How does $25 in free cash sound? Well, for a limited time, Serve.com will give you a free $25 credit when you sign up for a new Serve account (you must sign up through this link) and make a one-time deposit of $25 or more into your account.
This offer is valid through
December 31 January 17 and is not available to existing Serve account-holders or any person who previously canceled his or her Serve account.
What is Serve.com?
What is Serve.com? It is a digital payment service, owned by American Express, which provides you with a safe way to make everyday purchases anywhere American Express cards are accepted in the U.S. It is similar to Paypal.
How to get your credit
Here’s how to receive the $25 credit
- Create a free Serve account (you must use the link provided here), then click on the link in the verification email you will receive within 30 minutes of signing up. (Be sure to check your Spam folder if you don’t see it in your inbox)
- Once your account is set up, link your account to a funding source – checking or savings account, debit card, credit card or MoneyPak.
- After you have funded your account using a bank account, debit or credit card, go back to your account’s homepage (click on the “My Money” link at the top of the page), and on the left-hand side, you will see a gray box with a space to enter a dollar amount. Enter an amount of at least $25 and click on the blue “Add” button.
- Review your transaction and click on the blue “Review” button to process the request. (Note: A gray box will pop up warning you your bank may charge a fee for a cash advance from a credit card. If you are using a debit card, you shouldn’t need to worry about this.)
Some people have reported the $25 credit from Serve being posted right away after funding the account with a debit card (they needed to logout and log back into their account to see it), while others have reported it taking longer. The fine print does say it can take up to 30 days to receive your $25 credit.
How to Withdraw Money
Once you put $25 into your account, I am sure you are wondering how you can get that money out. You can withdraw money by being on the “My Money” page (if you aren’t already) and clicking on the small “Withdraw” link in the middle of the page.
Serve offers three ways to withdraw your money, which are:
After your Serve account has been created, you will receive your Serve card via snail mail within 7-10 business days after you register. You can use this card to make purchases anywhere American Express cards are accepted, or use it to withdraw money from an ATM. Serve will waive its fee of $2 for your first withdrawal every month.
Funds Transfer to Bank Account
You can link your bank account to your Serve account and directly transfer funds between the two.
Request a Check
You have to go a little bit further to request a check, but if you don’t want to wait to receive your Serve card to withdraw the money and don’t want to share your bank account information, you can call the Serve Customer Service number at 1-800-954-0559 and request a check be mailed to you.
Your turn: How do you plan on using your free $25 credit? Have you, or anyone you know, used Serve.com? What are your thoughts and/or experiences with it?