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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-money in your Serve account can be withdrawn directly to a linked bank account, which, if done too much, may be seen as risky by Serve, but in moderation should be fine.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 #6840 on: August 26, 2016, 01:25:59 AM »
Anybody else get a shutdown notice today?  (I haven't used it in ages.)
Yup X2 today. 

I haven't used then in a while. I've never done gc with serve.

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #6841 on: August 26, 2016, 01:32:48 AM »
At this point, is it better to just sign up for Bluebird? Are those less prone to getting shut down?

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #6842 on: August 26, 2016, 04:46:43 AM »
At this point, is it better to just sign up for Bluebird? Are those less prone to getting shut down?
Nope. Lost my last serve and my last BB today  >:(

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #6843 on: August 26, 2016, 11:20:11 AM »
I have blue serve. Want to close it & open oneVIP. Can sign up with different mobile number & email id but same SSN. How many days I need to wait in between?

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #6844 on: August 26, 2016, 11:43:45 AM »
I have blue serve. Want to close it & open oneVIP. Can sign up with different mobile number & email id but same SSN. How many days I need to wait in between?
Can you sign up with the same mobile number & email?

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #6845 on: August 26, 2016, 11:44:35 AM »
I have blue serve. Want to close it & open oneVIP. Can sign up with different mobile number & email id but same SSN. How many days I need to wait in between?
Why do you have the blue serve?

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #6846 on: August 28, 2016, 05:09:36 PM »
Just checked and my serve was also shut down. Completely forgot about it since RA stopped loading vgc onto it. When I checked I still had $900 on it.  what can I do to get money out besides billpay? Can I have them send someone a check even though they don't have a server bb card?

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #6847 on: August 28, 2016, 05:15:16 PM »
Just checked and my serve was also shut down. Completely forgot about it since RA stopped loading vgc onto it. When I checked I still had $900 on it.  what can I do to get money out besides billpay? Can I have them send someone a check even though they don't have a server bb card?
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #6848 on: August 28, 2016, 09:55:22 PM »
VIP
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #6849 on: August 28, 2016, 11:42:09 PM »
Just checked and my serve was also shut down. Completely forgot about it since RA stopped loading vgc onto it. When I checked I still had $900 on it.  what can I do to get money out besides billpay? Can I have them send someone a check even though they don't have a server bb card?
Can you request a transfer to your own bank account? Can you close your account and have them send you the balance by check?

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #6850 on: August 29, 2016, 12:09:25 AM »
Just checked and my serve was also shut down. Completely forgot about it since RA stopped loading vgc onto it. When I checked I still had $900 on it.  what can I do to get money out besides billpay? Can I have them send someone a check even though they don't have a server bb card?
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #6851 on: August 29, 2016, 12:11:29 AM »
Just checked and my serve was also shut down. Completely forgot about it since RA stopped loading vgc onto it. When I checked I still had $900 on it.  what can I do to get money out besides billpay? Can I have them send someone a check even though they don't have a server bb card?
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #6852 on: August 29, 2016, 02:11:58 AM »
Anything like this still around? Even better if it's an office supply category... lol

https://millionmilesecrets.com/2015/10/20/2-new-offers-to-meet-minimum-spending-requirements-for-nearly-free/
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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #6853 on: September 07, 2016, 12:03:42 PM »
I went to load a new Serve card at Walmart, and there was a fee ($2-3?). It seems like I ordered the wrong Serve. I got the blue one, instead of the One VIP Serve. Is there any way to load the blue one with "cash" w/o a fee? If not, can I switch it to One VIP, or I need to cancel it and get One VIP separately? (I assume I can not have both.) Thanks.

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Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« Reply #6854 on: September 07, 2016, 12:13:31 PM »
I went to load a new Serve card at Walmart, and there was a fee ($2-3?). It seems like I ordered the wrong Serve. I got the blue one, instead of the One VIP Serve. Is there any way to load the blue one with "cash" w/o a fee? If not, can I switch it to One VIP, or I need to cancel it and get One VIP separately? (I assume I can not have both.) Thanks.
Need to cancel it, and get the VIP.
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