Sushi, Friends, and a Giveaway

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!

If someone offered you $250 to take some friends to dinner, who would you invite?

Well, Serve, a new service from American Express that works as an electronic payment system, offered me exactly that. So, I invited my lovely friends Rachel, Jessica, Eileen, and Yuliya.

Saturday night, we went for sushi at Mikuni, the most amazing sushi restaurant in town.

And when I say we had sushi, let me be super clear…we had LOTS of sushi.

After completely devouring BBQ tuna, tempura shrimp, illegal asparagus, and ceviche, we enjoyed creatively named bits of deliciousness including Japanese Mafia Roll, Pimp My Roll, and Fair Oaks Roll.

Yeah, that’s a lot of food and each bite was more amazing than the last.

We had such a great time that we didn’t even notice that we were the last customers to leave.

We split the bill at the restaurant and then today I logged onto the Amex/Serve site and with a few keystrokes, I reimbursed each of my guests $50. Within moments, I had texts and emails letting me know that they’d received the transfer. How’s that for fast and easy?

How would you like to take some of your friends to dinner? Or brunch? Or maybe drinks?

You can win a chance to do exactly that. Amex/Serve will choose one of my readers who leaves a comment and will provide them with $100 on their Serve card.

To enter to win, simply:

  • Go to from your computer and sign up for an account (you’ll get a $10 credit just for signing up!).
  • Refer your friends to Serve and earn up to $50.
  • Come back here between now and midnight on December 28th and leave me a comment to let me know that you’ve opened an account.

Good luck!

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.


  1. Elena

    What an awesome night! Bloggers, sushi & drinks – doesn't get better. Very impressed with your scrolling pics!

  2. Alison l MWT

    OOh I LOVE sushi!! That looks delicious and a fun night!

  3. Cameron

    I totally signed up… now if only they had a plane ticket service to fly those guests to me…

  4. Thank you so much for including me! It was such a fun night!! The food, drink and company were delicious!!!

  5. Gee

    Nothing beats sushi! And I signed up for Serve! Thanks!

  6. trid

    I signed up for Serve & looking forward to using the $10 I received!

  7. Ernest Julian

    I signed up for an account!

  8. Sorry, did you say something? I was distracted by the scrolling photos of sushi…

    ;) Serve looks interesting. I have to look into that!

  9. John

    I'm with Cam – shame I can't fly those who I would most love to share a sushi feast with to me.

  10. actorsdiet

    i signed up for serve too – and would love an extra $100 in my account!

  11. Tayarra

    Jealous because I don't live closer. Perfect timing for me though! So, what are your favs??

  12. MommySaidThis

    Sounds like a great excuse to get together with friends!

  13. Cathy H.

    Sounds like a wonderful time!! I have a Serve account!

  14. Tamara

    I have a Serve account! :)

    tamarachewning at

  15. Laughwithusblog

    I signed up! I would love a girl's night out!

  16. Erica Best

    I signed up for a Serve account!

    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

  17. Jessica D Torres

    Thank you so much for including me in this! As you already know I have a serve account. ;)

  18. anna pry

    i have a serve account

  19. VickieB

    I opened an account, I can see where this service could be quite useful

  20. Jennifer Quillen

    I signed up for Serve using the email

  21. Matt

    I signed up and like getting $10 right away. my email is matt @ I would use the $ for paying off Christmas!

  22. Cindy Orley

    I signed up for Serve! cindyorley @ Would love to win to buy birthday party stuff for my 2 kids birthday parties in January! Thanks for the chance!

  23. Julie Moe

    I signed up for an account. I would get presents for my kids. Thanks!

  24. latonya r

    i signed up and just received my card today!

  25. Anne

    Looks yummy, I signed up for an account, ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  26. roderickm

    Sounds like will let me dump Paypal once and for all! Thanks for the tip.

  27. ryan

    I have an acct with Serve.
    The acct is under ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

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