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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-money in your Serve account can be withdrawn directly to a linked bank account, which, if done too much, may be seen as risky by Serve, but in moderation should be fine.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.
« Last edited by Iz on August 18, 2016, 10:36:02 AM »

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3930 on: October 14, 2015, 08:53:02 AM »
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Doesnt matter there's regular serve which gives you 1000$ load.
The post is incorrect on that point - they charge a fee for any non-Amex cards, no matter what account type you have.
Ah ha. So the post is wrong.. But I thought Dan was never wrong ?
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3931 on: October 14, 2015, 09:00:31 AM »
Ah ha. So the post is wrong.. But I thought Dan was never wrong ?
He probably copied wording from an old post, when it was possible to load from them.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3932 on: October 14, 2015, 09:24:55 AM »
The post is incorrect on that point - they no longer accept those cards.
If you have no idea what you're talking about it's best to keep quiet rather than let everyone know that.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3933 on: October 14, 2015, 09:34:03 AM »
If you have no idea what you're talking about it's best to keep quiet rather than let everyone know that.
Can't add any new cards. If you're using it to reach spending thresholds, it doesn't help to have a card that was added to your account in April.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3934 on: October 14, 2015, 09:37:08 AM »
Where did I say anything about adding new cards or spending thresholds in regards to the Softcard VS/MC funding??
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3935 on: October 14, 2015, 09:38:05 AM »
Where did I say anything about adding new cards or spending thresholds in regards to the Softcard VS/MC funding??

You've changed your story completely:
The post is incorrect on that point - they no longer accept those cards.
Can't add any new cards.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3936 on: October 14, 2015, 09:42:04 AM »
Where did I say anything about adding new cards or spending thresholds in regards to the Softcard VS/MC funding??
Calm down. I agree, technically your post is correct. However, I would think most people looking into serve (and reading this thread) are trying to meet thresholds, in which case it doesn't really help.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3937 on: October 14, 2015, 09:43:44 AM »
Would have been classier just to say that you were wrong and apologize after calling me out for posting bad info than to deflect and change your argument.

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3938 on: October 14, 2015, 09:46:43 AM »
Would have been classier just to say that you were wrong and apologize after calling me out for posting bad info than to deflect and change your argument.

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3939 on: October 14, 2015, 09:49:46 AM »
Would have been classier just to say that you were wrong and apologize after calling me out for posting bad info than to deflect and change your argument.

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Lol.

So what's the consensus here? If you didn't close softcard serve, the card attached to it still loads to serve?

At the endserve at the end wouldn't allow non-amex cards to fund the account, and that amex cards Dont get points, only qualify towards thresholds.

So is what you are saying you can only load from an amex cards now- under the sam rules that applied (I mentioned) above?
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3940 on: October 14, 2015, 09:54:18 AM »
Would have been classier just to say that you were wrong and apologize after calling me out for posting bad info than to deflect and change your argument.

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3941 on: October 14, 2015, 10:00:01 AM »
Point is simple, don't call people out point blank for being wrong unless you're darn sure.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3942 on: October 14, 2015, 10:03:42 AM »
Point is simple, don't call people out point blank for being wrong unless you're darn sure.
You've got thin skin for a person that's been doing this a long time and has been accused of much worse. This is a minor obscure issue. Settle down. Go look for some more tissue deals.
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3943 on: October 14, 2015, 10:06:04 AM »
The post is incorrect on that point - they no longer accept those cards.
ur wrong, as long as they r linked to ur acct with serve/softcard before it still works. no fee charged, unless it changed during october

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #3944 on: October 14, 2015, 10:06:34 AM »
You've got thin skin for a person that's been doing this a long time and has been accused of much worse. This is a minor obscure issue. Settle down. Go look for some more tissue deals.
Common he is trying to teach you to have some class... And your proving his point that you ain't got it at all