Amex Serve Tax Refund Bonus
Earlier today I received an email from American Express about direct depositing my tax refund into my Serve account. The email which appears to be targeted, offers $20 free for having my tax refund direct deposited into my Serve account. The email states:
Why wait up to 21 days or longer for your refund check to arrive in the mail? From shopping to bill paying, think of all the ways you’ll be able to use your refund if you get it fast as a Direct Deposit to your American Express Serve® Account.
As a valued customer, you’ve been selected to receive a $20 Account credit after your 2014 federal tax refund is added to your American Express Serve Account using Direct Deposit.*
When it’s time to file your taxes, use your Serve Account and Routing numbers to have your refund automatically added to your Account as a one-time Direct Deposit. It’s fast, FREE and easy!
This type of bonus shows you who American Express is targeting with their Serve product. While most people would generally have their tax refund deposited into a bank account, this is a good reminder that Serve acts pretty much in the same way.
As someone who is self employed, I simply don’t have a tax refund, however some of you may. While it is generally never a good idea to let the government hold on to your money tax free, I recognize people end up with tax refunds for various reasons. If I did have a refund, I would probably go for the free money since Serve makes it so easy to pay bills or even transfer money to a regular bank account.
As mentioned before, this promotion appears to be targeted since there isn’t a way to register. The only way to tell if you have been targeted is to check your email. If you weren’t targeted for this promo don’t feel bad, they almost never target me except when I can’t participate!