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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-money in your Serve account can be withdrawn directly to a linked bank account, which, if done too much, may be seen as risky by Serve, but in moderation should be fine.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: Amex Serve.com
« Reply #1215 on: August 21, 2014, 10:56:27 PM »
Got a surprise $20 credit today in my serve account.  :)

Looks like Verizon has 3 promotions currently running if you sign up for Serve through Isis. Dan only mentioned 2 on the main screen.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/products/isis/exclusive-offers.html

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Re: Amex Serve.com
« Reply #1216 on: August 21, 2014, 11:04:45 PM »
Got a surprise $20 credit today in my serve account.  :)

Looks like Verizon has 3 promotions currently running if you sign up for Serve through Isis. Dan only mentioned 2 on the main screen.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/products/isis/exclusive-offers.html

Sweet! I just need to find a place that I'd spend $40 that takes ISIS. So far I've been using it for the $1 credit at drugstores. I don't plan on spending $40 at a drug store.
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Re: Amex Serve.com
« Reply #1217 on: August 21, 2014, 11:07:48 PM »
Got a surprise $20 credit today in my serve account.  :)

Looks like Verizon has 3 promotions currently running if you sign up for Serve through Isis. Dan only mentioned 2 on the main screen.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/products/isis/exclusive-offers.html
Thanks for sharing! That's $95 for me so far for opening serve.
Sweet! I just need to find a place that I'd spend $40 that takes ISIS. So far I've been using it for the $1 credit at drugstores. I don't plan on spending $40 at a drug store.
Doesn't look like you need to go through ISIS. You just need to have the Serve card loaded in your ISIS wallet.

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« Reply #1218 on: August 21, 2014, 11:15:16 PM »
Thanks for sharing! That's $95 for me so far for opening serve. Doesn't look like you need to go through ISIS. You just need to have the Serve card loaded in your ISIS wallet.
I didn't use my phone. I swiped my Serve card at BBB the other day
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Re: Amex Serve.com
« Reply #1219 on: August 21, 2014, 11:39:38 PM »
I didn't use my phone. I swiped my Serve card at BBB the other day
sweet. Thnx for sharing!

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« Reply #1220 on: August 22, 2014, 01:07:58 AM »
Got a surprise $20 credit today in my serve account.  :)

Looks like Verizon has 3 promotions currently running if you sign up for Serve through Isis. Dan only mentioned 2 on the main screen.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/products/isis/exclusive-offers.html
good find but, why on earth were you paying with serve?

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« Reply #1221 on: August 22, 2014, 01:09:57 AM »
good find but, why on earth were you paying with serve?

I didn't use my phone. I swiped my Serve card at BBB the other day
Amex offer?

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Re: Amex Serve.com
« Reply #1222 on: August 22, 2014, 01:11:49 AM »
Amex offer?

Ok....explains a little, for $25 makes sense but over $40? Could do split payment...

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« Reply #1223 on: August 22, 2014, 01:16:56 AM »
Ok....explains a little, for $25 makes sense but over $40? Could do split payment...
Not everyone is like that ya know...

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« Reply #1224 on: August 22, 2014, 01:20:57 AM »
Not everyone is like that ya know...
well im glad, now we all know :D i thought the offer was only at the verizon store

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« Reply #1225 on: August 22, 2014, 07:08:40 AM »
good find but, why on earth were you paying with serve?
Amex offer. I initially was just going to make a $25 purchase using the signup bonus $, except my wife ended up coming with me and my purchase seemed to have grown.
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« Reply #1226 on: August 22, 2014, 08:51:34 AM »
for the $1 offer, do i need to use the ISIS wallet or its like the $20 offer - that i can just pay with my serve card (that  was signed up through ISIS)? seems like from Verizon's website its the same.. anyone with experience?

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« Reply #1227 on: August 22, 2014, 09:30:29 AM »
for the $1 offer, do i need to use the ISIS wallet or its like the $20 offer - that i can just pay with my serve card (that  was signed up through ISIS)? seems like from Verizon's website its the same.. anyone with experience?
You need to use your phone to get the $1 refund. I have made purchases by swiping my card and didn't get anything back.
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« Reply #1228 on: August 22, 2014, 09:32:27 AM »
for the $1 offer, do i need to use the ISIS wallet or its like the $20 offer - that i can just pay with my serve card (that  was signed up through ISIS)? seems like from Verizon's website its the same.. anyone with experience?
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