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American Express Serve Card Bulk Account Shutdowns / Terminations

Black Friday!  No, not the busiest shopping day of the year, but the day AMEX Serve sent out mass account closure emails with the subject line “Termination Of Funds Loading Capabilities on Your Serve® Account.”  My account was flagged due to “observed unusual usage patterns.”  I will explain what I was doing below, but here is what my email looks like:

AMEX Serve Termination Email

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AMEX Serve will only Accept American Express Credit Cards for Online Reloads Starting April 16

Reminder: I am hosting a Miles and Points Meetup today (March 14) in San Francisco at 12pm.  If you are interested in joining me and other miles and points collectors, please read this post.


(Hat Tip to Miles to Memories)

Good morning everyone, I have some bad news.  For those of you with an American Express Serve Card (or SoftServe Card), you will only be able to use American Express credit cards for online reloads starting April 16.  According to this sentence on Serve’s website (link):

Note: Starting April 16, 2015 you will only be able to use an American Express® Card if you want to load your account with a credit card. Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit cards will no longer be supported after April 16.

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My Review of FTU Advanced San Diego and Tacos el Gordo

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend.  Myself and approximately 200 other miles and points “collectors” gathered at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego this past weekend.  We had several speakers from Boarding Area (Greg @ Frequent Miler, Ben/Lucky @ One Mile at a Time, Gary @ View from the Wing, Scott @ Travel Codex, and Stefan @ Rapid Travel Chai) along with Mathew @ Upgrd.  The event began Friday night with a cocktail reception out on the lawn and it was my first chance to meet the other attendees.  I must confess, I had appetizers in the Regency Club before the reception and went back afterwards for some dessert.  The food in the Regency Club was very fresh and the desserts were delicious.

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Redbird $20 Statement Credit after Depositing Federal Tax Refund

Good afternoon from the beautiful Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego, home of the Frequent Traveler University (FTU) event.  I walked around and took a few pics of the property (see the best pics at the end of this post).  Before I get my swimsuit on and checkout the pools and water slides, I have a quick deal to share.

If you have a Redbird Card (or a Serve Card), you should be able to get a $20 statement credit if you have a portion of your federal tax refund deposited to your Redbird Card.  Just log onto your Redbird account and click the Learn More button to get started.

Redbird $20 Direct Deposit Bonus

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Citi Double Cash Earning Structure and Cash Back Redemption Offers

Good morning everyone, I just wanted to share my experience and findings using the new Citi Double Cash Credit Card.  I recently converted my Citi Dividend Credit Card to the Citi Double Cash Credit Card since the upcoming categories did not interest me.  My first statement just closed and I learned some interesting things about my Citi Double Cash Credit Card.

First of all, this is what the front and back of the credit card looks like.  The card has no raised/embossed numbers or letters.  The card has EMV Chip and Signature but it does charge a 3% foreign transaction fee for all international purchases.  If you pay a 3% fee but only get 2% cash back, you are losing.  Never take this credit card out of the country.

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