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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-money in your Serve account can be withdrawn directly to a linked bank account, which, if done too much, may be seen as risky by Serve, but in moderation should be fine.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
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #7066 on: May 18, 2017, 09:57:47 AM »
who here still has Serve??!!

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #7068 on: May 18, 2017, 01:49:47 PM »
No one answered my question 😥

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #7069 on: May 18, 2017, 02:01:04 PM »
who here still has an active Serve??!!
FTFY
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #7070 on: May 25, 2017, 09:40:11 AM »
Any recent DPs re Walmart in Brick, NJ? I haven't been there in a while, and I'm wondering if they've been allowing loads recently. Thanks.

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #7071 on: May 25, 2017, 11:25:47 AM »
They make you show your debit card, but it's possible to show then switch
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #7072 on: May 25, 2017, 11:26:34 AM »
And I still have an active Serve card, btw. As do alot of my "household" members
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« Reply #7073 on: May 25, 2017, 12:01:13 PM »
They make you show your debit card, but it's possible to show then switch
Did this happen consistently multiple times/cashiers? IME (not so recent), it was YMMV.

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #7074 on: May 25, 2017, 12:15:13 PM »
Haven't done too many recently, I currently have easier and more lucrative MS opportunities in Lakewood, (buying groups), but I did it last week so that's one DP
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #7075 on: May 25, 2017, 11:10:28 PM »
My local Walmart won't do split payments. Is there a way around it or just have to do a bunch of transactions?

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« Reply #7076 on: May 25, 2017, 11:16:58 PM »
Haven't done too many recently, I currently have easier and more lucrative MS opportunities in Lakewood, (buying groups), but I did it last week so that's one DP
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #7077 on: May 25, 2017, 11:42:00 PM »
Am I the only nervous one who always checks the receipts after unloading before throwing out gcs?

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #7078 on: May 25, 2017, 11:44:13 PM »
Am I the only nervous one who always checks the receipts after unloading before throwing out gcs?
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #7079 on: May 26, 2017, 12:08:58 AM »
Am I the only nervous one who always checks the receipts after unloading before throwing out gcs?

who throws em out ;)