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eagles08
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????

Hmmmm. I spoke with a CU rep and they swipe it as cash advance so as long as pre paid cards swipe that way then it'll work!
AMEX BCE- $12,600 I Discover IT- $10,000 I Chase Freedom- $7,000 I Citi Double Cash- $3,300 I Best Buy- $2,800 I Bayport CU Visa- $1,000
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longtimelurker
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????

You DON'T want anything swiped as a cash advance! 

Most active card: Amex BC ($50K)
Others: CSP, Freedom, Chase Amazon, Cap One QS (x2), Penfed Plat Rewards (x2), Citi Double Cash, Citi Dividend, Citi AA Plat Select, Citi Forward, Amex BCE, Amalgamated Bank, Sallie Mae, Cash Plus, Fid Amex
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eagles08
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????

So how would that work if I were to swipe my debit card? I never have because I online bank with that CU so I just transfer from checking to the auto loan. How does that work with gift cards?
AMEX BCE- $12,600 I Discover IT- $10,000 I Chase Freedom- $7,000 I Citi Double Cash- $3,300 I Best Buy- $2,800 I Bayport CU Visa- $1,000
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longtimelurker
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????

Debit cards just take it out of your bank account.   If you use a credit card, and it is coded as a cash advance, you get charged an additional fee and are also charged interest.   Not sure how a gift card would work, although not sure how a cash advance would work on a prepaid card, might just be an extra fee.

Most active card: Amex BC ($50K)
Others: CSP, Freedom, Chase Amazon, Cap One QS (x2), Penfed Plat Rewards (x2), Citi Double Cash, Citi Dividend, Citi AA Plat Select, Citi Forward, Amex BCE, Amalgamated Bank, Sallie Mae, Cash Plus, Fid Amex
Scores May 14: EQ 848, EX 833, TU 848 (Sep)
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eagles08
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????

Yeah ill have to look into that. It seems like itd be possible because they claim it works just like a debit card! But who knows. It looks like adding spending to this PRG just for the bonus and justifying the annual fee isn't going over so well!
AMEX BCE- $12,600 I Discover IT- $10,000 I Chase Freedom- $7,000 I Citi Double Cash- $3,300 I Best Buy- $2,800 I Bayport CU Visa- $1,000
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370Z
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????

Can Serve be used to pay off a credit card?

Citi AAdvantage Plat. VS - 10k - 12.24% - 6/12 ~ Chase Ink+ WEMC - 5k - 10.24% - 7/12 ~ Chase Freedom VS - 5k - 12.99% - 2/13 ~ Chase Hyatt VS - 5k - 15.24% - 6/13 ~ Amex Hilton HHonors - 5.8k -12.24% - 8/13 ~ Chase IHG WMC - 3k - 15.24% - 1/14 ~ Chase Ink$ VS - 5k - 13.24% - 5/14
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longtimelurker
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????


370Z wrote:

Can Serve be used to pay off a credit card?


I haven't used Serve, but most of my payments on Bluebird are to credit cards.

Most active card: Amex BC ($50K)
Others: CSP, Freedom, Chase Amazon, Cap One QS (x2), Penfed Plat Rewards (x2), Citi Double Cash, Citi Dividend, Citi AA Plat Select, Citi Forward, Amex BCE, Amalgamated Bank, Sallie Mae, Cash Plus, Fid Amex
Scores May 14: EQ 848, EX 833, TU 848 (Sep)
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Open123
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????


370Z wrote:

Can Serve be used to pay off a credit card?


Yes, but I wouldn't use it to pay Amex.

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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????

I had to re-read the first page to remember the topic.

Hmmm
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370Z
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????


longtimelurker wrote:

370Z wrote:

Can Serve be used to pay off a credit card?


I haven't used Serve, but most of my payments on Bluebird are to credit cards.


Good to know.

Citi AAdvantage Plat. VS - 10k - 12.24% - 6/12 ~ Chase Ink+ WEMC - 5k - 10.24% - 7/12 ~ Chase Freedom VS - 5k - 12.99% - 2/13 ~ Chase Hyatt VS - 5k - 15.24% - 6/13 ~ Amex Hilton HHonors - 5.8k -12.24% - 8/13 ~ Chase IHG WMC - 3k - 15.24% - 1/14 ~ Chase Ink$ VS - 5k - 13.24% - 5/14

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