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    Default How are you using Passbook?

    I want to love Passbook so I'm wondering how other people are using it (not how you're *going* to use it). Hopefully ideas will be added to this thread as loyalty cards, coupons, etc. become more widely available.

    All I've really been able to do so far is add my Best Buy Reward Zone card using .
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    Default Re: How are you using Passbook?

    Thanks for sharing the information. For passbook iOS 6 users, First, you create the Passbook card inside an app, or on a website, and then you add the card to Passbook from that app or website. I see this becoming extremely popular, both with consumers and businesses.
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    Default How are you using Passbook?

    Currently I use it for Starbucks.


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    Default How are you using Passbook?

    I only had a chance to use it twice at Walgreens. Going to check pass source out to get more passes.


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    Default How are you using Passbook?

    I've used it at Walgreen's and at Starbucks without a problem.
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    Default How are you using Passbook?

    I went to Vegas flying with United and used it for that. Very cool to not have to worry about paper tickets anymore.


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    Default How are you using Passbook?

    I just currently use it for Starbucks
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    Default Re: How are you using Passbook?

    I've onll used it at Walgreen but it did not pop up on my screen.
    I had it set as a banner alert so now I've set it as an alert in notifications. Hopefully that will stay on my screen.

    But the only thing that displayed was my Walgreen's card.
    I was expecting coupons.
    Was I doing something wrong.

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    Default How are you using Passbook?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    I've onll used it at Walgreen but it did not pop up on my screen.
    I had it set as a banner alert so now I've set it as an alert in notifications. Hopefully that will stay on my screen.

    But the only thing that displayed was my Walgreen's card.
    I was expecting coupons.
    Was I doing something wrong.

    TIA
    As for as I can tell, the Walgreens card is not a coupon type card like Target. It is merely a savings/reward card. At least that is my understanding as well as how I use it. The information section of the Walgreens app state the following:

    About Balance™ Rewards
    Use your virtual card displayed in the Walgreens app to get exclusive Rewards pricing while earning points on purchases.

    Rewards Card
    Scan the barcode on your physical Rewards card to connect it to your account and start using your virtual card for purchases.

    Exclusive Savings
    Membership has its benefits. Sale prices are now exclusively for Balance™ Rewards members.

    Rewards Points
    Earn points and redeem rewards every time you shop. Scan your virtual Rewards Card in store or enter your Rewards Member number when shopping on Walgreens.com.

    Tracking Points and Activity
    Keep track of your points and purchases in store and online, no matter where you are.

    Adding Transactions
    You can always add a receipt to your account on the Activity page later.

    For coupons, you will need to use the Walgreens app and not Passbook. Finally, for location services, I *think* you need to have the Walgreens app enabled in conjunction with Passbook. I don't use the notification feature with Passbook or the associated apps. It's not difficult for me to just select Passbook while in the store.
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    Default Re: How are you using Passbook?

    Got it.
    Tks JMD

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    Default How are you using Passbook?

    Hs anyone tried it at Sephora? It wouldn't work for me. They scanned the bar code and it wouldn't go through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    Got it.
    Tks JMD
    You're very welcome, my friend. Have a safe & pleasant night..
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    Default How are you using Passbook?

    I use it at Starbucks, Sephora, Target & Walgreens
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    Default How are you using Passbook?

    Quote Originally Posted by jjj651 View Post
    Hs anyone tried it at Sephora? It wouldn't work for me. They scanned the bar code and it wouldn't go through.
    It worked for me at Sephora, no issues
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    Default Re: How are you using Passbook?

    I tossed Passbook into my Junk Drawer folder (along with Stocks, Weather, Game Center, Maps and Safari) once I realized it simply duplicated stuff I already have an app for (like Starbucks) or is handled through confirmation emails (like airline check-in). Interesting idea, but it doesn't add a level of usefulness with so few companies participating - and really, I need yet another pointless app embedded in the iOS? Isn't Newsstand useless enough?
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    Default How are you using Passbook?

    Download the "belly" app it has restaurants and all kinds of stores near you that you can use passbook for just click whatever restaurant or whatever you frequent and you'll get a reward card. Let me know what you think.
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    Default Re: How are you using Passbook?

    So I still haven't had a chance to use it yet. Everything in there I've had to add myself through an outside program...

    Using passsource.com...

    Best Buy Reward Zone
    CVS
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    Walgreens

    Today I found the app Gyft and added 2 gift cards, there's also an option in there for sending your gift cards to Passbook. It's actually pretty cool!

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    Still very frustrated with the adoption rate and that I've had to manually add all of my cards through third party websites and apps. Mainly just looking forward to Qdoba now.
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