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Open Serve: Do 1 of the following:
1) Buy a temporary card. (free in cvs in NJ won’t take cc)($3.95 fee), or
2) Open online. They’ll send you a card. (free)
Note that you COULD have more than one of these: Bluebird (BB), Redcard and serve. 

Loading Serve: Serve does not have any fees to load money.
a) At CVS, 7-11, and Rite Aid ONLY CASH can be loaded.
b) At Walmart GCs …uh Debit Cards (besides Vanilla cards) can be loaded onto Serve just like onto BB. Load limit: $2500/day up to $5000/month
c) At Family Dollar max $499.99/Day, not hard coded, YMMV, Cash or Debit/Gift Card.
WARNING: There are reports of debit cards being drained at FD, and not loading onto Serve, so FD is not recommended.
d) An Amex CC of the serve cardholder can be linked and used to fund your Serve ONLINE. Load limit: $200 per day/$1000 per month
Amex cc loads are not considered cash advance. They DO NOT earn points, or count towards a spending threshold.
e) Debit Cards linked to Serve: $200/day up to 1000/month ONLINE.  But only a permanent DC with your name on it. (NOT GCs)

So your total loading limit per month, if using all 3 methods is $7K.

-Serve has a $1 monthly inactivity fee (waived in VA, NY and TX) that is waived if you use Direct Deposit OR add $500.
-If Serve has a bonus for using direct deposit, use AP.

Using the funds on Serve:
-Free ATM use/withdrawal at MoneyPass ATMs. $2 elsewhere.
-Serve has a Bill Pay feature – same as BB.  You tell them who to pay, and they send a check for you.  You can pay up to 5k of unregistered billers, but 10K of registered ones (registered= those on their bill pay list). Pay your Credit Cards bills as well as many other bills or any person!
WARNING: Do not use the bill pay feature to pay the Credit Card that is linked for online loads.
-money in your Serve account can be withdrawn directly to a linked bank account, which, if done too much, may be seen as risky by Serve, but in moderation should be fine.
Withdraw to your bank https://secure.serve.com/Actions/WithdrawMoney

Make sure the name, address and phone number on your profile match your credit card billing address, or you may get declined.  When linking your credit card at serve.com, the website will only show you the address on your profile, but not the phone number, so this is easy to overlook.  Go to profile, and check/update your phone number there.

Error likely with the Serve account:
When you create a new account and add a credit card, you will be allowed to do the first transaction. After that, your account will probably go into system lockdown until you verify some information. Likely error message for this case is "Risk declined operation" when you try to add money on to the account. You will need to send in (online, fax or mail) a photo ID and a copy of your credit card or statement. Upload your documents here -
https://secure.serve.com/User/SecureFileUpload. Then Call up AMEX Account Protection Services at 1-800-555-4318 and tell them you uploaded the documents and ask them to verify it for you.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3315 on: March 15, 2015, 06:08:52 AM »
Enlighten us, will you?
Unlikely,  as once it ventures out of the dark side they will be no longer

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3316 on: March 15, 2015, 08:21:14 AM »
Enlighten us, will you?
Let's just say that there's a big world beyond these 4 walls.

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3317 on: March 15, 2015, 08:27:34 AM »
Unlikely,  as once it ventures out of the dark side they will be no longer
For those willing to venture a little into the dark side,  there are still plenty of options........
Let's just say that there's a big world beyond these 4 walls.

Can someone pleeeaaaazz fill me in (Via PM?) I'm in Israel and was just last week approved for the CSP, I need to spend 4k and was really relying on Serve :'(
I would be so grateful if someone can inform me on some of the other options!! (on the dark side)

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3318 on: March 15, 2015, 10:44:56 AM »

Can someone pleeeaaaazz fill me in (Via PM?) I'm in Israel and was just last week approved for the CSP, I need to spend 4k and was really relying on Serve :'(
I would be so grateful if someone can inform me on some of the other options!! (on the dark side)
see the problem is I think many people are in the same boat as you and all would like everything handed to them on a silver platter. Just got to search and think out of the box. Good luck
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3319 on: March 15, 2015, 11:24:46 AM »
Is there a maximum one can transfer to a bank account from serve account without getting charged - if any charges at all?

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3321 on: March 15, 2015, 11:43:40 AM »


I'm in Israel and was just last week approved for the CSP, I need to spend 4k and was really relying on Serve
If you are having issues spending for a single card then it's unlikely the things I do would be for you, they aren't basic

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3322 on: March 15, 2015, 02:55:43 PM »
Can someone pleeeaaaazz fill me in (Via PM?) I'm in Israel and was just last week approved for the CSP, I need to spend 4k and was really relying on Serve :'(
I would be so grateful if someone can inform me on some of the other options!! (on the dark side)
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3323 on: March 15, 2015, 02:57:35 PM »
Try Square
they close you down 123 if they see your overseas.

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3324 on: March 15, 2015, 02:58:43 PM »
they close you down 123 if they see your overseas.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3325 on: March 15, 2015, 03:14:54 PM »
If you are having issues spending for a single card then it's unlikely the things I do would be for you, they aren't basic
can i get a pm :)
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3326 on: March 15, 2015, 03:25:39 PM »
Wow and I was just about to set this up!!!

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3327 on: March 15, 2015, 03:30:06 PM »
can i get a pm :)
Then you can always forward that pm.

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3328 on: March 15, 2015, 04:15:59 PM »
Wow and I was just about to set this up!!!
You can still get 2 months worth (2k - 3k)
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3329 on: March 15, 2015, 04:25:28 PM »

You can still get 2 months worth (2k - 3k)
how did you figure 3k in 2 months of it a monthly limit of 1k per month
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