is, if I load serve with 1k/month with cc what are my options for unloading? I think I can pay CC bill via serve, is that a red flag? Is it better to unload into checking account (capone360)? Which of the two of these are less likely to cause red flags? Thanks peepz  :D
IME, the best way to unload is first make a small spend and then unload to bank. Before I started doing it like this I would get an automatic freeze on my account.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on May 25, 2014, 01:57:47 PM
OK gonna switch my BB to serve. Read the FT wiki on serve (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1199432-serve-another-paypal-amazon-payments-66.html) - it's pretty comprehensive. My question is, if I load serve with 1k/month with cc what are my options for unloading? I think I can pay CC bill via serve, is that a red flag? Is it better to unload into checking account (capone360)? Which of the two of these are less likely to cause red flags? Thanks peepz  :D

just dont pay the credit card that you load with

and if you load a full 5k a month at walmart you should wait a week so yo can load both bluebird and serve in june
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: zw on May 25, 2014, 04:32:46 PM
Did anyone get the serve Isis so the you can load $1500 per month? How'd you do it once you already have the regular serve?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on May 25, 2014, 04:41:00 PM
Did anyone get the serve Isis so the you can load $1500 per month? How'd you do it once you already have the regular serve?
I have serve with ISIS, but I originally singed up this way I never had serve without ISIS.

I did read somewhere on FT that in order to have the benefits of ISIS Serve if you already have a serve account, you have to close it down and then open a new Serve account through the ISIS app.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: zw on May 25, 2014, 05:15:47 PM
I c... and is the iPhone compatible?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on May 26, 2014, 01:41:33 AM
I c... and is the iPhone compatible?
Nope cause it doesn't have NFC, you need to buy a $70 case called a 'cash wrap' that will allow you to use ISIS. The case IMO is ugly an bulky not ideal for iPhone users...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ranhan429 on May 26, 2014, 04:05:58 AM
just dont pay the credit card that you load with

and if you load a full 5k a month at walmart you should wait a week so yo can load both bluebird and serve in june

Noted.
Huh? Loading a serve at walmart? I'm talking about loading it with a CC (I presume its online). U cant have BB and serve so what are you talking about?

IME, the best way to unload is first make a small spend and then unload to bank. Before I started doing it like this I would get an automatic freeze on my account.

Cool. So use serve as debit card for a small purchase- then u can wire directly to bank account (no need for writing checks to other people and having them deposit it for u right?)


Is anyone able to speak to whether paying another CC bill VERSUS unloading to a bank account is less likely for a flag/considered abuse?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Red on May 26, 2014, 04:43:24 AM
Noted.
Huh? Loading a serve at walmart? I'm talking about loading it with a CC (I presume its online). U cant have BB and serve so what are you talking about?

Cool. So use serve as debit card for a small purchase- then u can wire directly to bank account (no need for writing checks to other people and having them deposit it for u right?)


Is anyone able to speak to whether paying another CC bill VERSUS unloading to a bank account is less likely for a flag/considered abuse?
once a small purchase clears you can transfer directly to your bank.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 26, 2014, 07:51:26 AM
Noted.
Huh? Loading a serve at walmart? I'm talking about loading it with a CC (I presume its online). U cant have BB and serve so what are you talking about?
You can now load serve in WM as well.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ranhan429 on May 26, 2014, 08:30:15 AM
You can now load serve in WM as well.

Like BB?! i.e. using "Debit" Cards?!  :D
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on May 26, 2014, 08:39:03 AM
Like BB?! i.e. using "Debit" Cards?!  :D

Yes


Is anyone able to speak to whether paying another CC bill VERSUS unloading to a bank account is less likely for a flag/considered abuse?


I use it to pay cc without any issues but not the cc you use to load online
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on May 26, 2014, 07:15:47 PM
There's a $25 promotion credit going on now if you load Serve from a CC.
Looks like it will work even for online loads, although I did it at a WM.

It's possible this bonus is only for Serve linked with ISIS.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: DovtheBear on May 26, 2014, 07:24:35 PM
There's a $25 promotion credit going on now if you load Serve from a CC.
Looks like it will work even for online loads, although I did it at a WM.

It's possible this bonus is only for Serve linked with ISIS.
Do you have a link to T&C's?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on May 26, 2014, 08:25:29 PM
Do you have a link to T&C's?
Nope, didn't know anything about just noticed the credit appear in my account.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: DovtheBear on May 26, 2014, 08:31:10 PM
Nope, didn't know anything about just noticed the credit appear in my account.
Thanks
Title: Problems loading with credit card
Post by: Sfuzzi on May 26, 2014, 09:31:49 PM
I successfully loaded $200 one Time. The second time, on a separate day, I received an error message asking me to call
I thought perhaps it was because I wasn't primary on the card.  So I tried a card I was primary on and still get a message to call the fraud dept

not sure if calling is a bad idea.

Opinions?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 26, 2014, 09:59:18 PM
I successfully loaded $200 one Time. The second time, on a separate day, I received an error message asking me to call
I thought perhaps it was because I wasn't primary on the card.  So I tried a card I was primary on and still get a message to call the fraud dept

not sure if calling is a bad idea.

Opinions?
IIRC, you always have to call the 2nd time after adding a new CC. They want to verify it's yours. I think they call the issuer and ask.
Title: Re: Problems loading with credit card
Post by: incendia on May 26, 2014, 10:46:08 PM
I successfully loaded $200 one Time. The second time, on a separate day, I received an error message asking me to call
I thought perhaps it was because I wasn't primary on the card.  So I tried a card I was primary on and still get a message to call the fraud dept

not sure if calling is a bad idea.

Opinions?

The owner of the Serve account has to be the owner of the credit card account NO AUs or sub accounts

But everyone has to call for the 2nd load don't worry about it. Just don't use an AU card a 2nd time
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 27, 2014, 09:08:41 AM
The owner of the Serve account has to be the owner of the credit card account NO AUs or sub accounts

But everyone has to call for the 2nd load don't worry about it. Just don't use an AU card a 2nd time
Does it help if they have the AU's SS# on file?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on May 27, 2014, 12:58:52 PM
Does it help if they have the AU's SS# on file?

No. Has to be the same owner

The only 'trick' would be a joint credit card account
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 28, 2014, 12:20:06 AM
I just wanted to put out some things I just discovered. My wife has a CC which is an AU on my CapitalOne Spark Business CC. It has a separate #, and I gave her SS# when I requested it. I was able to successfully link it to her Serve, verify it, and load from it. So apparently AU's will work in this situation.
Additionally, after I verified this CC I switched to a different one, and when I switched back, it did not require verification again. So apparently even if you delete the card, they still store the info in case you add it again.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on May 28, 2014, 08:01:59 AM
I just wanted to put out some things I just discovered. My wife has a CC which is an AU on my CapitalOne Spark Business CC. It has a separate #, and I gave her SS# when I requested it. I was able to successfully link it to her Serve, verify it, and load from it. So apparently AU's will work in this situation.
Additionally, after I verified this CC I switched to a different one, and when I switched back, it did not require verification again. So apparently even if you delete the card, they still store the info in case you add it again.

You did the call in?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 28, 2014, 09:24:02 AM
You did the call in?
No, she did.
Funny thing is, CapitalOne spelled her name wrong and no one noticed.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Vosizderneias on May 28, 2014, 11:37:17 PM
Im a bit delayed:(
Whats the advantage of serve over BB?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 28, 2014, 11:52:59 PM
Im a bit delayed:(
Whats the advantage of serve over BB?
You can load from CC, $200/day, $1k/mo.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ygygold on May 30, 2014, 10:28:58 AM
I'm trying to add my Barclay Miles & More Lufthansa (thanks Dan) to Serve, and I keep on getting an error but it does not tell me what's the problem :-[. Anyone with info?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on May 30, 2014, 10:57:30 AM
Has anyone been able to load 1k at a shot @Wal-Mart?

I recently tried to do 1k and although the OV's were approved, the transaction got rejected at the end (tried twice), but when I did 500 X2 in separate transaction, I went through.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 30, 2014, 11:57:13 AM
I'm trying to add my Barclay Miles & More Lufthansa (thanks Dan) to Serve, and I keep on getting an error but it does not tell me what's the problem :-[. Anyone with info?
Call them.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 30, 2014, 11:58:13 AM
Additionally, after I verified this CC I switched to a different one, and when I switched back, it did not require verification again. So apparently even if you delete the card, they still store the info in case you add it again.
I think I might have been mistaken about this, since now I'm getting an error. I'll have to call and see.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Vosizderneias on May 30, 2014, 03:20:52 PM

You can load from CC, $200/day, $1k/mo.
get the spending w/o the gift cards?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 30, 2014, 03:28:14 PM
get the spending w/o the gift cards?
I don't understand.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Vosizderneias on May 30, 2014, 04:21:49 PM
You can load the serve straight to a cc and to meet spend thresholds etc ?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 30, 2014, 04:31:20 PM
You can load the serve straight to a cc and to meet spend thresholds etc ?
You can load from a CC online, and yes it can be done to meet a spend threshold.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on May 30, 2014, 04:59:58 PM
You can load from a CC online, and yes it can be done to meet a spend threshold.

Even Amex? IIRC with Amex you don't get points, but will it count to minimum spend?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 30, 2014, 05:10:07 PM
Even Amex? IIRC with Amex you don't get points, but will it count to minimum spend?
I'm not sure about that. I'm afraid to try.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on May 30, 2014, 06:58:04 PM
Amex won't charge a cash advance fee, but you. won't get points
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 01, 2014, 12:42:11 AM
Amex won't charge a cash advance fee, but you. won't get points
He knows that. His question was if it counts towards the spend threshold.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on June 01, 2014, 02:15:48 AM
He knows that. His question was if it counts towards the spend threshold.
Yes, it does.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on June 01, 2014, 02:35:15 AM

Yes, it does.
That is a nice piece of info, thanks!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ranhan429 on June 01, 2014, 10:56:47 AM
Yes, it does.
-1


Online CC Loads:

Treated as purchase, earns points/miles:
Citi
Chase
Capital One
Barclay
FIA

Treated as purchase, but doesn't earn points/miles:
Amex

source: FT wiki (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1199432-serve-another-paypal-amazon-payments-66.html)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on June 01, 2014, 11:18:19 AM
-1


Online CC Loads:

Treated as purchase, earns points/miles:
Citi
Chase
Capital One
Barclay
FIA

Treated as purchase, but doesn't earn points/miles:
Amex

source: FT wiki (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1199432-serve-another-paypal-amazon-payments-66.html)

The question was if it would count as spend for a signup bonus.
What are you trying to show from FT?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on June 01, 2014, 11:41:05 AM

-1


Online CC Loads:

Treated as purchase, earns points/miles:
Citi
Chase
Capital One
Barclay
FIA

Treated as purchase, but doesn't earn points/miles:
Amex

source: FT wiki (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1199432-serve-another-paypal-amazon-payments-66.html)
It may not earn points from Amex but it may count towards a spend threshold.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on June 01, 2014, 04:54:23 PM
It may not earn points from Amex but it may count towards a spend threshold.

Exactly what happened
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on June 01, 2014, 06:47:27 PM
so why can't you buy amex gc and use that to load?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on June 01, 2014, 06:55:15 PM
so why can't you buy amex gc and use that to load?

Gift card loads have to be from an account with your name on it. I haven't tried with Amex, so I don't know if it would actually work.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 01, 2014, 08:55:37 PM
Is it easier to register a starter pack, or just order one online?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ushdadude on June 01, 2014, 08:58:22 PM
Is it easier to register a starter pack, or just order one online?
if you have isis, go through the app.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 01, 2014, 09:00:45 PM
if you have isis, go through the app.
no smartphone, though...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 01, 2014, 09:03:07 PM
Is it easier to register a starter pack, or just order one online?
I think the same.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 01, 2014, 09:07:34 PM
I think the same.
okay thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ranhan429 on June 02, 2014, 06:01:17 AM
I don't understand what you don't understand. If the purchase doesn't earn points or miles explain exactly how it should earn BONUS points or miles?!?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on June 02, 2014, 08:41:08 AM
I don't understand what you don't understand. If the purchase doesn't earn points or miles explain exactly how it should earn BONUS points or miles?!?
Have you ever heard of a signup bonus/spend threshold? It's an interesting phenomenon occurring several times annually in most DDF'ers lives.

Now he's saying that the load won't accrue points for the load itself, but it can be counted toward the spend threshold. For instance, if you need to reach a $3,000 spend threshold on a certain card in order to obtain the signup bonus - loading $1,000 will count toward that $3,000.

Hope that clears it up :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 02, 2014, 10:02:55 AM
Is it easier to register a starter pack, or just order one online?
Updated answer: go to CVS, buy a starter pack, load it with $20 cash, and they waive the $2.95.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Azis Papa on June 02, 2014, 12:00:15 PM
Is it still the case that you have to cancel your BB acct B4 you register Serve?  The convenience of loading online directly from CC seems great but IIUC ur limited to $1K per month total.  Is that correct?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 02, 2014, 12:54:54 PM
Is it still the case that you have to cancel your BB acct B4 you register Serve?  The convenience of loading online directly from CC seems great but IIUC ur limited to $1K per month total.  Is that correct?
Yes and yes.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 02, 2014, 12:58:45 PM
Yes and yes.
isn't it 1k per month online? I thought you can do more in walmart? or with cash somewhere else?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on June 02, 2014, 01:07:33 PM
Yes and yes. ;)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on June 02, 2014, 01:16:13 PM
1k online CC
1k online DC
5K Walmart

7k total (assuming no ISIS)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 02, 2014, 01:37:25 PM
1k online CC
1k online DC
5K Walmart

7k total (assuming no ISIS)
Can I use my BB as a DC to load serve online?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on June 02, 2014, 01:47:38 PM
Can I use my BB as a DC to load serve online?

Why would you do that?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 02, 2014, 01:52:12 PM
Can I use my BB as a DC to load serve online?
You can't have both at the same time.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 02, 2014, 02:11:40 PM
Why would you do that?
To pay a bill that's a little more than $1000 a month, and might as well use money that is sitting in BB.
On second thought, can I load OV to serve as a DC, or would it count as credit?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 02, 2014, 02:11:51 PM
You can't have both at the same time.
The Serve belongs to my spouse
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on June 02, 2014, 02:42:37 PM
To pay a bill that's a little more than $1000 a month, and might as well use money that is sitting in BB.
On second thought, can I load OV to serve as a DC, or would it count as credit?

You can make two bill payments, one from BB and the other from Serve.

You cannot use OV to load Serve. It will work the first time but after that they will lock your account.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 02, 2014, 02:52:30 PM
You can make two bill payments, one from BB and the other from Serve.

You cannot use OV to load Serve. It will work the first time but after that they will lock your account.
Okay. Are there any GCs that work for serve? Or what about loading OVs in WM? Does that work?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on June 02, 2014, 03:13:39 PM
Okay. Are there any GCs that work for serve? Or what about loading OVs in WM? Does that work?

They only let you load with a legit debit card (again a GC will work, but the will lock your account and give you a warning when you call in to unlock it).

You can load Serve with OV at WM.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 02, 2014, 03:18:20 PM
They only let you load with a legit debit card (again a GC will work, but the will lock your account and give you a warning when you call in to unlock it).

You can load Serve with OV at WM.
okay, thanks for your help!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: wayfe on June 02, 2014, 08:39:06 PM
What's the deal with loading gift debit cards (I used the staples variety) onto serve? It worked fine the first time, but when I tried the 2nd card it wouldn't go through and I got an email asking for verification, ss + drivers license + front of cc + front of debit... is it over for me?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on June 02, 2014, 08:44:21 PM
What's the deal with loading gift debit cards (I used the staples variety) onto serve? It worked fine the first time, but when I tried the 2nd card it wouldn't go through and I got an email asking for verification, ss + drivers license + front of cc + front of debit... is it over for me?

Serve requires that your debit card be issued in your name and verifies it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: wayfe on June 02, 2014, 08:46:18 PM
Serve requires that your debit card be issued in your name and verifies it.

So how badly did I mess up? Can I just call up and play dumb?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on June 03, 2014, 12:42:54 AM
So how badly did I mess up? Can I just call up and play dumb?

Once you should be OK
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on June 03, 2014, 12:52:07 AM
To pay a bill that's a little more than $1000 a month, and might as well use money that is sitting in BB.
On second thought, can I load OV to serve as a DC, or would it count as credit?

Use the "Send Money" feature to send $ from BB to Serve.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Azis Papa on June 03, 2014, 02:12:21 AM
You can load Serve with OV at WM.
You cannot use OV to load Serve. It will work the first time but after that they will lock your account.
So which is it?  ???
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on June 03, 2014, 02:32:27 AM
So which is it?  ???
You CAN use OV to load Serve at WM

You CANNOT use OV to load Serve online.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ranhan429 on June 03, 2014, 08:54:34 AM
Have you ever heard of a signup bonus/spend threshold? It's an interesting phenomenon occurring several times annually in most DDF'ers lives.

Now he's saying that the load won't accrue points for the load itself, but it can be counted toward the spend threshold. For instance, if you need to reach a $3,000 spend threshold on a certain card in order to obtain the signup bonus - loading $1,000 will count toward that $3,000.

Hope that clears it up :)

And again- IMHO it won't count towards a spending threshold the same way a CA or anyother use of credit that doesnt earn miles wouldn't. Plus I think it's playing with fire to do serve with amex cc. Anyone else who has successfully gotten this to work should feel free to speak up...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on June 03, 2014, 09:14:12 AM
And again- IMHO it won't count towards a spending threshold the same way a CA or anyother use of credit that doesnt earn miles wouldn't. Plus I think it's playing with fire to do serve with amex cc. Anyone else who has successfully gotten this to work should feel free to speak up...
Did you follow the discussion? ari2955 has tested this and it worked. Not sure your HO matters here...


Yes, it does.


Exactly what happened
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: YG on June 03, 2014, 09:21:30 AM
Considering closing BB to switch to serve.  Can serve be linked to AP as a checking account the same way BB can?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on June 03, 2014, 09:56:09 AM
Considering closing BB to switch to serve.  Can serve be linked to AP as a checking account the same way BB can?

Absolutely, go to settings>direct deposit.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 03, 2014, 10:12:54 AM
Considering closing BB to switch to serve.  Can serve be linked to AP as a checking account the same way BB can?
What's the point? To avoid Serve's monthly fee?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on June 03, 2014, 11:32:53 AM
What's the point? To avoid Serve's monthly fee?

Serve is offering $50 for doing two direct deposits.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 03, 2014, 11:40:38 AM
Serve is offering $50 for doing two direct deposits.
Really? How do I find that?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: YG on June 03, 2014, 11:46:17 AM

What's the point? To avoid Serve's monthly fee?

To withdraw money that is received by an AP account into a checking account so it can be used to pay off CC bills. Wife's only checking account atm is BB and that's where her AP balances are withdrawn to.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on June 03, 2014, 01:07:15 PM
Really? How do I find that?

I got an email from them.

 Enroll in Direct Deposit and enjoy fast access to your money on the morning of your payday. And for a limited time, get a $50 Account credit after two Direct Deposits of $250 or more each are added to your American Express Serve® Account by June 30, 2014.

Direct Deposit is FREE and flexible. You can choose to have all or part of your paycheck or government benefits check automatically added to your Account. Don't wait in line to cash your check again, save time with Direct Deposit so you can focus on things that are most important to you.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Azis Papa on June 03, 2014, 03:50:03 PM
I got an email from them.

 Enroll in Direct Deposit and enjoy fast access to your money on the morning of your payday. And for a limited time, get a $50 Account credit after two Direct Deposits of $250 or more each are added to your American Express Serve® Account by June 30, 2014.

Direct Deposit is FREE and flexible. You can choose to have all or part of your paycheck or government benefits check automatically added to your Account. Don't wait in line to cash your check again, save time with Direct Deposit so you can focus on things that are most important to you.
Wow, this is really cool.  So AP withdrawals are seen as direct deposits at Serve?  (I didn't even know that you could do that with BB! :D :-[
And there are no fees?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: peace123 on June 05, 2014, 09:58:42 PM
I signed up for ISIS serve on my phone few days ago and ordered Serve card. Haven't received it yet. I tried loading $500 with credit card on serve online account but showed error message.
Do I have to wait for the Serve card to be able to load with CC?   
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on June 06, 2014, 12:42:53 AM
I signed up for ISIS serve on my phone few days ago and ordered Serve card. Haven't received it yet. I tried loading $500 with credit card on serve online account but showed error message.
Do I have to wait for the Serve card to be able to load with CC?
Yup
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 06, 2014, 11:01:34 AM
I just wanted to put out some things I just discovered. My wife has a CC which is an AU on my CapitalOne Spark Business CC. It has a separate #, and I gave her SS# when I requested it. I was able to successfully link it to her Serve, verify it, and load from it. So apparently AU's will work in this situation.
Additionally, after I verified this CC I switched to a different one, and when I switched back, it did not require verification again. So apparently even if you delete the card, they still store the info in case you add it again.
I think I might have been mistaken about this, since now I'm getting an error. I'll have to call and see.
Yup, turns out I was wrong. L'maskana, any time you link a CC you will need to call to verify, even if it was linked previously and then removed.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ranhan429 on June 07, 2014, 04:44:00 PM
Do I need to pick up a physical temporary serve card from CVS? Or can i sign up and just wait for the permanent card....?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on June 07, 2014, 11:55:02 PM
I signed up for ISIS serve on my phone few days ago and ordered Serve card. Haven't received it yet. I tried loading $500 with credit card on serve online account but showed error message.
Do I have to wait for the Serve card to be able to load with CC?   
Before you receive the card in the mail, you can load online up to $500, however not more than $200 a day.
Once you receive the card, (with ISIS) you can load $500/day up to $1500/month.
Do I need to pick up a physical temporary serve card from CVS? Or can i sign up and just wait for the permanent card....?
You can do either.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 09, 2014, 10:30:21 AM
Do I need to pick up a physical temporary serve card from CVS? Or can i sign up and just wait for the permanent card....?
If you buy a temp card and load it with $20 cash they'll waive the $2.95 fee. IME
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on June 09, 2014, 03:59:23 PM

If you buy a temp card and load it with $20 cash they'll waive the $2.95 fee. IME
Correct.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 09, 2014, 04:11:26 PM
Any idea how long the permanent card takes to arrive? Also, is it true that I can't load CC online with the temp card? I couldn't figure out how.
TIA
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on June 09, 2014, 05:33:41 PM
Any idea how long the permanent card takes to arrive? Also, is it true that I can't load CC online with the temp card? I couldn't figure out how.
TIA

Mine took about a week. You can only load with a permanent card.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 10, 2014, 10:08:54 AM
Mine took about a week. You can only load with a permanent card.
Thanks. We actually got it last night :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: wayfe on June 10, 2014, 02:51:27 PM
Anybody has any experience with using serve with a cc as the backup payment source once you've maxed out the weekly reload amount?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Azis Papa on June 10, 2014, 03:32:37 PM
Can you load serve at a Moneypass ATM - like BB - or do you have to go to a cashier?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 10, 2014, 04:12:43 PM
Can you load serve at a Moneypass ATM - like BB - or do you have to go to a cashier?
Either one.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gavhaller on June 10, 2014, 04:22:25 PM
Chase loading serve definitely cannot be counted as a purchase. I set my CA limit to 0 and now the transaction will not process- probably because it's coded as a cash advance and it keeps rejecting it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 10, 2014, 04:24:21 PM
Chase loading serve definitely cannot be counted as a purchase. I set my CA limit to 0 and now the transaction will not process- probably because it's coded as a cash advance and it keeps rejecting it.
Anyone else have this?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: gavhaller on June 10, 2014, 04:28:55 PM
Anyone else have this?

I also opened up a Citibank checking account and tried to initially fund it with my chase card to meet the threshold and it kept denying it- so clearly somethings off with the coding
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 10, 2014, 06:15:54 PM
Anyone else have this?
I loaded serve from SP. I have to check the statement, but the chase app says it's a sale.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Malachi on June 10, 2014, 08:17:56 PM
I loaded serve from SP. I have to check the statement, but the chase app says it's a sale.
I loaded chase no problem for over 3k worth so far and counting   It's a regular purchase that earns miles.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 12, 2014, 02:26:04 PM
Anyone else get this when trying to load CC online?


You have the following errors.

    We are unable to complete your request at this time, as additional information is needed. Please call Customer Service at 1-800-954-0559. Our hours of operation are 9am - 8pm EST, Monday - Friday.

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ariIs on June 12, 2014, 02:32:15 PM
Anyone else get this when trying to load CC online?


You have the following errors.

    We are unable to complete your request at this time, as additional information is needed. Please call Customer Service at 1-800-954-0559. Our hours of operation are 9am - 8pm EST, Monday - Friday.

Yes, I got this yesterday.
Previous load (3 days ago) worked fine, but now getting this.
Haven't called yet, please post if you do and what the result is.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 12, 2014, 02:34:24 PM
Yes, I got this yesterday.
Previous load (3 days ago) worked fine, but now getting this.
Haven't called yet, please post if you do and what the result is.
Called but the card is in my spouses name so they need to speak to my spouse.  :o

My load yesterday worked just fine. Let me know if you find anything out about it...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ariIs on June 12, 2014, 04:09:44 PM
Found this on the flyertalk wiki about it:

"When adding a new card you will usually need to call in for verification of the new card on the second load try."

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1199432-serve-another-paypal-amazon-payments-297.html

Probably what this is.
Mine is also in my spouse's name, so it's going to be an extra hassle :(
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 12, 2014, 04:34:10 PM
Found this on the flyertalk wiki about it:

"When adding a new card you will usually need to call in for verification of the new card on the second load try."

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1199432-serve-another-paypal-amazon-payments-297.html

Probably what this is.
Mine is also in my spouse's name, so it's going to be an extra hassle :(
I'll race you :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 12, 2014, 04:46:22 PM
You cannot link a card for which you are not the primary cardholder. It might work once or twice, but then you will get an error and have to call in. When you call, they put you on hold and call the bank to verify it. Sometimes they conference you with them.
One thing i have found is that you can add an Capital One biz AU card which has a different #,  and they will verify it. Just don't say it's an AU. I don't know if it will work with biz cards from other banks.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ariIs on June 13, 2014, 05:49:28 PM
You cannot link a card for which you are not the primary cardholder. It might work once or twice, but then you will get an error and have to call in. When you call, they put you on hold and call the bank to verify it. Sometimes they conference you with them.
One thing i have found is that you can add an Capital One biz AU card which has a different #,  and they will verify it. Just don't say it's an AU. I don't know if it will work with biz cards from other banks.

In my case the serve acct and the card are in the same name.
However it's a biz card.
Haven't gotten the time to call them, probably won't till next week.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on June 13, 2014, 06:43:57 PM

You cannot link a card for which you are not the primary cardholder.
-1 I added a card that I was an AU on got the error called in, they couldn't verify with the bank as I'm not the primary so they asked me to take a pic of my license and the CC and upload it. I did as told and was able to continuously load without any issues.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Sfuzzi on June 13, 2014, 08:03:01 PM
I loaded 3 vgc at wm. logged on at home and was charged 3.95 reload fee on each transaction. My receipt shows fee of 0.  I have done this many times before and this is a first.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on June 14, 2014, 12:04:18 AM
I loaded 3 vgc at wm. logged on at home and was charged 3.95 reload fee on each transaction. My receipt shows fee of 0.  I have done this many times before and this is a first.

According to FT, this is a temporary issue that Serve is working on. Just call in to get the $3.95 refunded.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rng on June 16, 2014, 03:53:08 PM
Can the mayvens tell me if this will work?
I plan on going to staples or getting online with staples 5 visa gc's for a total of 1k.
signup with visa savings edge.
Then go to wm and load 1k on to bb account
attach bb as checking acct for ap
send 1k as payment with ap
Will that work?
I want to try with 1k and go from there I have enver done this before, is that a bad idea or i should go for the home run and get like 5 k worth or take it slow?
Thanks much appreciated
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rng on June 16, 2014, 04:40:18 PM
Can the mayvens tell me if this will work?
I plan on going to staples or getting online with staples 5 visa gc's for a total of 1k.
signup with visa savings edge.
Then go to wm and load 1k on to bb account
attach bb as checking acct for ap
send 1k as payment with ap
Will that work?
I want to try with 1k and go from there I have enver done this before, is that a bad idea or i should go for the home run and get like 5 k worth or take it slow?
Thanks much appreciated
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 16, 2014, 04:41:20 PM
Try and find out.
Why do you need AP to cash out BB? Just write yourself / spouse a check!
If writing yourself a check, deposit it into a bank where you don't have any credit cards. Just in case.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rng on June 16, 2014, 04:43:22 PM
Try and find out.
Why do you need AP to cash out BB? Just write yourself / spouse a check!
If writing yourself a check, deposit it into a bank where you don't have any credit cards. Just in case.
for that do i have to order checks from bb?
What about buying 1k in gc from staples and then paying that with ap, that way i cut out the whole wm trip and bb hassle.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 16, 2014, 04:45:02 PM
for that do i have to order checks from bb? yes. they used to be free, i dont know if they still are
What about buying 1k in gc from staples and then paying that with ap, that way i cut out the whole wm trip and bb hassle.good idea. you'll be limited to $1k a month though (AP restriction)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rng on June 16, 2014, 04:45:50 PM

if i decide to do that what do i put as billing address?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 16, 2014, 04:47:10 PM
if i decide to do that what do i put as billing address?
ich veis nisht. anyone?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rng on June 16, 2014, 04:47:17 PM

the gas going 5 times a month to wm 15-20 miles each way and then the time to load the bb and on to of that the  visa gc fees im not sure how worth it it is what do you think?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 16, 2014, 04:48:59 PM
the gas going 5 times a month to wm 15-20 miles each way and then the time to load the bb and on to of that the  visa gc fees im not sure how worth it it is what do you think?
Your call. Or do less than 5x a month... that's what I do even with WM 10 minutes away :).
With AP you're limited to $1k a month, so you can do $1k of that, and some BB, maybe some Serve (if you have a spouse). A lot of this game is trial and error, seeing what works for you, your schedule, and your budget.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rng on June 16, 2014, 05:01:10 PM
Your call. Or do less than 5x a month... that's what I do even with WM 10 minutes away :).
With AP you're limited to $1k a month, so you can do $1k of that, and some BB, maybe some Serve (if you have a spouse). A lot of this game is trial and error, seeing what works for you, your schedule, and your budget.
Will wal mart ask for id for amex serve? i have a bb and she just got a serve but she cant go
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rng on June 16, 2014, 05:07:51 PM
Will wal mart ask for id for amex serve? i have a bb and she just got a serve but she cant go
In essence what I am asking is, can i go to wm with my wifes serve and load it without her being there?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lfas25 on June 16, 2014, 06:45:14 PM
FYI Amex must have updated their system, as I closed a bluebird today as the rep said he closed it I verified it by logging in online. I then immediately applied for the serve online and it went through!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on June 16, 2014, 06:48:13 PM
FYI Amex must have updated their system, as I closed a bluebird today as the rep said he closed it I verified it by logging in online. I then immediately applied for the serve online and it went through!
Maybe just your luck?

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lfas25 on June 16, 2014, 10:09:05 PM
Maybe just your luck?

My luck at Walmart stopped lol
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on June 17, 2014, 02:06:01 AM
In essence what I am asking is, can i go to wm with my wifes serve and load it without her being there?

No guarantees but it's almost never a problem (although there have been some cases where they asked for ID).
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yitzf on June 17, 2014, 02:07:25 AM
if i decide to do that what do i put as billing address?

You don't have to register the card, just put the billing address from you AP account.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rng on June 17, 2014, 08:59:20 AM
So is there a limit on buying the visa gc's per order?
and is the visa savings edge done after cards arrive or sign up before?
Does anyone know of any places close to ch that will take a debit card (gc's) for MO's?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Novo on June 17, 2014, 09:01:40 AM
So is there a limit on buying the visa gc's per order?
and is the visa savings edge done after cards arrive or sign up before?
Does anyone know of any places close to ch that will take a debit card (gc's) for MO's?
Up to 10
Sign up with visa now. You'll get a statement credit
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on June 20, 2014, 10:47:19 AM
Until 6/30 you can get a $50 bonus for 2 DD of $250 or more each.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 20, 2014, 10:52:14 AM
Until 6/30 you can get a $50 bonus for 2 DD of $250 or more each.
can you do DD from BB to qualify for this?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on June 20, 2014, 11:13:35 AM
can you do DD from BB to qualify for this?
I don't think thats such a good idea, as they are both Amex.
Why not use AP or PP?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on June 20, 2014, 11:14:30 AM
I don't think thats such a good idea, as they are both Amex.
Why not use AP or PP?
ok. how would I send from AP to Serve? Send to that email and connect Serve as a "bank account"?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on June 20, 2014, 11:29:44 AM
ok. how would I send from AP to Serve? Send to that email and connect Serve as a "bank account"?
Add serve as a bank account on AP and withdraw to that account.

To learn your Serve routing and account number, log in to Serve and click Settings > Direct Deposit

If the maximum $1k was already sent to your AP account and has been withdrawn, you can load your AP from your 'real' bank account and then withdraw to Serve. Be warned, this will take the full 5-7 business days they say it would, unlike most banks which handle ACH much quicker.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on June 20, 2014, 01:51:34 PM
Until 6/30 you can get a $50 bonus for 2 DD of $250 or more each.
Is everybody eligible for this? I don't see anything on my account mentioning this..
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on June 20, 2014, 03:39:08 PM
Is everybody eligible for this? I don't see anything on my account mentioning this..
I believe so, my account didn't mention anything either.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on June 20, 2014, 07:00:07 PM
I believe so, my account didn't mention anything either.
K, Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on June 21, 2014, 10:04:20 PM
According to FT, this is a temporary issue that Serve is working on. Just call in to get the $3.95 refunded.

Update on this: I just noticed that Serve credited $3.95 for each load that they had subtracted the fee from. This is after they already manually credited my accounts for the fee.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on June 21, 2014, 10:06:44 PM
Update on this: I just noticed that Serve credited $3.95 for each load that they had subtracted the fee from. This is after they already manually credited my accounts for the fee.
Nice!

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 22, 2014, 05:47:57 PM
Add serve as a bank account on AP and withdraw to that account.

To learn your Serve routing and account number, log in to Serve and click Settings > Direct Deposit

If the maximum $1k was already sent to your AP account and has been withdrawn, you can load your AP from your 'real' bank account and then withdraw to Serve. Be warned, this will take the full 5-7 business days they say it would, unlike most banks which handle ACH much quicker.
Is there instant verification for Serve as a bank account in AP?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on June 22, 2014, 06:00:17 PM
Is there instant verification for Serve as a bank account in AP?
Unfortunately not, you do the 2 small deposits.
Took me 2 days for both to show up.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Red on June 26, 2014, 04:39:07 AM
Until 6/30 you can get a $50 bonus for 2 DD of $250 or more each.
Thanks for letting us know, just got my $50.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 26, 2014, 09:38:11 AM
Thanks for letting us know, just got my $50.
+1
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: robbie on July 03, 2014, 07:02:45 PM
http://millionmilesecrets.com/2014/07/03/breaking-news-you-can-load-gift-cards-to-your-american-express-serve-account-at-family-dollar/

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 03, 2014, 09:16:08 PM
http://millionmilesecrets.com/2014/07/03/breaking-news-you-can-load-gift-cards-to-your-american-express-serve-account-at-family-dollar/
Wow! Wonder how long it'll last...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: robbie on July 03, 2014, 09:23:37 PM
Wow! Wonder how long it'll last...
can you pay ur cc bill just like bluebird?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 03, 2014, 09:27:11 PM
can you pay ur cc bill just like bluebird?
yes.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Yitz G on July 03, 2014, 09:31:13 PM
Wow! Wonder how long it'll last...
i have a feeling not long. i hope the new store appreciates the extra traffic and doesnt pull a CVS
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 03, 2014, 09:32:36 PM
pull a CVS
I like that phrase!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: joey123 on July 03, 2014, 10:41:38 PM
I just signed my younger brother up for serve because I have BB. Time to double dip and maximize MS. Have three thresholds to meet.  :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 03, 2014, 10:52:41 PM
I just signed my younger brother up for serve because I have BB. Time to double dip and maximize MS. Have three thresholds to meet.  :)
Can I load anybody's card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: PBaruch on July 03, 2014, 11:00:24 PM
Family Dollar is a piece of **** store.  Don't expect much out of this.  They sucked before, they suck now, and  they will suck in the future.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: joey123 on July 03, 2014, 11:03:22 PM
Family Dollar is a piece of **** store.  Don't expect much out of this.  They sucked before, they suck now, and  they will suck in the future.

Wow. Quite strong feelings you have towards them. What have they ever done to you? Sounds like bitterness, hatred, and animosity to me...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: joey123 on July 03, 2014, 11:04:17 PM
Can I load anybody's card?

Don't think it should be a problem. The GC"s don't have a name on it. Worse case scenario if they do ID, I will send my brother and tell him that this is all who needs to do to enjoy his next free vacation. All expenses paid by yours truly.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 03, 2014, 11:29:49 PM
Family Dollar is a piece of **** store.  Don't expect much out of this.  They sucked before, they suck now, and  they will suck in the future.
many say that about WM also. we use them to our advantage.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: joey123 on July 03, 2014, 11:31:45 PM
many say that about WM also. we use them to our advantage.

+1. Sometimes, inept stores are the best for these deals.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on July 04, 2014, 01:02:56 AM
http://millionmilesecrets.com/2014/07/03/breaking-news-you-can-load-gift-cards-to-your-american-express-serve-account-at-family-dollar/
Limit $500/day. Not very helpful. Unless, perhaps, you live in NYC.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yoshi on July 04, 2014, 01:16:22 AM
Limit $500/day. Not very helpful. Unless, perhaps, you live in NYC.
Something tells me that if you were to make a poll you would realize this is very relevant.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on July 04, 2014, 01:16:39 AM
+1. Sometimes, inept stores are the best for these deals.
I actually was at one recently, and the ineptness of the cashier was not to my benefit. I never had a more ridiculous interaction...she says she can load a card for me with their weird version of VR but it wont do high amount...i said what does that mean? she says how much you wanna do, want me to do $150? i said no! I want $500...she says no thats too high...i said so what isnt too high? she says want me to do $200? i say no i want $500 it says right here I can load up to $500 she says, ya it says that, but you cant, want me to do $250? I said you keep changing the amount, do you have the store policy in writing so I can see what you are trying to explain to me, she said no, but it just is this way, she then shows me a visa gift card loadable up to $500 she said you can get this instead...i said you'll load $500 on that? she said no...I walked out... :o
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on July 04, 2014, 11:13:44 AM
Something tells me that if you were to make a poll you would realize this is very relevant.

+500.

I just did $500 with OneVanilla. It went smooth as butter, and the cashier told me to keep the VR in case I find a store that doesn't have one.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yoshi on July 04, 2014, 12:00:48 PM
+500.

I just did $500 with OneVanilla. It went smooth as butter, and the cashier told me to keep the VR in case I find a store that doesn't have one.
One vanilla is no longer loadable in Walmart.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on July 04, 2014, 12:05:33 PM
One vanilla is no longer loadable in Walmart.

This is at Family Dollar in an area where we have few MS options (that I know about).
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 04, 2014, 02:27:06 PM
Anyone bothered trying the FD in Springvalley? (I would imagine it's a waste of time trying)

Update: from the thread on FT, this method seems pretty lousy I don't plan to bother with any FD store. The last thing I need is the POS to freeze on me and the whole line and cashier get upset. Someone the reported after his failed attempt the register locked up for 10 minutes (!).
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Malachi on July 10, 2014, 02:59:00 PM
So serve can load 5000 at Walmart plus 1k via cc or is 4k plus 1k by cc?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on July 10, 2014, 03:14:09 PM
So serve can load 5000 at Walmart plus 1k via cc or is 4k plus 1k by cc?
5k + 1k.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Novo on July 10, 2014, 03:20:54 PM
I think it would be a good idea to add to the wiki how to get the money out of the serve act.
Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 10, 2014, 11:34:35 PM
I think it would be a good idea to add to the wiki how to get the money out of the serve act.
Thanks
The easiest thing about Serve.
But I'll add it since you asked so nicely
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Novo on July 11, 2014, 12:49:14 AM
The easiest thing about Serve.
But I'll add it since you asked so nicely
Thank you!
Now, is Bill Pay the only way to liquidate Serve? If so, I think this will be a big plus to BB, since I (and many of us) don't have $5000 in bills a month, and paying the CC bill which funded the GC is not safe (according to the BB wiki) what am I missing?

ETA: Maybe Bill Pay can be used to pay anyone and not only a real bill?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 11, 2014, 12:50:29 AM
Yes thats true, you can BP anyone
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 11, 2014, 12:54:43 AM
What's the difference between serve and BB? Serve can be loaded at WM ATM same way as BB plus 1k online so is that already better?
Only difference I see is BB has checks. Am I correct in this?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Novo on July 11, 2014, 12:56:16 AM
Yes thats true, you can BP anyone
1) Don't you think that being able to write a check to your dummy checking account is a big plus?
2) Plus, being able to withdraw to your checking account
So why is everyone SO'O excited about Serve over BB, is it the 1k a month with CC?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 11, 2014, 01:00:22 AM
1) Don't you think that being able to write a check to your dummy checking account is a big plus?
2) Plus, being able to withdraw to your checking account
So why is everyone SO'O excited about Serve over BB, is it the 1k a month with CC?
I don't refrain from paying any credit card bill from any BP service. I don't care if spent on that CC be it GCs or a Serve Online Load. I don't know of anyone that had issues with this. Why should the cc care where the payment is coming from? I think the whole not using Serve bp for a cc that you buy GC's with is a little paranoia..

Someone please correct me if you know otherwise.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 11, 2014, 01:51:43 AM
googwallet,
Thanks for the updated wiki.  The additional information was much needed.


Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 11, 2014, 02:38:40 AM
Why doesn't anybody mention, that Serve funds can be withdrawn to checking account?

(Don't know if Serve will like it if you do this to often, but it definitely has the option)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 11, 2014, 08:19:50 AM
I don't refrain from paying any credit card bill from any BP service. I don't care if spent on that CC be it GCs or a Serve Online Load. I don't know of anyone that had issues with this. Why should the cc care where the payment is coming from? I think the whole not using Serve bp for a cc that you buy GC's with is a little paranoia..

Someone please correct me if you know otherwise.
I do the same!

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on July 11, 2014, 11:32:28 AM
I do the same!
I try to pay other CC's first but am not makpid if it's one I bought GC's with.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 11, 2014, 11:51:18 AM
Am I correct in understanding I can load serve with a CC at WM ATM 5k per month?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 11, 2014, 11:56:46 AM
Am I correct in understanding I can load serve with a CC at WM ATM 5k per month?
No!!

5k per month at WM with a debit (gift) card.
1k per month online with a CC
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 11, 2014, 12:55:21 PM
No!!

5k per month at WM with a debit (gift) card.
1k per month online with a CC

The first line in the wiki makes it seem like it would work. Needs to be corrected.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on July 11, 2014, 03:15:16 PM
Has anyone used the Free Money-Pass ATMs as a withdrawal option? Seems like it could be a good option for those who are afraid to do BP directly to a funding card or a card that bought a funding gift card.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Buruch on July 13, 2014, 04:20:00 AM
yes, but it's only 2k per month
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sm8542 on July 13, 2014, 11:42:08 AM
y dos dan never spoke about that deal ?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on July 14, 2014, 05:57:16 PM
Can I get a Serve card for my toddler?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: joey123 on July 14, 2014, 06:05:41 PM
Can I get a Serve card for my toddler?

Nope. "American Express Serve® Accounts available to U.S. residents who are over 18 years old"
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 14, 2014, 06:44:43 PM
y dos dan never spoke about that deal ?
No particular reason other than BB doesn't cost you anything when you ignore it while Serve does.
And that I never bothered to switch to Serve.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on July 14, 2014, 06:54:24 PM
No particular reason other than BB doesn't cost you anything when you ignore it while Serve does.
And that I never bothered to switch to Serve.
why would you ignore it if you could do the same 5000 per month plus an extra easy 1000 of cc's
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 14, 2014, 07:02:09 PM
For DDFers you're 100% correct.
For your typical DD reader who wont remember to fund it every month to avoid a fee you're not.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dirah on July 14, 2014, 07:10:50 PM
For your typical DD reader who wont remember to fund it every month to avoid a fee you're not.
Many of them live in NY.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 14, 2014, 07:16:43 PM
Many of them live in NY.
So they won't forget to load their Serve monthly to avoid the fee on that card?

My biggest fault is that I blog about what I'm familiar with and I don't write about things secondhand. I have BB, probably to my detriment, but I haven't invested the time to have it converted.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 14, 2014, 07:19:51 PM
So they won't forget to load their Serve monthly to avoid the fee on that card?

No fee for NY, TX and VT.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 14, 2014, 07:26:33 PM
No fee for NY, TX and VT.
Heh, I really haven't done enough research :D

Anyone know the reason for that?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 14, 2014, 07:34:40 PM
Heh, I really haven't done enough research :D

Anyone know the reason for that?
Probably state laws..

There are some benefits of living outside CLE after all  :P
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dirah on July 14, 2014, 07:36:44 PM
My biggest fault is that I blog about what I'm familiar with and I don't write about things secondhand.
Thanks Meshug.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 14, 2014, 07:37:42 PM
Thanks Meshug.
will that ever die?  :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 14, 2014, 07:40:39 PM
Thanks Meshug.
Lol, was a valuable lesson in trust.

Anyway, I've read horror stories about the BB>Serve transfer process.
Any recent reports here about the best way to go about it?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 14, 2014, 07:43:52 PM
from FT:
Instructions to switch from BB to Serve
1. Login to BB account, bring account balance to Zero, (By Bill Pay, Send money, etc..)
2. Call BB, tell them that you want to open a serve account and close your current BB account. after they check everything they will say something like: "Your account will be permanently closed after 31 days, you can reopen it within 31 day if you change your mind, and you can apply for your new Serve account now, just make sure use the exact same register info from BB."
3. at this point BB is closed. next morning, goto CVS and get a temporary Serve card (only with cash), load $500, ($2.95 waived, Yeah!!)
4. get back home, register temporary Serve online, First error: "phone number already registered, please try a different number" could be the my BB's ghost account still showing up on their system, could be my info is not match my BB's registration? i'm not really sure at this point. What I did is keep the same number but change from Cell phone to home phone. and registration went through
5. after the register and login, second error: "We're still processing your application. Please check your email for an update"
6. I have see people on the thread reported waiting for weeks for the same message, So, I pickup the phone and called them, ask them to speed up the process.
7. CSR, told me that my account went to "account security protection department" transfer me to them.
8. at account security protection department, they told me need to call back on my phone number which I registered to verify.
9. after the call back of verification, CSR told me that my new Serve account is active now, email address verification will be send with in 5 minutes, permanent card will be received within 7-10 days.
10.CSR also told me the I can load and spend on the temporary card, but not bill pay.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 14, 2014, 07:52:05 PM
Was looking for DDF reports of the PITA scale from 1-10.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 14, 2014, 08:06:37 PM
Was looking for DDF reports of the PITA scale from 1-10.
3

Had some issues getting the BB balance to zero, from there on it was smooth.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Sport on July 14, 2014, 08:07:28 PM

3

Had some issues getting the BB balance to zero, from there on it was smooth.
How did you get it to zero. I've been at $0.01 for a while now.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 14, 2014, 08:15:25 PM
How did you get it to zero. I've been at $0.01 for a while now.
Na my issue was a pending $1 charge that wouldn't go away.

Why can't you load a few $ from you checking account and then make a payment..?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rivkao on July 14, 2014, 09:07:35 PM
You can load serve at dollar tree and cvs which BB you can't. That's a plus.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 14, 2014, 09:13:44 PM
You can load serve at dollar tree and cvs which BB you can't. That's a plus.
Of course.
Though that won't last forever and it's not worth a major PITA if it dies in a month.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 14, 2014, 09:16:13 PM
You can load serve at dollar tree and cvs which BB you can't. That's a plus.

With what? debit, credit?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 14, 2014, 09:23:37 PM
Debit/GC
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rivkao on July 14, 2014, 09:26:25 PM
Sorry, it's family dollar not dollar tree. And 7-11 too.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 14, 2014, 09:30:42 PM
Debit/GC
Hmmm
In the VR days they were pretty tuff on your name being on the source card.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rivkao on July 14, 2014, 09:36:04 PM
Of course.
Though that won't last forever and it's not worth a major PITA if it dies in a month.
Why would you think it'll die soon. It was just born.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 14, 2014, 09:39:46 PM
Sorry, it's family dollar not dollar tree. And 7-11 too.
You've loaded at 7/11 with GC?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: srap on July 14, 2014, 09:40:24 PM
Why would you think it'll die soon. It was just born.
All good things, even when they are small, seem to come to an end once they become virally public.  Giftly managed to last a couple hours after our exposure, no? 
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on July 15, 2014, 01:27:00 AM
For DDFers you're 100% correct.
For your typical DD reader who wont remember to fund it every month to avoid a fee you're not.
You can set up auto-load.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on July 15, 2014, 08:32:34 AM
Thank you!
Now, is Bill Pay the only way to liquidate Serve? If so, I think this will be a big plus to BB, since I (and many of us) don't have $5000 in bills a month, and paying the CC bill which funded the GC is not safe (according to the BB wiki) what am I missing?

ETA: Maybe Bill Pay can be used to pay anyone and not only a real bill?

Using BP to liquidate a balance funded from GCs on Serve or BB has never been unsafe. Some people like to spread paranoia.
One thing you should be worried about is using BP to pay the linked CC. It is against the rules and is stated clearly in the T&Cs. Of course, you can always transfer your money to a different Serve account and pay the bill from there...

Was looking for DDF reports of the PITA scale from 1-10.
Was a 2 for me, and for some a 10. It's YMMV.

You can set up auto-load.
+1
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: bubbles on July 15, 2014, 08:46:14 AM
Was looking for DDF reports of the PITA scale from 1-10.
1 or 2

In addition serve is eligible for the amex social media offers, plus has some unique offers in conjunction with isis (no, the other isis :-P ) for example $1 off every purchase up to $50 per month until 12/31 or $20 off $40
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 15, 2014, 09:48:54 AM
You're back???

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lfas25 on July 15, 2014, 09:55:36 AM
Was looking for DDF reports of the PITA scale from 1-10.

Either I had some luck, or they fixed their system recently... I converted 3 BB to Serve and it worked smoothly. only phone call made was to close the BB.

Trick to the phone number issue is say it's a home phone instead of Cell Phone.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Malachi on July 15, 2014, 10:03:21 AM
With what? debit, credit?
I was under the impression you can't load at cvs with GC to serve
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Emkay on July 15, 2014, 11:23:15 AM
Using BP to liquidate a balance funded from GCs on Serve or BB has never been unsafe. Some people like to spread paranoia.
One thing you should be worried about is using BP to pay the linked CC. It is against the rules and is stated clearly in the T&Cs. Of course, you can always transfer your money to a different Serve account and pay the bill from there...
Was a 2 for me, and for some a 10. It's YMMV.
+1
Welcome back
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on July 15, 2014, 11:23:51 AM
Was looking for DDF reports of the PITA scale from 1-10.

I'd call it a 3. A 3 minute call to close BB and 5 mins to drive to family dollar and buy a temp card with an OV (w/o $2.95 fee!). My only problem was that it took me a week to get the permanent card and you cant do BP without it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on July 15, 2014, 01:06:32 PM
I'd call it a 3. A 3 minute call to close BB and 5 mins to drive to family dollar and buy a temp card with an OV (w/o $2.95 fee!). My only problem was that it took me a week to get the permanent card and you cant do BP without it.

You don't need the temp serve to open an account. Though I hear it makes it easier, IME it was just as easy to open serve without a temp.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on July 15, 2014, 01:09:21 PM
You don't need the temp serve to open an account. Though I hear it makes it easier, IME it was just as easy to open serve without a temp.

But I had to load my OV onto it anyway so I figured I'd kill 2 birds with 1 stone.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 15, 2014, 03:05:19 PM
1 or 2

In addition serve is eligible for the amex social media offers, plus has some unique offers in conjunction with isis (no, the other isis :-P ) for example $1 off every purchase up to $50 per month until 12/31 or $20 off $40
Really? where are the terms for that offer?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: username on July 15, 2014, 04:38:32 PM
How come I am able to load a Gift Card onto serve using the WM ATM machine, but at the register it did not work?
Visa Gift Card issued by Sunrise Bank.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 16, 2014, 02:16:12 AM
How come I am able to load a Gift Card onto serve using the WM ATM machine, but at the register it did not work?
Visa Gift Card issued by Sunrise Bank.
the clerk did something wrong?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: username on July 16, 2014, 08:36:45 AM
I dont think so. The screen read something like 'Card type not allowed', dont remember exactly.

Have others used the checkouts to load serve with a gift card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 16, 2014, 07:52:08 PM
I dont think so. The screen read something like 'Card type not allowed', dont remember exactly.

Have others used the checkouts to load serve with a gift card?
Sure.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Sport on July 16, 2014, 08:44:18 PM
Anybody else have to send in a picture of photo  Id, linked cc and serve card to verify identity?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: joey123 on July 16, 2014, 08:56:44 PM
Anybody else have to send in a picture of photo  Id, linked cc and serve card to verify identity?

Yes. I need to send it in for my brother's account. I still haven't gotten around to it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 16, 2014, 09:25:48 PM
Anybody else have to send in a picture of photo  Id, linked cc and serve card to verify identity?
Yep!

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Sport on July 16, 2014, 09:50:55 PM

Yep!
And what happened? I just sent everything in and called. They said I need to wait for email with info.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: srap on July 16, 2014, 09:56:49 PM
Anybody else have to send in a picture of photo  Id, linked cc and serve card to verify identity?
Yep!
Yes. I need to send it in for my brother's account. I still haven't gotten around to it.
What is the trigger?   The amount?  The frequency?  To self? ??
What should we avoid doing?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: joey123 on July 16, 2014, 09:59:58 PM
What is the trigger?   The amount?  The frequency?  To self? ??
What should we avoid doing?

I got the request immediately after I applied for the account. So there wasn't a trigger.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Sport on July 16, 2014, 10:02:34 PM

What is the trigger?   The amount?  The frequency?  To self? ??
What should we avoid doing?
Not sure, all I did was try to load $200 from a linked cc.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: srap on July 16, 2014, 11:15:01 PM
I got the request immediately after I applied for the account. So there wasn't a trigger.
Maybe the trigger was in the application information?  They are Amex.  Perhaps they crossreference?
Longtimers' thoughts?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: srap on July 16, 2014, 11:15:43 PM
Not sure, all I did was try to load $200 from a linked cc.
Was it an Amex card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 16, 2014, 11:20:02 PM

Not sure, all I did was try to load $200 from a linked cc.
Same here.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 16, 2014, 11:20:16 PM

Was it an Amex card?
Nope.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Sport on July 16, 2014, 11:23:06 PM

Nope.
Ditto, where you successful in loading money before with the same card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 16, 2014, 11:23:44 PM

Ditto, where you successful in loading money before with the same card?
Nope.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 16, 2014, 11:24:11 PM
I had other times that I had to call in to verify the card after my 1st load of $200.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Sport on July 16, 2014, 11:24:19 PM

Nope.
For me it happens on my second attempt, first one went through.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: srap on July 16, 2014, 11:38:01 PM
I had other times that I had to call in to verify the card after my 1st load of $200.
Do you remember which department (or better yet do you have their phone number)?
I would like to figure out the trigger.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Buruch on July 16, 2014, 11:40:20 PM
I went to WM today for the first time to load my serve, and did it via the BB option, and the machine said I can do up to $1,000 - didn't it recently change to $2,500? Also, strangely, the cashier said it's hard-coded that they can't complete the transaction at the register - only at the atm. Luckily the atm was working, but boy does it take time. And I was only loading 4 cards. I saw, something there that said rapid reload - is that a way to do it faster, because cmiiw, I can't enter 1000 then load 5 straight - I gotta do 200 and each separately?

Also, I went in to cvs today to try and load it like rivkao and dan said in the last few pages, but it was hard-coded to reject.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 16, 2014, 11:41:51 PM
Do you remember which department (or better yet do you have their phone number)?
I would like to figure out the trigger.
Every card that I added and loaded more than $200 needed verification.

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 16, 2014, 11:42:49 PM
I went to WM today for the first time to load my serve, and did it via the BB option, and the machine said I can do up to $1,000 - didn't it recently change to $2,500? Also, strangely, the cashier said it's hard-coded that they can't complete the transaction at the register - only at the atm. Luckily the atm was working, but boy does it take time. And I was only loading 4 cards. I saw, something there that said rapid reload - is that a way to do it faster, because cmiiw, I can't enter 1000 then load 5 straight - I gotta do 200 and each separately?

Also, I went in to cvs today to try and load it like rivkao and dan said in the last few pages, but it was hard-coded to reject.
You can't do split tender at the ATM.

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Sport on July 16, 2014, 11:43:00 PM
1 (800) 954-0559
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 17, 2014, 12:16:32 AM
Anybody else have to send in a picture of photo  Id, linked cc and serve card to verify identity?
Yes, just had it yesterday (after 6 months of use)

Very simple, sent in photo of ID and CC, called a few min later, after a 5 min call my account was up and running.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 17, 2014, 12:20:22 AM
maybe it does not make sense to Amex to load serve with a CC. normal people do not do this.  ;)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 17, 2014, 12:30:22 AM

maybe it does not make sense to Amex to load serve with a CC. normal people do not do this.  ;)
You don't get base points for it either.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: srap on July 17, 2014, 12:41:56 AM
maybe it does not make sense to Amex to load serve with a CC. normal people do not do this.  ;)
Is this a 'I wonder if' or is this a 'did you know that this is an obvious tipoff that'?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 17, 2014, 12:42:41 AM
Is this a 'I wonder if' or is this a 'did you know the obvious tipoff that'?
that
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: srap on July 17, 2014, 12:46:51 AM
Is this a 'I wonder if' or is this a 'did you know that this is an obvious tipoff that'?
Does anyone mind if I make a poll to find out our answer?
Perhaps this is not really worthy of needing a poll just to find out the answer if CCs set it off.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: srap on July 17, 2014, 12:49:49 AM
1 (800) 954-0559
This is the regular Serve phone number.  What was the name of the special unit/dept you had to speak to?
Do you have their number?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 17, 2014, 12:51:24 AM
maybe it does not make sense to Amex to load serve with a CC. normal people do not do this.  ;)
Gibberish!!

Does anyone mind if I make a poll to find out our answer?
Perhaps this is not really worthy of needing a poll just to find out the answer if CCs set it off.
Definitely not a trigger, I've been doing this to the max for over 6 months without issue.

Here's what probably caused the freeze on my account,
I loaded $200 from a debit card (by mistake), and then a min later tried loading $200 from a (newly linked) credit card.

This is the regular Serve phone number.  What was the name of the special unit/dept you had to speak to?
Do you have their number?

Fraud/Verification Department

800-555-4318
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 17, 2014, 01:25:59 AM
Definitely not a trigger, I've been doing this to the max for over 6 months without issue.
what one person can do does not matter. i have violated ever so called trigger with Amex for years and never had a FR. only when my spend spiked did it cause a FR.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: srap on July 17, 2014, 01:51:21 AM
Fraud/Verification Department

800-555-4318
Thanks (nothing like walking into the mouth of a lion....)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on July 17, 2014, 03:08:57 AM
I have read the wiki. For clarification, with Serve I can load my Serve card with a Barclays CC, get Barclays points, then pay a Citi CC bill with Serve?

What is the BillPay referred to in the wiki, is it the WM service, or a feature of serve.com?

I live outside to US and, therefore, most MS options are unavailable to me.  I am looking at serve as an option.  Perhaps it's worth starting a thread for MS that's doable online only?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 17, 2014, 03:48:17 AM
I have read the wiki. For clarification, with Serve I can load my Serve card with a Barclays CC, get Barclays points, then pay a Citi CC bill with Serve? yes

What is the BillPay referred to in the wiki, is it the WM service, or a feature of serve.com? check their website.

I live outside to US and, therefore, most MS options are unavailable to me.  I am looking at serve as an option.  Perhaps it's worth starting a thread for MS that's doable online only? You start it and others will chime in.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on July 17, 2014, 03:59:08 AM
Thanks. Will do.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on July 17, 2014, 04:42:13 AM
From a BoardingArea article:

Quote
Load Serve

American Express Serve cards can be loaded by credit card, up to $1000 per month online.  And, if you have the Isis version of Serve, the limit goes up to $1500 per month.  Note that the primary account holder name on the credit card must match the name on the Serve account.
- See more at: http://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2014/05/22/meet-minimum-spend-at-home-or-abroad/#sthash.SLOQ6ytL.dpuf

Anyone know whats the Isis version is and how to get it?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on July 17, 2014, 07:08:47 AM
From a BoardingArea article:

Anyone know whats the Isis version is and how to get it?
Only available in the US, and your phone and carrier must support it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 17, 2014, 11:10:27 AM
Only available in the US, and your phone and carrier must support it.

Do have more detailed on that? which?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on July 17, 2014, 12:03:02 PM
Just loaded $200 from my Freedom onto my Serve online. I had set my CA limit to $0 so I know it didn't process as a CA.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 17, 2014, 01:01:28 PM
I had other times that I had to call in to verify the card after my 1st load of $200.
+1
We had to call 3 times because the first 2 times we got disconnected while on hold.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 17, 2014, 01:01:55 PM
You don't get base points for it either.
What do you mean by base points?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 17, 2014, 01:24:22 PM

What do you mean by base points?
You won't get point for the actual amount you're loading but towards a threshold it will count.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 17, 2014, 01:25:40 PM
You won't get point for the actual amount you're loading but towards a threshold it will count.
That's good to know!! So there's no point unless you have threshold to meet...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 17, 2014, 01:26:16 PM
Is the general consensus not to use Amex to load serve online?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 17, 2014, 01:29:26 PM

That's good to know!! So there's no point unless you have threshold to meet...
This only applies to Amex. If you're using other cards you will get for base spending.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on July 17, 2014, 01:33:42 PM
You won't get point for the actual amount you're loading but towards a threshold it will count.

Is that specifically for loading serve with an Amex?

I specifically asked upthread and in a theoretical scenario involving a Barclays card was told I'd get points.
I have read the wiki. For clarification, with Serve I can load my Serve card with a Barclays CC, get Barclays points, then pay a Citi CC bill with Serve? yes

 
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 17, 2014, 01:36:40 PM

Is that specifically for loading serve with an Amex?

I specifically asked upthread and in a theoretical scenario involving a Barclays card was told I'd get points.
This only applies to Amex. If you're using other cards you will get for base spending.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 17, 2014, 01:45:05 PM
This only applies to Amex. If you're using other cards you will get for base spending.
Ahhhh!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on July 20, 2014, 04:25:50 PM
I have read Wiki (and last 3-4 pages, in addition to first 2 pages of this thread), and couple other threads from google search. I currently have BB, but want to get Serve, primarily for AMEX offers and $1000 extra limit on Serve that can be added by CC/DC. I am currently on prepaid phone plan, so may be I am not eligible for ISIS..I haven't read much into it yet. I have a couple of clarifications/questions. Hope someone can answer these.

1. It is my understanding that one needs to wait 31 days after closing (and draining) BB to open Serve. Is there a way around that to open Serve sooner?

2. I understand that $5000 can be loaded onto Serve at WM per month, with daily limit of 2500. Is there additional limit of $1000 from CC and 1000 from dc, for a total monthly limit of $7000. I think I read somewhere that $1000 from dc is only for people with ISIS account. Is that correct or I am confusing something else with Serve? If true and if I dont have ISIS, then my monthly limit will be $6000 only, correct?

3. I understand that it is not a good idea to load Serve with AMEX cc online, but can I use my Chase Southwest without incurring CA fees?

4. Buruch (post # 573) wrote that, "the cashier said it's hard-coded that they can't complete the transaction at the register - only at the atm"..is it true that one cant load Serve with Cashier, but only at ATM?

5. I am AU on wife's Southwest card, both cards have the same number and 3 digit code. Is it ok to link wife and mine Serve accounts (when we get Serve) with SW card for the purpose of online loading?

Thanks for your  help.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on July 20, 2014, 05:04:25 PM
I have read Wiki (and last 3-4 pages, in addition to first 2 pages of this thread), and couple other threads from google search. I currently have BB, but want to get Serve, primarily for AMEX offers and $1000 extra limit on Serve that can be added by CC/DC. I am currently on prepaid phone plan, so may be I am not eligible for ISIS..I haven't read much into it yet. I have a couple of clarifications/questions. Hope someone can answer these.

1. It is my understanding that one needs to wait 31 days after closing (and draining) BB to open Serve. Is there a way around that to open Serve sooner?

2. I understand that $5000 can be loaded onto Serve at WM per month, with daily limit of 2500. Is there additional limit of $1000 from CC and 1000 from dc, for a total monthly limit of $7000. I think I read somewhere that $1000 from dc is only for people with ISIS account. Is that correct or I am confusing something else with Serve? If true and if I dont have ISIS, then my monthly limit will be $6000 only, correct?

3. I understand that it is not a good idea to load Serve with AMEX cc online, but can I use my Chase Southwest without incurring CA fees?

4. Buruch (post # 573) wrote that, "the cashier said it's hard-coded that they can't complete the transaction at the register - only at the atm"..is it true that one cant load Serve with Cashier, but only at ATM?

5. I am AU on wife's Southwest card, both cards have the same number and 3 digit code. Is it ok to link wife and mine Serve accounts (when we get Serve) with SW card for the purpose of online loading?

Thanks for your  help.

1) You used to have to wait, but recent reports are that you don't have to. Even if you still need to wait, you can speed it up with the SSN workaround.

2) Don't load with a debit card unless it's a real one from your bank (this means no gift cards).

3) Yes.

4) I've done both.

5) It might work, but they've been strict with me and authorized users.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lfas25 on July 20, 2014, 05:23:36 PM
5) It might work, but they've been strict with me and authorized users.

You tried this? A while back or recent?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on July 20, 2014, 05:54:29 PM
whats easiest way to switch from BB to Amexserve?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 20, 2014, 05:58:38 PM

whats easiest way to switch from BB to Amexserve?
Step 1- Close BB
Step 2- Apply for Serve
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on July 20, 2014, 06:00:45 PM
Step 1- Close BB
Step 2- Apply for Serve

i can apply for serve same day?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on July 20, 2014, 06:11:43 PM
Thanks a lot for the replies.  Cab you point me to the SSN trick.

1) You used to have to wait, but recent reports are that you don't have to. Even if you still need to wait, you can speed it up with the SSN workaround.

2) Don't load with a debit card unless it's a real one from your bank (this means no gift cards).

3) Yes.

4) I've done both.

5) It might work, but they've been strict with me and authorized users.
Title: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 20, 2014, 06:13:08 PM
i can apply for serve same day?
I have and it worked, others have and it had not worked.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on July 20, 2014, 06:36:38 PM
is it ok if i have a pending payment and close my BB?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 20, 2014, 06:59:43 PM
I think you should wait Until it posts to be safe.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on July 20, 2014, 08:05:59 PM
Thanks a lot for the replies.  Cab you point me to the SSN trick.

Close BB. Sign up for Serve but with an SSN off by one number. It'll tell you that your information couldn't be verified. Call the number they give and they'll transfer you to the security department. They'll ask you to confirm your information and you'll give the correct SSN. They'll fix it in their system and you'll need to upload a picture of your ID and Social Security card to their site. Then call them back and they'll approve you.

Only do this if the regular signup doesn't work. I've heard that they eliminated the wait between the products.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 20, 2014, 09:31:46 PM
What's ISIS?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 20, 2014, 09:34:38 PM

What's ISIS?
A mobile wallet, you need to see if your carrier/phone support it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on July 20, 2014, 09:40:34 PM
Does AMEX not need SSN for Serve signup? Reason I ask is that you mentioned, "Only do this if the regular signup doesn't work"..so if I have already given my SSN during the process of regular signup, how will I change my SSN on a second try?

Close BB. Sign up for Serve but with an SSN off by one number. It'll tell you that your information couldn't be verified. Call the number they give and they'll transfer you to the security department. They'll ask you to confirm your information and you'll give the correct SSN. They'll fix it in their system and you'll need to upload a picture of your ID and Social Security card to their site. Then call them back and they'll approve you.

Only do this if the regular signup doesn't work. I've heard that they eliminated the wait between the products.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on July 21, 2014, 12:18:22 AM
Does AMEX not need SSN for Serve signup? Reason I ask is that you mentioned, "Only do this if the regular signup doesn't work"..so if I have already given my SSN during the process of regular signup, how will I change my SSN on a second try?

Serve requires your SSN. Amex used to require a 30-day wait between closing Bluebird and opening Serve. Applying with an incorrect SSN was a way around the 30-day wait. There have recently been reports that Amex no longer enforces a 30-day wait, so it makes sense to apply with the correct SSN first in the hopes that it will go through without the whole rigamarole.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 21, 2014, 01:24:56 AM
A mobile wallet, you need to see if your carrier/phone support it.
What does it get me? An extra 1k?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 21, 2014, 08:20:57 AM
What does it get me? An extra 1k?
No, $500 but you would be able to load $500 at a time direct from CC instead of $200.

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on July 21, 2014, 10:35:20 AM
Oh ok, thanks.

I hit $5000 on my BB this month and already paid my bill. My account will be cleared tomorrow. I am thinking of loading another $5000 on BB in the first couple of days of August, pay my bill and then close BB. Hopefully, by August 7 when payments have cleared. At that time, close BB and open Serve. If everything goes fine, then I will get my Serve card in mail by mid August or so. Then load another 5K on Serve. Is it going to be so easy to do 10K MS in August :) ??

One more question for now:

Wife and I will eventually have our own Serve cards sometime next month. Can we add each other as an AU on each other's account, and also add our child to both accounts? This will be just for AMEX offers, as otherwise there is no extra benefit (from ms side, I think).

Serve requires your SSN. Amex used to require a 30-day wait between closing Bluebird and opening Serve. Applying with an incorrect SSN was a way around the 30-day wait. There have recently been reports that Amex no longer enforces a 30-day wait, so it makes sense to apply with the correct SSN first in the hopes that it will go through without the whole rigamarole.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on July 21, 2014, 11:08:40 AM
Bottom line: is there any advantage to bb over serve if you live in NY? I see more advantages to Serve...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 21, 2014, 11:12:12 AM
Bottom line: is there any advantage to bb over serve if you live in NY? I see more advantages to Serve...
$1/ mon inactivity fee.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 21, 2014, 11:12:35 AM
I see more advantages to Serve...
Me too. Only advantage BB has is the checks, but I'm not sure how big of a deal it really is
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 21, 2014, 11:23:24 AM
Me too. Only advantage BB has is the checks, but I'm not sure how big of a deal it really is
I ordered the checks over a year ago and never even took it out of the package!

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 21, 2014, 11:25:09 AM
Thanks to lovedeals for asking questions that clarify Serve.

This one was not answered completely yet.

2. I understand that $5000 can be loaded onto Serve at WM per month, with daily limit of 2500.
a) Is there additional limit of $1000 from CC and 1000 from dc, for a total monthly limit of $7000?
b) I think I read somewhere that $1000 from dc is only for people with ISIS account. Is that correct? If true and if I dont have ISIS, then my monthly limit will be $6000 only, correct?

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on July 21, 2014, 11:36:45 AM
Thanks to lovedeals for asking questions that clarify Serve.

This one was not answered completely yet.
2. A. I understand that $5000 can be loaded onto Serve at WM per month, with daily limit of 2500. Is there additional limit of $1000 from CC and 1000 from dc, for a total monthly limit of $7000.
B. I think I read somewhere that $1000 from dc is only for people with ISIS account. Is that correct or I am confusing something else with Serve? If true and if I dont have ISIS, then my monthly limit will be $6000 only, correct?
A. Correct.
B. Incorrect. IINM, the only difference is that ISIS allows 3 loads of 500 from CC per month.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on July 21, 2014, 12:00:45 PM
$1/ mon inactivity fee.

Not in NY.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 21, 2014, 12:46:35 PM
Not in NY.
Good news for me!  I just signed up to Serve.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on July 21, 2014, 01:35:15 PM
$1/ mon inactivity fee.
Why on earth would you not have any activity? Loading from a CC is free and easy.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 21, 2014, 01:55:39 PM
Why on earth would you not have any activity? Loading from a CC is free and easy.
+1
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 21, 2014, 02:58:47 PM
Why on earth would you not have any activity? Loading from a CC is free and easy.
Dan made a comment in response to a question.  He's been recommending the BB on the main site and not the Serve.  Dan responded that although DDFers won't have a problem, many on the MainSite wouldn't keep up with their serve duties and would incur a monthly inactivity fee.
There have been months that I rush to use AP before the month is out, so I wouldn't be fully confident that I would fulfil all my Serve obligations.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 21, 2014, 03:04:38 PM
Dan made a comment in response to a question.  He's been recommending the BB on the main site and not the Serve.  Dan responded that although DDFers won't have a problem, many on the MainSite wouldn't keep up with their serve duties and would incur a monthly inactivity fee.
There have been months that I rush to use AP before the month is out, so I wouldn't be fully confident that I would fulfil all my Serve obligations.
So worse comes to worse you lose a dollar, say oops, and be more careful next month.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 21, 2014, 03:05:06 PM
My BB is now closed. Feels weird.
Just waiting on my ISIS SIM now.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 21, 2014, 03:05:32 PM

My BB is now closed. Feels weird.
Just waiting on my ISIS SIM now.
Proud of you! :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 21, 2014, 03:05:51 PM
So worse comes to worse you lose a dollar, say oops, and be more careful next month.
My average reader isn't going to stay on top of it like a DDF'er.
But if you're in a fee-free state it seems that checks are the only difference.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 21, 2014, 03:06:59 PM
I sent a check from my spouse's serve to me at my work address. It just came, in an envelope together with a check from one of our regular donors.

I always wondered why her checks look funny!

Manager was quite perplexed when she opened the envelope.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: joey123 on July 21, 2014, 03:07:06 PM
My average reader isn't going to stay on top of it like a DDF'er.
But if you're in a fee-free state it seems that checks are the only difference.

Yes. I think I am going to switch over to Serve soon as well.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 21, 2014, 03:07:37 PM
So worse comes to worse you lose a dollar, say oops, and be more careful next month.
:D
For the record, I have a Serve.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 21, 2014, 03:08:40 PM
I sent a check from my spouse's serve to me at my work address. It just came, in an envelope together with a check from one of our regular donors.

I always wondered why her checks look funny!

Manager was quite perplexed when she opened the envelope.

So you can still send checks with serve? how long does it take to arrive?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 21, 2014, 03:10:22 PM
So you can still send checks with serve? how long does it take to arrive?
Through 'pay bill' you can pay anyone.  They send the check.
Serve has no physical checks for you.  (BB does.)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 21, 2014, 03:11:59 PM
So you can still send checks with serve? how long does it take to arrive?
Only 4 days = pretty good!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 21, 2014, 03:12:21 PM

Just waiting on my ISIS SIM now.
how much did it cost you?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 21, 2014, 03:31:33 PM
how much did it cost you?
Nothing.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 21, 2014, 03:43:41 PM
Nothing.
i see. iphones require a case so starts at $60
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 21, 2014, 03:59:32 PM
Isis is really only a practical option for phones that have built in NFC (not iphones)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on July 21, 2014, 04:02:59 PM
Is there a site or list of phones that are compatible? How would we know? Right now I have a windows phone with wireless charging back...upgrading to LG G3 soon
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 21, 2014, 04:12:24 PM
My BB is now closed.
never!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 21, 2014, 04:16:28 PM

never!
Why?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on July 21, 2014, 04:20:50 PM
So,  to clarify, the process of switching from BB to Serve is the same regardless of your phones capacity for the isis wallet. Is that correct? Or if ones phone had isis wallet is the swithching over/application different?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: username on July 21, 2014, 04:55:06 PM
SPECIAL OFFER
You can get a $25 American Express Serve® credit after you sign up for a new Serve Account in the Isis Wallet through 07/31/14.*

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.isis.mclient.verizon.activity

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: PBaruch on July 21, 2014, 05:11:39 PM
SPECIAL OFFER
You can get a $25 American Express Serve® credit after you sign up for a new Serve Account in the Isis Wallet through 07/31/14.*

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.isis.mclient.verizon.activity

Drat - my phone isn't compatible.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: HDS on July 21, 2014, 05:19:48 PM
Can you register for Serve without having the ISIS SIM first?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on July 21, 2014, 06:10:59 PM
I ordered the checks over a year ago and never even took it out of the package!

I took it out of the package but didn't use it
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on July 21, 2014, 06:24:42 PM
Can I load a family member's account with a CC in my name or do names have to match?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 21, 2014, 06:26:01 PM
Can I load a family member's account with a CC in my name or do names have to match?
I seem to remember that the answer was no, but I never tried it. You could always add them as AU, that should work.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: itsyehuda on July 21, 2014, 06:37:57 PM
I took it out of the package but didn't use it

I've used the checks a number of times. Most recently I paid the CitiBank AA card on the due date at the branch.

Ever since Bluebird's delivery frame for payments to CC's went from 1 day to 2 days, I've been needing some more flexibility.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on July 21, 2014, 06:57:39 PM
Dan made a comment in response to a question.  He's been recommending the BB on the main site and not the Serve.  Dan responded that although DDFers won't have a problem, many on the MainSite wouldn't keep up with their serve duties and would incur a monthly inactivity fee.
There have been months that I rush to use AP before the month is out, so I wouldn't be fully confident that I would fulfil all my Serve obligations.
You can set up autoload. It's not harder than paying your CC bill.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 21, 2014, 07:02:29 PM
Can you register for Serve without having the ISIS SIM first?
yeah, but if you plan to get ISIS Sim its worth it to wait because opening a Serve account before ISIS will not give you the ISIS Serve limits even when you get the Sim later.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on July 22, 2014, 12:10:21 AM
closed my BB. Applied for Serve 5 minutes later and...... success !!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 22, 2014, 12:11:22 AM

closed my BB. Applied for Serve 5 minutes later and...... success !!
Congrats!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 22, 2014, 12:12:16 AM
SPECIAL OFFER
You can get a $25 American Express Serve® credit after you sign up for a new Serve Account in the Isis Wallet through 07/31/14.*

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.isis.mclient.verizon.activity


Seems like it's only for VZW.

AT&T has a $15 offer: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.isis.mclient.atnt.activity&hl=en
T-Mobile has zilch: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.isis.mclient.tmobile.activity&hl=en
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: bubbles on July 22, 2014, 12:31:52 AM
Vzw also has $20 off $40

$1 off per purchase up to $50 a month through the end of the year

Pretty sure all these have been mentioned before
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 22, 2014, 02:59:27 AM
wiki not only updated, but completely redone!!

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on July 22, 2014, 03:05:45 AM
wiki not only updated, but completely redone!!
Thanks a mill!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 22, 2014, 03:07:18 AM
Thanks a mill!
:D
I needed the info, so once I learned it, I passed it on.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 22, 2014, 03:26:42 AM
If I cancell my bb,  sign up for serve. Can i add it into ISIS later. Or I have to sign up thru ISIS from the geco to get the extended limits? (I'm outta the country and can't do ISIS from where I am).
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 22, 2014, 03:29:47 AM
I hate this word ISIS... Makes me think of a arabs ym"sh  ;)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 22, 2014, 03:55:57 AM
If I cancell my bb,  sign up for serve. Can i add it into ISIS later. Or I have to sign up thru ISIS from the geco to get the extended limits? (I'm outta the country and can't do ISIS from where I am).
I'm under the impression that once you don't sign up with ISIS (I agree that it's become a bad name) you lose out on the privileges.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 22, 2014, 03:58:21 AM
I'm under the impression that once you don't sign up with ISIS (I agree that it's become a bad name) you lose out on the privileges.
Thnx.. So I'll just wait til I bak in the states.. And finish maxing out my bb this month
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 22, 2014, 05:07:58 AM
Thnx.. So I'll just wait til I bak in the states..
when you get back to the states can you post that receipt for us?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Emkay on July 22, 2014, 05:14:51 AM
when you get back to the states can you post that receipt for us?
You cant let things slide, can you?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 22, 2014, 05:17:43 AM
when you get back to the states can you post that receipt for us?
Omg, u mamish Dnt give up... I looked for it and cudnt find it (I Dnt keep every dumb receipt. Once it's cleared, I chuck it) . I'm so Srry to let u down.. If I can repay u in anyway, please lemme know and I'll do my best!! :-)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Emkay on July 22, 2014, 05:19:51 AM
If my Phone is not isis capable is there a way around that to still sign up?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 22, 2014, 05:21:20 AM
Omg, u mamish Dnt give up... I looked for it and cudnt find it (I Dnt keep every dumb receipt. Once it's cleared, I chuck it) . I'm so Srry to let u down.. If I can repay u in anyway, please lemme know and I'll do my best!! :-)
no problem. maybe the next time you do 4k in one trasaction at Staples you can post it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 22, 2014, 05:25:02 AM
no problem. maybe the next time you do 4k in one trasaction at Staples you can post it.
Ok. Bli neder as soon as I get home thurs Iyh. I'm gonna go to staples and try another 4k transaction (even tho I hav $10k worth waiting in the mail for me.. But just to make cm happy, I'll go to staples and buy more:-)) .. Will keep  u posted... But Pls Dnt hold me accountable for this!  ;) :o
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Emkay on July 22, 2014, 05:29:43 AM


  But Pls Dnt hold me accountable for this!  ;) :o
he will

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 22, 2014, 05:31:18 AM
he will
  >:( :( :'(
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 22, 2014, 05:57:08 AM
he will
i think we can put an end to this story.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 22, 2014, 06:04:24 AM
i think we can put an end to this story.
+1!!!!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: username on July 22, 2014, 09:00:31 AM
From the WIKI- (Thanks for updating!)
Quote
d) Debit Cards linked to Serve: $200/day up to 1000/month ON LINE.  BUT only a permanent DC with your name on it. (NOT GCs)
At the risk of sounding like a noob, what would be the benefit of loading from a permanent DC? Are there DC's that give points/miles?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 22, 2014, 09:20:53 AM
Are there DC's that give points/miles?
ST
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Red on July 22, 2014, 09:26:56 AM
From the WIKI- (Thanks for updating!) At the risk of sounding like a noob, what would be the benefit of loading from a permanent DC? Are there DC's that give points/miles?
buxx
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: username on July 22, 2014, 10:01:54 AM
ST
?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 22, 2014, 10:08:33 AM
ST
the card is no longer available to new members. if you have it you know it and if you don't it makes no difference. please no more PM's.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Emkay on July 22, 2014, 10:16:44 AM
ST


?
Suntrust
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: maxmiles on July 22, 2014, 11:43:23 AM
Am i missing something here, or is the only way to get ISIS on an iphone 5 by buying the $70 case?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 22, 2014, 11:44:48 AM
Am i missing something here, or is the only way to get ISIS on an iphone 5 by buying the $70 case?
no, unfortunately yes.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: maxmiles on July 22, 2014, 12:06:12 PM
no, unfortunately yes.

thats what i thought, thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: TC610 on July 22, 2014, 02:52:35 PM
Is it risky to use Serve's bill pay to send yourself a check?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on July 22, 2014, 11:50:27 PM
ST

I prefer PP DC
>5% CB
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 23, 2014, 03:26:41 PM
I prefer PP DC
>5% CB
Can you please spell that out? What is PP
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 23, 2014, 04:46:58 PM
I prefer PP DC
>5% CB
that was not the question.  ;)
hope you stick around.  :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: itsyehuda on July 23, 2014, 05:05:27 PM
Can you please spell that out? What is PP

PayPal Debit Card.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on July 23, 2014, 07:48:51 PM
that was not the question.  ;)
hope you stick around.  :)

Maybe it doesn't give points but I like CASH!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 23, 2014, 09:28:43 PM
Maybe it doesn't give points but I like CASH!
How does one get a 5% back PP?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 23, 2014, 11:21:01 PM
If you have a card that gets 5% at drug stores
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 24, 2014, 01:09:59 AM
If you have a card that gets 5% at drug stores
And then I guess use that debit card to load bluebird? Is that a trigger to get your bluebird shutdown? I know paypal freezes accounts if you withdraw to a bank account
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 24, 2014, 08:22:23 AM
It seems to be better than withdrawing to a bank.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 24, 2014, 10:32:03 AM
It seems to be better than withdrawing to a bank.

I never thought about paypal in this way.
Except one thing don't drug stores not accept CC for prepaid a anymore?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 24, 2014, 11:36:46 AM
Some still sell the pp cards with cc
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: BBPAPA on July 24, 2014, 12:08:15 PM
Some still sell the pp cards with cc
by some do you mean some CVS or is that dead and you mean some other drugstores?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 24, 2014, 12:14:33 PM
The earlier
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 24, 2014, 01:22:11 PM
Got an ISIS sim from verizon. Do I need to apply on the phone?
How does it work
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: maxmiles on July 24, 2014, 01:35:09 PM
Just got approved for the Serve card after i cancelled my BB yesterday. DID NOT have to do the SSN method or (obviously) wait the 30 days
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on July 24, 2014, 02:17:24 PM
still to close to the end of the month for me, I'm IY"H going to do my $5000 at the beginning of next month and then switch.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 24, 2014, 02:19:06 PM
Got an ISIS sim from verizon. Do I need to apply on the phone?
How does it work
Yeah, you need to apply for Serve from within the ISIS app.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 24, 2014, 03:08:32 PM
Yeah, you need to apply for Serve from within the ISIS app.
Made the mistake of applying for serve first. Next step?
Cancel wait 30+ days and then apply thru Isis?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 24, 2014, 03:11:44 PM
Maybe you don't even have to wait the 30 days.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 24, 2014, 04:25:39 PM
Supposedly u don't for BB--> serve maybe cuz they actually aren't the same product. But since serve is serve you may need to wait for account to be OFFICIALLY closed
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: HDS on July 24, 2014, 04:52:03 PM
still to close to the end of the month for me, I'm IY"H going to do my $5000 at the beginning of next month and then switch.

Yeah, I dithered too long this month. I like getting passed the Nine Days before making this change too.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on July 24, 2014, 05:15:27 PM
Yeah, I dithered too long this month. I like getting passed the Nine Days before making this change too.
כל המתאבל על ירושלים זוכה ורואה בשמחתה
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: HDS on July 24, 2014, 05:23:34 PM
כל המתאבל על ירושלים זוכה ורואה בשמחתה

Amen v'amen!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 24, 2014, 06:20:33 PM
Got an ISIS sim from verizon. Do I need to apply on the phone?
How does it work
i have verizon service (and a DROID RAZR M phone), i need to get a special sim card in order for ISIS to work? or i can just download from app store?
thanx
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 25, 2014, 04:51:59 AM
Download from the app store and from there you'll see the next step..
For AT&T you need the sim with secure element verizon might be different since they use Cdma
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 25, 2014, 05:15:45 AM
Download from the app store and from there you'll see the next step..
For AT&T you need the sim with secure element verizon might be different since they use Cdma
Thnx
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 25, 2014, 02:44:05 PM
Got my Isis from vzw. What do I do with my old SIM card now?
Can I switch it back after I sign up?
Logging in with a serve that exists already doesn't help with getting the higher limits?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 25, 2014, 02:55:11 PM
Once you activate your new sim, the old one is worthless.
Logging in with your existing Serve won't raise your limits.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 25, 2014, 07:38:19 PM
Switched!

My Isis Serve got the $25 signup bonus within minutes.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 25, 2014, 07:48:53 PM
Only let me load $400 from my cc.
Should be $500, no?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on July 25, 2014, 07:59:34 PM
If I have h20 which works off of ATT I can use the ATT incipio cashwrap for iphone?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 25, 2014, 08:05:44 PM
You need to receive the physical card to load $500.

Not sure if it works with h20. Check FT
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 25, 2014, 08:14:21 PM
You need to receive the physical card to load $500.
Then why would it let me load $400?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 26, 2014, 09:50:42 PM

Only let me load $400 from my cc.
Should be $500, no?
Does the $25 credit count towards the load?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 26, 2014, 10:24:04 PM
Then why would it let me load $400?
Because they want you to be able to use ISIS right away, so they allow some loading but not the full limit until you receive the card. This applies to the ISIS version only, the plain Serve doesn't allow any online loads until you receive card (I think).
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 26, 2014, 10:24:49 PM
Today it let me load $100, don't get what the limits are.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 26, 2014, 10:26:41 PM
Today it let me load $100, don't get what the limits are.
From FT:

You can only load a maximum of $500 on a temporary card. Once you get your permanent card, then you can load more. $500/$1500 limit applies after receiving permanent Serve card.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 26, 2014, 10:36:21 PM
Thanks.
I wonder why it didn't allow more than $400 the first day though?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on July 26, 2014, 11:55:11 PM
Thanks.
I wonder why it didn't allow more than $400 the first day though?
Same here. Closed my BB yesterday, signed up via Isis wallet today, and it only allowed me to load up to $400.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on July 26, 2014, 11:55:42 PM
Does the $25 credit count towards the load?
No.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 26, 2014, 11:56:15 PM

No.
Was just throwing out a thought.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 27, 2014, 01:34:45 AM
After closing BB tried signing up and was told there's an error because already a bluebird with that email.
24 hours later still same problem. Even changed email and still a problem
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on July 27, 2014, 01:44:36 AM
After closing BB tried signing up and was told there's an error because already a bluebird with that email.
24 hours later still same problem. Even changed email and still a problem

sign up again and change 1 digit of your social # then it will have you call in and this might work.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 27, 2014, 05:32:22 PM
sign up again and change 1 digit of your social # then it will have you call in and this might work.
So I did the 1 digit trick called in didn't really seem to make a difference. they said it's because I used the same email.
Eventually after a few minutes I updated the phone number with them and they then said try again in 60 minutes. Walla it worked!
But it's odd. Still says $200 max load per day...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 27, 2014, 06:46:12 PM
Just curious, is this idea of knowingly signing up for a Serve account using 1 digit off in your social, legal?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 27, 2014, 07:26:50 PM
Just curious, is this idea of knowingly signing up for a Serve account using 1 digit off in your social, legal?
i would think it is against the terms you accept.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on July 28, 2014, 10:31:20 AM
Just curious, is this idea of knowingly signing up for a Serve account using 1 digit off in your social, legal?

Legal or not, people always make "mistakes".
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lfas25 on July 28, 2014, 10:47:22 AM
Legal or not, people always make "mistakes".

Some more than others lol
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 28, 2014, 10:49:28 AM
Signed up with Isis. Was able to only make $400 that day.
Tried making another fund transfer and only let me do $100 today
I do not have the card yet if that makes a difference
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Novo on July 28, 2014, 10:52:39 AM
Signed up with Isis. Was able to only make $400 that day.
Tried making another fund transfer and only let me do $100 today
I do not have the card yet if that makes a difference
Look at the following post and a follow the conversation
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6437.msg875744#msg875744
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 28, 2014, 10:56:00 AM
Look at the following post and a follow the conversation
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6437.msg875744#msg875744
Thanks!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on July 28, 2014, 01:08:28 PM
Is the only way to close BB  PUTPAC?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on July 28, 2014, 02:22:12 PM
Got my serve ! Loaded $200 from a cc. Unloaded a vanilla @family dollar!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sb613 on July 28, 2014, 02:31:51 PM
Any way to sign up to isis with straight talk or iPhone?   
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on July 28, 2014, 02:44:43 PM
Got my serve ! Loaded $200 from a cc. Unloaded a vanilla @family dollar!
Did you load the $200 from a cc @ Family Dollar or online?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on July 28, 2014, 02:54:21 PM
Got my serve ! Loaded $200 from a cc. Unloaded a vanilla @family dollar!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/28/336053276/dollar-tree-to-buy-family-dollar-in-8-5-billion-deal (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/28/336053276/dollar-tree-to-buy-family-dollar-in-8-5-billion-deal)

Maybe we'll get more locations now. Family Dollar is really useful for me now, what with being in a Walmart desert.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on July 28, 2014, 03:49:39 PM
it will probably be suspicious to load my serve with say united explorer and then use serve to pay it back?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 28, 2014, 04:29:06 PM
Got my serve ! Loaded $200 from a cc. Unloaded a vanilla @family dollar!
I haven't hit family dollar yet, so:  It works like a cashier load at Walmart? 

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on July 28, 2014, 04:39:22 PM
it will probably be suspicious to load my serve with say united explorer and then use serve to pay it back?
If thats something you're worried about you could always pay off a different card with Serve and just pay the UE normally, or withdraw the money you loaded online free via a moneypass atm and then deposit it to your bank account and pay the cc bill normally.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on July 28, 2014, 04:42:47 PM
I haven't hit family dollar yet, so:  It works like a cashier load at Walmart?

no a bit different. u walk in to family dollar and you head over and get a Vanilla Reload! Thats correct a VR (at least thats how they did it for me) This VR is not like a reg VR. The front of it looks like the old VR that we use to be able to buy with a cc. However the back has NO scratch off or anything of the sort ONLY a bar-code. Bring that to the register and ask them to load your AMEX serve card. Just to note it says $3.95 load fee @ the top right corner but there is no fee.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 28, 2014, 04:57:40 PM
no a bit different. u walk in to family dollar and you head over and get a Vanilla Reload! Thats correct a VR (at least thats how they did it for me) This VR is not like a reg VR. The front of it looks like the old VR that we use to be able to buy with a cc. However the back has NO scratch off or anything of the sort ONLY a bar-code. Bring that to the register and ask them to load your AMEX serve card. Just to note it says $3.95 load fee @ the top right corner but there is no fee.
and then u cud load more than $1500/month from cc??
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 28, 2014, 05:02:27 PM
and then u cud load more than $1500/month from cc??
it is not considered a CC load so you can do the max.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 28, 2014, 05:03:12 PM
Hey Dan... I thought u said u not posting serve on the main site!!???
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 28, 2014, 05:03:48 PM

Hey Dan... I thought u said u not posting serve on the main site!!???
That was only because he wasn't familiar with the ins and outs but now that he got it for himself...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 28, 2014, 05:06:16 PM
he pick all your brains first then it hit DDMS. don't you all feel used?  :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 28, 2014, 05:10:42 PM
he pick all your brains first then it hit DDMS. don't you all feel used?  :)
LOL
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on July 28, 2014, 05:10:46 PM
i applied for isis already. but i have iphone if i buy a case can i upgrade to load $1500 a month?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 28, 2014, 05:14:13 PM
i applied for isis already. but i have iphone if i buy a case can i upgrade to load $1500 a month?
u mean u applied for serve already??
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on July 28, 2014, 05:16:01 PM
u mean u applied for serve already??

ye sorry.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 28, 2014, 05:18:24 PM
u mean u applied for serve already??
you might want to read the new wiki.  ;)

A few other posting pointers:
1.   This is an open forum, not a text message. Please try to use proper spelling and grammar. This is not the place for “u2” and “wats up” lingo.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 28, 2014, 05:19:40 PM
you might want to read the new wiki.  ;)

A few other posting pointers:
1.   This is an open forum, not a text message. Please try to use proper spelling and grammar. This is not the place for “u2” and “wats up” lingo.
CM. take a chill. Alot easier to write "u" rather than "you"
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 28, 2014, 05:20:29 PM

CM. take a chill. Alot easier to write "u" rather than "you"
Right, so that's why there's a rule about it, because even though it is easier this is not a texting session.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 28, 2014, 05:20:54 PM
CM. take a chill. Alot easier to write "u" rather than "you"
Easier for 1 person, more annoying for 10,000.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on July 28, 2014, 05:22:19 PM
Are the online loads from a CC and the loads via ISIS from a CC separate limits? Can I load $1k from a CC online and $1500 from a CC via ISIS or is it just that ISIS raises the limit to $1500 for CC loads?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on July 28, 2014, 05:22:57 PM

Just that ISIS raises the limit to $1500 for CC loads?
That
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on July 28, 2014, 05:25:30 PM
That
Thanks. That's what I figured, I just thought I'd see if anyone saw it clearer than I did.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 28, 2014, 06:32:09 PM
it is not considered a CC load so you can do the max.
So 5k?
Plus 1k online CC
Plus 1k online DC?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on July 28, 2014, 06:35:22 PM
So 5k?
Plus 1k online CC
Plus 1k online DC?

Bingo ;)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on July 28, 2014, 06:44:33 PM
Can someone tell me why you would want to load with a DEBIT card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on July 28, 2014, 06:47:10 PM
If you could load the Debit card with a CREDIT card!!

Gold 8) 8)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 28, 2014, 07:04:33 PM
no a bit different. u walk in to family dollar and you head over and get a Vanilla Reload! Thats correct a VR (at least thats how they did it for me) This VR is not like a reg VR. The front of it looks like the old VR that we use to be able to buy with a cc. However the back has NO scratch off or anything of the sort ONLY a bar-code. Bring that to the register and ask them to load your AMEX serve card. Just to note it says $3.95 load fee @ the top right corner but there is no fee.
thanks!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on July 28, 2014, 07:22:55 PM
Can someone tell me why you would want to load with a DEBIT card?
Because you have a debit card that comes with benefits. Clearly from the comments on DDMS Dan knows of such a card.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 28, 2014, 07:40:52 PM
Does anyone know if you need to buy the special case for isis/serve if you don't plan to use it on the iPhone? I have a sprint phone, so serve is not so much better than bb. Dw has an iphone, that I would use just to get isis
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on July 28, 2014, 07:44:44 PM
Does anyone know if you need to buy the special case for isis/serve if you don't plan to use it on the iPhone? I have a sprint phone, so serve is not so much better than bb. Dw has an iphone, that I would use just to get isis
The ability to spend an extra $1500/mo with a simple CC load seems to make Serve MUCH better than BB.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 28, 2014, 07:47:10 PM
The ability to spend an extra $1500/mo with a simple CC load seems to make Serve MUCH better than BB.
Read my post... I have a sprint phone
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on July 28, 2014, 07:50:49 PM
Read my post... I have a sprint phone
Saw that. I just misread DDMS and thought everyone can do $1500/mo. But even at $1000/mo that's a free $1000 more than you can do on BB.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on July 28, 2014, 07:51:10 PM
Because you have a debit card that comes with benefits. Clearly from the comments on DDMS Dan knows of such a card.
oh I didn't know there were any
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 28, 2014, 07:54:37 PM
Saw that. I just misread DDMS and thought everyone can do $1500/mo. But even at $1000/mo that's a free $1000 more than you can do on BB.
Except that I have to give up the checks, which is probably the safest way to unload.... Unless I can transfer from serve to bb?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on July 28, 2014, 08:04:58 PM
oh I didn't know there were any
Neither did I.

Except that I have to give up the checks, which is probably the safest way to unload.... Unless I can transfer from serve to bb?
What's the difference if you write a check or if you use BillPay and create a vendor and have then mail a check to whomever you want?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 28, 2014, 08:07:58 PM
Neither did I.
What's the difference if you write a check or if you use BillPay and create a vendor and have then mail a check to whomever you want?
See bb thread. Payment to certain cc not recommended
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on July 28, 2014, 08:19:59 PM
See bb thread. Payment to certain cc not recommended
Make your wife a vendor, mail the check to her, deposit in your bank, pay your CC.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 28, 2014, 08:21:13 PM
Make your wife a vendor, mail the check to her, deposit in your bank, pay your CC.
That's a thought... But alot of work for an extra 1k spend
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on July 28, 2014, 08:30:52 PM
no a bit different. u walk in to family dollar and you head over and get a Vanilla Reload! Thats correct a VR (at least thats how they did it for me) This VR is not like a reg VR. The front of it looks like the old VR that we use to be able to buy with a cc. However the back has NO scratch off or anything of the sort ONLY a bar-code. Bring that to the register and ask them to load your AMEX serve card. Just to note it says $3.95 load fee @ the top right corner but there is no fee.

Thanks for explaining it so well! :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on July 28, 2014, 08:31:42 PM
That's a thought... But alot of work for an extra 1k spend
Less than buying a GC and going to WM. You can't find any bills to pay with billpay besides for CC companies?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on July 28, 2014, 08:34:22 PM
See bb thread. Payment to certain cc not recommended
Or you can withdraw $750/day $2k/month at a moneypass atm for free and deposit it into your bank account and pay your cc bill.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 28, 2014, 08:36:28 PM
Or you can withdraw $750/day $2k/month at a moneypass atm for free and deposit it into your bank account and pay your cc bill.
All true, that's a bunch of extra trips to Wal-Mart and to the bank (assuming that the mp atm even works when I am at Walmart).
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 28, 2014, 09:14:04 PM
Dan is like a year late with his DDMS post, it's only because everyone here is so sheltered that this is actually news to them!

Also, there is no such thing as a NFC SIM card, the phone has NFC (Near Field Communication) just like a phone has bluetooth it's a SIM with Secure Element.

/end rant;
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: brotha123 on July 28, 2014, 09:20:03 PM
Anyone know can you withdraw your funds straight to your checking account online similar to BB??
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on July 28, 2014, 09:22:46 PM
1. The post was never intended to be news, just what I finally got around to doing.
2. Take it up with VZW if you'd like, but they brand it an NFC SIM. I asked for a SIM with secure element and she sounded like I fell off the moon.  So of what good would it have been to tell people to ask for that?

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on July 28, 2014, 09:35:01 PM
1. The post was never intended to be news, just what I finally got around to doing.
2. Take it up with VZW if you'd like, but they brand it an NFC SIM. I asked for a SIM with secure element and she sounded like I fell off the moon.  So of what good would it have been to tell people to ask for that?

I Stand Corrected
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on July 28, 2014, 10:21:29 PM
So 5k?
Plus 1k online CC
Plus 1k online DC?

What kind of debit card? What are you gaining by unloading a debit card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on July 28, 2014, 10:26:22 PM
@dan did you notice the coke vending machine offer in your ISIS wallet? lol, what a coincidence
went today to verizon, traded in my phone for a new phone with ISIS, signed up for serve! canceled BB end of last week, had no problem
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on July 28, 2014, 10:27:50 PM
Can this thread be moved to the "start here" page? [Next to the "bluebird and vanilla" discussion]
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on July 28, 2014, 11:01:47 PM
Can this thread be moved to the "start here" page? [Next to the "bluebird and vanilla" discussion]
This is not the first thing everyone comes to DDF for.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on July 28, 2014, 11:04:26 PM
This is not the first thing everyone comes to DDF for.
I think he means in the thread/wiki that lists all the popular threads, it should be listed among the MS threads. Anyone can add a link to that wiki.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 28, 2014, 11:12:32 PM
Anyone know can you withdraw your funds straight to your checking account online similar to BB??
Yes, although I wouldn't do it too often...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on July 28, 2014, 11:13:44 PM
I think he means in the thread/wiki that lists all the popular threads, it should be listed among the MS threads. Anyone can add a link to that wiki.
Got it.
Can this thread be moved to the "start here" page? [Next to the "bluebird and vanilla" discussion]
Done.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on July 29, 2014, 12:25:43 AM
It appears to me that the ISIS limits only apply if you signed up for serve via ISIS, and not if you linked your already existing serve account to ISIS. Is there a way to get the ISIS limits applied to an already existing serve account? Do I need to close it down and start a new one via ISIS?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on July 29, 2014, 12:49:56 AM
it will probably be suspicious to load my serve with say united explorer and then use serve to pay it back?

It's against the T&Cs, so try at your own risk.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Novo on July 29, 2014, 12:57:26 AM
It's against the T&Cs, so try at your own risk.
T&Cs of Chase or Serve?
Link please
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on July 29, 2014, 12:59:16 AM
T&Cs of Chase or Serve?
Link please

Serve.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on July 29, 2014, 05:45:30 AM
Serve.

Though it's fine to pay your spouse's card...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 29, 2014, 09:47:29 AM
One more Family Dollar question  (or 2) :  Is the daily load limit $2500 like at Walmart?


(2) Has anyone tried the one on Lefferts Ave?  Do they load GCs smoothly, or is there a fuss of some sort?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on July 29, 2014, 10:03:09 AM
So if my phone does not support ISIS should I just signup Serve on their website? or is there a better way?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 29, 2014, 10:14:10 AM
Less than buying a GC and going to WM. You can't find any bills to pay with billpay besides for CC companies?
That's what evolve is for
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 29, 2014, 10:18:18 AM
Has anyone tried getting isis with an iPhone
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on July 29, 2014, 10:23:24 AM
I think he means in the thread/wiki that lists all the popular threads, it should be listed among the MS threads. Anyone can add a link to that wiki.

Thanks for clarifying.
How?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on July 29, 2014, 10:33:49 AM
Thanks for clarifying.
How?
There's an edit button on the top left of the Wiki. I already did this one for you.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 29, 2014, 11:29:55 AM
Does anyone have a BB with a spouse that has Serve? Can you instantly transfer from Serve to BB, like you can transfer between two BBs?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: PBaruch on July 29, 2014, 11:43:17 AM
Has anyone tried getting isis with an iPhone

You need to get a special case for the iphone.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on July 29, 2014, 11:46:53 AM
Is there any other way of getting the higher limits without having a NFC capable phone?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 29, 2014, 11:49:42 AM
You need to get a special case for the iphone.

To clarify, you can't download the Isis app and appply for Serve without the dumb case?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 29, 2014, 11:52:28 AM
To clarify, you can't download the Isis app and appply for Serve without the dumb case?
correct! Or get rid of your iPhone and switch to Android!!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on July 29, 2014, 11:53:24 AM
To clarify, you can't download the Isis app and appply for Serve without the dumb case?
Nope I tried it just says "searching for accessory case"
Anyone have one to lend out?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 29, 2014, 11:54:02 AM
correct! Or get rid of your iPhone and switch to Android!!
I have an android... But I have sprint. Wife has iPhone, and is not switching for this
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 29, 2014, 12:06:06 PM
I have an android... But I have sprint. Wife has iPhone, and is not switching for this
switch to Verizon or at&t!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 29, 2014, 12:07:27 PM
My plan is too good
switch to Verizon or at&t!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 29, 2014, 12:09:20 PM
Does anyone have a BB with a spouse that has Serve? Can you instantly transfer from Serve to BB, like you can transfer between two BBs?
Yes
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: BBPAPA on July 29, 2014, 12:15:36 PM
Yes
good to know
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 29, 2014, 12:23:25 PM
Yes
How? "Send money"?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 29, 2014, 12:27:42 PM
How? "Send money"?
Yup
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 29, 2014, 12:37:00 PM
Nope I tried it just says "searching for accessory case"
Anyone have one to lend out?
Check eBay, maybe we can get used?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on July 29, 2014, 01:02:04 PM
ATT: I just walked in to Verizon next to my house and, using the Lgg3, signed up for Serve using the Isis wallet and then signed out of Isis. I got a $25 credit on my Serve account without owning an nfc-capable phone.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 29, 2014, 01:05:26 PM
ATT: I just walked in to Verizon next to my house and, using the Lgg3, signed up for Serve using the Isis wallet and then signed out of Isis. I got a $25 credit on my Serve account without owning an nfc-capable phone.
WOW!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Novo on July 29, 2014, 01:09:36 PM
ATT: I just walked in to Verizon next to my house and, using the Lgg3, signed up for Serve using the Isis wallet and then signed out of Isis. I got a $25 credit on my Serve account without owning an nfc-capable phone.
Will you get the higher limits even when loading outside of ISIS?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on July 29, 2014, 01:29:20 PM
ATT: I just walked in to Verizon next to my house and, using the Lgg3, signed up for Serve using the Isis wallet and then signed out of Isis. I got a $25 credit on my Serve account without owning an nfc-capable phone.
thanks I'll try that
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 29, 2014, 01:30:54 PM
ATT: I just walked in to Verizon next to my house and, using the Lgg3, signed up for Serve using the Isis wallet and then signed out of Isis. I got a $25 credit on my Serve account without owning an nfc-capable phone.
Nice
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on July 29, 2014, 01:54:28 PM
Though it's fine to pay your spouse's card...

There are many workarounds.
I'm only stating what isn't allowed.
That is paying a connected CC directly.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on July 29, 2014, 02:01:19 PM
I just spoke to Serve and they said that since I signed up for Serve online (not via ISIS) in order for me to get the $500/day and $1500/month limits I'd need to close my current account and open one via ISIS. She also said that it takes 30 days between closing one account and opening a new one. Anyone have any experience opening one less than 30 days after closing another one? TIA
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 29, 2014, 02:21:26 PM
I just spoke to Serve and they said that since I signed up for Serve online (not via ISIS) in order for me to get the $500/day and $1500/month limits I'd need to close my current account and open one via ISIS. She also said that it takes 30 days between closing one account and opening a new one. Anyone have any experience opening one less than 30 days after closing another one? TIA
Even if it really takes 30 days, time it right.  In the middle of the month, so you get Aug on you old acct and Sep on the new.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on July 29, 2014, 02:29:21 PM
Even if it really takes 30 days, time it right.  In the middle of the month, so you get Aug on you old acct and Sep on the new.

Since I'd only get $500/day it would be cutting it close to get that $1500 done by the end of August, and that's if I can close my old one today.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on July 29, 2014, 03:34:34 PM
ATT: I just walked in to Verizon next to my house and, using the Lgg3, signed up for Serve using the Isis wallet and then signed out of Isis. I got a $25 credit on my Serve account without owning an nfc-capable phone.
thanks for the tip I just went it took me a couple tries (wasn't working right on the galaxy S5) but i got it!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on July 29, 2014, 04:13:45 PM
Will you get the higher limits even when loading outside of ISIS?

I don't think you get the higher limits without the phone because later on I logged in online through my actual phone and although my account had $25 the website said I could only load upto $1000/month $200/day.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on July 29, 2014, 04:18:10 PM
Att whoever is planning on doing the Verizon store shtick: Officially the Isis app isn't supposed to work on the on-display phones [according to the Verizon guy at the store near me].
So just for own sake try not to be obvious about it:)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on July 29, 2014, 04:42:07 PM
I don't think you get the higher limits without the phone because later on I logged in online through my actual phone and although my account had $25 the website said I could only load upto $1000/month $200/day.
It doesn't give you the full higher limits till you activate the card I just loaded $400 on from my computer.
From main site
Quote
I don’t have a physical Serve card yet, I just have the virtual card in my app now. It let me load $400 on the first day with my credit card and another $100 on the second day with a credit card. Once I activate my physical Serve card I’ll be able to load the full amounts

Att whoever is planning on doing the Verizon store shtick: Officially the Isis app isn't supposed to work on the on-display phones [according to the Verizon guy at the store near me].
So just for own sake try not to be obvious about it:)
I was very discreet looked at all the other phone while it was loading and helped another customer pick out his first smartphone plus I really did need to ask them a couple questions.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sb613 on July 29, 2014, 05:55:38 PM
 P
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Novo on July 29, 2014, 05:59:48 PM
P
Q
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 29, 2014, 06:02:08 PM
Q
huh?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Novo on July 29, 2014, 06:05:27 PM
P

Q
huh?
You explain the P and I'll explain the Q
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sb613 on July 29, 2014, 06:09:44 PM
Buttons we're pressed when the phone was in my packet. Tried deleting but couldn't find how.   
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Novo on July 29, 2014, 06:11:46 PM
Buttons we're pressed when the phone was in my packet. Tried deleting but couldn't find how.
On the upper right
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 29, 2014, 09:23:47 PM
One more Family Dollar question  (or 2) :  Is the daily load limit $2500 like at Walmart?


(2) Has anyone tried the one on Lefferts Ave?  Do they load GCs smoothly, or is there a fuss of some sort?
A: I still don't know for sure.  After 4 loads of $200 each, Serve worried about fraud and denied the next load. 


(2) I went to the one on Lefferts.  The young cashier didn't know the name 'serve', but recognized the card and walked me through it.  I don't think she knows how to split tender, though, so see A above.  They weren't busy, so she kept loading and sending any customers to the other cashier. 
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on July 29, 2014, 09:24:55 PM
I just spoke to Serve and they said that since I signed up for Serve online (not via ISIS) in order for me to get the $500/day and $1500/month limits I'd need to close my current account and open one via ISIS. She also said that it takes 30 days between closing one account and opening a new one. Anyone have any experience opening one less than 30 days after closing another one? TIA

Update: I emptied my Serve, called to cancel, signed up via ISIS 2 hours later and was able to add $400 (after a chase fraud alert).
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 29, 2014, 09:30:28 PM
A: I still don't know for sure.  After 4 loads of $200 each, Serve worried about fraud and denied the next load. 


(2) I went to the one on Lefferts.  The young cashier didn't know the name 'serve', but recognized the card and walked me through it.  I don't think she knows how to split tender, though, so see A above.  They weren't busy, so she kept loading and sending any customers to the other cashier.
and just to confirm. It's free to load in family dollar?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 29, 2014, 09:37:19 PM
and just to confirm. It's free to load in family dollar?
Yup!


She scans a Vanilla Reload she has behind the counter, you swipe your Serve, you swipe the GC, you confirm no cash back,  input the pin, and out pops the receipt!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 29, 2014, 09:38:53 PM
Yup!


She scans a Vanilla Reload, you swipe your Serve, you confirm no cash back, you swipe the GC, input the pin, and out pops the receipt!
SWEET!! FAMILY DOLLAR HERE I COME!
Thnx alot
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on July 29, 2014, 10:01:14 PM
can i signup on ISIS demo says Verizon wallet demo?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 29, 2014, 11:17:13 PM
Yup!


She scans a Vanilla Reload she has behind the counter, you swipe your Serve, you swipe the GC, you confirm no cash back,  input the pin, and out pops the receipt!
Why GC?
And earlier you mentioned you loaded 4 200s before it stopped what was that in reference to?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 29, 2014, 11:40:20 PM
Why GC?And earlier you mentioned you loaded 4 200s before it stopped what was that in reference to?
The goal was to move the money from a GC that was bought with a cc to my Serve account.  Then I will use the money in my Serve to pay bills that cannot be paid with a cc.   This is in the category of CASH loading on Serve.
How do you move the money?  In Family Dollar, you bring your Serve and the GCs.  I had $200 GCs.  I was only able to load 4 of them before Serve didn't allow me to load any more.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 29, 2014, 11:41:50 PM
The goal was to move the money from a GC that was bought with a cc to my Serve account.  Then I will use the money in my Serve to pay bills that cannot be paid with a cc.   This is in the category of CASH loading on Serve.
How do you move the money?  In Family Dollar, you bring your Serve and the GCs.  I had $200 GCs.  I was only able to load 4 of them before Serve didn't allow me to load any more.

when you called serve, did they remove the fraud alert right away?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 30, 2014, 08:17:32 AM
when you called serve, did they remove the fraud alert right away?
I didn't call.  I expect to go back to Family Dollar today and load more.  On line my account looks fine.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Excalibur on July 30, 2014, 08:30:52 AM
Can you add Barclay's cards?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 30, 2014, 08:37:01 AM
Can you add Barclay's cards?
Try and find out?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 30, 2014, 08:37:48 AM
I didn't call.  I expect to go back to Family Dollar today and load more.  On line my account looks fine.
keep us posted regarding the fraud alert.... Maybe it wasn't fraud, maybe you exceeded the family dollar daily limit?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 30, 2014, 09:06:20 AM
The goal was to move the money from a GC that was bought with a cc to my Serve account.  Then I will use the money in my Serve to pay bills that cannot be paid with a cc.   This is in the category of CASH loading on Serve.
How do you move the money?  In Family Dollar, you bring your Serve and the GCs.  I had $200 GCs.  I was only able to load 4 of them before Serve didn't allow me to load any more.

That's one way but can't you just use a CC?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 30, 2014, 09:19:21 AM
That's one way but can't you just use a CC?
not if you want 5x a dollar!!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lfas25 on July 30, 2014, 09:54:54 AM
Does anyone have a BB with a spouse that has Serve? Can you instantly transfer from Serve to BB, like you can transfer between two BBs?

Yes

I believe you are incorrect. You could send money from Serve to Serve not Serve to BB.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on July 30, 2014, 10:02:51 AM
So what's the final verdict in regards to loading $200 GC from staples at family dollar? I can do $2500 a day?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on July 30, 2014, 10:11:47 AM
I believe you are incorrect. You could send money from Serve to Serve not Serve to BB.
Has anyone actually tried it
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 30, 2014, 10:30:41 AM
Has anyone actually tried it
I just sent BB to Serve successfully yesterday
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 30, 2014, 10:39:00 AM
I believe you are incorrect. You could send money from Serve to Serve not Serve to BB.
I did succesfully as did
I just sent BB to Serve successfully yesterday
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 30, 2014, 10:55:09 AM
The goal was to move the money from a GC that was bought with a cc to my Serve account.  Then I will use the money in my Serve to pay bills that cannot be paid with a cc.  This is in the category of CASH loading on Serve.
How do you move the money?  In Family Dollar, you bring your Serve and the GCs.  I had $200 GCs.  I was only able to load 4 of them before Serve didn't allow me to load any more.

That's one way but can't you just use a CC?
So this is in addition to the cc limit.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 30, 2014, 10:56:35 AM
not if you want 5x a dollar!!
So basically just another way to add more GC.
When at cashier you asked to make separate purchases?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 30, 2014, 11:00:00 AM
So basically just another way to add more GC.
When at cashier you asked to make separate purchases?
I didn't actually ask to make it one purchase.  She didn't seem to know how.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on July 30, 2014, 12:40:08 PM
Buttons we're pressed when the phone was in my packet. Tried deleting but couldn't find how.

Lol!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on July 30, 2014, 12:42:21 PM
It doesn't give you the full higher limits till you activate the card I just loaded $400 on from my computer.

Ok Thank You! I thought I would just have the $1000 limit.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on July 30, 2014, 12:46:55 PM
Yup!


She scans a Vanilla Reload she has behind the counter, you swipe your Serve, you swipe the GC, you confirm no cash back,  input the pin, and out pops the receipt!

Two questions: 1. Is it possible to reload for free either using another GC or load more than $200 at a time in NY? 2. Do you know if 7/11 or CVS would do the same as Family Dollar? TIA
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: compddd on July 30, 2014, 02:59:18 PM
Ok maybe I'm not seeing the benefit of Serve over BB here. I know you can do $1500 a month from a CC to Serve, but the Wiki says don't pay the CC used to load Serve, with Serve.

What if I used that same CC that I used to load Serve to buy a bunch of GCs and load them to Serve at WM, and then I need to pay the bill on the CC. I can't use it right or risk shutdown? So how do I get the money out of Serve? I can't write a check to myself like BB. I'm assuming if I just fund and then withdraw cash from MoneyPass I'd get shut down eventually too?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 30, 2014, 03:07:52 PM
Ok maybe I'm not seeing the benefit of Serve over BB here. I know you can do $1500 a month from a CC to Serve, but the Wiki says don't pay the CC used to load Serve, with Serve.

What if I used that same CC that I used to load Serve to buy a bunch of GCs and load them to Serve at WM, and then I need to pay the bill on the CC. I can't use it right or risk shutdown? So how do I get the money out of Serve? I can't write a check to myself like BB. I'm assuming if I just fund and then withdraw cash from MoneyPass I'd get shut down eventually too?
Make your self a bill payee  and theyll send you a check
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 30, 2014, 03:10:41 PM
Ok maybe I'm not seeing the benefit of Serve over BB here. I know you can do $1500 a month from a CC to Serve, but the Wiki says don't pay the CC used to load Serve, with Serve.

What if I used that same CC that I used to load Serve to buy a bunch of GCs and load them to Serve at WM, and then I need to pay the bill on the CC. I can't use it right or risk shutdown? So how do I get the money out of Serve? I can't write a check to myself like BB. I'm assuming if I just fund and then withdraw cash from MoneyPass I'd get shut down eventually too?
With serve you link a cc directly to Serve.  Don't pay that cc with serve.  With BB the don't pay is an abundance of caution.
With either card, pay other bills/ expenses with the card and use other money to pay the cc.  or
Make your self a bill payee  and they'll send you a check
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 30, 2014, 03:11:47 PM
or you can send the $ to your spouse
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on July 30, 2014, 03:14:46 PM
Two questions: 1. Is it possible to reload for free either using another GC or load more than $200 at a time in NY? 2. Do you know if 7/11 or CVS would do the same as Family Dollar? TIA

1: You can load up to $500 at once. However, there's a velocity limit that seems to be $1000, though the time frame isn't clear. If you hit the limit, the register will lock up and you'll need to swipe your card again in order to get the funds back. If you don't, you'll need to call Family Dollar and they'll return the funds within a couple of weeks IME. I got burned even doing one load. The way I've been protecting myself is by loading a little under $500, which has been working so far.

2) This is only Family Dollar.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 30, 2014, 04:05:50 PM
I believe you are incorrect. You could send money from Serve to Serve not Serve to BB.

Just tested $1 to make sure i'm not crazy

It worked!!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 30, 2014, 04:15:34 PM
Just tested $1 to make sure i'm not crazy

It worked!!
So you are not crazy. That's good news!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 30, 2014, 04:37:41 PM
 >:( >:(
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 30, 2014, 04:40:30 PM
>:( >:(
Huh? Would you rather be crazy?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 30, 2014, 05:23:22 PM
1: You can load up to $500 at once. However, there's a velocity limit that seems to be $1000, though the time frame isn't clear. If you hit the limit, the register will lock up and you'll need to swipe your card again in order to get the funds back. If you don't, you'll need to call Family Dollar and they'll return the funds within a couple of weeks IME. I got burned even doing one load. The way I've been protecting myself is by loading a little under $500, which has been working so far.

2) This is only Family Dollar.
But the fake VR come in multiples of 500? Or you can load as much as you want?
Why do you need to swipe again if it locks up? Shouldn't it automatically not go thru
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on July 30, 2014, 05:45:35 PM
But the fake VR come in multiples of 500? Or you can load as much as you want?
Why do you need to swipe again if it locks up? Shouldn't it automatically not go thru

IIRC, the fake VR are $500, but they're reusable. They're even marked to not be taken out of the store. Presumably you can try to load as much as you want, but the only time I've tried two $500 loads the second one locked up the register.

The reason you need to swipe again when it locks up is because Family Dollar's POS is silly. The funds do not automatically go back on the card. If you swipe again it'll be refunded, but if you don't it's a big bother to get it straightened out.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 30, 2014, 06:03:50 PM
But the fake VR come in multiples of 500? Or you can load as much as you want?
VR were 'load any amount up to $500'.  These are, too.  Any amount up to $500.
IIRC, the fake VR are $500, but they're reusable. They're even marked to not be taken out of the store. Presumably you can try to load as much as you want, but the only time I've tried two $500 loads the second one locked up the register.

The reason you need to swipe again when it locks up is because Family Dollar's POS is silly. The funds do not automatically go back on the card. If you swipe again it'll be refunded, but if you don't it's a big bother to get it straightened out.
a) You've used $500 GCs, or smaller ones and they 'split tender'?
b)Thanks for that explanation. They had me swipe my GC after it was declined and I didn't get why.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on July 30, 2014, 06:35:01 PM
VR were 'load any amount up to $500'.  These are, too.  Any amount up to $500.a) You've used $500 GCs, or smaller ones and they 'split tender'?
b)Thanks for that explanation. They had me swipe my GC after it was declined and I didn't get why.

So far I've been using $500 OneVanillas (and loading a little under $500). I'm waiting for some more Staples gift cards to come in and then I'll see how well split tender works.

It wasn't so hard to get them to release the funds, but it took a lot of time to first figure out where they went, then finding the right person to talk to at Family Dollar corporate, then waiting for the accounting department to verify that the load never went to Serve and wasn't refunded, then for them to process the refund, then wait for the funds to actually post back on the gift card. It's just more hassle than I like, so I'm keeping under $500 at a time.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on July 30, 2014, 07:41:16 PM
1: You can load up to $500 at once. However, there's a velocity limit that seems to be $1000, though the time frame isn't clear. If you hit the limit, the register will lock up and you'll need to swipe your card again in order to get the funds back. If you don't, you'll need to call Family Dollar and they'll return the funds within a couple of weeks IME. I got burned even doing one load. The way I've been protecting myself is by loading a little under $500, which has been working so far.

2) This is only Family Dollar.

Thank you! :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 30, 2014, 09:14:53 PM
So far I've been using $500 OneVanillas (and loading a little under $500). I'm waiting for some more Staples gift cards to come in and then I'll see how well split tender works.

It wasn't so hard to get them to release the funds, but it took a lot of time to first figure out where they went, then finding the right person to talk to at Family Dollar corporate, then waiting for the accounting department to verify that the load never went to Serve and wasn't refunded, then for them to process the refund, then wait for the funds to actually post back on the gift card. It's just more hassle than I like, so I'm keeping under $500 at a time.
So each time you go you only do less than 1000?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on July 30, 2014, 09:38:18 PM
So each time you go you only do less than 1000?


Each time I go I do less than $500. I'm fortunate to have an accessible Family Dollar that's right where I need to be anyway. I'll probably try multiple sub-$500 loads soon.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: fafa123 on July 30, 2014, 09:41:54 PM
My experience was different than the wiki.  Maybe this newbie misunderstood what to do but this is what happened:  I got the required case for my iphone, the nice people at the AT&T store helped me download the Isis app, I went to the dollar store and bought a serve card (and loaded it with $500 via cc).  When I got home I opened the app to register the serve card I purchased.  Never asked for any card details.  Instead, a new serve account was made.  Spent a LONG time with both AMEX and ISIS customer service on the line.  I can't have 2 serve accounts, don't want to use the serve I purchased as a gift card, and don't want to lose the signup bonus for the serve account created through ISIS.  I was advised to register the purchased one in my husband's name.  After waiting for both permanent serve cards to arrive (7-10 business days) I will do a transfer funds from his account to mine.   Lost the purchase price of the serve but that's the learning curve I guess.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 30, 2014, 09:44:21 PM


Each time I go I do less than $500. I'm fortunate to have an accessible Family Dollar that's right where I need to be anyway. I'll probably try multiple sub-$500 loads soon.
Keep us posted please. Gonna have to go find one now.
So if I do this cash load at family dollar it's 5k/month
Therefore can't use to load GC to it at WM?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on July 30, 2014, 09:57:31 PM
What is the advantage of Buying a temporary serve card at cvs ($3.95 fee) versus signing up online?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on July 30, 2014, 10:06:25 PM
What is the advantage of Buying a temporary serve card at cvs ($3.95 fee) versus signing up online?
If you can pay for it with a credit card thats extra points
I think best would be signing up through Isis http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/48406 (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/48406) so you can get the higher limits plus if you do it by tomorrow you get can get up to $25
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 30, 2014, 10:09:48 PM
Keep us posted please. Gonna have to go find one now.
So if I do this cash load at family dollar it's 5k/month
Therefore can't use to load GC to it at WM?
Unclear Q, but I think the answer is: This is instead of going to Walmart and its part of the same limit per month.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on July 30, 2014, 10:10:51 PM
Unclear Q, but I think the answer is: This is instead of going to Walmart and its part of the same limit per month.

Exactly. Walmart is way more convenient if you have easy access, but this is great for NYC.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 30, 2014, 10:28:11 PM
Unclear Q, but I think the answer is: This is instead of going to Walmart and its part of the same limit per month.
Exactly. Walmart is way more convenient if you have easy access, but this is great for NYC.
so now need to decide if 5ppd is worth the hassle of going to WM
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on July 30, 2014, 10:28:50 PM
If you can pay for it with a credit card thats extra points
I think best would be signing up through Isis http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/48406 (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/48406) so you can get the higher limits plus if you do it by tomorrow you get can get up to $25
ya ya tried already I don't have access to ISIS its crazy hard to get I was gonna signup from someones Verizon phone but the app told me I need special sim card big hassle.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on July 30, 2014, 10:33:10 PM
ya ya tried already I don't have access to ISIS its crazy hard to get I was gonna signup from someones Verizon phone but the app told me I need special sim card big hassle.
I had the same problem but someone posted a few pages back that they went to the verizon store and used the display phones so I tried it and it worked for me.

P.S. If you do end up going to the verizon store try using the LG G3 it worked for me I tried using the Galaxy s5 but it had a glitch when it was referring to the website.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on July 30, 2014, 10:54:33 PM
I had the same problem but someone posted a few pages back that they went to the verizon store and used the display phones so I tried it and it worked for me.

P.S. If you do end up going to the verizon store try using the LG G3 it worked for me I tried using the Galaxy s5 but it had a glitch when it was referring to the website.
I went they told me it will not work cuz its not active and it needs to store ur information bla bla sucks. But why not just do online order serve why pay for it at cvs?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Centro on July 30, 2014, 11:08:19 PM
My experience was different than the wiki.  Maybe this newbie misunderstood what to do but this is what happened:  I got the required case for my iphone, the nice people at the AT&T store helped me download the Isis app, I went to the dollar store and bought a serve card (and loaded it with $500 via cc).  When I got home I opened the app to register the serve card I purchased.  Never asked for any card details.  Instead, a new serve account was made.  Spent a LONG time with both AMEX and ISIS customer service on the line.  I can't have 2 serve accounts, don't want to use the serve I purchased as a gift card, and don't want to lose the signup bonus for the serve account created through ISIS.  I was advised to register the purchased one in my husband's name.  After waiting for both permanent serve cards to arrive (7-10 business days) I will do a transfer funds from his account to mine.   Lost the purchase price of the serve but that's the learning curve I guess.
We all learn from our mistakes.. That's life.

If you'll look again at the wiki you'll see that you have 3 different ways of getting your serve card, you did option #1 "and" option #3, you're not suppose to do both.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on July 30, 2014, 11:11:32 PM
I went they told me it will not work cuz its not active and it needs to store ur information bla bla sucks.
The phones are active
I did it at the one on Kings highway no one gave me a problem I just walked right up to the phone and created an account (just have to make sure to logout before you leave)

But why not just do online order serve why pay for it at cvs?
I think bec loading the temp card doesn't count against your monthly limits
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on July 30, 2014, 11:15:07 PM
The phones are active
I did it at the one on Kings highway no one gave me a problem I just walked right up to the phone and created an account (just have to make sure to logout before you leave)
I think bec loading the temp card doesn't count against your monthly limits
ok but then there is a fee, load how with cash?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on July 31, 2014, 12:13:35 AM
I closed BB at 3pm. Opened Serve via ISIS at 11:55 pm. Got $50.00 credit. Wooohooo!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 31, 2014, 12:19:16 AM
I closed BB at 3pm. Opened Serve via ISIS at 11:55 pm. Got $50.00 credit. Wooohooo!
why $50? i thought $25
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on July 31, 2014, 12:25:18 AM
Dunno. T mobile?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 31, 2014, 10:45:11 AM
I went they told me it will not work cuz its not active and it needs to store ur information bla bla sucks. But why not just do online order serve why pay for it at cvs?
When I bought mine at CVS I loaded it with $20 cash and they waived the $3.95 fee
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Novo on July 31, 2014, 11:04:35 AM
I closed BB at 3pm. Opened Serve via ISIS at 11:55 pm. Got $50.00 credit. Wooohooo!

so i'm signing up for Serve though ISIS and its bringing me to the mobile site (not through the app).. Am i doing something wrong?
Doesn't these 2 contradict?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on July 31, 2014, 11:12:16 AM
Doesn't these 2 contradict?
No. ISIS takes you to the serve mobile website.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 31, 2014, 11:15:24 AM
No. ISIS takes you to the serve mobile website.
thanx. figured it out
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 31, 2014, 11:21:48 AM
Can anyone confirm that funding from a barclay card ISN'T cash advance? i called barclay to set my cash advance to 0 and they wouldnt do it
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on July 31, 2014, 11:23:22 AM
Can anyone confirm that funding from a barclay card ISN'T cash advance? i called barclay to set my cash advance to 0 and they wouldnt do it

i did M&M and it posted as a regular charge.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Malachi on July 31, 2014, 11:24:33 AM
Does amex shut people down for making serve payments to an amex credit card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on July 31, 2014, 11:56:19 AM
Can I have serve and my spouse also one ?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 31, 2014, 11:56:49 AM
Can I have serve and my spouse also one ?
Sure!
Or one of you can have BB to diversify. Whatever you want.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on July 31, 2014, 12:02:15 PM
i did M&M and it posted as a regular charge.
+1
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on July 31, 2014, 12:22:32 PM
so if I cant get ISIS should I just go for it online ? what u guys think
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 31, 2014, 12:23:51 PM
so if I cant get ISIS should I just go for it online ? what u guys think
If you can't get ISIS I'd buy it at CVS to waive the $3.95 fee
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on July 31, 2014, 12:46:29 PM
If you can't get ISIS I'd buy it at CVS to waive the $3.95 fee
what do u mean waive? if I order online there is no 3.95 fee
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 31, 2014, 12:49:35 PM
what do u mean waive? if I order online there is no 3.95 fee
ok sounds good.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on July 31, 2014, 01:32:17 PM
Eagerly waiting for the new month so I can load 5K again on BB and then close it to open Serve :)

I just have some questions (most of my previous questions were answered earlier):

1. I am AU on wife's Southwest card, both cards have the same number and 3 digit code. Is it ok to link both wife and my Serve accounts with SW card for the purpose of online loading? Reason I want to do that is I am working towards CP for next year, and need to do most of MS on this card.

2. It has been mentioned that it is not a good idea (may be against the terms) to pay CC bill using Serve that has been set up for online loading. Let's say I use the SW card (Q 1) for online loading ($1000 only), and I also use the same card to buy GC to eventually load on to Serve. Thus, my total bill for the month will be 6000 (talking about 1  serve only, or 12,000 for both Serves). Is it still a no-no to pay this SW card using Serve? Reason is I only added 1000 online, rest was spent in store, and that can be for anything :)

3. Is it a good idea to have my wife and kid as AU on my Serve, and for myself and kid to be AU on my wife's serve (purely for AMEX offers)? Any issues that I need to be aware of?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 31, 2014, 02:04:29 PM
Does amex shut people down for making serve payments to an amex credit card?

I've been doing it for months without issue.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on July 31, 2014, 02:59:27 PM
One more question (for now, I promise :) )

I saw at my CVS couple of days ago that there are no purchase fees for Serve (I will check it again later today). If that's the case, is there any advantage/disadvantage of getting Serve card at CVS?

Edit: Just checked a CVS..apparently Serve has no purchase fees. But, it seems to me that it is a temporary card, and one need to wait for permanent card in the mail. Then, why buy it in the first place?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Centro on July 31, 2014, 03:21:56 PM
Serve claims that my cell number is already registered with an other account ???
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on July 31, 2014, 03:55:16 PM
One more question (for now, I promise :) )

I saw at my CVS couple of days ago that there are no purchase fees for Serve (I will check it again later today). If that's the case, is there any advantage/disadvantage of getting Serve card at CVS?

Edit: Just checked a CVS..apparently Serve has no purchase fees. But, it seems to me that it is a temporary card, and one need to wait for permanent card in the mail. Then, why buy it in the first place?
I thought they don't take CC for serve anymore?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on July 31, 2014, 04:11:11 PM
Oh I didnt try to buy it, so dont know if they allow CC or not. Anyhow, what's the advantage of getting a temp card, except may be getting couple of miles (if they allow CC to purchase it).

I thought they don't take CC for serve anymore?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on July 31, 2014, 04:21:34 PM
Oh I didnt try to buy it, so dont know if they allow CC or not. Anyhow, what's the advantage of getting a temp card, except may be getting couple of miles (if they allow CC to purchase it).

With a temp card, you can start using your account right away, otherwise you have to wait till it comes in the mail.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on July 31, 2014, 04:38:54 PM
Oh ok, got it. Thanks.

Now, can someone please answer my other post (#913)?

Thanks!

With a temp card, you can start using your account right away, otherwise you have to wait till it comes in the mail.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on July 31, 2014, 04:44:38 PM
Oh ok, got it. Thanks.

Now, can someone please answer my other post (#913)?

Thanks!
Please post your response below the quoted post and not above it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on July 31, 2014, 05:09:42 PM
Please post your response below the quoted post and not above it.

Ok, sorry was not familiar with it here.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on July 31, 2014, 05:11:47 PM
Ok, sorry was not familiar with it here.
No worries. Thanks :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sam28 on July 31, 2014, 05:14:19 PM
as per the Wiki WARNING: Do not use the bill pay feature to pay the Credit Card that is linked for online loads.

so how do I pay by cc
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 31, 2014, 05:15:36 PM
as per the Wiki WARNING: Do not use the bill pay feature to pay the Credit Card that is linked for online loads.

so how do I pay by cc
use bill pay to pay a different credit card
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: HDS on July 31, 2014, 05:26:40 PM
With a temp card, you can start using your account right away, otherwise you have to wait till it comes in the mail.

But not if you signed up via ISIS, I believe, right?

ISIS, wait, non-ISIS, you can order online for free, or buy (if even possible possible) for CC for free or 4.95. Correct?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on July 31, 2014, 05:27:32 PM
you can't load a temp card online
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on July 31, 2014, 05:40:16 PM
But not if you signed up via ISIS, I believe, right? I don't know.

ISIS, wait, non-ISIS, you can order online for free, or buy (if even possible possible) for CC for free or 4.95. Correct?  What?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: HDS on July 31, 2014, 05:53:34 PM
My point was, your advice that you can use the temp card right away only applies to non-ISIS Serve accounts.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on July 31, 2014, 06:04:49 PM
Got it.  I'm in Israel with a kosher phone, so a bit out of the ISIS loop :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 31, 2014, 06:27:54 PM
Serve claims that my cell number is already registered with an other account ???
Did you previously have that cell linked to a BB account?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Centro on July 31, 2014, 06:44:14 PM
Did you previously have that cell linked to a BB account?
Might be.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on July 31, 2014, 06:58:28 PM
Might be.
Others have reported having the same.. check the BB thread.
BB and Serve are basically one system.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Centro on July 31, 2014, 07:09:13 PM
Others have reported having the same.. check the BB thread.
BB and Serve are basically one system.
Right, I already closed my BB account (otherwise I wouldn't be able to open a serve account), guess it takes time till they allow you to use that number.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 31, 2014, 09:00:07 PM
Right, I already closed my BB account (otherwise I wouldn't be able to open a serve account), guess it takes time till they allow you to use that number.
i closed my BB account and opened a serve account 5 minutes later. same email. same phone. ect. without a problem.
if you still having problems - why dont you just use a different phone number? you can always switch it later?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on July 31, 2014, 09:09:24 PM
But not if you signed up via ISIS, I believe, right?

ISIS, wait, non-ISIS, you can order online for free, or buy (if even possible possible) for CC for free or 4.95. Correct?
For ISIS privileges you need to sign up on the phone app and wait for the card!
For all others, if you find somewhere to buy a serve card that takes cc's (NOT cvs) then I think you can load $500 on the 1st purchase.  Otherwise it's $200 at a time.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 31, 2014, 09:12:22 PM
Anyone try logging out of their ISIS wallet so some1 else can sign up through it? i press "log out" and just says "please wait" forever
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on July 31, 2014, 09:27:24 PM
Anyone try logging out of their ISIS wallet so some1 else can sign up through it? i press "log out" and just says "please wait" forever

I would also like to know experiences of just signing up thru isis and then never using isis again; but for ever after with regular serve on a computer.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Centro on July 31, 2014, 09:33:09 PM
i closed my BB account and opened a serve account 5 minutes later. same email. same phone. ect. without a problem.
if you still having problems - why dont you just use a different phone number? you can always switch it later?
That's exactly what I did, used another number, tried to edit it afterwards and got the same msg, I'll just have to contact them.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on July 31, 2014, 09:37:31 PM
That's exactly what I did, used another number, tried to edit it afterwards and got the same msg, I'll just have to contact them.
old fashion PUTPAC
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dunoff88 on July 31, 2014, 09:46:29 PM
is there a way to get ISIS on blackberry via snap?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Moes Tavern on July 31, 2014, 10:16:48 PM
Right, I already closed my BB account (otherwise I wouldn't be able to open a serve account), guess it takes time till they allow you to use that number.
If you have multiple BB check the profiles on those accounts to see what phone number is listed. I didn't realize it but I had used the same number on 2 BB accounts and the system blocked me from opening a serve account. I closed one BB account and changed the number on the second and everything worked fine
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lfas25 on August 01, 2014, 12:33:45 AM
Serve claims that my cell number is already registered with an other account ???

Change it from cell to home phone. That should work.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lfas25 on August 01, 2014, 12:36:59 AM
Is it an issue to pay a CC via Serve that was used by the AU on the CC to fund their Serve?

(meaning if person A has person B as an AU on his CC. Now they both have serve and person B is funding his Serve with the CC. Could person A pay that CC via his Serve)

(hope this makes sense, I'm a bit tired)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Centro on August 01, 2014, 01:03:14 AM
If you have multiple BB check the profiles on those accounts to see what phone number is listed.
Only had 1 account.

Change it from cell to home phone. That should work.
Gonna try it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on August 01, 2014, 09:09:05 AM
Anyone try logging out of their ISIS wallet so some1 else can sign up through it? i press "log out" and just says "please wait" forever
Yes you could definitely do that bec I did it in the verizon store and it logged out right away
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on August 01, 2014, 09:55:56 AM
just got an email from serve apparently you can get an extra $50 for direct deposit
anyone else get this e-mail?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 01, 2014, 09:57:47 AM
just got an email from serve apparently you can get an extra $50 for direct deposit
anyone else get this e-mail?
paypal and Amazon payments work for this?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on August 01, 2014, 10:10:13 AM
Is it an issue to pay a CC via Serve that was used by the AU on the CC to fund their Serve?

(meaning if person A has person B as an AU on his CC. Now they both have serve and person B is funding his Serve with the CC. Could person A pay that CC via his Serve)

(hope this makes sense, I'm a bit tired)
I understand.  I wouldn't.  Pay a different bill.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on August 01, 2014, 10:12:27 AM
paypal and Amazon payments work for this?
I dont know just got the email and im not sure how to do paypal plus I have to wait for my card to come to activate it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 01, 2014, 11:37:52 AM
Anyone try logging out of their ISIS wallet so some1 else can sign up through it? i press "log out" and just says "please wait" forever
Try clearing the app data.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on August 01, 2014, 11:52:29 AM
I love how these threads just go through the questions over and over...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 01, 2014, 12:21:43 PM
I love how these threads just go through the questions over and over...
Add it to the Wiki.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on August 01, 2014, 12:32:43 PM
just got an email from serve apparently you can get an extra $50 for direct deposit
anyone else get this e-mail?
I just realized that on the bottom of the page it says it must be done by 6/30/2014 but I got the email yesterday do you guys think the dates a mistake or the email is?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on August 01, 2014, 12:41:12 PM
I just realized that on the bottom of the page it says it must be done by 6/30/2014 but I got the email yesterday do you guys think the dates a mistake or the email is?

Just got off the phone with them and confirmed that the promotion is still going up until 09/29/2014 I guess they forgot to update their email
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on August 01, 2014, 01:06:56 PM
VZW $25 ISIS extended through 08/31.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on August 01, 2014, 01:08:36 PM
VZW $25 ISIS extended through 08/31.
lol I made sure to go out of my way to get it b4 the deadline
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 01, 2014, 02:05:37 PM
VZW $25 ISIS extended through 08/31.
i just signed up yesterday. o well. i wouldve waited til i maxed out this months BB... Guess you cant win em all
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: username on August 01, 2014, 02:13:06 PM
Does Family Dollar officially take 'debit cards' (Vanilla) to reload Serve?

When I went today, the manager was there and said cash only. I asked if she could try, but she said that it's corporate rules, just like buying the fake VR's. I said thank you and left.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on August 01, 2014, 03:06:30 PM
Does Family Dollar officially take 'debit cards' (Vanilla) to reload Serve?

When I went today, the manager was there and said cash only. I asked if she could try, but she said that it's corporate rules, just like buying the fake VR's. I said thank you and left.
mine took visa from staples without a problem.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on August 01, 2014, 03:14:32 PM

i just signed up yesterday. o well. i wouldve waited til i maxed out this months BB... Guess you cant win em all
If $25 is more worth it you than another 5K MS for a month...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 01, 2014, 03:16:25 PM
If $25 is more worth it you than another 5K MS for a month...
no. the 25,869 UR i can make a month from $5k MS is worth more than $25
Title: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on August 01, 2014, 03:18:35 PM
no. the 25,869 UR i can make a month from $5k MS is worth more than $25
So then why would you close your BB to switch to Serve before you finished using it this month for the $25???
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 01, 2014, 03:31:00 PM
So then why would you close your BB to switch to Serve before you finished using it this month for the $25???
true. But i have 3 more BB's i use! LOL
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on August 01, 2014, 03:33:34 PM

true. But i have 3 more BB's i use! LOL
It's still ANOTHER 5K.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 01, 2014, 03:33:57 PM
It's still ANOTHER 5K.
  :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on August 01, 2014, 03:42:04 PM

  :'( :'( :'( :'(
Apology accepted!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 01, 2014, 03:44:07 PM
Apology accepted!
:) :) :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on August 01, 2014, 03:53:31 PM
Does Family Dollar officially take 'debit cards' (Vanilla) to reload Serve?

When I went today, the manager was there and said cash only. I asked if she could try, but she said that it's corporate rules, just like buying the fake VR's. I said thank you and left.

Just used OneVanilla today.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on August 01, 2014, 04:27:06 PM
Just used OneVanilla today.
thanks!
shh - cvs still takes cc for OneVanilla.  shhhh
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 03, 2014, 08:51:26 PM
got an email that my serve card should have already arrived, and I should actvate it, i hope it wasn't mistaken for junk  :-\
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 03, 2014, 09:02:43 PM
got an email that my serve card should have already arrived, and I should actvate it, i hope it wasn't mistaken for junk  :-\
i got that email also, but my card didnt arrive yet. im guessing Serve prob sends you that email when its shipped.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Who on August 03, 2014, 11:36:37 PM
Abt to get my serve card, if I can load  a cc for free upto 1k a month and also withdraw for an ATM machine for free, so why can't I do that with a chase card and than go to a chase branch and pay my bill in cash? Am I missing something?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 03, 2014, 11:54:50 PM
Abt to get my serve card, if I can load  a cc for free upto 1k a month and also withdraw for an ATM machine for free, so why can't I do that with a chase card and than go to a chase branch and pay my bill in cash? Am I missing something?
Technically, you can, but banks get suspicious when you consistently use cash.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on August 04, 2014, 02:08:25 AM
Abt to get my serve card, if I can load  a cc for free upto 1k a month and also withdraw for an ATM machine for free, so why can't I do that with a chase card and than go to a chase branch and pay my bill in cash? Am I missing something?

Why do things backwards when you can do it straight? Just pay you Chase card with bp.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Who on August 04, 2014, 07:07:28 AM
Technically, you can, but banks get suspicious when you consistently use cash.
they do? You know from experience ? Was planning on paying cash  in the chase branch alot
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Who on August 04, 2014, 07:08:10 AM
Why do things backwards when you can do it straight? Just pay you Chase card with bp.
why is that backwards? What's BP?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lfas25 on August 04, 2014, 07:14:08 AM
they do? You know from experience ? Was planning on paying cash  in the chase branch alot

Why don't you deposit the cash into your regular account and then pay the bill from your regular account?

This will only help you for up to 2k a month... I hope your putting more into serve a month then that.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ariIs on August 04, 2014, 07:59:14 AM

Does Family Dollar officially take 'debit cards' (Vanilla) to reload Serve?

When I went today, the manager was there and said cash only. I asked if she could try, but she said that it's corporate rules, just like buying the fake VR's. I said thank you and left.

+1

Had the same experience last week.
Going to try again in a different store, but they could be starting to shut this thing down, at least in nyc.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Who on August 04, 2014, 08:24:25 AM
Why don't you deposit the cash into your regular account and then pay the bill from your regular account?

This will only help you for up to 2k a month... I hope your putting more into serve a month then that.
might do that, was just thinking that to load w/ cc onto serve is the only way I know how to do it for free, w/o gift card fees....
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on August 04, 2014, 09:14:03 AM
why is that backwards? What's BP?
bp = bill pay.  where you tell them who to send a check to.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 04, 2014, 09:28:44 AM
they do? You know from experience ? Was planning on paying cash  in the chase branch alot
I don't have personal experience with that, but IIRC that's what's been reported here before, maybe in the Chase A/A thread.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 04, 2014, 09:34:59 AM
I don't have personal experience with that, but IIRC that's what's been reported here before, maybe in the Chase A/A thread.
that.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: username on August 04, 2014, 10:39:01 AM
thanks!
shh - cvs still takes cc for OneVanilla.  shhhh

Thats in Dans Bye Bye Bluebird post.

If you thought WM was bad, I find Family Dollar worse. First of all there was the store that manager would not take Debit Card. Then i learned that in the other two stores i went to, only the manager or asst manager can add $ to Serve. And its a $500 limit. Luckily i have two family dollars that are three blocks away from each other.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Jojo on August 04, 2014, 05:26:27 PM
A: I still don't know for sure.  After 4 loads of $200 each, Serve worried about fraud and denied the next load. 


(2) I went to the one on Lefferts.  The young cashier didn't know the name 'serve', but recognized the card and walked me through it.  I don't think she knows how to split tender, though, so see A above.  They weren't busy, so she kept loading and sending any customers to the other cashier.

2
just went to the one on lefferts with a staples gift card, the guy behind the counter would'nt hear from it. CASH ONLY.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on August 04, 2014, 06:20:52 PM
2
just went to the one on lefferts with a staples gift card, the guy behind the counter would'nt hear from it. CASH ONLY.
oy oy yoy!!!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on August 04, 2014, 07:15:02 PM
just got an email from ISIS that you can get upto $50 a month from using the serve card
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on August 04, 2014, 07:30:23 PM
just got an email from ISIS that you can get upto $50 a month from using the serve card

I have a hard time taking advantage if that promo.
Of the few places that accept contactless payments, I only use it for purchases less than $50 otherwise you lose out on points. Or you could do a split tender.. but how much can you spend at cvs and rite aid?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 04, 2014, 07:54:26 PM
I have a hard time taking advantage if that promo.
Of the few places that accept contactless payments, I only use it for purchases less than $50 otherwise you lose out on points. Or you could do a split tender.. but how much can you spend at cvs and rite aid?
it's $1 back on $1 up to 50 times :) don't have to spend $50
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Jeremiah on August 04, 2014, 07:56:57 PM
just got an email from ISIS that you can get upto $50 a month from using the serve card
quote from here http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/48406
You will also get $1 back every time you buy something $1 or more with your Serve card via the ISIS wallet. That offer is valid up to 50 times per month until 12/31/14, so a potential $300 can be had like that.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on August 04, 2014, 07:58:31 PM
it's $1 back on $1 up to 50 times :) don't have to spend $50

Right I was just saying that if I buy something over $50 I won't use serve to get $1 back, cause I'd rather get the points.
(Please dont attack me with calculations of points and miles ;))
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on August 04, 2014, 08:14:39 PM
quote from here http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/48406
You will also get $1 back every time you buy something $1 or more with your Serve card via the ISIS wallet. That offer is valid up to 50 times per month until 12/31/14, so a potential $300 can be had like that.
Oh sorry didnt see that

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on August 04, 2014, 08:17:03 PM
I have a hard time taking advantage if that promo.
Of the few places that accept contactless payments, I only use it for purchases less than $50 otherwise you lose out on points. Or you could do a split tender.. but how much can you spend at cvs and rite aid?
I think you can use it at Dunkin Donuts so free coffee/donut/bagel a day?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: bsimchatomid on August 05, 2014, 06:19:11 PM
Signed up via at&t got my $15. When I did my first load got another $15 it said at&t/isis load promo total $30 thats already better than verizon and I got my iphone nfc case on ebay for $25 with external battery pack
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on August 05, 2014, 06:31:51 PM
Signed up via at&t got my $15. When I did my first load got another $15 it said at&t/isis load promo total $30 thats already better than verizon and I got my iphone nfc case on ebay for $25 with external battery pack
Do you actually roll around with the case or just bought it for the promo and extra limits for ISIS?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on August 05, 2014, 06:35:19 PM
Is it OK to pay with Billpay a CC from the same bank as a linked CC?  (ex. US Air linked, pay M &M)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: bsimchatomid on August 05, 2014, 07:04:12 PM
Do you actually roll around with the case or just bought it for the promo and extra limits for ISIS?
Well my case doubles as an external battery. And yes the main idea was for the limits.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on August 05, 2014, 07:04:46 PM
Is it OK to pay with Billpay a CC from the same bank as a linked CC?  (ex. US Air linked, pay M &M)
Yes
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on August 05, 2014, 07:09:50 PM
Signed up via at&t got my $15. When I did my first load got another $15 it said at&t/isis load promo total $30 thats already better than verizon and I got my iphone nfc case on ebay for $25 with external battery pack
Can you post a link for the case
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on August 05, 2014, 08:17:53 PM
Can you post a link for the case

+1
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on August 05, 2014, 08:25:07 PM
m.ebay.com/itm/311030271865?nav=SEARCH

$35
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: MosheD on August 05, 2014, 08:50:56 PM
Anyway to get Isis on rooted android?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: bsimchatomid on August 05, 2014, 08:57:40 PM
Can you post a link for the case
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ISIS-Mobile-Wallet-Case-1200mAh-Extended-Battery-For-iPhone-4-4S-Black-AT-T-/141359883657?pt=US_Cell_Phone_PDA_Cases&hash=item20e9b4a589
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on August 05, 2014, 09:17:52 PM
when i switch from serve to isis i close serve and reapply via the app? spending for that month restarts?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chff on August 05, 2014, 09:32:39 PM
Anyway to get Isis on rooted android?
Which phone?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on August 05, 2014, 09:49:31 PM
Anyway to get Isis on rooted android?
I think I saw somewhere that it won't work with a rooted phone.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ual902 on August 05, 2014, 10:32:26 PM
This was not answered clearly on the WIKI:

1. Can Amex SPG loaded into Serve and be considered for the Minimum $5K Spend?

2. When Loading Amex SPG to Serve will that trigger an F\R from amex like AP?

Thanks-
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 05, 2014, 10:34:29 PM
Anyway to get Isis on rooted android?
IIRC, if you have Xposed, there's a mod which blocks apps from realizing that you're rooted.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dsw193 on August 05, 2014, 10:44:36 PM
I'm using isis on a rooted phone. What You need is Xposed and RootCloak with isis selected b4 running. (RootCloak can be downloaded from within Xposed)

ETA:http://www.andromods.com/apps-mod/isis-on-rooted-galaxy-note-3-xposed-framework.html
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 05, 2014, 10:51:35 PM
I'm using isis on a rooted phone. What You need is Xposed and RootCloak with isis selected b4 running. (RootCloak can be downloaded from within Xposed)

ETA:http://www.andromods.com/apps-mod/isis-on-rooted-galaxy-note-3-xposed-framework.html (http://www.andromods.com/apps-mod/isis-on-rooted-galaxy-note-3-xposed-framework.html)
That's what i meant. Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on August 05, 2014, 10:58:55 PM
Closed my BB and opened Serve within 5 minutes of account closure. Waiting for Serve to show up so I can start this month's cycle right away :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 05, 2014, 11:00:26 PM
This was not answered clearly on the WIKI:

1. Can Amex SPG loaded into Serve and be considered for the Minimum $5K Spend?

2. When Loading Amex SPG to Serve will that trigger an F\R from amex like AP?

Thanks-
1. it will count towards the bonus but not towards MS.
2. since when does AP trigger an F/R??
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on August 05, 2014, 11:02:15 PM
2. since when does AP trigger an F/R??
It's in the F/R wiki
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 05, 2014, 11:02:39 PM
Closed my BB and opened Serve within 5 minutes of account closure. Waiting for Serve to show up so I can start this month's cycle right away :)
your point??
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 05, 2014, 11:03:34 PM
It's in the F/R wiki
i guess im lucky then, because iv used my SPG in AP and never had an issue.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on August 05, 2014, 11:03:57 PM
2. since when does AP trigger an F/R??
It's in the F/R wiki
i guess im lucky then, because iv used my SPG in AP and never had an issue.

The whole-FR-for-AP thing is exaggerated.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 05, 2014, 11:05:19 PM
The whole-FR-for-AP thing is exaggerated.
figured. thanx
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ual902 on August 05, 2014, 11:11:27 PM
1. it will count towards the bonus but not towards MS.

Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 05, 2014, 11:43:08 PM
1. it will count towards the bonus but not towards MS.
2. since when does AP trigger an F/R??
is this for sure? what cards will count for points? Ink? arrival?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on August 05, 2014, 11:46:07 PM
is this for sure? what cards will count for points? Ink? arrival?
All except amex
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 05, 2014, 11:47:43 PM
All except amex
thanks!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on August 05, 2014, 11:47:52 PM
How does one set up auto-add? Do you set it to expire never and it'll keep trying to add even after you reached the limit until next month starts? Will I get failure email everyday?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on August 05, 2014, 11:58:18 PM

How does one set up auto-add? Do you set it to expire never and it'll keep trying to add even after you reached the limit until next month starts? Will I get failure email everyday?
Settings, you'll see an option for auto add. I set mine to expire after 5 days as I'm assuming you'll get the emails every day that it failed.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 06, 2014, 12:10:55 AM
Settings, you'll see an option for auto add. I set mine to expire after 5 days as I'm assuming you'll get the emails every day that it failed.
so why 5 days? Just do 3 days (of $500)(assuming you signed up through ISIS)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on August 06, 2014, 12:15:24 AM
so why 5 days? Just do 3 days (of $500)(assuming you signed up through ISIS)
Lets assume if he does 5 days, that he has a $200 daily limit and didn't sign up through ISIS?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 06, 2014, 12:17:13 AM
Lets assume if he does 5 days, that he has a $200 daily limit and didn't sign up through ISIS?
your assumption is better :-\
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on August 06, 2014, 12:18:00 AM

Lets assume if he does 5 days, that he has a $200 daily limit and didn't sign up through ISIS?
Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on August 06, 2014, 12:25:19 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ISIS-Mobile-Wallet-Case-1200mAh-Extended-Battery-For-iPhone-4-4S-Black-AT-T-/141359883657?pt=US_Cell_Phone_PDA_Cases&hash=item20e9b4a589

Anyone find one for a 5C?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on August 06, 2014, 01:01:06 AM
Settings, you'll see an option for auto add. I set mine to expire after 5 days as I'm assuming you'll get the emails every day that it failed.
so one needs to set it up every month then
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on August 06, 2014, 01:02:32 AM

so one needs to set it up every month then
I would assume so, although I never tested it to see if I'd receive those pesky emails.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on August 06, 2014, 01:04:01 AM
I would assume so, although I never tested it to see if I'd receive those pesky emails.
ill report back. Right now I have it to never end. I'll need till Friday to find out
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sb613 on August 06, 2014, 05:59:19 AM
1) can I have more then 1 isis account on the same iPhone?
2) dose the iPhone needs to be with AT&T (or it's different then the sim)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 06, 2014, 06:44:50 AM
seems like they have their act together. two accounts added with no problem. they could not verify the info in the past.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on August 06, 2014, 10:09:19 AM
your point??

Just wanted to share that Serve can be opened immediately after BB closure. I have read couple of posts where it was that we needed to wait 31 days, and then some who posted that they were able to open Serve immediately. Just another data point.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Who on August 06, 2014, 11:33:28 AM
If I don't plan on using my serve card very often, how would it work with the monthly fees? If my accts empty, would they send me a bill or would they just take off from my balance the next time I load it?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on August 06, 2014, 11:40:36 AM
Just wanted to share that Serve can be opened immediately after BB closure. I have read couple of posts where it was that we needed to wait 31 days, and then some who posted that they were able to open Serve immediately. Just another data point.
Signed up through Isis? No fees no worries
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 06, 2014, 12:38:10 PM
If I don't plan on using my serve card very often, how would it work with the monthly fees? If my accts empty, would they send me a bill or would they just take off from my balance the next time I load it?
I don't know of this helps but if you live in new york or you sign up through ISIS you wouldn't have monthly fees.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 06, 2014, 12:39:21 PM
Is anyone else having problems loading with SP online?

I called serve and they said the bank is rejecting it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on August 06, 2014, 03:08:23 PM
Is anyone else having problems loading with SP online?

I called serve and they said the bank is rejecting it.
im having problems loading with my freedom
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 06, 2014, 04:03:08 PM
Is anyone else having problems loading with SP online?

I called serve and they said the bank is rejecting it.

Update: Apparently there was a fraud alert on my account because I entered the wrong information. I tried with my Barclay's card but it only worked for 200 even though I signed up through ISIS.. any input would be appreciated:) TIA
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on August 06, 2014, 04:32:44 PM
Do you add Serve to your existing AMEX login for AMEX offers, or create a separate login? I signed up for Serve yesterday and want to be ready for the offers when the card shows up :)

I remember reading somewhere earlier that sometimes multiple cards under same profile dont show all the offers.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 06, 2014, 05:18:53 PM
I don't think you are eligible for AMEX offers with a Serve card.
You are, as are all the AUs on it. There's a link in the profile.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Moes Tavern on August 06, 2014, 05:29:53 PM
You are, as are all the AUs on it. There's a link in the profile.
My Bad
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on August 06, 2014, 05:38:28 PM
You are, as are all the AUs on it. There's a link in the profile.

Serve profile or Amex profile.  I cant find anything in serve.

ETA: Found it in Serve settings
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on August 06, 2014, 05:42:36 PM
Seems to me to be different offers to regular amex offers, as have to be linked to FB, 4Sq or Twitter.  IIRC there's something about this upthread.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sam28 on August 06, 2014, 05:53:18 PM
what does Serve bluebird have that Serve does not offer ?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on August 06, 2014, 06:08:16 PM
what does bluebird have that Serve does not offer ?
Did you mean that?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on August 06, 2014, 08:25:59 PM
what does bluebird have that Serve does not offer ?
paper checks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Azis Papa on August 06, 2014, 09:31:58 PM
what does Serve bluebird have that Serve does not offer ?
No monthly fees.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chff on August 06, 2014, 09:53:14 PM
Got an email that I can signup till 8/31 and get the $25
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on August 06, 2014, 10:06:19 PM
Got an email that I can signup till 8/31 and get the $25

VZW $25 ISIS extended through 08/31.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 06, 2014, 10:26:36 PM
No monthly fees.
If you're in NY or you load from CC, there's no fee.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on August 07, 2014, 11:06:51 AM
Anyone find a case for an iphone 5c?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on August 07, 2014, 12:29:55 PM
Do you add Serve to your existing AMEX login for AMEX offers, or create a separate login? I signed up for Serve yesterday and want to be ready for the offers when the card shows up :)

I remember reading somewhere earlier that sometimes multiple cards under same profile dont show all the offers.

Bump.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on August 07, 2014, 07:31:49 PM
If i load my serve card from say my SWA and Sapphire card and pay my Ink's is that ok?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: fafa123 on August 07, 2014, 07:51:04 PM
Anyone else having trouble loading $ onto Serve?  I have serve with isis.  While I had my temp card I loaded $200 on my phone (aug 1) and 2 days later did another $200.  Tried again on aug 4 but system would only let me load $100.  Thought it might have something to do with not having my permanent card yet.  So I now have that, and it is activated.  Tried to load $500 and got an error message.  Any ideas what is happening?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 07, 2014, 08:13:29 PM
i had problem when i changed my payment method...they needed pics of the card and my license then was fine
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: mod on August 07, 2014, 08:39:31 PM
Anyone else having trouble loading $ onto Serve?  I have serve with isis.  While I had my temp card I loaded $200 on my phone (aug 1) and 2 days later did another $200.  Tried again on aug 4 but system would only let me load $100.  Thought it might have something to do with not having my permanent card yet.  So I now have that, and it is activated.  Tried to load $500 and got an error message.  Any ideas what is happening?
You maxed out until you activate your card.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on August 07, 2014, 10:23:50 PM
Anyone else having trouble loading $ onto Serve?  I have serve with isis.  While I had my temp card I loaded $200 on my phone (aug 1) and 2 days later did another $200.  Tried again on aug 4 but system would only let me load $100.  Thought it might have something to do with not having my permanent card yet.  So I now have that, and it is activated.  Tried to load $500 and got an error message.  Any ideas what is happening?
I'm pretty sure you only get the higher limits when you create your account through ISIS app, I dont think it works if you buy a temp then add it to ISIS
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on August 07, 2014, 10:24:39 PM
If you're in NY or you load $500, there's no fee.

FTFY.

One piece of advice I came across somewhere. Not sure if it's accurate.
After successfully linking CC for online loads, wait a 3-4 days before adding money.
This will lower your chances of having to verify your CC (which can be a PITA).

Another tip. You can add both a CC and DC to "schedule add" (automatic recurring loads). It's not straightforward as once you have a scheduled add for one, it removes the option completely. But if you add or edit a new card, you'll see a link for scheduled add on the bottom of the page and can have a second scheduled add.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on August 07, 2014, 10:38:11 PM
Can PayPal withdraw from serve because when I tried it failed also I realized that paypals 2 test deposits were still in the account im guessing they weren't able to withdraw that either.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: fafa123 on August 07, 2014, 11:06:25 PM
I'm pretty sure you only get the higher limits when you create your account through ISIS app, I dont think it works if you buy a temp then add it to ISIS

I did open my account with isis but they then sent me a permanent card with the isis logo.  Anyhoo, turns out is was Chase SP that was stopping the loads.  Fraud alert was concerned that serve was a "new vendor" even though I had done 3 load already.  Problem solved.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on August 08, 2014, 12:52:24 AM
Can PayPal withdraw from serve because when I tried it failed also I realized that paypals 2 test deposits were still in the account im guessing they weren't able to withdraw that either.
Of course, Serve provides the Account and Routing number for DD only, not withdrawals.
If you want to withdraw, you need to do it from within Serve (though you can't d it to PP since it's not a bank account).
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lfas25 on August 08, 2014, 02:06:10 AM
Bump.

Can't add Serve to your Amex login (as far as I know) the twitter promos work with Serve, as well as SBS.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lfas25 on August 08, 2014, 02:06:34 AM
If i load my serve card from say my SWA and Sapphire card and pay my Ink's is that ok?

Yes
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 08, 2014, 02:25:45 AM
I've  been feeling left out of the ISIS goodness on my rooted phone. After all, ISIS doesn't work with rooted phones. Well, thank God for Google. And thanks to Mr Sergey!
http://www.droidforums.net/index.php?threads/262375/

I haven't tried this yet, but I hope to at some point soon. I'll let you know if this works on my rooted S4. I've seriously been considering unrooting my phone for months now, not sure why I didn't think of my friend Google.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on August 08, 2014, 02:47:21 AM
I've  been feeling left out of the ISIS goodness on my rooted phone. After all, ISIS doesn't work with rooted phones. Well, thank God for Google. And thanks to Mr Sergey!
http://www.droidforums.net/index.php?threads/262375/

I haven't tried this yet, but I hope to at some point soon. I'll let you know if this works on my rooted S4. I've seriously been considering unrooting my phone for months now, not sure why I didn't think of my friend Google.
Why did you root it in the first place?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 08, 2014, 03:13:35 AM
Why did you root it in the first place?
A few reasons, including:
•Backup/restore apps + app data from phone to phone. I use the pro version of Easebackup (which I got for free thru Appgratis) to backup wirelessly to my Google account
• delete bloatware from phone using Titanium Backup (the only asp I actually paid for)
• block ads in browser/apps using Ad Blocker (do you see any ads in Tapatalk? I don't.)
There may be other reasons, can't think of them now.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on August 08, 2014, 03:20:51 AM
A few reasons, including:
•Backup/restore apps + app data from phone to phone. I use the pro version of Easebackup (which I got for free thru Appgratis) to backup wirelessly to my Google account
• delete bloatware from phone using Titanium Backup (the only asp I actually paid for)
• block ads in browser/apps using Ad Blocker (do you see any ads in Tapatalk? I don't.)
There may be other reasons, can't think of them now.
Some nice stuff there..
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 08, 2014, 03:28:17 AM
I haven't tried this yet, but I hope to at some point soon.
It works! OK, let me maximize my BB one more time before switching to Serve. Guessing that means I'll double dip this month? Now I need to do some hw on Serve.


ETA just noticed that ISIS with root was posted 3 days ago upthread, so I updated the wiki with the pertinent info.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on August 08, 2014, 07:52:29 AM
It works! OK, let me maximize my BB one more time before switching to Serve. Guessing that means I'll double dip this month? Now I need to do some hw on Serve.


ETA just noticed that ISIS with root was posted 3 days ago upthread, so I updated the wiki with the pertinent info.
Anyone tried it yet with sprint?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 08, 2014, 08:36:10 AM
Anyone tried it yet with sprint?
I'm probably misunderstanding. It doesn't work with Sprint for a completely different reason.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on August 08, 2014, 08:58:05 AM
I'm probably misunderstanding. It doesn't work with Sprint for a completely different reason.
Sad. I was starting to get excited
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 08, 2014, 08:59:57 AM
Sad. I was starting to get excited
Sprint has something going on with gw and seem very uninterested in ISIS.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on August 08, 2014, 09:05:01 AM
Sprint has something going on with gw and seem very uninterested in ISIS.
Very sad.. My plan is too good to change just for this
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: raccah on August 08, 2014, 09:46:45 AM
ISIS Serve - other than a horrible name, is a gold mine! Who cares if you get no sign on bonus from Sprint. Go buy a 1 day sim from TMobile and get 10 bux in amazon cards for signing up for ISIS. Then get 50 bux back by creating a serve account (MUST HAVE CLOSED all previous accounts).

After that you will have a higher limit serve card. Then sign up for ISIS using your Sprint SIm and be happy - add your serve account to it (that you created with the 1 day TMobile SIM) and party for 50 bux a month till 2015!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 08, 2014, 09:48:21 AM
ISIS Serve - other than a horrible name, is a gold mine! Who cares if you get no sign on bonus from Sprint. Go buy a 1 day sim from TMobile and get 10 bux in amazon cards for signing up for ISIS. Then get 50 bux back by creating a serve account (MUST HAVE CLOSED all previous accounts).

After that you will have a higher limit serve card. Then sign up for ISIS using your Sprint SIm and be happy - add your serve account to it (that you created with the 1 day TMobile SIM) and party for 50 bux a month till 2015!
Have you done this? I thought the ISIS app isn't compatible with Sprint phones/SIM cards.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 08, 2014, 10:21:04 AM
Have you done this? I thought the ISIS app isn't compatible with Sprint phones/SIM cards.
I think he means use a T-Mobile phone, you can probably borrow one, or maybe use a display model.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on August 08, 2014, 10:50:20 AM
I have not been able to find an isis case for an iphone 5c. Does anyone know if I can get for an iphone 5 or 5s...  I am just going to connect the serve and then stop using it
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Centro on August 08, 2014, 02:42:33 PM
I applied last week Tuesday and I still haven't received my card, is this the norm?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 08, 2014, 02:52:55 PM
I applied last week Tuesday and I still haven't received my card, is this the norm?
no. Call them. 1800-954-0559
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Centro on August 08, 2014, 03:08:19 PM
no. Call them. 1800-954-0559
Thanks, they said that officially it takes 7-10 business days so I gotta wait.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on August 08, 2014, 03:38:54 PM
I applied last week Tuesday and I still haven't received my card, is this the norm?

The first time I applied for serve (not via ISIS) it took me over a week to get the card, this time with ISIS it took about a week.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lyla on August 08, 2014, 03:43:44 PM
I just tried to load 500 to my serve on isis through cc and I got an error message "That transaction will cause you to exceed your daily limit (limitlink)
Anybody else have this issue? It also did not allow me to link my arrival card to serve. I had to call serve and after 15 minutes  a supervisor was able to link it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on August 08, 2014, 03:46:40 PM
I just tried to load 500 to my serve on isis through cc and I got an error message "That transaction will cause you to exceed your daily limit (limitlink)
Anybody else have this issue? It also did not allow me to link my arrival card to serve. I had to call serve and after 15 minutes  a supervisor was able to link it.

Did you activate your permanent Serve card? I had the same issue until I activated the card, then it worked.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lyla on August 08, 2014, 03:48:30 PM
Yes I activated it over the phone.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on August 10, 2014, 01:08:09 AM
anyone have iphone 5/5s and have ISIS?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 10, 2014, 06:18:00 AM
Yes I activated it over the phone.
did u try to load from serve website? Because Iv been using my arrival card without any problems through the serve website and not thru the ISIS app
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yakovwogi on August 10, 2014, 10:27:32 AM
anyone have iphone 5/5s and have ISIS?
yes but it requires a special case--incipio cashwrap
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 10, 2014, 12:07:41 PM
How much money can be withdrawn at a time from a moneypass ATM?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 10, 2014, 01:01:02 PM
How much money can be withdrawn at a time from a moneypass ATM?
400?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 10, 2014, 01:09:47 PM
Is that the most you've been able to do?
400?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 10, 2014, 01:17:57 PM
Is that the most you've been able to do?
Never had a reason to use it at ATM's. Was basing it on other Amex PP cards.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on August 10, 2014, 02:42:12 PM
How much money can be withdrawn at a time from a moneypass ATM?

$750/day $2,000/month
https://www.serve.com/help/#/#fees-and-limits-1
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 10, 2014, 06:53:01 PM
$750/day $2,000/month
https://www.serve.com/help/#/#fees-and-limits-1

Thank you!:)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 10, 2014, 07:09:33 PM
$750/day $2,000/month
https://www.serve.com/help/#/#fees-and-limits-1
even though you are allowed, would withdrawing 2k a month cause a red flag?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on August 10, 2014, 09:38:43 PM
even though you are allowed, would withdrawing 2k a month cause a red flag?
I've never done it so I couldn't tell you, the most I've done is $400/day and $800/month. I can't imagine doing it once would be a problem (but again I don't have experience) but repeatedly doing it might. If you wanna be the guinea pig, be my guest, I'd love to know the results.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: bsimchatomid on August 11, 2014, 05:14:56 PM
I just tried to load 500 to my serve on isis through cc and I got an error message "That transaction will cause you to exceed your daily limit (limitlink)
Anybody else have this issue? It also did not allow me to link my arrival card to serve. I had to call serve and after 15 minutes  a supervisor was able to link it.
I had the same problem I had to call chase to let it go through
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Centro on August 11, 2014, 07:59:20 PM
Any idea what the problem is?

Tried to load my account with my cc (used it yesterday to load $200 and went through) and got this;(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/12/ry3epapa.jpg)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 11, 2014, 09:14:42 PM
Any idea what the problem is?

Tried to load my account with my cc (used it yesterday to load $200 and went through) and got this;(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/12/ry3epapa.jpg)
Wow, that looks scary!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 11, 2014, 09:42:22 PM
Wow, that looks scary!
:-[ :o
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: srap on August 12, 2014, 12:06:53 AM
Could it be because of previous transactions before the two $200 loads?
First line CSR will be able to give you background information before they pas you on to security department.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on August 12, 2014, 02:40:25 AM
Could it be because of previous transactions before the two $200 loads?
First line CSR will be able to give you background information before they pas you on to security department.

I got a less scary message restricting account function.  My call was automatically routed to the security dept,  asked me to send then photo id and the fronts of the cards, and then cleared restrictions immediately.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on August 12, 2014, 02:44:52 AM
I wonder if it's the same error, one for regular website and other for mobile app
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Centro on August 12, 2014, 12:49:05 PM
Any idea what the problem is?

Tried to load my account with my cc (used it yesterday to load $200 and went through) and got this;(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/12/ry3epapa.jpg)
Just called, was just a fraud alert, had to send in a copy of my ID and cc and now I'm good to go.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 12, 2014, 06:04:09 PM
Just called, was just a fraud alert, had to send in a copy of my ID and cc and now I'm good to go.
Whew! What were these programmers thinking?!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: srap on August 12, 2014, 06:15:39 PM
Just called, was just a fraud alert, had to send in a copy of my ID and cc and now I'm good to go.
Upthread on one of these cards it stated that it is automatic procedure that on the second load you need to send in copies of Dr. license and CC. 
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on August 12, 2014, 06:54:47 PM
Received my Serve card today and activated it. Now to load money onto this :)

Quick question: do I have to connect my card with FB/Twitter etc to load the offers or they will show up under the Settings on my Serve account (lust like regular AMEX cards)? I understand some offers dont show up on account and have to by synced through social platforms.  Right now, I only see the following under Offers on Serve's setting page:

"Get access to special offers, content and experiences from top brands on Facebook, Foursquare or Twitter."

Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 12, 2014, 07:04:45 PM
Received my Serve card today and activated it. Now to load money onto this :)

Quick question: do I have to connect my card with FB/Twitter etc to load the offers or they will show up under the Settings on my Serve account (lust like regular AMEX cards)? I understand some offers dont show up on account and have to by synced through social platforms.  Right now, I only see the following under Offers on Serve's setting page:

"Get access to special offers, content and experiences from top brands on Facebook, Foursquare or Twitter."

Thanks.
You need to connect the card. The offers will not show up in your serve account.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on August 12, 2014, 09:09:30 PM
Upthread on one of these cards it stated that it is automatic procedure that on the second load you need to send in copies of Dr. license and CC.
I didn't - just had to call at the 2nd load, and confirm lots of personal info
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on August 12, 2014, 11:33:08 PM
You need to connect the card. The offers will not show up in your serve account.

So, I need to connect with FB/Twitter etc for offers to show. It will not be like my AMEX where offers show up in my account, I just have to add them. I will need to find the hashtag or whatever way to sync. Do we have a thread here that lists all the offers for Serve cards?

Sorry for all the questions. Just trying to learn it all and be ready if a new offer shows up.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 13, 2014, 09:24:18 AM
So, I need to connect with FB/Twitter etc for offers to show. It will not be like my AMEX where offers show up in my account, I just have to add them. I will need to find the hashtag or whatever way to sync. Do we have a thread here that lists all the offers for Serve cards?

Sorry for all the questions. Just trying to learn it all and be ready if a new offer shows up.
You can look here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11567.0
The deals on FB/Twitter are not specific to Serve or any other card. Dan also posts some on DDMS.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dgordon on August 13, 2014, 12:47:02 PM
New to the forums here, trying to find answers. To be honest the layout is sub-par. I found the page that links to master threads, but that isn't necessarily helpful. This thread is 75 pages long, and it's hard to find my answer, and I've seen some conflicting information regarding GCs and Serve. It would be nice if there was one page that was kept updated and had all the information regarding serve in a nicely laid out fashion. Can't seem to find that.

Questions

1. Can one credit card be linked to two Serve accounts? What if the credit card number is the same, but name is different (basically a second card was issued for a spouse).

2. Loading Serve at Walmart - this has a much higher limit than Family Dollar. I've read that vanilla and one vanilla cards cannot be loaded at Walmart anymore. Is this still true?

3. If the above is true, then I would need to buy Visa gift cards like the ones at staples to load at Walmart - has anyone had success using the website GiftCardMall.com? They sell a $500 visa gift card (non-vanilla). Will buying these cards with an American Express card be an issue? I have heard of these purchases not counting as points - or worse, counting as a cash advance.

I also ran into a post by PointChaser. He talked about buying Amex Gift cards and unloading them via Amex for Target. How does that work? And he also mention Simon GCs.

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Emkay on August 13, 2014, 12:50:28 PM


It would be nice if there was one page that was kept updated and had all the information regarding serve in a nicely laid out fashion. Can't seem to find that.

did you try the wiki?

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on August 13, 2014, 12:56:44 PM
New to the forums here, trying to find answers. To be honest the layout is sub-par. I found the page that links to master threads, but that isn't necessarily helpful. This thread is 75 pages long, and it's hard to find my answer, and I've seen some conflicting information regarding GCs and Serve. It would be nice if there was one page that was kept updated and had all the information regarding serve in a nicely laid out fashion. Can't seem to find that.

Questions

1. Can one credit card be linked to two Serve accounts? What if the credit card number is the same, but name is different (basically a second card was issued for a spouse).

2. Loading Serve at Walmart - this has a much higher limit than Family Dollar. I've read that vanilla and one vanilla cards cannot be loaded at Walmart anymore. Is this still true?

3. If the above is true, then I would need to buy Visa gift cards like the ones at staples to load at Walmart - has anyone had success using the website GiftCardMall.com? They sell a $500 visa gift card (non-vanilla). Will buying these cards with an American Express card be an issue? I have heard of these purchases not counting as points - or worse, counting as a cash advance.

I also ran into a post by PointChaser. He talked about buying Amex Gift cards and unloading them via Amex for Target. How does that work? And he also mention Simon GCs.

There is a search feature.  Take some time to look around before you knock the layout.  Perhaps you can be forgiven for being unaware of the wiki, but you could've asked nicely.  The community here is very accommodating of questions who's answers are found upthread, as long as it's not in the wiki.

Welcome and good luck!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on August 13, 2014, 02:04:19 PM
1. Can one credit card be linked to two Serve accounts? What if the credit card number is the same, but name is different (basically a second card was issued for a spouse).
In general, Serve will only allow you to link a card that you are the primary account holder of, and not just an additional user (although I think I did see 1 report of success, that was just 1 lucky guy).
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on August 13, 2014, 02:21:25 PM
New to the forums here, trying to find answers. To be honest the layout is sub-par. I found the page that links to master threads, but that isn't necessarily helpful. This thread is 75 pages long, and it's hard to find my answer, and I've seen some conflicting information regarding GCs and Serve. It would be nice if there was one page that was kept updated and had all the information regarding serve in a nicely laid out fashion. Can't seem to find that.

Questions

1. Can one credit card be linked to two Serve accounts? What if the credit card number is the same, but name is different (basically a second card was issued for a spouse).

2. Loading Serve at Walmart - this has a much higher limit than Family Dollar. I've read that vanilla and one vanilla cards cannot be loaded at Walmart anymore. Is this still true?

3. If the above is true, then I would need to buy Visa gift cards like the ones at staples to load at Walmart - has anyone had success using the website GiftCardMall.com? They sell a $500 visa gift card (non-vanilla). Will buying these cards with an American Express card be an issue? I have heard of these purchases not counting as points - or worse, counting as a cash advance.

I also ran into a post by PointChaser. He talked about buying Amex Gift cards and unloading them via Amex for Target. How does that work? And he also mention Simon GCs.
Couldnt agree more. B U T no one owes you anything; )

Try to get familiar... it will grow on you.  Then you can make meaningful contributions which will be welcomed by all!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Centro on August 13, 2014, 02:41:35 PM
There is a search feature.  Take some time to look around before you knock the layout.  Perhaps you can be forgiven for being unaware of the wiki, but you could've asked nicely.  The community here is very accommodating of questions who's answers are found upthread, as long as it's not in the wiki.

Welcome and good luck!


Couldnt agree more. B U T no one owes you anything; )

Try to get familiar... it will grow on you.  Then you can make meaningful contributions which will be welcomed by all!
People, there's NO NEED to be harsh on a newbie, especially when he put in effort in his post AND asked very nicely,
You can always get a msg through in a nice way!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on August 13, 2014, 02:42:34 PM
You think what I wrote was harsh?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on August 13, 2014, 02:59:27 PM
People, there's NO NEED to be harsh on a newbie, especially when he put in effort in his post AND asked very nicely,
You can always get a msg through in a nice way!
At least it was in the right thread... And he did research outside of DDF
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on August 13, 2014, 03:09:57 PM
People, there's NO NEED to be harsh on a newbie, especially when he put in effort in his post AND asked very nicely,
You can always get a msg through in a nice way!

My apologies if I came across as too harsh. I am a n00b myself :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dgordon on August 13, 2014, 03:29:17 PM
I think some of you have taken your 'elite' status a bit too seriously. Way to be welcoming. I have read the wiki for both Serve and Bluebird/Vanilla. I understand you don't want noobies asking questions before doing research. I've done research, and I have some gaps in my knowledge. I didn't create a new topic, nor did I ask a general question that isn't already answered.

This was the opposite of a warm welcome guys. Thanks.

My first and third question are still unanswered. I know vanilla cannot be loaded onto Bluebird anymore. Is Serve included in that? What about the two websites I mention for buying gift cards? Any reason I should not use them?

The wikis talk about loading GCs onto bluebird at Walmart, but I havent found anything about loading GCs onto Serve at Walmart.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 13, 2014, 03:31:18 PM
I have read the wiki for both Serve and Bluebird/Vanilla. I understand you don't want noobies asking questions before doing research.

My first and third question are still unanswered. I know vanilla cannot be loaded onto Bluebird anymore. Is Serve included in that? What about the two websites I mention for buying gift cards? Any reason I should not use them?

The wikis talk about loading GCs onto bluebird at Walmart, but I havent found anything about loading GCs onto Serve at Walmart.
serve is the same procedure at Wal-Mart as bluebird
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on August 13, 2014, 03:51:01 PM
Anyone here used Serve to pay Wells Fargo Home Mortgage? How long does it usually take for the payment to post?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on August 13, 2014, 04:34:56 PM
I think some of you have taken your 'elite' status a bit too seriously. Way to be welcoming. I have read the wiki for both Serve and Bluebird/Vanilla. I understand you don't want noobies asking questions before doing research. I've done research, and I have some gaps in my knowledge. I didn't create a new topic, nor did I ask a general question that isn't already answered.

This was the opposite of a warm welcome guys. Thanks.

My first and third question are still unanswered. I know vanilla cannot be loaded onto Bluebird anymore. Is Serve included in that? What about the two websites I mention for buying gift cards? Any reason I should not use them?

The wikis talk about loading GCs onto bluebird at Walmart, but I havent found anything about loading GCs onto Serve at Walmart.
Gift card mall definitely works at Walmart, though the fees are a bit high.

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on August 13, 2014, 04:52:49 PM
1. Can one credit card be linked to two Serve accounts? What if the credit card number is the same, but name is different (basically a second card was issued for a spouse).
In general, Serve will only allow you to link a card that you are the primary account holder of, and not just an additional user (although I think I did see 1 report of success, that was just 1 lucky guy).
Based on that, unless you have two serve accounts under your name, the answer would appear to be no.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dgordon on August 13, 2014, 04:55:02 PM
Gift card mall definitely works at Walmart, though the fees are a bit high.

You're right. I didn't realize they charge extra for shipping. Is simon gift cards the best online option? I am trying to limit the number of store visits I have to do.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on August 13, 2014, 09:13:08 PM
Anyone here used Serve to pay Wells Fargo Home Mortgage? How long does it usually take for the payment to post?

I've used bluebird and it took about two days
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on August 13, 2014, 09:14:20 PM
You're right. I didn't realize they charge extra for shipping. Is simon gift cards the best online option? I am trying to limit the number of store visits I have to do.

staples is great for online, if you have ink cards
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on August 13, 2014, 09:14:37 PM
I've used bluebird and it took about two days
Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on August 13, 2014, 09:40:41 PM
Based on that, unless you have two serve accounts under your name, the answer would appear to be no.
AU?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on August 13, 2014, 11:14:29 PM
AU?
Some people have success adding AUs some don't.
I saw somewhere someone suggesting that it has to do weather there is a social connected to the AU but that seems unlikely.
Perhaps it has something to do with the type of AU if the card has its own number or the same as primary.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Who on August 13, 2014, 11:48:54 PM
Would Isis work on a tablet or only a smartphone?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on August 14, 2014, 12:55:14 AM
Would Isis work on a tablet or only a smartphone?
It needs a sim card and NFC
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 14, 2014, 08:28:09 AM
It needs a sim card and NFC
Pretty sure it needs an NFC SIM card. AFAIK, a standard SIM card wouldn't work with ISIS, with the exception of the iPhones.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on August 14, 2014, 08:38:56 AM
Pretty sure it needs an NFC SIM card. AFAIK, a standard SIM card wouldn't work with ISIS, with the exception of the iPhones.
I know Verizon calls it a NFC SIM card, but theres really no such thing. Its a SIM card with a secure element and the phone needs NFC. The nfc capabilities are not in the SIM card.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 14, 2014, 08:43:12 AM
In general, Serve will only allow you to link a card that you are the primary account holder of, and not just an additional user (although I think I did see 1 report of success, that was just 1 lucky guy).
-1. I had success with a CapitalOne biz AU which has a different number. However, I don't think it has anything to do with that, as @Super Speed reported above, if you send in a pic of the AU CC, they'll verify it just fine.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Super Speed on August 14, 2014, 08:46:06 AM

-1. I had success with a CapitalOne biz AU which has a different number. However, I don't think it has anything to do with that, as @Super Speed reported above, if you send in a pic of the AU CC, they'll verify it just fine.
Correct, I've done it multiple times, as have many family members.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 14, 2014, 09:07:42 AM
I know Verizon calls it a NFC SIM card, but theres really no such thing. Its a SIM card with a secure element and the phone needs NFC. The nfc capabilities are not in the SIM card.
Sorry I wasn't clear. I'm well aware that the phone needs NFC (which is why the iPhones won't work by themselves). I was speculating that one would need an "NFC SIM" as well.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on August 14, 2014, 11:02:58 AM
Anyone try logging out of their ISIS wallet so some1 else can sign up through it? i press "log out" and just says "please wait" forever
Did you end up working it out? I have no problem logging out, but when I open the app again it only allows me to sign in and there's no option of signing up for a new account.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on August 14, 2014, 11:06:48 AM
I have never bought Simon GCs, but read couple of days ago that they load just fine on Serve at WM. Is that still the case? Just need a confirmation before I hit the mall sometime tomorrow.

TIA.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 14, 2014, 12:16:52 PM
Did you end up working it out? I have no problem logging out, but when I open the app again it only allows me to sign in and there's no option of signing up for a new account.
same problem. I logged out. But can't sign up for a new account
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on August 14, 2014, 12:32:41 PM
Can I start loading with a CC to Serve after opening account or do I need to wait till I get the card in the mail? (because account has been activated)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 14, 2014, 12:36:01 PM
Can I start loading with a CC to Serve after opening account or do I need to wait till I get the card in the mail? (because account has been activated)
if you signed up through Isis, you can load $500 even before you get the real card. $400 day/max
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on August 14, 2014, 12:41:20 PM
if you signed up through Isis, you can load $500 even before you get the real card. $400 day/max
signed up on on serve.com
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 14, 2014, 01:15:02 PM
signed up on on serve.com
gotta wait til actual card arrives
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Yitz G on August 14, 2014, 07:35:13 PM
Couldnt agree more. B U T no one owes you anything; )

Try to get familiar... it will grow on you.  Then you can make meaningful contributions which will be welcomed by all!

-1
EDIT : HA- Sorry quoted wrong person. Just realized +1 for you
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on August 14, 2014, 07:35:48 PM
-1
-1
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Yitz G on August 14, 2014, 07:44:16 PM
-1
+1 :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Yitz G on August 14, 2014, 07:47:18 PM
In general, Serve will only allow you to link a card that you are the primary account holder of, and not just an additional user (although I think I did see 1 report of success, that was just 1 lucky guy).

On that note......
-1
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on August 14, 2014, 08:59:04 PM
On that note......
-1
You were really itchy to cough out a -1 somewhere... ay?
You know what?  I give you credit. Better come onto the forums and vent a -1 anywhere than doing it at home on wife or kids;)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Ephraimh on August 14, 2014, 09:40:05 PM

Did you end up working it out? I have no problem logging out, but when I open the app again it only allows me to sign in and there's no option of signing up for a new account.
same problem. I logged out. But can't sign up for a new account
Go to settings and clear the app data, or simply uninstall and reinstall again.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on August 14, 2014, 09:43:52 PM
Go to settings and clear the app data, or simply uninstall and reinstall again.
Can't uninstall it since it's a factory installed app, but I cleared the app data and even uninstalled all the updates bringing it back to its factory version and it still didn't work.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Ephraimh on August 14, 2014, 09:53:45 PM

Can't uninstall it since it's a factory installed app, but I cleared the app data and even uninstalled all the updates bringing it back to its factory version and it still didn't work.
That's weird
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on August 14, 2014, 09:56:37 PM
That's weird
Did it work for you? I'm speculating it's working with the SIM.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dsw193 on August 14, 2014, 10:08:26 PM
Yeah the Isis account is tied to the sim and Phone number.
If you want to switch the phone number or sim you need to call isis support and ask them to delete you account.
You can take out the sim and put it in any other phone and pull your isis account.
It will restore your cards to the new phone.
If it's a phone that had not been used before you will have to re add your serve card. But all others will transfer.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ari2955 on August 14, 2014, 10:08:53 PM
In general, Serve will only allow you to link a card that you are the primary account holder of, and not just an additional user (although I think I did see 1 report of success, that was just 1 lucky guy).

On that note......
-1

What exactly are you disagreeing with?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on August 15, 2014, 01:37:19 AM
is the following risky?
2 serve cards load with 2 cc's.
However when i pay back the cc bill I pay the cc of the one used to fill the OTHER serve card and likewise for both.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on August 15, 2014, 06:30:55 AM
is the following risky?
2 serve cards load with 2 cc's.
However when i pay back the cc bill I pay the cc of the one used to fill the OTHER serve card and likewise for both.

I've been doing this with no problems.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sammy n on August 15, 2014, 07:08:14 AM

is the following risky?
2 serve cards load with 2 cc's.
However when i pay back the cc bill I pay the cc of the one used to fill the OTHER serve card and likewise for both.
What do you gain?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on August 15, 2014, 07:18:06 AM
What do you gain?

A personal Serve CircleTM
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on August 15, 2014, 09:46:22 AM
A personal Serve CircleTM

+1. And then I don't need to go through the headache of paying other cc bills off and the like.
So any input if it's ok?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Ephraimh on August 15, 2014, 09:51:21 AM

+1. And then I don't need to go through the headache of paying other cc bills off and the like.
So any input if it's ok?
There isn't any real reports of paying back the SAME card being a problem, (in fact, multiple reports that it's not) so this at least shouldn't be a problem?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Marco Polo on August 15, 2014, 10:10:23 AM
Seems like people are getting emails with the below in it.
Quote
Gear up for Fall and for a limited time, you can get a $10 account credit after you use your American Express Serve® Card to make five or more separate purchases of $10 or more each between August 15 and September 13. Start using your Card today!

Limited time offer: Expires September 13, 2014
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dan on August 15, 2014, 10:24:42 AM
Different people are getting different offers.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: bubbles on August 15, 2014, 10:53:48 AM
Yup. Got $25 offer on one and nothing yet on the other
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 15, 2014, 10:57:03 AM
Is anyone who actually used the card for a purchase getting the offers? Or only those who have not used yet? I took advantage of the free $1 a bunch of times already
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 15, 2014, 11:20:08 AM
Do I need to pay through Isis to use these offers, or just the serve card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 15, 2014, 11:23:22 AM
Do I need to pay through Isis to use these offers, or just the serve card?
depends on the offer...the $1 on any purchase is only isis, I believe the coke offer as well...read the terms, it's pretty clear
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 15, 2014, 11:46:09 AM
depends on the offer...the $1 on any purchase is only isis, I believe the coke offer as well...read the terms, it's pretty clear
Ok. Thanks. I wanna take advantage of that $1 offer.. But I can't find too many places that take ISIS. is there a list anywhere?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 15, 2014, 11:55:16 AM
Ok. Thanks. I wanna take advantage of that $1 offer.. But I can't find too many places that take ISIS. is there a list anywhere?
there is ...GIYF I used So far at Walgreens,Cvs, Duane reade and whole foods
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: bzam99 on August 15, 2014, 12:15:50 PM
Can I use amex gift cards on serve?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on August 15, 2014, 03:18:43 PM
just an FYI.
You can load moneypaks on to serve through the computer.
If you can buy moneypaks @ stores in your area with a cc you only need to go to the store once instead of going once to buy the OV and another time to load the OV @ family dollar.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 15, 2014, 03:37:51 PM
just an FYI.
You can load moneypaks on to serve through the computer.
If you can buy moneypaks @ stores in your area with a cc you only need to go to the store once instead of going once to buy the OV and another time to load the OV @ family dollar.
I've never seen moneypaks sold with credit card.. Guess I'll have to do some major looking around if you are correct that I can buy them with credit card in places
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on August 15, 2014, 03:38:31 PM
I've done it..... Just saying
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 15, 2014, 03:41:31 PM
I've done it..... Just saying
one of those things you just may not want to advertise...just saying
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on August 15, 2014, 03:43:27 PM
The fact that money pak can be loaded on serve?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 15, 2014, 04:03:01 PM
The fact that money pak can be loaded on serve?
if you have something that's not widely spread working for you, I'd keep it not widely spread, so that it keeps working for you
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on August 15, 2014, 04:46:33 PM
if you have something that's not widely spread working for you, I'd keep it not widely spread, so that it keeps working for you
That's the 'we're all in it together spirit' I come here for.  I'd say you're right if Dan would put it on DDMS and kill it but this seems obscure enough that he wouldn't.  Dan, please don't put it on the main site just to prove me wrong.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on August 15, 2014, 04:48:53 PM
remember its only worth it IMHO for spending thresholds due to $4.95 fee.
I don't think it will go out of hand like TD GO which was so much cheaper.
Also Moneypak with cc might not be available in every city.

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on August 17, 2014, 01:01:29 AM
remember its only worth it IMHO for spending thresholds due to $4.95 fee.
Although I agree with that, most people here seem not to.
Thats why many people here are busy buying OV and going to WM or getting MO's.

I don't see how it's worth it for the $5 earnings per each $500 card (assuming you value the points a 2 cents or use Arrival card).
Now if your using a 5% bonus category card, thats another story..
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 17, 2014, 01:09:48 AM
remember its only worth it IMHO for spending thresholds due to $4.95 fee.
You need to get out more.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on August 17, 2014, 01:10:26 AM
 I'm doing it for thresholds.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 17, 2014, 01:44:14 AM
I'm doing it for thresholds.
I understand that but it is also used in other ways.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on August 17, 2014, 01:52:47 AM
You need to get out more.

+100

I would pay a pretty penny to find a nearby place that sells with CC.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 17, 2014, 02:03:01 AM
+100

I would pay a pretty penny to find a nearby place that sells with CC.
Sold! PM me. :P
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 17, 2014, 04:37:41 PM
+100

I would pay a pretty penny to find a nearby place that sells with CC.
If you're willing to change your full time job, it may be worth it to move.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 17, 2014, 04:39:42 PM
If you're willing to change your full time job, it may be worth it to move.
Maybe this is his full time job. :P
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sb613 on August 17, 2014, 10:59:55 PM
I purchased a NFC case for att 5s on ebay but i get the message: the attached sleeve is not meant to be used with this version of the isis wallet.
anyone knows if there is any way to get it to work?
thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on August 18, 2014, 02:35:14 AM
I purchased a NFC case for att 5s on ebay but i get the message: the attached sleeve is not meant to be used with this version of the isis wallet.
anyone knows if there is any way to get it to work?
thanks.

It can probably work if you jailbreak and use Flex to allow it.
But it's likely that you won't know how to use Flex.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 18, 2014, 05:05:49 PM
From what I understood I can use my Cc[British airways] to load my serve card in family dollar.
When I went into the store they said it has to be a debit card ( gift card :p)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 18, 2014, 05:07:17 PM
Sold! PM me. :P

Can I pm you too?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 18, 2014, 06:03:31 PM
Can I pm you too?
LOL, I was kidding, hence the :P.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on August 18, 2014, 07:55:38 PM
From what I understood I can use my Cc[British airways] to load my serve card in family dollar.
When I went into the store they said it has to be a debit card ( gift card :p)
Loading with c.c is done online
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on August 18, 2014, 10:24:50 PM
Quick question:

Do we need to add $500 per month to AU cards also to avoid the monthly fee, or just for the main card?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 18, 2014, 11:35:08 PM
Quick question:

Do we need to add $500 per month to AU cards also to avoid the monthly fee, or just for the main card?

Thanks.
never heard of someone adding an AU to their Serve or BB card, interesting! lol. but i would imagine its just $500 load per account.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on August 18, 2014, 11:54:34 PM
never heard of someone adding an AU to their Serve or BB card, interesting! lol. but i would imagine its just $500 load per account.

It's per account.
AUs are good if you take advantage of the amex offers.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 19, 2014, 12:03:10 AM
AUs are good if you take advantage of the amex offers.
ah. true that!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on August 19, 2014, 11:37:02 AM
Thanks for the replies. Only reason I got AU was to take advantage of AMEX offers.

yuneeq: When you say, it's per account, does that mean main account or the AU accounts too? Sorry if I didn't understand you.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 19, 2014, 12:03:34 PM
Thanks for the replies. Only reason I got AU was to take advantage of AMEX offers.

yuneeq: When you say, it's per account, does that mean main account or the AU accounts too? Sorry if I didn't understand you.

Thanks.
Main account.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on August 19, 2014, 01:16:28 PM
Main account.

Thanks.
Title: For on-line debit load --is PIN used?
Post by: ct on August 21, 2014, 08:03:18 AM
I understand from the wiki that only permanent regular bank debit cards can be used to load on-line.  For these, are the debit cards run as debit with PIN or do they run as credit?    Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on August 21, 2014, 08:20:07 AM
I understand from the wiki that only permanent regular bank debit cards can be used to load on-line.  For these, are the debit cards run as debit with PIN or do they run as credit?    Thanks
Can you please explain the question more? 
Title: Re: For on-line debit load --is PIN used?
Post by: Boruch999 on August 21, 2014, 08:20:52 AM
I understand from the wiki that only permanent regular bank debit cards can be used to load on-line.  For these, are the debit cards run as debit with PIN or do they run as credit?    Thanks

No PIN
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on August 21, 2014, 03:02:13 PM
Are there steps somewhere (I googled before posting) that tell how to load Serve at WM kiosks (or as some call it Kate)?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on August 21, 2014, 03:07:40 PM
Are there steps somewhere (I googled before posting) that tell how to load Serve at WM kiosks (or as some call it Kate)?

Thanks.
Press Rapid Reload on the ATM. Then follow the prompts.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on August 21, 2014, 03:13:25 PM
Press Rapid Reload on the ATM. Then follow the prompts.

So no Walmart Money Card (or Bluebird that is right under Walmart Money Card)? I had read that for BB, press Walmart Money Card and tried that with Serve other day, and machine kind of froze. May be with Rapid Reload, it might have been a different case. Will try that.

Sorry for asking in the wrong thread, but do I follow the same process for GoBank's card?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on August 21, 2014, 03:23:50 PM
Sorry for asking in the wrong thread, but do I follow the same process for GoBank's card?
No idea. Why not try it?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 21, 2014, 03:30:54 PM
So no Walmart Money Card (or Bluebird that is right under Walmart Money Card)? I had read that for BB, press Walmart Money Card and tried that with Serve other day, and machine kind of froze. May be with Rapid Reload, it might have been a different case. Will try that.

Sorry for asking in the wrong thread, but do I follow the same process for GoBank's card?
I use the bluebird button...works
am i not supposed to?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on August 21, 2014, 03:36:59 PM
I use the bluebird button...works
am i not supposed to?
Cool! I guess there's more than one way...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 21, 2014, 03:52:47 PM
I use the bluebird button...works
am i not supposed to?
+1. i did tons onto serve through the BB button on the ATM and its worked perfectly.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on August 21, 2014, 03:54:09 PM
+1. i did tons onto serve through the BB button on the ATM and its worked perfectly.
Anyone notice that the machine still says that the limit is $1k per day?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 21, 2014, 04:08:21 PM
Anyone notice that the machine still says that the limit is $1k per day?
yup! LOL
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: loveddeals on August 21, 2014, 04:49:06 PM
Thanks for the responses everyone. I am already done with Serve loading for this month, but will try next month.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Moes Tavern on August 21, 2014, 10:56:27 PM
Got a surprise $20 credit today in my serve account.  :)

Looks like Verizon has 3 promotions currently running if you sign up for Serve through Isis. Dan only mentioned 2 on the main screen.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/products/isis/exclusive-offers.html

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on August 21, 2014, 11:04:45 PM
Got a surprise $20 credit today in my serve account.  :)

Looks like Verizon has 3 promotions currently running if you sign up for Serve through Isis. Dan only mentioned 2 on the main screen.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/products/isis/exclusive-offers.html

Sweet! I just need to find a place that I'd spend $40 that takes ISIS. So far I've been using it for the $1 credit at drugstores. I don't plan on spending $40 at a drug store.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on August 21, 2014, 11:07:48 PM
Got a surprise $20 credit today in my serve account.  :)

Looks like Verizon has 3 promotions currently running if you sign up for Serve through Isis. Dan only mentioned 2 on the main screen.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/products/isis/exclusive-offers.html
Thanks for sharing! That's $95 for me so far for opening serve.
Sweet! I just need to find a place that I'd spend $40 that takes ISIS. So far I've been using it for the $1 credit at drugstores. I don't plan on spending $40 at a drug store.
Doesn't look like you need to go through ISIS. You just need to have the Serve card loaded in your ISIS wallet.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Moes Tavern on August 21, 2014, 11:15:16 PM
Thanks for sharing! That's $95 for me so far for opening serve. Doesn't look like you need to go through ISIS. You just need to have the Serve card loaded in your ISIS wallet.
I didn't use my phone. I swiped my Serve card at BBB the other day
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 21, 2014, 11:39:38 PM
I didn't use my phone. I swiped my Serve card at BBB the other day
sweet. Thnx for sharing!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 22, 2014, 01:07:58 AM
Got a surprise $20 credit today in my serve account.  :)

Looks like Verizon has 3 promotions currently running if you sign up for Serve through Isis. Dan only mentioned 2 on the main screen.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/products/isis/exclusive-offers.html
good find but, why on earth were you paying with serve?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on August 22, 2014, 01:09:57 AM
good find but, why on earth were you paying with serve?

I didn't use my phone. I swiped my Serve card at BBB the other day
Amex offer?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 22, 2014, 01:11:49 AM
Amex offer?

Ok....explains a little, for $25 makes sense but over $40? Could do split payment...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on August 22, 2014, 01:16:56 AM
Ok....explains a little, for $25 makes sense but over $40? Could do split payment...
Not everyone is like that ya know...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 22, 2014, 01:20:57 AM
Not everyone is like that ya know...
well im glad, now we all know :D i thought the offer was only at the verizon store
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Moes Tavern on August 22, 2014, 07:08:40 AM
good find but, why on earth were you paying with serve?
Amex offer. I initially was just going to make a $25 purchase using the signup bonus $, except my wife ended up coming with me and my purchase seemed to have grown.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 22, 2014, 08:51:34 AM
for the $1 offer, do i need to use the ISIS wallet or its like the $20 offer - that i can just pay with my serve card (that  was signed up through ISIS)? seems like from Verizon's website its the same.. anyone with experience?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Moes Tavern on August 22, 2014, 09:30:29 AM
for the $1 offer, do i need to use the ISIS wallet or its like the $20 offer - that i can just pay with my serve card (that  was signed up through ISIS)? seems like from Verizon's website its the same.. anyone with experience?
You need to use your phone to get the $1 refund. I have made purchases by swiping my card and didn't get anything back.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on August 22, 2014, 09:32:27 AM
for the $1 offer, do i need to use the ISIS wallet or its like the $20 offer - that i can just pay with my serve card (that  was signed up through ISIS)? seems like from Verizon's website its the same.. anyone with experience?
Quote
Get $1 back on each purchase of $1 or more after you tap to pay with your American Express Serve Account in the Isis Wallet.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 22, 2014, 10:23:45 AM

you're right! Thnx!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 22, 2014, 11:22:36 AM
Loading with c.c is done online
That is true but I've seen people post saying that they've loaded with a credit card in family dollar.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 22, 2014, 11:26:12 AM
That is true but I've seen people post saying that they've loaded with a credit card in family dollar.
don't believe it's possible.. But give it a try and let us know!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on August 22, 2014, 01:22:53 PM
I was at FD yesterday loading my serve. My second load of $500.00 froze up the system. I left the store without reciept or anything cuz the system needed rebooting. Now I see that the 500 was extracted from my checking account.
Anyone with experience of how to go about getting it returned?
Tx
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 22, 2014, 01:25:22 PM
I was at FD yesterday loading my serve. My second load of $500.00 froze up the system. I left the store without reciept or anything cuz the system needed rebooting. Now I see that the 500 was extracted from my checking account.
Anyone with experience of how to go about getting it returned?
Tx
read upthread. you gonna have to call FamilyDollar
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: menachem_m on August 22, 2014, 02:36:26 PM
Anyone loaded permanent MVD as debit?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: kangarruu on August 22, 2014, 03:05:00 PM
I was at FD yesterday loading my serve. My second load of $500.00 froze up the system. I left the store without reciept or anything cuz the system needed rebooting. Now I see that the 500 was extracted from my checking account.
Anyone with experience of how to go about getting it returned?
Tx

This is why I do $499 loads. Call Family Dollar and you should have your money back in a few weeks.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: chamdena on August 22, 2014, 03:09:17 PM
This is why I do $499 loads. Call Family Dollar and you should have your money back in a few weeks.
Tx! So with 499 loads - even consecutive - it doesn't freeze up?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on August 24, 2014, 01:44:30 AM
Amex offer. I initially was just going to make a $25 purchase using the signup bonus $, except my wife ended up coming with me and my purchase seemed to have grown.
did you get the $5 from amex offer as well as the $20? That's pretty awesome
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Moes Tavern on August 24, 2014, 01:48:57 PM
did you get the $5 from amex offer as well as the $20? That's pretty awesome
Yes,  I ended up getting $40 worth of stuff from BBB for $15.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on August 24, 2014, 03:24:42 PM
Yes,  I ended up getting $40 worth of stuff from BBB for $15.
Nice. Time to exchange my SodaStream carbonators.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 26, 2014, 10:29:35 AM
What is BBB?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on August 26, 2014, 10:33:03 AM
What is BBB?
Bed, Bath and Beyond
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 26, 2014, 10:34:38 AM
What is BBB?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+bbb
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on August 26, 2014, 10:38:15 AM
Yes,  I ended up getting $40 worth of stuff from BBB for $15.
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+bbb (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+bbb)
Looks like the wrong BBB.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 26, 2014, 11:03:59 AM
Looks like the wrong BBB.
Thank you LMGTFY

"BBB

The Better Business Bureau (BBB), founded in 1912, is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing marketplace trust, consisting of 112 independently incorporated localBBB organizations in the United States and Canada, coordinated under the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) in Arlington, Virginia."

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Moes Tavern on August 26, 2014, 10:03:05 PM
Bed, Bath and Beyond
+1
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on August 27, 2014, 01:56:09 PM
If anyone has the $10 Amazon giftcard referral code for Isis please PM me
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: menachem_m on August 27, 2014, 05:50:20 PM
After being on the phone for over an hour, and two supervisors who where clueless about verifying the CC:

Direct link to upload photo of credit card. (Maybe useful for adding an AU CC)
https://secure.serve.com/user/SecureFileUpload
And then you can call immediately the direct number of Account Protection Services 1-800-555-4318.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on August 27, 2014, 10:46:29 PM
After being on the phone for over an hour, and two supervisors who where clueless about verifying the CC:

Direct link to upload photo of credit card. (Maybe useful for adding an AU CC)
https://secure.serve.com/user/SecureFileUpload
And then you can call immediately the direct number of Account Protection Services 1-800-555-4318.


You could've asked here. I have that link in an email from way back.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 28, 2014, 02:47:13 AM
Thank you LMGTFY

"BBB

The Better Business Bureau (BBB), founded in 1912, is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing marketplace trust, consisting of 112 independently incorporated localBBB organizations in the United States and Canada, coordinated under the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) in Arlington, Virginia."

Looks like the wrong BBB.
Lol, I didn't even check what came up, but the point was made . I'm guessing "what does BBB stand for" would work, otherwise, I'm sorry & you're allowed to flame me. But only one time.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 28, 2014, 09:14:31 AM
Lol, I didn't even check what came up, but the point was made . I'm guessing "what does BBB stand for" would work, otherwise, I'm sorry & you're allowed to flame me. But only one time.
Taken from abbreviations.com


Better Business Bureau

Community

   BBB

Blood Brain Barrier

Medical » Physiology

   BBB

Blood Brain Barrier

Medical » Veterinary

   BBB

Blood Brain Barrier

Medical » Laboratory

   BBB

Blah Blah Blah

Computing » Texting

   BBB

Bundle Branch Block

Medical » Physiology

   BBB

Bad Blue Boys

Community » Law

   BBB

Blonde Beach Bunny

Miscellaneous » Funnies

   BBB

Before Babel Brigade

Community » Religion

   BBB

Big Blue Book

Governmental » Transportation

   BBB

Big Bad Brad

Miscellaneous » Names and Nicknames

   BBB

Bandar Baru Bangi

Community » Famous

   BBB

Blades By Brown

Business » Firms

   BBB

Bis Bald Baby

International » German

   BBB

Baseball Bat Bag

Community » Sports

   BBB

Big Black Book

Internet » Chat

   BBB

Big Bad Book

Community » Media

   BBB

Bored Beyond Belief

Internet » Chat

   BBB

Busy Beyond Belief

Internet » Chat

   BBB

Bare Bones Basic

Computing » General

   BBB

Best British Briar

Miscellaneous » Funnies

   BBB

Bertie Botts Beans

Miscellaneous » Food

   BBB

Busy Being Better

Community

   BBB

Bull Baffles Brains

Miscellaneous » Funnies

   BBB

Britain's Best Briars

Miscellaneous » Food

..... How much time did it take for you to reply "bed bath and beyond"??
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on August 28, 2014, 09:17:41 AM
Tried loading the 2nd time now $200 from cc (just got card week ago) and got this message:We are unable to complete your request at this time, as additional information is needed. Please call Customer Service at 1-800-954-0559. Our hours of operation are 9am - 8pm EST, Monday - Friday.   What do you think they want?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 28, 2014, 09:19:29 AM
If I had a Barclay's card registered earlier this month to add Mooney but I only added $700. Now I have a British airways registered to add money, can I pay my Barclay's card with serve without getting my serve account closed?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 28, 2014, 09:22:22 AM
Tried loading the 2nd time now $200 from cc (just got card week ago) and got this message:We are unable to complete your request at this time, as additional information is needed. Please call Customer Service at 1-800-954-0559. Our hours of operation are 9am - 8pm EST, Monday - Friday.   What do you think they want?
I had the same problem with a sapphire preferred card. When I tried Barclay's and British airways they both worked.
I also tried calling both serve and chase, didn't really get anywhere with them.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on August 28, 2014, 09:27:45 AM
I had the same problem with a sapphire preferred card. When I tried Barclay's and British airways they both worked.
I also tried calling both serve and chase, didn't really get anywhere with them.
so serve had no idea why you couldn't add money from your credit card? They wrote need additional information.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 28, 2014, 09:29:40 AM
so serve had no idea why you couldn't add money from your credit card? They wrote need additional information.
They didn't tell me what was wrong\ why it wasn't working.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 28, 2014, 09:34:26 AM
Tried loading the 2nd time now $200 from cc (just got card week ago) and got this message:We are unable to complete your request at this time, as additional information is needed. Please call Customer Service at 1-800-954-0559. Our hours of operation are 9am - 8pm EST, Monday - Friday.   What do you think they want?
I had the same problem with a sapphire preferred card. When I tried Barclay's and British airways they both worked.
I also tried calling both serve and chase, didn't really get anywhere with them.
bothered reading this thread at all before you posted? just read the last page (YES ONLY 1) page, and i think your concerns will be answered
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on August 28, 2014, 09:58:05 AM
bothered reading this thread at all before you posted? just read the last page (YES ONLY 1) page, and i think your concerns will be answered
I don't have concerns..?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 28, 2014, 10:00:42 AM
I don't have concerns..?
I had the same problem with a sapphire preferred card. When I tried Barclay's and British airways they both worked.
I also tried calling both serve and chase, didn't really get anywhere with them.
not sure how you categorize that.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on August 28, 2014, 10:03:28 AM
anyways, here's your answer...
After being on the phone for over an hour, and two supervisors who where clueless about verifying the CC:

Direct link to upload photo of credit card. (Maybe useful for adding an AU CC)
https://secure.serve.com/user/SecureFileUpload
And then you can call immediately the direct number of Account Protection Services 1-800-555-4318.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 28, 2014, 10:37:44 AM
Taken from abbreviations.com


..... How much time did it take for you to reply "bed bath and beyond"??
You're right. Sorry about that.
ETA
I'm usually nicer, sorry again for barking.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on August 28, 2014, 11:14:06 AM
anyways, here's your answer...
Thank you very much.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Ephraimh on August 28, 2014, 11:56:39 AM
Looks like NFC is coming to the iPhone, which will make ISIS a possibility on iPhone, we should find out on 9/9.
http://www.wired.com/2014/08/iphone-6-to-use-nfc/?mbid=social_twitter
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on August 28, 2014, 05:09:47 PM
Looks like NFC is coming to the iPhone, which will make ISIS a possibility on iPhone, we should find out on 9/9.
http://www.wired.com/2014/08/iphone-6-to-use-nfc/?mbid=social_twitter
You can use Isis on the current iPhone if you have an NFC case.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Ephraimh on August 28, 2014, 05:35:38 PM

You can use Isis on the current iPhone if you have an NFC case.
You're right. Hopefully it'll now be possible without a case.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on August 31, 2014, 09:16:13 PM
anyways, here's your answer...
so I did all this gave em all the information then was able to add more money but now again get this message trying to add with cc: You have the following errors. We're sorry, something went wrong! Please try again.  Any ideas what is wrong now?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 31, 2014, 09:26:40 PM
so I did all this gave em all the information then was able to add more money but now again get this message trying to add with cc: You have the following errors. We're sorry, something went wrong! Please try again.  Any ideas what is wrong now?
Did you max out your daily / monthly load limit? Did you max out the CC?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on August 31, 2014, 09:43:31 PM
Did you max out your daily / monthly load limit? Did you max out the CC?
no not at all did not do much.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on August 31, 2014, 10:19:40 PM
Did you max out your daily / monthly load limit? Did you max out the CC?
I had something similar that my credit card thought it was fraud, so when I spoke to the credit card, then it went thru smoothly with serve
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lifetimedeals on August 31, 2014, 11:26:14 PM
I had something similar that my credit card thought it was fraud, so when I spoke to the credit card, then it went thru smoothly with serve
yes that's what it was
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cholent on September 01, 2014, 02:04:45 AM
I kept having the same issue with my Ink. I spoke to Chase and the next 1 or 2 went through, then I started getting the error messages again. At that point I had already met minimum spend on the Ink so I switched to the next card without bothering to iron out with Chase again. But frustrating that they did start flagging it again...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on September 01, 2014, 02:52:58 PM
Anyone try closing Serve and reopening through ISIS?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on September 01, 2014, 03:09:01 PM
Anyone try closing Serve and reopening through ISIS?

Yes I just did it
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on September 01, 2014, 03:15:18 PM
Yes I just did it
And did you get the higher limits?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on September 01, 2014, 05:17:17 PM
And did you get the higher limits?

I did it too and I got the higher limits.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on September 01, 2014, 05:22:28 PM
I did it too and I got the higher limits.
how long do you have to wait after closing to open the new one?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on September 01, 2014, 05:39:25 PM
how long do you have to wait after closing to open the new one?

I did it in a few minutes, but make sure your acct is actually closed

I got the higher limits the tmobile sign up bounus and the isis referral bonus
If you don't already have Isis PM me your email address and I can refer you for a $10 Amazon gc
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 02, 2014, 09:28:43 AM
Any sign up bonuses for non isus account opening
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: mgarfin on September 02, 2014, 11:48:41 AM
Not letting me install app on my phone
How do I find out if its sim or phone was rooted?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on September 02, 2014, 11:59:21 AM
Not letting me install app on my phone
How do I find out if its sim or phone was rooted?
Probably that. From the Wiki: http://www.droidforums.net/threads/show-me-the-money-with-isis-and-root.262375/
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on September 02, 2014, 12:21:09 PM
Not letting me install app on my phone
How do I find out if its sim or phone was rooted?

If its factory unlocked it won't work either
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on September 02, 2014, 12:24:44 PM
Any sign up bonuses for non isus account opening

Idk if its still around but there was a bonus for doing 2 direct deposits of more than $250 each
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 02, 2014, 12:32:09 PM
Idk if its still around but there was a bonus for doing 2 direct deposits of more than $250 each
Too late, I already signed up... Wanted to get the card quickly
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 02, 2014, 12:52:01 PM
If its factory unlocked it won't work either
not true. My DROID RAZR M is factory unlocked and it worked
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on September 02, 2014, 01:23:40 PM
not true. My DROID RAZR M is factory unlocked and it worked

Hmm. Which network? Verizon?
I tried using a factory unlocked Note 3 on T-Mobile  and it didn't work, when I called, the CSR said that a factory unlocked phone wouldn't work
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on September 02, 2014, 01:25:11 PM
Too late, I already signed up... Wanted to get the card quickly

You didn't have to sign up with a special link, call serve and see if you're eligible
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 02, 2014, 01:44:48 PM
Hmm. Which network? Verizon?
I tried using a factory unlocked Note 3 on T-Mobile  and it didn't work, when I called, the CSR said that a factory unlocked phone wouldn't work
Yes Verizon
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on September 02, 2014, 11:44:58 PM
If its factory unlocked it won't work either
All Verizon iPhone 5 & 5s devices are factory unlocked, and they are Isis capable.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on September 03, 2014, 03:08:56 AM
Using Serve Bill Pay to pay a cc bill, I enter the card number as the account number?

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 03, 2014, 06:30:54 AM
Using Serve Bill Pay to pay a cc bill, I enter the card number as the account number?
yes
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 03, 2014, 01:48:56 PM
closed my bb and trying to get serve..
was there a workaround for this?
"Thank you for signing up for American Express Serve. We're sorry but because you have an existing Bluebird Account, we cannot approve you for another American Express Serve® Account"
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: menachem_m on September 03, 2014, 01:52:27 PM
Did you wait an hour?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 03, 2014, 01:52:47 PM
closed my bb and trying to get serve..
was there a workaround for this?
"Thank you for signing up for American Express Serve. We're sorry but because you have an existing Bluebird Account, we cannot approve you for another American Express Serve® Account"
Yes. The workaround is as follows. Use a made up ssn and then call to verify and tell them you made a mistake with ur ssn and give them your real one. But this shouldn't be necessary now a days. Because you should be able to sign up for serve immediately after you close bb
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: avrumy22 on September 03, 2014, 01:57:31 PM
I finally closed my BB. Do I need to wait for an NFC chip (verizon) before signing up though the ISIS app?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 03, 2014, 01:58:07 PM
Did you wait an hour?  about an hour
Yes. The workaround is as follows. Use a made up ssn and then call to verify and tell them you made a mistake with ur ssn and give them your real one. But this shouldn't be necessary now a days. Because you should be able to sign up for serve immediately after you close bb
thanks. its all good, i used my middle name and now it went through
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on September 03, 2014, 02:29:36 PM
I finally closed my BB. Do I need to wait for an NFC chip (verizon) before signing up though the ISIS app?

you have 2 options

1) you can open regular serve card that lets you load 1k a month via credit and 1k via debit and 5k at walmart or famaily dollar

2) you can get the isis sim card and sign up isis then trough the isis app you can sign up serve and that lets you lets you load 1.5k a month via credit and 1.5k via debit and 5k at walmart or family dollar
PM me for an  $10 amazon GC referral for isis 


Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Ephraimh on September 03, 2014, 03:12:15 PM
Softcard is the new ISIS

http://m.imore.com/isis-mobile-payments-service-rebrands-itself-softcard?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 03, 2014, 05:19:46 PM
Softcard is the new ISIS

http://m.imore.com/isis-mobile-payments-service-rebrands-itself-softcard?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/51004
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Ephraimh on September 03, 2014, 05:26:05 PM

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/51004
Saw it in the ISIS thread too, that is what happens when your afternoon reads aren't prioritized right...   
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on September 03, 2014, 08:45:50 PM
anyway to set up recurring adds from month to month?
right now i set it up each month for couple days to reach the max.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 04, 2014, 12:09:17 AM
Sorry if this has been discussed.. didn't see it on the wiki, and couldn't read 87 pages.

Made the switch today from BB. My wife still has BB. Thinking about keeping 1 BB for the check writing feature, but would prefer a second serve to get more free cc loading.

How are people paying chase CC without the check writing feature? Transfer to bank account (non-chase)? ATM w/d? I would imagine that the same concern of paying chase from BB would exist for Serve
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yudamaan on September 04, 2014, 12:10:12 AM
I just tried applying for a serve account and received this message
Your Account is being reviewed.
We're still processing your application. Please check your email for an update. Anyone get this before?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on September 04, 2014, 01:01:00 AM
Sorry if this has been discussed.. didn't see it on the wiki, and couldn't read 87 pages.

Made the switch today from BB. My wife still has BB. Thinking about keeping 1 BB for the check writing feature, but would prefer a second serve to get more free cc loading.

How are people paying chase CC without the check writing feature? Transfer to bank account (non-chase)? ATM w/d? I would imagine that the same concern of paying chase from BB would exist for Serve
Use their bill pay feature and send a check to your wife. To be safe don't deposit at chase.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on September 04, 2014, 01:12:13 AM
I just tried applying for a serve account and received this message
Your Account is being reviewed.
We're still processing your application. Please check your email for an update. Anyone get this before?
Call them because the email may never come.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 04, 2014, 02:24:04 AM
I just tried applying for a serve account and received this message
Your Account is being reviewed.
We're still processing your application. Please check your email for an update. Anyone get this before?
Yes. Call them. They probably just want your licence
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 04, 2014, 07:02:48 AM
Use their bill pay feature and send a check to your wife. To be safe don't deposit at chase.
Between waiting for the check, getting to the bank and waiting for it to clear, that could be two weeks....
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 04, 2014, 07:06:04 AM
Between waiting for the check, getting to the bank and waiting for it to clear, that could be two weeks....
IME the check arrives with in 3-4 days and it clears overnight in most banks (I use wells Fargo). Only chase puts a long hold on it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 04, 2014, 07:08:42 AM
IME the check arrives with in 3-4 days and it clears overnight in most banks (I use wells Fargo). Only chase puts a long hold on it.
That sounds doable, as long as capital one 360 accepts the deposit in my app (bb checks don't work)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 04, 2014, 07:10:16 AM
That sounds doable, as long as capital one 360 accepts the deposit in my app (bb checks don't work)
the bb/serve checks come from US Bank if I remember correctly. So it should deposit regularly on the capital one 360 app
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on September 04, 2014, 09:17:40 AM
Between waiting for the check, getting to the bank and waiting for it to clear, that could be two weeks....
Try it once and find out!
You can also use "send money" to send it to a BB account, and then write a check to yourself/spouse/whoever
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 04, 2014, 09:19:28 AM
Try it once and find out!
You can also use "send money" to send it to a BB account, and then write a check to yourself/spouse/whoever
I know. Debating to switch both of us to serve
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on September 04, 2014, 09:22:15 AM
I know. Debating to switch both of us to serve
Then you lose the check writing. When I signed my spouse for serve (I have BB) I was worried how I'd manage without BB checks, and I haven't looked back. Bill Pay is much easier than writing a check. Plus it feels safer depositing it into my bank account because it's not from me, but from spouse. (I don't deposit it into the account that we're joint holders on).
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 04, 2014, 09:24:02 AM
Then you lose the check writing. When I signed my spouse for serve (I have BB) I was worried how I'd manage without BB checks, and I haven't looked back. Bill Pay is much easier than writing a check. Plus it feels safer depositing it into my bank account because it's not from me, but from spouse. (I don't deposit it into the account that we're joint holders on).
Correct... If I keep bb for her,  I can transfer from serve to bb and then write a check
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on September 04, 2014, 10:16:44 AM
I'd still suggest trying out Bill Pay to yourself/spouse and seeing for yourself how easy it is.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yudamaan on September 04, 2014, 01:12:43 PM
Call them because the email may never come.
Yes. Call them. They probably just want your licence
Thanks just called, they wanted to verify my id
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yudamaan on September 04, 2014, 01:22:31 PM
I'd still suggest trying out Bill Pay to yourself/spouse and seeing for yourself how easy it is.
if I deposit from  my serve account into a non chase bank, is it safer if that bank account is under my spouse's name, or is there no difference?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on September 04, 2014, 01:27:00 PM
if I deposit from  my serve account into a non chase bank, is it safer if that bank account is under my spouse's name, or is there no difference?
I don't know about depositing from serve. But if you use Bill Pay, you can have serve mail a check to your spouse and then you deposit it into an account under that name.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yudamaan on September 04, 2014, 01:40:34 PM
I don't know about depositing from serve. But if you use Bill Pay, you can have serve mail a check to your spouse and then you deposit it into an account under that name.
is it a problem for my spouse to pay my cc bill, she is only a au, and usually my card is the one that's being used
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on September 04, 2014, 01:45:14 PM
Between waiting for the check, getting to the bank and waiting for it to clear, that could be two weeks....
Why not just withdraw the funds directly from serve into your account
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 04, 2014, 01:49:18 PM
Why not just withdraw the funds directly from serve into your account
People on the bb thread say it is better not to.... Do you have more definitive info
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Shmulie on September 04, 2014, 02:02:39 PM
People on the bb thread say it is better not to....
Why?

Do you have more definitive info
No I just thought its the easiest way
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: mawmaw on September 04, 2014, 02:04:35 PM
did anyone got isis app to work on straight talk plan i tried on my s3 and got the root message even after the root bypass instructions   from the wiki 
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dsw193 on September 04, 2014, 06:35:23 PM
did anyone got isis app to work on straight talk plan i tried on my s3 and got the root message even after the root bypass instructions   from the wiki
Try clearing app data and then uninstall/ reinstall and make sure that isis app is selected and enabled in rootcloak before opening the app.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 04, 2014, 09:40:08 PM
Okay... after attempting to wade through 89 pages of posts (yes, I did try my best with the search tool), I'm still somewhat lost. :(

I want to sign up myself and a few family members for Serve via Isis, for the enhanced Serve benefits (obviously). I have zero interest in Isis itself in the long run; I would be perfectly happy to sign up somehow, get my Serve, and then chuck Isis for good. Probelm is... I'm using an iPhone, don't have a Verizon/AT&T/T-Mobile account, and am currently in Israel. So that's three strikes against me... ouch.

1) I gather from what I've read in this thread that the ONLY way to sign up is with an actual phone, with the actual NFC hardware and Isis app, and that there's no workaround for it... is that correct? Or did I somehow miss the part where someone revealed that they figured out how to sign up through an "emulator" or something? (Heh, I wish...)

2) My father has a Verizon iPhone, and is coming to visit Israel soon. If I order an Isis case, can I use his phone and Verizon SIM while he's here to sign up? Or will it use the GPS location to determine I'm outside the USA (or something like that), and prevent me from signing up?

3) Finally, if #2 does work... can I use his iPhone to sign up a bunch of family members (by signing up, deleting and reinstalling the app, signing up, deleting and reinstalling the app, etc.)? Or are signups somehow limited to once per device?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on September 04, 2014, 10:05:19 PM
Okay... after attempting to wade through 89 pages of posts (yes, I did try my best with the search tool), I'm still somewhat lost. :(

I want to sign up myself and a few family members for Serve via Isis, for the enhanced Serve benefits (obviously). I have zero interest in Isis itself in the long run; I would be perfectly happy to sign up somehow, get my Serve, and then chuck Isis for good. Probelm is... I'm using an iPhone, don't have a Verizon/AT&T/T-Mobile account, and am currently in Israel. So that's three strikes against me... ouch.

1) I gather from what I've read in this thread that the ONLY way to sign up is with an actual phone, with the actual NFC hardware and Isis app, and that there's no workaround for it... is that correct? Or did I somehow miss the part where someone revealed that they figured out how to sign up through an "emulator" or something? (Heh, I wish...)

2) My father has a Verizon iPhone, and is coming to visit Israel soon. If I order an Isis case, can I use his phone and Verizon SIM while he's here to sign up? Or will it use the GPS location to determine I'm outside the USA (or something like that), and prevent me from signing up?

3) Finally, if #2 does work... can I use his iPhone to sign up a bunch of family members (by signing up, deleting and reinstalling the app, signing up, deleting and reinstalling the app, etc.)? Or are signups somehow limited to once per device?

Thanks!
As for #2 I doubt it would work because you have to be on the network and can't sign up for Isis over WiFi

As for #3 you would need a new phone number and new NFC case for each Isis acct
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on September 04, 2014, 10:42:14 PM


Okay... after attempting to wade through 89 pages of posts (yes, I did try my best with the search tool), I'm still somewhat lost. :(

I want to sign up myself and a few family members for Serve via Isis, for the enhanced Serve benefits (obviously). I have zero interest in Isis itself in the long run; I would be perfectly happy to sign up somehow, get my Serve, and then chuck Isis for good. Probelm is... I'm using an iPhone, don't have a Verizon/AT&T/T-Mobile account, and am currently in Israel. So that's three strikes against me... ouch.

1) I gather from what I've read in this thread that the ONLY way to sign up is with an actual phone, with the actual NFC hardware and Isis app, and that there's no workaround for it... is that correct? Or did I somehow miss the part where someone revealed that they figured out how to sign up through an "emulator" or something? (Heh, I wish...)

2) My father has a Verizon iPhone, and is coming to visit Israel soon. If I order an Isis case, can I use his phone and Verizon SIM while he's here to sign up? Or will it use the GPS location to determine I'm outside the USA (or something like that), and prevent me from signing up?

3) Finally, if #2 does work... can I use his iPhone to sign up a bunch of family members (by signing up, deleting and reinstalling the app, signing up, deleting and reinstalling the app, etc.)? Or are signups somehow limited to once per device?

Thanks!

I don't get it, what is so amazing about isis benefits over regular serve that your willing to go such great lengths to get it? An extra $500 a month? !
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 04, 2014, 10:47:22 PM

I don't get it, what is so amazing about isis benefits over regular serve that your willing to go such great lengths to get it? An extra $500 a month? !
Basically... 6k per year of free ms
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on September 04, 2014, 10:55:44 PM
Basically... 6k per year of free ms
I get that 12 x $500 is 6k..

But it's not free at all he would have to buy a cash wrap case and all the other challenges as he noted in the post.
Just open another AP account?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: mawmaw on September 04, 2014, 10:56:21 PM
Try clearing app data and then uninstall/ reinstall and make sure that isis app is selected and enabled in rootcloak before opening the app.
keep getting the same massage i guess ill have to give up if anyone can help please post/pm thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 04, 2014, 11:00:03 PM
I get that 12 x $500 is 6k..

But it's not free at all he would have to buy a cash wrap case and all the other challenges as he noted in the post.
Just open another AP account?
Assuming they can be overcome, it is a one time set up. Multiple ap accounts can cause shut down...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on September 04, 2014, 11:02:52 PM
Assuming they can be overcome, it is a one time set up. Multiple ap accounts can cause shut down...
I hear you
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: menachem_m on September 04, 2014, 11:19:06 PM
Plus another $500 debit card loading.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 04, 2014, 11:25:59 PM
Plus another $500 debit card loading.
Don't they give issues with loading vgc? Otherwise, what value is that
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: menachem_m on September 05, 2014, 12:00:11 AM
Pretty sure I didn't say anything about vgc.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 05, 2014, 01:11:04 AM
As for #2 I doubt it would work because you have to be on the network and can't sign up for Isis over WiFi

As for #3 you would need a new phone number and new NFC case for each Isis acct

Crap. :(
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 05, 2014, 01:11:54 AM

I don't get it, what is so amazing about isis benefits over regular serve that your willing to go such great lengths to get it? An extra $500 a month? !

Yes... multiplied by a bunch of family members. Adds up nicely, don't you think? :D
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 05, 2014, 01:13:19 AM
I get that 12 x $500 is 6k..

But it's not free at all he would have to buy a cash wrap case and all the other challenges as he noted in the post.
Just open another AP account?

Cashwrap can be returned (whether to seller, or to Amex Return Protection) once the account is active.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 05, 2014, 01:14:54 AM
Don't they give issues with loading vgc? Otherwise, what value is that

Shockingly enough, there are still debit cards out there that earn rewards. :P
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Boruch999 on September 05, 2014, 01:37:34 AM

I don't get it, what is so amazing about isis benefits over regular serve that your willing to go such great lengths to get it? An extra $500 a month? !

Those of us in Israel have a difficult time with MS, and an additional $500/mo can be very useful, especially when trying to make the spend on a card with a FT fee.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 05, 2014, 03:32:52 AM
Those of us in Israel have a difficult time with MS, and an additional $500/mo can be very useful, especially when trying to make the spend on a card with a FT fee.

+1
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: sb613 on September 05, 2014, 06:50:59 AM
How long dose it take to receive the actual cards after signing up?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 05, 2014, 08:45:15 AM
How long dose it take to receive the actual cards after signing up?
under a week
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 05, 2014, 12:43:29 PM
Can i do anything with isis while I wait for my card to come?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: avrumy22 on September 05, 2014, 12:48:14 PM
Just got my NFC chip. Now I sign up for ISIS though the app?

Can I load GC online or phone, or only in store?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on September 05, 2014, 01:30:06 PM
Can I load GC online or phone, or only in store?
Only in store
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on September 05, 2014, 03:08:50 PM
can I load Serve at FD with a vanilla card or does it have the same issues as Walmart?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on September 05, 2014, 03:11:18 PM
can I load Serve at FD with a vanilla card or does it have the same issues as Walmart?

yes you can load a vanilla card. (up-thread it's discussed) People's experience are that you can't load more than 499.99 a day.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on September 05, 2014, 03:11:53 PM
can I load Serve at FD with a vanilla card or does it have the same issues as Walmart?
didn't used to
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on September 05, 2014, 03:17:19 PM
can I load Serve at FD with a vanilla card or does it have the same issues as Walmart?

I did it on Tuesday @ FD for $500. No problem.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on September 05, 2014, 04:02:51 PM
How long does one need to wait when canceling regular serve to sign up for Isis?
I know between BB-> serve it's 1 hour
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 05, 2014, 04:08:32 PM
How long does one need to wait when canceling regular serve to sign up for Isis?
I know between BB-> serve it's 1 hour
You have to cancel serve to get isis w serve?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on September 05, 2014, 04:29:46 PM
You have to cancel serve to get isis w serve?
Yup, simply getting isis won't increase your limits, you need to sign up from the isis app to get the isis benefits.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on September 05, 2014, 04:38:49 PM
How long does one need to wait when canceling regular serve to sign up for Isis?
I know between BB-> serve it's 1 hour
I did it in a few minutes, but make sure your acct is actually closed
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 05, 2014, 05:10:22 PM
Yup, simply getting isis won't increase your limits, you need to sign up from the isis app to get the isis benefits.
I just cancelled bb and signed up for serve. Card is in the mail. So I should cancel serve and sign up through isis?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: smaxber on September 05, 2014, 05:38:23 PM
I did it in a few minutes, but make sure your acct is actually closed

I got the higher limits the tmobile sign up bounus and the isis referral bonus
If you don't already have Isis PM me your email address and I can refer you for a $10 Amazon gc
How do you make sure it's ACTUALLY closed
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on September 05, 2014, 05:48:17 PM
How do you make sure it's ACTUALLY closed

You need to get an email that says it's closed
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ranhan429 on September 05, 2014, 06:23:01 PM
Any success with setting up ISIS from US and loading via Israel?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 06, 2014, 02:10:11 PM
Any success with setting up ISIS from US and loading via Israel?
Yes. Because you don't need to load through Isis. Just sign up through Isis, then you could load from cc via serve's website
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on September 07, 2014, 12:52:08 AM
Any way around this?
It looks like Citi is blocking the transaction but not for security reasons because the card will still working for other things
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Myccrabbi on September 07, 2014, 01:11:47 AM
Any way around this?
It looks like Citi is blocking the transaction but not for security reasons because the card will still working for other things
Maybe try a lower amount
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 07, 2014, 08:15:29 PM
Ok it's clear I should switch BB-Serve even though I can't do ISIS (Sprint). Are my steps correct?
Call BB and cancel.
Open Serve by... buying it at CVS?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 07, 2014, 08:17:43 PM
Ok it's clear I should switch BB-Serve even though I can't do ISIS (Sprint). Are my steps correct?
Call BB and cancel.
Open Serve by... buying it at CVS?
You can get serve online for free
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 07, 2014, 08:29:02 PM
You can get serve online for free
Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on September 07, 2014, 09:55:08 PM
Ok it's clear I should switch BB-Serve even though I can't do ISIS (Sprint). Are my steps correct?
Call BB and cancel.
Open Serve by... buying it at CVS?

If you can get your hands on a T-Mobile Isis phone you can sign up using the $3/day plan

T-Mobile is currently having one of their deals for 1¢ sim cards get one of those and swap it at a T-Mobile store for an Isis sim and you're good to go
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on September 07, 2014, 11:21:10 PM
You can get serve online for free
Its free in CVS too now.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 08, 2014, 06:45:56 AM
If you can get your hands on a T-Mobile Isis phone you can sign up using the $3/day plan

T-Mobile is currently having one of their deals for 1¢ sim cards get one of those and swap it at a T-Mobile store for an Isis sim and you're good to go
But don't you need to keep it active in order to keep getting the benefit of $1500/mo CC load?
Its free in CVS too now.
Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 08, 2014, 07:13:54 AM
But don't you need to keep it active in order to keep getting the benefit of $1500/mo CC load?
no. All you need from Isis is to sign up for serve through the app to get the extended limits, after your signed up you never have to go into Isis again, you load from serve.com
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 08, 2014, 08:16:44 AM
no. All you need from Isis is to sign up for serve through the app to get the extended limits, after your signed up you never have to go into Isis again, you load from serve.com
Is there a list of ISIS-phones?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: WAM on September 08, 2014, 08:28:22 AM
Is there a list of ISIS-phones?
It should be any NFC capable phone from Verizon, AT&T & T-Mobile.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lfas25 on September 08, 2014, 10:40:11 AM
Anyone else having issues since Friday with the Autoload?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ranhan429 on September 08, 2014, 10:42:39 AM
Yes. Because you don't need to load through Isis. Just sign up through Isis, then you could load from cc via serve's website

Cool. Don't know when my next US trip is. What if I had a relative sign me up via mobile ISIS in the states?!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 08, 2014, 10:43:43 AM
It should be any NFC capable phone from Verizon, AT&T & T-Mobile.
Aha. I have a Tmobile SIM already, so I need to exchange it in store for an NFC SIM? And then couldn't I just technically put it into a friends phone, download ISIS/Serve and then give them back their phone/sim?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ranhan429 on September 08, 2014, 10:47:04 AM
Is there a list of ISIS-phones?

Just added link to wiki.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ranhan429 on September 08, 2014, 11:01:37 AM
What about 1 phone that's already signed up for ISIS signing up for second mobile ISIS account for a second person? Can it be done?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 08, 2014, 11:19:00 AM
Just added link to wiki.
Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on September 08, 2014, 12:14:01 PM
What about 1 phone that's already signed up for ISIS signing up for second mobile ISIS account for a second person? Can it be done?
FWIU it goes through the SIM/phone number, so only 1 signup per SIM/phone number.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: incendia on September 08, 2014, 12:34:57 PM
Aha. I have a Tmobile SIM already, so I need to exchange it in store for an NFC SIM? And then couldn't I just technically put it into a friends phone, download ISIS/Serve and then give them back their phone/sim?

Yes that should work
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 08, 2014, 01:34:05 PM
Yes that should work
Thanks. How do I know if my sim is an NFC sim or not?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 08, 2014, 01:39:21 PM
Thanks. How do I know if my sim is an NFC sim or not?
try opening Isis and it'll let you know!.. If it's not. You'll get this message.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 08, 2014, 01:48:19 PM
try opening Isis and it'll let you know!.. If it's not. You'll get this message.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ranhan429 on September 08, 2014, 02:12:05 PM
FWIU it goes through the SIM/phone number, so only 1 signup per SIM/phone number.
OK. I will see if putting the same sim card in a different phone will change things...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 08, 2014, 02:34:59 PM
Yup, simply getting isis won't increase your limits, you need to sign up from the isis app to get the isis benefits.
  without cancelling serve and signing up through isis theres no way to have the higher limits?
i waited for my current serve card and dont wanna wait again for the isis/serve one
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on September 08, 2014, 02:45:37 PM
  without cancelling serve and signing up through isis theres no way to have the higher limits?
i waited for my current serve card and dont wanna wait again for the isis/serve one
I don't know of any other way.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: mawmaw on September 08, 2014, 03:01:45 PM
did anyone got isis app to work on straight talk plan i tried on my s3 and got the root message even after the root bypass instructions   from the wiki
BUMP
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 08, 2014, 03:49:10 PM
I don't know of any other way.
thanks. i wanna jump in already and my regular card is in mail. maybe i will start loading with lower limits just to get the feel then change to isis one...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on September 08, 2014, 06:05:07 PM
BUMP
At&t or T-Mobile SIM? I have AT&T, and I can't even get it to install.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: mawmaw on September 08, 2014, 07:18:27 PM
At&t or T-Mobile SIM? I have AT&T, and I can't even get it to install.
AT&T i had no problem downloading
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: AnonymousUser on September 08, 2014, 08:17:20 PM
AT&T i had no problem downloading
Really? I couldn't even view it in Google Play, it was not available for my device. I tried sideloading it, but i got an error that just said not installed. Maybe it's because I'm running a custom ROM.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on September 08, 2014, 08:20:45 PM
I would like to pay my Barclay Arrival+ bill with Serve BP and Barclaycard isnt a set up vendor. Anyone ever pay a credit card bill with Barclays via Serve? I'm also a little worried because the statement has a stub thats supposed to be sent in with payment and obviously that cant be done with serve.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on September 08, 2014, 11:19:15 PM


I would like to pay my Barclay Arrival+ bill with Serve BP and Barclaycard isnt a set up vendor. Anyone ever pay a credit card bill with Barclays via Serve? I'm also a little worried because the statement has a stub thats supposed to be sent in with payment and obviously that cant be done with serve.

Sure Barclays is a vendor I pay all the time using serve.

Don't worry about the stub..
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on September 08, 2014, 11:24:26 PM
Sure Barclays is a vendor I pay all the time using serve.

You use the Barclays vendor even though its not Barclaycard? Ok I guess I'll try it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on September 08, 2014, 11:31:12 PM
You use the Barclays vendor even though its not Barclaycard? Ok I guess I'll try it.
This one.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on September 08, 2014, 11:32:49 PM
This one.
Thats the one I thought you meant. Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on September 08, 2014, 11:35:07 PM
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: theeari on September 09, 2014, 03:39:26 PM
"Amex cc’s don’t earn points, but do not consider it a cash advance."

Do we know if Serve works to meet an AMEX spending threshhold? Thanks!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 09, 2014, 04:08:46 PM
"Amex cc’s don’t earn points, but do not consider it a cash advance."

Do we know if Serve works to meet an AMEX spending threshhold? Thanks!
it was mentioned way upthread when serve first came popular, that it does count towards a threshold.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on September 09, 2014, 04:09:16 PM
it was mentioned way upthread when serve first came popular, that it does count towards a threshold.
same as BB. Amex doesn't have to know what you do with the GCs you buy on their CCs....
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 09, 2014, 04:11:04 PM
same as BB. Amex doesn't have to know what you do with the GCs you buy on their CCs....
can you explain what you mean?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on September 09, 2014, 04:12:16 PM
can you explain what you mean?
I was actually referring to if you load GCs onto Serve. Then the point is buying GCs with your amex. If you load CC to serve that's a separate question - which you got your answer for already.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lyla on September 09, 2014, 10:50:59 PM
If you are using arrival+ as your cc for load can you bill pay your m&m card or is that too risky?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 10, 2014, 02:24:39 AM
If you are using arrival+ as your cc for load can you bill pay your m&m card or is that too risky?
was also mentioned upthread that it isn't a problem
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: davidd75 on September 10, 2014, 09:22:42 AM
Have there been any reports of cash advance fees when loading cc to Serve for any card
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on September 10, 2014, 09:34:13 AM
Have there been any reports of cash advance fees when loading cc to Serve for any card
None according to FT
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: davidd75 on September 10, 2014, 02:07:17 PM
amex cc loads to serve don't earn points but do count toward spending threshold for bonus points?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on September 10, 2014, 02:44:28 PM
"Amex cc’s don’t earn points, but do not consider it a cash advance."

Do we know if Serve works to meet an AMEX spending threshhold? Thanks!
amex cc loads to serve don't earn points but do count toward spending threshold for bonus points?

Can you guys please read the thread or wiki instead of asking the same exact question every day?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 10, 2014, 03:14:56 PM
Any truth to this from ft? Debit loading at Family Dollar appears to be limited to $500 per day per store total (not per person or per account). Whoever gets there first gets the load for the day.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yuneeq on September 10, 2014, 03:36:49 PM
Any truth to this from ft? Debit loading at Family Dollar appears to be limited to $500 per day per store total (not per person or per account). Whoever gets there first gets the load for the day.

Could be true.
I tried switching Serve cards after first $500 and was denied on the 2nd.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 10, 2014, 03:49:43 PM
Crazy since Wm is not near me.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 10, 2014, 04:35:11 PM
Call me a genius, but can't I go to a friend with an NFC phone that doesn't care about miles and download ISIS onto his phone, create a Serve account in my name and then delete the app and give him back his phone?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 10, 2014, 04:48:46 PM
Sounds fine but he will need the special sim
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on September 10, 2014, 04:55:23 PM
Call me a genius, but can't I go to a friend with an NFC phone that doesn't care about miles and download ISIS onto his phone, create a Serve account in my name and then delete the app and give him back his phone?
Yup.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: googwallet on September 11, 2014, 12:00:43 AM
What do people think about using an Amex Business Plat with Serve to reach minimum spend? Asking for FR?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 11, 2014, 12:17:02 AM
Sounds fine but he will need the special sim
Right. I'll keep trying different friends until one has the right sim. ;)

Yup.
Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Yehoshua on September 11, 2014, 12:43:26 AM
Right. I'll keep trying different friends until one has the right sim. ;)
Thanks
I just got the right SIM, although T-Mobile doesn't have the sign up bonus.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ranhan429 on September 11, 2014, 03:05:12 AM
Call me a genius, but can't I go to a friend with an NFC phone that doesn't care about miles and download ISIS onto his phone, create a Serve account in my name and then delete the app and give him back his phone?
Agghhh been thinking about this for a while. Need a friend in the US with a droid to help friend out
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 11, 2014, 06:54:51 AM
Exactly guys.

Is there a time limit you have to wait between closing BB and opening Serve?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 11, 2014, 06:58:25 AM
Exactly guys.

Is there a time limit you have to wait between closing BB and opening Serve?
I switched within the hour
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 11, 2014, 07:16:55 AM
I switched within the hour
Thanks!
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 11, 2014, 08:30:34 AM
Another idea:
Can't you just go into a Verizon, ATT, Tmobile store and download ISIS on one of the display phones and then delete it?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: zh cohen on September 11, 2014, 08:55:30 AM
Another idea:
Can't you just go into a Verizon, ATT, Tmobile store and download ISIS on one of the display phones and then delete it?

Yes. I tried at T-Mobile, but the display phones in the store I went to didn't have a NFC Sim. I went to Verizon, and it worked perfectly.

Only problem is that it takes a couple of minutes to set up, so if the store is empty you might get some weird looks or questions from people working there.

Also, when you set up serve, it automatically puts in the phone number of the phone you are using, so make sure to change it to your number.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ranhan429 on September 11, 2014, 09:07:37 AM
Yes. I tried at T-Mobile, but the display phones in the store I went to didn't have a NFC Sim. I went to Verizon, and it worked perfectly.

Only problem is that it takes a couple of minutes to set up, so if the store is empty you might get some weird looks or questions from people working there.

Also, when you set up serve, it automatically puts in the phone number of the phone you are using, so make sure to change it to your number.

Brilliant. Now I need a trust-worthy person with half a brain to do some legwork. ;D
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 11, 2014, 09:09:46 AM
Yes. I tried at T-Mobile, but the display phones in the store I went to didn't have a NFC Sim. I went to Verizon, and it worked perfectly.

Only problem is that it takes a couple of minutes to set up, so if the store is empty you might get some weird looks or questions from people working there.

Also, when you set up serve, it automatically puts in the phone number of the phone you are using, so make sure to change it to your number.
Thank you! And I have to do it twice (for my wife). Talk about awkward stares. ;)

Did deleting the app clear your personal info you think?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 11, 2014, 09:16:56 AM
Windows Phone with NFC should work, right? Think I just found a friend to let me do it!

Darn no app for WP.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 11, 2014, 10:01:12 AM
Another idea:
Can't you just go into a Verizon, ATT, Tmobile store and download ISIS on one of the display phones and then delete it?
Suggested up thread too
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: KidOOO on September 11, 2014, 11:02:25 AM
How do i get tmobile to send me the special SIM? i remember doing it online a while ago bet never got it

Also is there anyway in the world to download their app without having that sim?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: eli1571 on September 11, 2014, 11:32:35 AM
are there no ways to use isis (softcard) via desktop ?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: zh cohen on September 11, 2014, 12:39:16 PM
Thank you! And I have to do it twice (for my wife). Talk about awkward stares. ;)

Did deleting the app clear your personal info you think?

The app was already on the phone. Once I was done, I logged out and cleared the cache of the app.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: zh cohen on September 11, 2014, 12:43:14 PM
How do i get tmobile to send me the special SIM? i remember doing it online a while ago bet never got it

Also is there anyway in the world to download their app without having that sim?

If you have a store nearby, you can just walk in.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 11, 2014, 01:34:07 PM
How do i get tmobile to send me the special SIM? i remember doing it online a while ago bet never got it

Also is there anyway in the world to download their app without having that sim?
Through the isis site it allows you to choose the carrier and phone and sends a sim to you
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 11, 2014, 01:35:53 PM
https://www.paywithisis.com/get-sim.html
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on September 11, 2014, 03:19:37 PM
 serve works for AMEX threshold but not points. Is that correct?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 11, 2014, 03:21:36 PM
serve works for AMEX threshold but not points. Is that correct?
Yes for the 3rd time in 24 hrs
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on September 11, 2014, 04:48:14 PM
"Amex cc’s don’t earn points, but do not consider it a cash advance."
Do we know if Serve works to meet an AMEX spending threshhold? Thanks!
Can you guys please read the thread or wiki instead of asking the same exact question every day?

I edited the wiki to included this.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Yehoshua on September 11, 2014, 05:29:51 PM
How do i get tmobile to send me the special SIM? i remember doing it online a while ago bet never got it

Also is there anyway in the world to download their app without having that sim?
I did the same thing, twice, and never got a card. Just go into a T-Mobile store and pick one up.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 11, 2014, 06:05:17 PM
I edited the wiki to included this.
thank you! Been getting sick of looking at that question every day
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: nobiggy on September 11, 2014, 06:14:29 PM
Yes for the 3rd time in 24 hrs

I'm sorry to hear. :-[
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 11, 2014, 09:39:18 PM
Is it a problem that I don't see to higher limits on the serve site after I just signed up through isis? Strange cuz from serve app it asks to activate the card before trying to add funds but from website it seems to allow adding funds.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Yehoshua on September 11, 2014, 10:22:35 PM
Is it a problem that I don't see to higher limits on the serve site after I just signed up through isis? Strange cuz from serve app it asks to activate the card before trying to add funds but from website it seems to allow adding funds.
Yet the app let's you pay bills before activating your card while the website won't until your activate. Seems like the best way to go is to use the best parts of both until your card arrives.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 11, 2014, 11:41:21 PM
Is it a problem that I don't see to higher limits on the serve site after I just signed up through isis? Strange cuz from serve app it asks to activate the card before trying to add funds but from website it seems to allow adding funds.
+1 my limit is $1000. Did I mess up or does it take time?
Also seems like the site let's you add funds already now, but again it limits it to $1000.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 12, 2014, 02:35:01 AM
Your extended limits that you get because you signed up via Isis don't take affect until you get the actual physical serve card in the mail and activate it. Until then you can load $400/day $500/month. And when your card arrives you'll be able to load the full $500/day $1500/month from CC
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 12, 2014, 07:47:56 AM
Your extended limits that you get because you signed up via Isis don't take affect until you get the actual physical serve card in the mail and activate it. Until then you can load $400/day $500/month. And when your card arrives you'll be able to load the full $500/day $1500/month from CC
Thanks, I had a feeling I needed the card to see the higher limits.
Although I believe without ISIS it's $1000/mo not $500
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 12, 2014, 08:12:15 AM
Thanks, I had a feeling I needed the card to see the higher limits.
Although I believe without ISIS it's $1000/mo not $500
correct. the $500/month i am referring to is if you signed up through ISIS you can load $400/day $500/month until your physical serve card comes
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/48406
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: srap on September 12, 2014, 08:49:07 AM
Are there any deals still around for signing up?  What are they (summary)?
If I close my current serve and reopen under ISIS am I still eligible?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 12, 2014, 09:17:08 AM
correct. the $500/month i am referring to is if you signed up through ISIS you can load $400/day $500/month until your physical serve card comes
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/48406
Ooo sorry.

So, now that I got signed up on my friend's phone. Can I delete Serve from his ISIS? Is that how it works or do I need to delete the whole ISIS app?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 12, 2014, 09:32:09 AM
Ooo sorry.

So, now that I got signed up on my friend's phone. Can I delete Serve from his ISIS? Is that how it works or do I need to delete the whole ISIS app?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 12, 2014, 09:43:03 AM
Got it
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 12, 2014, 10:13:02 AM
So, I know there are no physical checks, but can I make anyone a biller through BillPay? Can I have them send checks to my wife? Need a different address? Different last name?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on September 12, 2014, 10:23:21 AM
So, I know there are no physical checks, but can I make anyone a biller through BillPay? Can I have them send checks to my wife? Need a different address? Different last name?
You can send to your wife. I'd use a different last name and a different address (work?) if you can.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 12, 2014, 10:25:22 AM
You can send to your wife. I'd use a different last name and a different address (work?) if you can.
Last name is easy for me (she hasn't changed hers yet) and there are other addresses I can work with. Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 12, 2014, 10:31:21 AM
You can send to your wife. I'd use a different last name and a different address (work?) if you can.
Is all that really necessary? Seems like a bit much
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: etech0 on September 12, 2014, 10:37:23 AM
Is all that really necessary? Seems like a bit much
I don't know if it's necessary, but it's what I would do. Just in case.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 12, 2014, 10:39:54 AM
CMIIW but I think the maximum you can send a check to someone via the bill pay is $5,000/month. Just keep it in mind
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Hank on September 12, 2014, 11:00:44 AM
Had no problem borrowing a compatible friends phone, swapping in my SIM and signing up through ISIS for the higher load limits (did require an "upgraded" t-mobile SIM card though).

Can someone confirm that a Wells Fargo (Propel Amex) cc will earn points for loading?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Don Will on September 12, 2014, 03:56:02 PM
how much do vanila cards cost in family dollar
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: avrumy22 on September 12, 2014, 03:57:30 PM
Where in lkwd is there to load cards?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on September 12, 2014, 04:00:23 PM
I've had the Serve card for years now.  Is it possible to cancel it and then sign up again through ISIS to get the additional $500/month capability?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on September 12, 2014, 06:34:33 PM
I've had the Serve card for years now.  Is it possible to cancel it and then sign up again through ISIS to get the additional $500/month capability?
I can't imagine its any different if you've had it for years or for a month like I did.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Dealfinder12 on September 13, 2014, 09:43:24 PM
I cant get my gcs onto my bb card is it worthwhile to switch to serve so i can get a cc linked?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 14, 2014, 01:04:44 AM
I cant get my gcs onto my bb card is it worthwhile to switch to serve so i can get a cc linked?
think about it for a second. $1500/month x 12= $18,000 extra ms a year (times that by 2 if your Married = $36,000 a year of MS)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cholent on September 14, 2014, 02:15:09 AM
I cant get my gcs onto my bb card is it worthwhile to switch to serve so i can get a cc linked?

At this point, I can't see what advantage BB offers over Serve (unless I guess the ability to write paper checks is important to you - keeping in mind that they still need to be preregistered online)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lunatic on September 14, 2014, 07:39:42 AM
At this point, I can't see what advantage BB offers over Serve (unless I guess the ability to write paper checks is important to you - keeping in mind that they still need to be preregistered online)
That's it...
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Mo2 on September 14, 2014, 03:00:32 PM
I know it's hard to find a 7-Eleven that allows CC for visa cards but if I can find one, which cards should I buy? I'm looking for cards Tha can be cashed out via serve WM? (my local 711's don't have one vanilla they only have my vanilla. Will they work on serve?)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on September 14, 2014, 03:05:12 PM
I know it's hard to find a 7-Eleven that allows CC for visa cards but if I can find one, which cards should I buy? I'm looking for cards Tha can be cashed out via serve WM? (my local 711's don't have one vanilla they only have my vanilla. Will they work on serve?)
the 711's I've tried were hard-coded not to take cc for my vanilla
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on September 14, 2014, 09:32:08 PM
the 711's I've tried were hard-coded not to take cc for my vanilla
Bought a one vanilla with a cc at 7-11 today.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on September 14, 2014, 09:44:12 PM
Bought a one vanilla with a cc at 7-11 today.
May I ask where? I tried 3 7-Elevens today which refused.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on September 14, 2014, 09:51:46 PM
Bought a one vanilla with a cc at 7-11 today.
yes, one vanilla, not my vanilla
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Mo2 on September 14, 2014, 09:54:38 PM
May I ask where? I tried 3 7-Elevens today which refused.
nobody is gonna tell you where to buy :-) 
It's common knowledge that the one vanilla (unlike the vanilla reload) cards are not hard coded against buying with cc, some stores/workers will flat out say no to cc's and others are just clueless (they're the best) and yet others you just gotta convince to try it and see that it works.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on September 14, 2014, 09:58:18 PM
nobody is gonna tell you where to buy :-) 
It's common knowledge that the one vanilla (unlike the vanilla reload) cards are not hard coded against buying with cc, some stores/workers will flat out say no to cc's and others are just clueless (they're the best) and yet others you just gotta convince to try it and see that it works.
I know in general people don't share that kinda information, I was just hoping that ah would. I had a store that used to do it no problem then decided that its illegal (the guy claimed he got a ticket for it, I told him that I knew it was bull but I wasnt gonna fight with him). I've been unable to convince any of them to try it. Some of them are smart enough to know they they lose money on it. Hopefully I'll find one where I can do it before the end of the quarter.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lyla on September 15, 2014, 12:11:32 AM
I would like to pay my Barclay Arrival+ bill with Serve BP and Barclaycard isnt a set up vendor. Anyone ever pay a credit card bill with Barclays via Serve? I'm also a little worried because the statement has a stub thats supposed to be sent in with payment and obviously that cant be done with serve.
I paid my m&m card with serve (I load the 1500 with the arrival+). You have to add it as a payee (Barclays bank is not the right payee). Just fill out all the address info from your the bottom portion of your bill. It worked fine and my account was credited in 2 days.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on September 15, 2014, 12:19:17 AM
I know in general people don't share that kinda information, I was just hoping that ah would. I had a store that used to do it no problem then decided that its illegal (the guy claimed he got a ticket for it, I told him that I knew it was bull but I wasnt gonna fight with him). I've been unable to convince any of them to try it. Some of them are smart enough to know they they lose money on it. Hopefully I'll find one where I can do it before the end of the quarter.
unfortunately there is no simple answer, in the same store one employee will allow and another wont, this game takes a little work, nothing comes so easy anymore
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on September 15, 2014, 12:21:41 AM
unfortunately there is no simple answer, in the same store one employee will allow and another wont, this game takes a little work, nothing comes so easy anymore
This is sadly the truth. I had success at that one store for over a year and then nothing. I can try different times of the day. Maybe different clerks will have different feelings.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dpk4588 on September 15, 2014, 12:27:16 AM
I paid my m&m card with serve (I load the 1500 with the arrival+). You have to add it as a payee (Barclays bank is not the right payee). Just fill out all the address info from your the bottom portion of your bill. It worked fine and my account was credited in 2 days.
Barclays Bank Delaware is the correct payee. Thats what user googwallet suggested and I did a small test payment and it posted no problem.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on September 15, 2014, 12:36:06 AM
May I ask where? I tried 3 7-Elevens today which refused.
New Jersey. along the 1-9 N. right before the Gothels.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 15, 2014, 07:08:41 AM
New Jersey. along the 1-9 N. right before the Gothels.
Thank you. Every NJ one I try has failed so far.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on September 15, 2014, 10:49:52 AM
New Jersey. along the 1-9 N. right before the Gothels.
But I took the last one vanilla off the rack yesterday, so give them time to restock.
Or maybe it was just a clueless cashier.  There were only 2 youngish women there then.  Barely any customers, either.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 15, 2014, 07:42:25 PM
On hold with serve reps. Why can't I load 500.? Signed up through isis
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: username on September 15, 2014, 07:54:01 PM
Family dollar says they can accept amex serve, but cannot load them, effective today. They said that its system wide due to some 'money scam,. Anybody else get that?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: avrumy22 on September 15, 2014, 08:01:30 PM
anywhere in lkwd to load?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 15, 2014, 08:02:43 PM
On hold with serve reps. Why can't I load 500.? Signed up through isis
Flipping India reps....
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: username on September 15, 2014, 08:06:45 PM
Well, just went half a mile to the next Family Dollar. No problem at all loading  the Serve.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on September 15, 2014, 08:07:58 PM
On hold with serve reps. Why can't I load 500.? Signed up through isis
I don't know, but I once tried with SP and it didn't work, a different time they said that I have to verify my card by sending them proof of ID
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on September 15, 2014, 08:13:11 PM
Family dollar says they can accept amex serve, but cannot load them, effective today. They said that its system wide due to some 'money scam,. Anybody else get that?
I was at FD today and I loaded my Serve with a one vanilla, this was at 7:32pm. The lady was hesitant to load it with a card, apparently they were sent an email saying that cards can only be loaded with Cash.. Baruch Hashem one the other cashiers gave her a short and sweet 'musser scmooze' and she let me load it.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 15, 2014, 08:13:24 PM
I don't know, but I once tried with SP and it didn't work, a different time they said that I have to verify my card by sending them proof of ID
Thanks. They said my chase ua card actually declined and it's not a serve issue. Gotta call chase now
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: rockstarhockstar on September 15, 2014, 08:16:40 PM
Thanks. They said my chase ua card actually declined and it's not a serve issue. Gotta call chase now
They told me the same thing, I called chase and they said my card is on fraud alert because I didn't enter the right info, I'm sure I did the first time but I tried again, just to be sure, after they removed the alert and it still didn't work. Then I tried with Barclay's A+ and British Airways, both worked for 500.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: cozmohoot on September 15, 2014, 08:37:53 PM
They told me the same thing, I called chase and they said my card is on fraud alert because I didn't enter the right info, I'm sure I did the first time but I tried again, just to be sure, after they removed the alert and it still didn't work. Then I tried with Barclay's A+ and British Airways, both worked for 500.
Just told me same thing. Will try again soon
Edit. Exactly what you did I just did. Ua card doesn't work on my serve but ba just went through fine for 498.00.
Anyone else have issues with specific cards?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ckmk47 on September 15, 2014, 09:02:21 PM
Well, just went half a mile to the next Family Dollar. No problem at all loading  the Serve.
thanks.  you scared me.
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: ah on September 16, 2014, 12:16:18 AM
My ISIS app icon just changed :)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: avrumy22 on September 16, 2014, 12:56:51 AM
So your total loading limit per month, if using all 3 methods is $7K.


I have 5k in GC and 1500 in online load. =6500. what am i missin?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: lfas25 on September 16, 2014, 01:14:08 AM
So your total loading limit per month, if using all 3 methods is $7K.


I have 5k in GC and 1500 in online load. =6500. what am i missin?

$1500 DC
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: Joe4007 on September 16, 2014, 01:16:29 AM
So your total loading limit per month, if using all 3 methods is $7K.


I have 5k in GC and 1500 in online load. =6500. what am i missin?
The wiki doesn't include ISIS limits and it's:

5k at Walmart, etc.
1k online via CC
1k online via DC
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: dalutulak on September 16, 2014, 02:02:46 AM
-when you say that you can load serve with up to $1,000/month with a DC does that really mean a GC? (or else whats the point, right?)

-and if so ^ is the info that you fill out on serve different when filling up with a DC then when you fill up using a GC?

-and can you send the money to a bank account?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: D93 on September 16, 2014, 02:04:07 AM
-when you say that you can load serve with up to $1,000/month with a DC does that really mean a GC? (or else whats the point, right?)

-and if so ^ is the info that you fill out on serve different when filling up with a DC then when you fill up using a GC?

-and can you send the money to a bank account?
no you cannot use the DC feature for GC (unless u wanna have your account shut down)
READ THE WIKI
Quote
Debit Cards linked to Serve: $200/day up to 1000/month ON LINE.  BUT only a permanent DC with your name on it. (NOT GCs)

And yes - you can withdraw funds to a bank account, same as bb, just do it moderately
(I added this to the wiki. It was on the bb wiki but not on the serve wiki)
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: avrumy22 on September 16, 2014, 08:17:58 AM
$1500 DC

What does that do? What DC gives points?
Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: yakov116 on September 16, 2014, 08:35:50 AM
What does that do? What DC gives points?
A refillable debit card that you can fill up with a credit card

Title: Re: Amex Serve.com
Post by: @Yehuda on September 16, 2014, 08:51:59 AM
The app was already on the phone. Once I was done, I logged out and cleared the cache of the app.
Can