Foodbuzz paired with American Express and offered me the chance to try out their new Serve system, which allows for a new method of payment. You set up an account, connect it to a bank account, and it allows you to easily transfer money from one person to the other. The idea is that you can easily pay back your friends by wirelessly transferring money to them, instead of dealing with split checks or cash in the restaurant.
Because my brother is still a poor college student, something I remember all too well, Ryan and I wanted to spend the weekend treating him and his friends. Rather than having him set up a Serve account (pretty sure he doesn't have enough money in his bank account to cover all of us for meals!), Ryan instead set up one so that we could test out the software and how it works. I personally loved the app and hope that it catches on--it would make it so much easier to pay back or receive payment from friends. We often go out to eat with others and are always asking the server to split the check...Serve allows one person to pay the full bill and has calculators to determine who owes what, which can then be sent to the payer by logging into the Serve app or the Serve website. Setting it up was simple and using it was even easier...if we can get our friends on board with using Serve I think it will be widely used by Ryan and me!
I think you should try Serve too! Thanks to Foodbuzz and American Express, you have a chance to...read below for details and a chance to win $100...then I recommend getting yourself to MN for a Juicy Blucy!
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