Serve is a digital prepaid account offered by American Express that is currently offering a $25 welcome bonus for new members through 1/17/13. Simply sign up for a new reloadable prepaid card, load at least $25 (in one load) on the card, and receive an additional $25 added to your new account!
Just like the regular AMEX prepaid card, Serve cards can be obtained with no credit check, no annual or monthly fees, and can be used anywhere AMEX is accepted. This card also has some added flexibility and conveniences not found in other prepaid accounts.
Serve allows you to send, request, and receive money person-to-person through:
- The Serve App
- The Serve Facebook App
Often times uploading money to your prepaid card is limited to bank account or cash, but with Serve you can upload via debit and credit card as well. While there is usually a charge for this, Serve is waiving credit and debit load fees through 3/15/13. Your credit card company may charge a cash advance fee for credit card uploads though, so check with your issuer before trying this option.
Here are the four major ways to fund your Serve Card:
- Linked Bank Account
- Linked Credit Card
- Linked Debit Card
- Cash – MoneyPak
Serve has also recently added a new “deals and offers” section, which allows you to either sync deals onto your Serve card to take advantage of a particular promotion, or purchase vouchers offering discounts to various participating businesses. Current deals and offers can be found here. Also, for you Zynga fans out there, Serve now includes the Zynga Serve Rewards Card which allows you to earn in-game virtual currency when using your card on qualifying purchases.
Plenty of options with minimal fees, if you are in the market for a new prepaid card, this is an easy $25. Sign up is simple, and the $25 promotional link can be found here or by clicking on the logos.
Check out the details in full before applying, but here is a summary of the terms and conditions for the $25 statement of credit bonus.
- Valid only for new Serve account holders.
- $25 one time load must post to your account on or before 1/17/13.
- Loads or person-to-person transfers do not count as a qualifying transaction.
- Limited to one statement of credit per account.
- Allow up to 30 days for the statement of credit to post to your account after meeting the requirements.
- Subaccount holders are not eligible for the credit.
- Offer subject to change or cancellation at any time.