Serve Online Credit Card Loads Still Working
I know a lot of you have ditched Serve in favor of a REDcard (REDbird), but some of you have stuck with it. Once American Express announced that online credit card loads with Serve would end (from non-Amex cards), there seemed to be a mass exodus away from the card. Online loads were after all its main unique feature.
Shortly before the “end” of non-Amex online credit card loads last month, I speculated that setting up a scheduled add, may be a way to keep loading Serve from your preferred non-Amex card. At that time I setup a schedule with an indefinite end date that adds $300 per week to my Serve card.
Over the past two weeks I have heard rumblings that online credit card loads are still working from non-Amex cards. Since I had maxed out my loads for the month, there wasn’t any way to check. Now that the 1st has come around, I have some good news to report.
My Scheduled Add Worked
I awoke this morning to find an email saying that my $300 scheduled load to Serve went through as planned. This load was from a Mastercard that has been linked to my account for some time. So far my plan has worked.
Manual Load May Work
While I wasn’t able to test this because I don’t want to mess up my schedule, it appears that manual loads should still work. The Mastercard linked to my account appears when I go to the “Add Money” screen which makes me think a load would go through.
Setup a Schedule
Since this seems to still be working for the moment, you may still have time to setup a schedule to hopefully keep this going. If doing this, I would probably set the the schedule to start next month and then I would max out my loads for this month over the next couple of days just in case things change for the worse.
If you still have an Amex Serve card you may want to login to see if you can squeeze out some more value before they shut down non-Amex loads. For now it appears the Serve’s usefullness has been extended. For how long we don’t know.
Were you able to load your card today? Let me know your experiences in the comments!