December 17, 2011

Soapbox Saturday - Serve



This post is sponsored by Serve from American Express. Sign up for Serve and receive $10 credit towards your first use. Comment below within the next 7 days for your chance to win an extra $100 credit to your account!
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One night a week I have Girl's Night Out.  It's my one time away from the kids.  It usually involves my sisters and mom and a dinner that I didn't have to cook.  When we go to a restaurant, I hate to ask for separate checks for all of us.  I feel like it's annoying to the server.  So, usually one person pays, and the others people try to give cash to the person who paid.....but who carries cash these days?  Often you're short a few bucks and it's really hard to remember to pay each other back.

Now imagine that you we all had a way to pay each other back easily, at that moment, without cash, and it would only take seconds.  That's what Serve is about.  Serve (powered by American Express) lets you do that with your smart phone.  You can easily send each other the money that very moment.  No more awkward asking someone to pay you back later when they forget.

So, we tried it out.  We headed out for a nice dinner.  My mom even broke out the big jewels for the event (but that's a whole other story).


Then at the end everyone whipped out their phones to make the transfers.


 Here's my personal opinion.  The idea is pretty clever.  The sign up is quick - unless you get "selected" - kind of like you might be at the airport.  One of us was selected in the process of signing up and didn't continue on to fully finish opening the account.  It seems that they randomly select people to have to enter more info - like your full social security number (which has to be scanned in from a legal copy of it) which I don't like to give out easily.  I even called to figure out why, but they couldn't explain why.   However, if you're not "selected" then the set up is quite easy and fast, like I said.  You also get $10 for signing up.  It's all quite easy to use as well.

You can read more about the details HERE and decide if opening a Serve account could be helpful to you.

Remember to sign up for Serve and receive $10 credit towards your first use. Comment below within the next 7 days for your chance to win an extra $100 credit to your account! Official sweepstakes rules and regulations may be found by clicking here. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

17 comments:

  1. Yay! I have a Serve account and would be happy to accept $100 in my account... ;)
    Thanks!
    alicia9265 (at) hotmail.com

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  2. 100 sounds good to me and the card sounds easy too.

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  3. $100 would really help me out right now!

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  4. Sounds like a neat idea, and I'm sure most everyone could use an extra $100 right now! :)

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  5. I think this is a great idea… I am going to go and sign up. Now to get everyone we usually go out to dinner with to join in too.
    Thanks!

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  6. That was a great, hassle free night. Thanks for the info on serve. I'm all signed up!

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  7. What a cool idea. I saw the commercial, glad to see it works jut as easy! PS- My Mom loves Squash Necklaces too (she's got tons of em!) GO Mom!

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  8. This sounds handy. Thanks for the chance!

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  9. $100 would be nice! my serve account would smile if i won :)

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  10. I have a Serve account too and not only did I get the $10 for signing up, I also got $10 more for playing some trivia game on the site. Would love to win the $100. Thanks so much!!

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  11. That's such a great idea!! I'm currently waiting for a friend to repay me for some late fees on a rented movie I loaned her... This would make it so much easier!!!

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  12. I've signed up for Serve AND downloaded the app to my iPhone! Woohoo!

    hehehetwo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. What an awesome app!

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  14. I just signed up a few days ago! So handy.

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  15. I just signed up for this and I already love it, so this is a fun giveaway I must say! Hope I win, it would be AWESOME to win something for once! kylee.erin at gmail.

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  17. i have a serve account
    anna pry
    thepryfamily@gmail.com

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