Serve by American Express

American Express Serve®

is a Full Service Reloadable Prepaid Account

Fits great into campus life, saves time, and can be used virtually anywhere American Express® Cards are accepted worldwide

No Credit Check       No Minimum Balance      No Hidden Fees   see fee chart

Chegg

Sign up today. Then sell your textbooks to Chegg, receive the money in your American Express Serve Account, and the $1 Monthly Fee will be waived for 12 months.

Other fees apply. Click here to learn more.

Sign up for an American Express Serve® Account and make your college life
easier with access to features and benefits

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    What is American Express Serve?

    American Express Serve is a Full Service Reloadable Prepaid Account that gives you a safe way to pay in stores, online, and on your mobile phone. Download the American Express Serve® Mobile App1 for iPhone® and Android™ to move money or split the bill on the go.

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    Traveling this semester?

    Get access to benefits like Global Assist® Services,5 24/7 Customer Service, Purchase Protection,6 Roadside Assistance,7 and Entertainment Access®.8

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    Use it on and off campus

    Use the American Express Serve® Card virtually anywhere American Express® Cards are accepted and at ATMs worldwide. Get free withdrawals at MoneyPass® ATMs.2

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    Move money on the way to class

    Settle up with friends, collect the rent, or go in on a gift online or with the American Express Serve Mobile App. American Express Serve is an easy and secure way to send or receive money notifications through email or text.9

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    Got a job? Get Direct Deposit

    Fund your American Express Serve Account from a variety of sources. Enroll in Direct Deposit, link a bank account, debit card, or credit card,3 or add cash by purchasing a MoneyPak® or Vanilla® Reload.4

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    Always cramming? Save time with Bill Pay

    Pay your electric bill or rent online with no bill pay fees. You can store payee information to easily pay recurring bills, even if the payee is not in the American Express Serve database.

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    We've got your back

    American Express Serve uses advanced encryption technology to keep your information and transactions safe and secure.

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    Low On Funds For Fun?

    Amex Offers gives you access to special offers, content, and more from top brands on Facebook, Foursquare, and Twitter at sync.americanexpress.com.

FAQs

FAQs

How do I receive money back for my books?

You can receive money back for your books by signing up for an American Express Serve® Account. Ship your books back to Chegg using your shipping label and Chegg will send the money quoted for your books to your American Express Serve Account within 24 hours after your books are received and processed. Books over $50 may take up to 48 hours to process. If you do not wish to sign up for an American Express Serve Account, you can choose to receive Chegg credit to use on chegg.com.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

How long does it take for the money to appear in my Account?

Chegg will send the money for your textbooks to your American Express Serve Account within 24 hours after your books are received and processed at Chegg. Once you accept the funds, they will immediately appear in your American Express Serve Account.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

How can I access my money from Chegg?

Once you have successfully opened your American Express Serve Account, you will need to accept the money Chegg sends you in order to use the funds. Accept the funds by clicking "Action Required" in the Chegg disbursement line item of your transactions. You will then see an option to "Accept Transaction." Once you've clicked this button, your funds will be available in your American Express Serve Account immediately. If you cancel or negotiate the transaction, it will automatically be canceled. To spend or withdraw your money from an ATM, you need to first activate your American Express® Serve Card.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

Can I receive money for my books from Chegg without signing up for American Express Serve?

Signing up for an American Express Serve Account is the primary way you can receive money for your books when selling them back to Chegg. If you do not wish to open an American Express Serve Account and receive money, you can alternatively choose to receive Chegg credit to use on chegg.com.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

It has been more than 24 hours since my books were processed by Chegg but the money is not appearing on my American Express Serve Account statement. What should I do?

If it has been more than 24 hours since your books were processed and the funds are not appearing in your American Express Serve Account for you to accept, please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for assistance.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

I signed up for an American Express Serve Account but there was a problem verifying my information. What should I do?

If there is a problem verifying your information, you should receive an email to the address you submitted in registration informing you of next steps to verify your Account. Next steps involve sending additional documentation to American Express Serve to confirm your identity. If you are unsure what information is needed or need additional help, please call Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

I submitted a different email address to Chegg than the email address I used to sign up for American Express Serve. What do I do now?

No problem. Just log in to your existing Serve Account and go to My Account >> Profile. In the Profile section, add the email address to which the money from Chegg was sent, and the transaction will appear in your Account. Then all you have to do is accept the transaction to access the funds.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

What are the fees associated with my Account?

American Express Serve has low fees and nothing to hide. Below is some helpful information to help you understand the fees and how you may avoid them.

1Please note: If, after December 3, 2013, you successfully sign up for a new American Express Serve Account at serve.com/chegg, serve.com/1chegg, or during the textbook buyback flow on Chegg.com and receive the money for your textbook from Chegg into your Serve Account, the $1 Monthly Fee will be waived for twelve (12) months from the date you receive the money from Chegg into your Account. If you receive money from Chegg into your Serve Account as a result of a sign-up offer or promotion available only through Chegg.com, the $1 Monthly Fee will be waived for twelve (12) months from the date you receive the money from Chegg into your Account. One twelve (12) month fee waiver per customer.

2No fee in VT.

3MoneyPak® fee of up to $4.95 applies. Vanilla Reload fee of up to $3.95 applies.

I signed up for an Account, but I haven't received my verification email. What do I do?

The Serve Account verification email should arrive in your email inbox within 30 minutes of registration. If it has not arrived, the first step is to check your spam folder or junk mail. The email is valid for seven days. If you still have not received the verification, you can log in to your Serve Account and request a new email verification by clicking Resend Email on your Serve Account dashboard. Still having trouble? Call Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

When will I get my new American Express Serve Card in the mail so I can activate it?

You should receive your Serve Card within 7-10 business days after you sign up.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

How do I activate my Serve Card?

Have your Card in hand and visit serve.com/activate or call 1-800-597-0184. Follow the prompts to activate your Card and then it is ready for use on purchases.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

I received my American Express Serve Card in the mail and activated it. What’s the next step?

If you haven’t already, add money to your American Express Serve Account using Direct Deposit, a bank account, debit card, credit card, or cash with a MoneyPak or a Vanilla Reload (cash advance fees may apply for credit card loads; please check with your credit card issuer for details. MoneyPak and Vanilla Reload fees of up to $4.95 will apply). Then, take it out shopping and use it virtually anywhere American Express® Cards are accepted worldwide.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

How do I add money to my new American Express Serve Account?

You can add money to your American Express Serve Account in many convenient ways: Direct Deposit, a bank account, debit card, credit card, or cash with a MoneyPak or a Vanilla Reload. Cash advance fees for credit card loads may apply; please check with your credit card issuer for details. MoneyPak and Vanilla Reload fees of up to $4.95 will apply.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

What is American Express Serve?

American Express Serve is a Reloadable Prepaid Account that can be used for everyday purchases virtually anywhere American Express Cards are accepted worldwide. With American Express Serve, you can also send and receive money notifications by email or text and access your Account with the American Express Serve® Mobile App. Message and data rates may apply

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

Can I make a purchase with my Serve Card if I don't have enough available funds in my Account to complete my purchase?

If you have a credit card or debit card linked to your Serve Account, the card you have set as your backup funding source will be used for the remaining balance of your purchase. If you do not have a backup funding source, you will have to add money to your Serve Account before you can make your purchase. Please note that cash advance fees may apply for credit card loads; please check with your credit card issuer for details.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

I was trying to access my Serve Account, but I got locked out because I forgot my password. What do I do?

You can reset your password online at serve.com. Just click Reset my Password on the login page and follow the steps. If you cannot successfully reset your password online, you can always call Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

Where can I get more information about Serve?

Visit serve.com to learn more.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

Who can I contact if I need more help?

You can always call Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Please note: Students with a Bluebird by American Express Account aren't eligible for American Express Serve payments at this time. Please contact Serve Customer Service at 1‑800‑954‑0559 for more details.

How to Enroll In Direct Deposit

  1. Sign up for an American Express Serve® Account
  2. Activate your American Express Serve® Card
  3. Complete the Direct Deposit form and give it to your participating employer

See terms and conditions.

How To Get Offer

  1. Sign up for an American Express Serve® Account at serve.com/chegg
  2. Activate your American Express Serve® Card
  3. Load $25 into your Account
  4. Enjoy a $25 Account credit

See terms and conditions.

Fee Chart