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Open Serve: Do 1 of the following:
1) Buy a temporary card. (free in cvs in NJ wonít take cc)($3.95 fee), or
2) Open online. Theyíll 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 Öuh 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 Ė 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-money in your Serve account can be withdrawn directly to a linked bank account, which, if done too much, may be seen as risky by Serve, but in moderation should be fine.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 #3915 on: October 13, 2015, 11:25:07 PM »
But it was with the Silver one, not sur for the Blue
time will tell I guess
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3916 on: October 13, 2015, 11:37:14 PM »
Also wondering, if after having received my Serve card, I change my address to NY, does that cancel the monthly fee?
Looks like that does actually work. Just tried and the "fee status" link disappeared from my account.

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3917 on: October 13, 2015, 11:51:08 PM »
I'm guessing that the answer is no, but just to be sure, when it says that the Green Serve can be loaded at CVS/Rite-Aid/7-Eleven, can those loads be done with gift cards, or just cash?

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3918 on: October 14, 2015, 12:06:57 AM »
Now that the red case is dead i have a few questions about the serve card 1.can you load it with the same types of cards that the red card was loaded with 2.also is there a loading fee for the green serve card in brooklyn(in family dollar)

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3919 on: October 14, 2015, 12:08:37 AM »
Silver serve has 1% back, making it potentially interesting.
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3920 on: October 14, 2015, 12:24:27 AM »
Silver serve has 1% back, making it potentially interesting.
That would mean you would actually spend on the card. Either I'm missing something or you are.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3921 on: October 14, 2015, 12:25:44 AM »
That would mean you would actually spend on the card. Either I'm missing something or you are.
He is.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3922 on: October 14, 2015, 12:28:02 AM »
That would mean you would actually spend on the card. Either I'm missing something or you are.
What's so terrible about spending on the card?
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3923 on: October 14, 2015, 12:43:37 AM »
Been out of loop for a bit, but just saw the DDMS post.

So serve changed its rules right? Because it used to be (why i closed serve from israel) that only AMEX cards could load serve and that didn't even get you points (only towards a bonus).

So now you can load with the other cards, subject to some potentially posting as a CA.

Why can't we open with softcard anymore?
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3924 on: October 14, 2015, 12:48:39 AM »
Been out of loop for a bit, but just saw the DDMS post.

So serve changed its rules right? Because it used to be (why i closed serve from israel) that only AMEX cards could load serve and that didn't even get you points (only towards a bonus).

So now you can load with the other cards, subject to some potentially posting as a CA.

Why can't we open with softcard anymore?
What makes you think you can add with other credit cards?
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3925 on: October 14, 2015, 12:57:06 AM »
Why can't we open with softcard anymore?

Because Softcard (Isis) shut down operations and was sold to Google.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3926 on: October 14, 2015, 03:02:58 AM »
What makes you think you can add with other credit cards?
From DDMS post yesterday:

"Unfortunately I canít get back my Serve with Softcard product. The lucky folks that kept that card are still able to load $1,500 per month for free from their Mastercards and Visa cards all from the comfort of their own homes."
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3927 on: October 14, 2015, 05:51:40 AM »
From DDMS post yesterday:

"Unfortunately I canít get back my Serve with Softcard product. The lucky folks that kept that card are still able to load $1,500 per month for free from their Mastercards and Visa cards all from the comfort of their own homes."
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3928 on: October 14, 2015, 06:08:50 AM »
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Serve from softcard

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3929 on: October 14, 2015, 07:56:25 AM »
From DDMS post yesterday:

"Unfortunately I canít get back my Serve with Softcard product. The lucky folks that kept that card are still able to load $1,500 per month for free from their Mastercards and Visa cards all from the comfort of their own homes."
The post is incorrect on that point - they no longer accept those cards.
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