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20% Cashback on All Purchases using Isis and Serve (only for eligible Android phones)

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Last Edited by TofuVic January 27, 2014 at 01:40 PM
Hello, I hope you are doing well.

Introduction
I spent a couple days researching for and writing up this deal thread, and will continue to update it accordingly. Please feel free to ask questions and provide any relevant information. Terms and conditions are available in the first reply of this thread. Thank you.

General information about Isis [paywithisis.com]

The Deal
oEarn 20% cash back on all in-person purchases, with a maximum earning of $200 (i.e., the first $1,000 you spend will get you $200 in cashback).

Eligibility and Requirements
oYou must be a T-Mobile, AT&T, or Verizon customer and obtain a free Enhanced SIM card from your service provider.
oYou must have one of the eligible Android phones (list of eligible phones [paywithisis.com]).
oYou must use Isis [paywithisis.com] - a free app to make payments - and Serve [serve.com] - an American Express prepaid credit card program. (Serve usually costs $1 per month, but linking Isis with your Serve account waives that $1 fee.)
oYou must shop at one of the stores that allow payments using Isis. (store locator [paywithisis.com])
oThe promotion period runs from November 14, 2013 through January 31, 2014 February 28, 2014 (this promotion has been extended!).

News Articles and Information about the Promotion
oOfficial information from ISIS [paywithisis.com]
oOfficial Press Release [bizjournals.com]
oISIS Mobile Wallet - Verizon Wireless [verizonwireless.com]: Get up to a $200 credit when you tap to pay with an American Express Serve(R) Account in the Isis Mobile Wallet.

How It Works
1) Download the appropriate app for your service provider at the Google Play Store [google.com].
2) Purchase products, in person, at one of the eligible retailers [paywithisis.com].
3) Receive a 20% cashback credit on all purchases, with a maximum earning of $200.

Step-by-Step Instructions
1) Download the appropriate app for your service provider at the Google Play Store [google.com].
2) Get an ISIS chip from your mobile service provider.
3) Sign up for Serve here [serve.com].
4) When the Serve card arrives via postal mail, activate your account.
4b) While waiting for the card, you can call Serve and have them do a partial activation of your account - enough to add funds or a backup funding source - so you can partake in this deal immediately.
5) Add up to $1,000 from a credit card to the Serve card.
6) Purchase products using ISIS (not the Serve card), in person, at one of the eligible retailers [paywithisis.com]. The purchases can be completed over multiple transactions over multiple days.
7) If the cashier asks to verify the card, read off the last 4 digits of the virtual Serve card in the "Card Details" button.
8) Your 20% in credits should arrive within 3 days.
9) Transfer the credit into your bank account.


Enjoy!
Tofu Vic
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Last Edited by cnlson February 26, 2014 at 04:12 PM
Promo period has been extended to FEBRUARY 28, 2014.
Still a maximum of $200 credit per Serve account.

NOTE: Some phones (like the Galaxy S4) REQUIRE that you have the OEM BATTERY in when you use NFC, so ISIS will not work if you have a 3rd party battery. This may be the source of many failures, as it seems to be a largely unknown requirement.

Also you can use AmexSync offers with Serve now, so even more extra cash back Smilie Lowe's, Best Buy etc all have current sync offers. -Thx WinDroidGuy

*Informed by AT&T that ISIS will not activate when using any prepaid service like Gophone, ONLY postpaid
Confirmed working on T-Mobile prepaid service. Needs data service only to activate and add cards.


Official Deal info from ISIS: https://www.paywithisis.com/offer...html#serve

Installed Isis and it told me that my phone is rooted, ISIS is not supported FYI


The following information has been added by TofuVic:
Picture of an Enhanced SIM Card: http://tmonews.wpengine.netdna-cd....53-PM.png

Within two miles of my residence in San Francisco, the following stores accept ISIS as payment:
oPharmacies such as CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens;
ooffice supplies stores such as Office Depot;
otoy stores such as Toys 'R Us;
osporting goods stores such as Foot Locker and Sports Authority;
oelectronic stores such as Radio Shack;
ofast food restaurants such as Jack in the Box;
oautomotive places such as dealerships and auto repair shops;
opet-related places such as Petco and veterinarians;
oand food shops such as Jamba Juice and Peet's Coffee.

[COLOR="Red"]i forgot to post this about isis, but this week i've been buying gift cards and prepaying verizon to lock in the 20%.[/COLOR]

between my wife and I we have
1) both made a payment to verizon for $10 more each (offers this month in the isis app (top right) browse all offers
2) purchased gift cards from gas and grocery stores

between these we've made $210 each this week in cashback


Compatible ISIS Phones:

AT&T: (make sure you had Jelly Bean OS)
HTC First(TM), HTC One(TM) VX, HTC One(TM) X, HTC One(R), LG Escape(TM)LG Optimus G Pro(TM), LG Optimus G(TM), Pantech Discover(TM), Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate(TM), Samsung Galaxy Note(R) 3, Samsung Galaxy Note(R) II, Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro(TM), Samsung Galaxy S(R) 4, Samsung Galaxy S(R) 4 Active(TM), Samsung Galaxy S(R) III, Samsung Galaxy S(R) III mini, Samsung Galaxy Mega(TM), Sony Xperia(TM) TL

T-Mobile:
Samsung Galaxy S Note(R) 3, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S Note(R) II, Samsung Galaxy S(TM) II, Samsung Galaxy S(R) 4, Samsung Galaxy S(R) III LTE, Samsung Galaxy S(R) Relay 4G, Sony Xperia(R) Z, Samsung Galaxy Light

Verizon:
CASIO G'zOne Commando(R) 4G LTE, DROID DNA by HTC, DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC, DROID MAXX by MOTOROLA, DROID MINI by MOTOROLA, DROID RAZR HD by MOTOROLA, DROID RAZR M by MOTOROLA, DROID RAZR MAXX HD by MOTOROLA, MOTO X by Motorola, DROID ULTRA by MOTOROLA, Hydro , LITE by Kyocera, LG G2, Pantech Perception(TM), Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy S(R) 4, Samsung Galaxy S(R) III, Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II, Spectrum(TM) 2 by LG

Guide to use it on rooted phones:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2425346


Terms and Conditions

Receive a statement credit to your American Express Serve Account equal to 20% of the value of each contactless payment transaction made from November 14, 2013 through February 28, 2014 using your eligible American Express Serve Card in the Isis Mobile Wallet at locations where American Express contactless payments are accepted. Limit of $200 US in total statement credits per American Express Serve Account in connection with this offer. Transactions made using a plastic American Express Serve Card are not eligible for the 20% credit. American Express Serve Cards issued to holders of subaccounts are not eligible for this offer and such cards cannot be added to the Isis Mobile Wallet. Statement credit will normally be applied to your American Express Serve Account promptly after your eligible purchase transaction clears, but could take up to thirty (30) days. Statement credit may be reversed if a qualifying transaction is reversed or cancelled. Offer subject to change or cancellation at any time.

* Verizon Wireless customers that sign up for a new American Express Serve(R) Account through the Isis Mobile Wallet(R) will get a $50 Serve Account credit through January 6, 2014.*: http://www.verizonwireless.com/wc.../isis.html
(I took advantage of this and received $50 in my Serve account instantly.)

* Many questions are being asked as to how loading Serve with funds work
1- Link a credit card to Serve and load your Serve account with $200 per day until you reach the $1,000 need to receive the maximum $200 allowed under this promotion
2- Link your Serve to a bank account and load the account with $1,000
3- Use reload cards like Vanilla or MoneyPak
4- Go to CVS/ 7-Eleven and load your Serve account with cash.

Under option 1, maximum load amount is $200 per day and $1,000 per month
Under option 2 through 4, you can load all the $1,000 needed in one transaction.
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**Please note that you do NOT have to "load" Serve with funds in order to make purchases with the ISIS Mobile Wallet.

Purchases can be made using the backup funding source you can add through Serve account setup.
Works sort of like PayPal.
You can make all the same sort of purchases with backup funding source as you can with "load". (all purchases, including gift cards, bill payment, direct payee payment, etc.).

Credit card that doesn't charge cash advance fee when loading SERVE:
Chase Freedom
Amex Costco (Have used it as the backup funding source and haven't seen anything additi

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#406
Is this Serve account like Bluebird?
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#407
anyone load funds to serve with chase freedom and didn't pay a fee?
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#408
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anyone load funds to serve with chase freedom and didn't pay a fee?


I've done it for a couple months. Chase freedom lists Serve as a wholesale club. No extra fees.
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#409
Loaded with Barclaycard, does not come up as cash advance so no fees and no limits (other than your credit line).
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#410
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I've done it for a couple months. Chase freedom lists Serve as a wholesale club. No extra fees.
Does this work for the Chase Amazon or Chase Southwest cards?
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Does this work for the Chase Amazon or Chase Southwest cards?
I've had the same success with the Southwest Rapid Rewards card. No fees.
I don't have an Amazon card.
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I've had the same success with the Southwest Rapid Rewards card. No fees.
I don't have an Amazon card.
Gracias sir!
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#413
ah man... finally got my serve card in the mail and activated... but now it looks like they pulled my toys r us special offer (15 off 30 I think).. expired?

Still have others though (verizon, etc)...
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#414
I know there is a $200/day $1000/mo limit to credit card funding, but is there a limit to isis transactions?
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Quote from September View Post :
I've had the same success with the Southwest Rapid Rewards card. No fees.
I don't have an Amazon card.

Thanks for the info.

So I'm assuming you added fund to Serve from your Chase CC? I'm asking because you can also have your CC as back up funding source and have Serve pull the purchase amount from the linked CC. I was thinking CC companies might treat the two differently.
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#416
Finally got my "Secure Element" SIM card from Verizon today.. What a pain it was to set up ISIS.. I think it was a network issue. I'm up and running however. Now I just have to wait for my Serve card to show up in the mail. Any way around this? I don't see any temp card option or anything.. My thoughts are to just prepay my Verizon wireless account with the $1000 to get the $200 back. $1000 is just a little over 4 months worth of service for all of the devices I have on my plan, so no huge problem..
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Quote from smoothsl View Post :
Finally got my "Secure Element" SIM card from Verizon today.. What a pain it was to set up ISIS.. I think it was a network issue. I'm up and running however. Now I just have to wait for my Serve card to show up in the mail. Any way around this? I don't see any temp card option or anything.. My thoughts are to just prepay my Verizon wireless account with the $1000 to get the $200 back. $1000 is just a little over 4 months worth of service for all of the devices I have on my plan, so no huge problem..
I had to wait for the physical card so I can add another credit card (I had originally added my Amex Cost card but found out that Amex treats funding Serve as cash advance).

I just added my Chase Ink card and funded my Serve with $200. I'll find out soon if that was treated as purchase (should be this based on other members' reporting) or cash advance.

BTW, I also plan to pay $1k to AT&T and get my $200 back.
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#418
Has anyone that cancelled their serve accounts after the fee was introduced and that's signed up again gone through the verification process? I'm still waiting and I signed up on Saturday.
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Has anyone that cancelled their serve accounts after the fee was introduced and that's signed up again gone through the verification process? I'm still waiting and I signed up on Saturday.

Yes, call up american express id verification dept. they will verify you and process your app.
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#420
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Sadly the LG G2 is not supported yet. Hopefully they add it to the list soon.
my lg g2 on Verizon is working fine. phone already has fancy SIM card and i used isis this weekend and got the 20% back on my card today.
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