1. ernbrdn's Avatar
    Today I finally got to use passbook. It was with a Walgreens rewards card but it worked flawlessly, and my entire purchase was saved to my Walgreens account. Very handy.
    The only issue I had was I felt a little like a ****** pulling my phone out to have my card scanned but the cashier didn't even bat an eyelash. This will be very handy if it ever becomes widely adopted.


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    09-28-2012 10:50 PM
  2. eb_therebel's Avatar
    I thought it was cool how my Walgreens card popped up on my lockscreen when I got to the store
    09-29-2012 02:41 AM
  3. Bryjer23's Avatar
    So how does this work? I have the Walgreens app which is passbook ready but it still doesn't show anything when I open the passbook app. What do I have to do to get something from Walgreens to show up in the passbook app?
    09-29-2012 09:35 AM
  4. kilcher's Avatar
    So how does this work? I have the Walgreens app which is passbook ready but it still doesn't show anything when I open the passbook app. What do I have to do to get something from Walgreens to show up in the passbook app?
    You have to sign up for their rewards program using the app and then you'll have the option to add it to Passbook.
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    09-29-2012 10:05 AM
  5. iEd's Avatar
    The only issue I had was I felt a little like a ****** pulling my phone out to have my card scanned but the cashier didn't even bat an eyelash. This will be very handy if it ever becomes widely adopted.


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    That's funny. I felt the same way LOL
    09-29-2012 10:26 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Today I finally got to use passbook. It was with a Walgreens rewards card but it worked flawlessly, and my entire purchase was saved to my Walgreens account. Very handy.
    The only issue I had was I felt a little like a ****** pulling my phone out to have my card scanned but the cashier didn't even bat an eyelash. This will be very handy if it ever becomes widely adopted.


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    Not me. I've been using the Keyring app for a while, even when I had my Android devices, so I'm used to displaying my cards via my phone. Besides and as you've stated, the store clerks are used to it, especially at CVS, Best Buy, GNC & Food Lion.
    09-29-2012 10:34 AM
  7. cardfan's Avatar
    Not me. I've been using the Keyring app for a while, even when I had my Android devices, so I'm used to displaying my cards via my phone. Besides and as you've stated, the store clerks are used to it, especially at CVS, Best Buy, GNC & Food Lion.
    I've had that app on my device but never got around to using it. Is this better than passbook? Worthwhile?
    09-29-2012 10:47 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've had that app on my device but never got around to using it. Is this better than passbook? Worthwhile?
    Better? Right now it is, in my opinion, because I can simply scan my current rewards cards, etcetera into the app and use it. Lots of stores/store clerks are already familiar with it and when they scan the information, it's usually problem free. Is it worthwhile? Yes, indeed.
    09-29-2012 11:44 AM
  9. Sophos's Avatar
    Better? Right now it is, in my opinion, because I can simply scan my current rewards cards, etcetera into the app and use it. Lots of stores/store clerks are already familiar with it and when they scan the information, it's usually problem free. Is it worthwhile? Yes, indeed.
    Just downloaded Key Ring per this recommendation. I'm excited to test it at the gym today.


    Cheers
    09-29-2012 12:08 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Just downloaded Key Ring per this recommendation. I'm excited to test it at the gym today.


    Cheers
    Hopefully, you will find it useful. Let us know how it works out for you...
    09-29-2012 12:43 PM
  11. agentmobile's Avatar
    I used my Walgreens rewards card via passbook yesterday it was pretty cool I like passbook it has potential. Too bad we don't something similar to google wallet tho


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    09-29-2012 01:18 PM
  12. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Not me. I've been using the Keyring app for a while, even when I had my Android devices, so I'm used to displaying my cards via my phone. Besides and as you've stated, the store clerks are used to it, especially at CVS, Best Buy, GNC & Food Lion.
    D, tyvm for the mention of KeyRing going waaaay back when I first got my 4S I wanted an app like this but I guess forgot about it and never dwld'd. WELL, I just did now, lol, better late than never....... right?

    Now I can have fun adding all my cards

    (ps, we need a 'thank you' button as well on the iMore forum app not just a 'like' button)
    09-29-2012 01:33 PM
  13. Sophos's Avatar
    Hopefully, you will find it useful. Let us know how it works out for you...
    Didn't work I noticed while setting up my card the app specified that laser scanners rarely read phone displays so I pretty sure that was the issue.

    Key Ring is what I had thought Passbook was going to be. Entering information into the app was very easy.


    Cheers
    09-29-2012 01:43 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    D, tyvm for the mention of KeyRing going waaaay back when I first got my 4S I wanted an app like this but I guess forgot about it and never dwld'd. WELL, I just did now, lol, better late than never....... right?

    Now I can have fun adding all my cards

    (ps, we need a 'thank you' button as well on the iMore forum app not just a 'like' button)
    As always, you're very welcome, my friend. Hopefully, you'll find it quite useful. I know I have.
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    09-29-2012 02:44 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Didn't work I noticed while setting up my card the app specified that laser scanners rarely read phone displays so I pretty sure that was the issue.

    Key Ring is what I had thought Passbook was going to be. Entering information into the app was very easy.


    Cheers
    I responded to this earlier via the iMore app, but somehow it got lot lost in translation, I suppose. Anyway, not every company support Keyring, but many do. In regard to laser scanners not working well with smartphone displays, that was indeed true in the beginning, but not so much now. It also depend on the type of laser scanner, I suppose. A smeared display can cause a scanner to not be able to read, but I've also seen some read what i considered a severely smeared display. Lol. Anyway, sorry it didn't work in regard to your gym membership card.
    09-29-2012 03:31 PM
  16. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    As always, you're very welcome, my friend. Hopefully, you'll find it quite useful. I know I have.
    thx again D. I'm sure I'll find good use of it- I added 8 of my cards to it! I can't wait to do food shopping now just to use it LOL.
    09-29-2012 03:43 PM
  17. Sophos's Avatar
    ..... Anyway, sorry it didn't work in regard to your gym membership card.
    Haha, NO worries. Still a pretty smooth app. I am going to try it with some of my loyalty cards and see if I have better luck. Also, I was holding up the line at the gym and may not have given the app the chance it deserves....


    Cheers
    09-29-2012 04:09 PM
  18. TurboTiger's Avatar
    At the risk of asking a dumb question, doesn't the merchant have to have a hand held scanner for Keyring to work?
    And does the same go for Passport?

    TIA
    09-29-2012 09:46 PM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    At the risk of asking a dumb question, doesn't the merchant have to have a hand held scanner for Keyring to work?
    And does the same go for Passport?

    TIA
    I'm not sure that the merchants "have to have" a hand held scanner, but all of the ones that I have reward type cards for do. I haven't used Passbook yet, but I'm assuming the same applies to it.
    09-29-2012 09:50 PM
  20. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Tks JMD,
    Guess I'll just have to give it a go and see what happens.
    Good Luck
    09-29-2012 10:00 PM
  21. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Tks JMD,
    Guess I'll just have to give it a go and see what happens.
    Good Luck
    You're very welcome, my friend. Let us know how it goes for you.
    09-29-2012 10:14 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Today I finally got to use passbook. It was with a Walgreens rewards card but it worked flawlessly, and my entire purchase was saved to my Walgreens account. Very handy.
    The only issue I had was I felt a little like a ****** pulling my phone out to have my card scanned but the cashier didn't even bat an eyelash. This will be very handy if it ever becomes widely adopted.


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    I used Passbook today at a nearby Walgreen's store and the clerk told me that I was the second person to use the feature at that store. There were pamphlets and other advertisements that promoted Walgreen's balance reward via the iPhone's Passbook app. Anyway, this experience felt no different than using the Keyring app even though Passbook will indeed be more useful down the line.
    09-30-2012 03:46 PM
  23. Ringfinger's Avatar
    Gonna try keyring. That seems like what I need at the moment with all the key fobs and crap I have to carry. Why wont passbook do the same thing for loyalty cards, etc?
    10-02-2012 02:11 PM
  24. Sophos's Avatar
    Gonna try keyring. That seems like what I need at the moment with all the key fobs and crap I have to carry. Why wont passbook do the same thing for loyalty cards, etc?
    This. I would love to see Passbook include loyalty cards. I have one for just about every store I shop at.

    I did use Passbook for the first time yesterday. I bought tickets to Looper through the Fandango app and then added them to Passbook. The whole thing worked flawlessly.
    If I HAD to complain, it would be that Fandango charges a $1.25 convenience fee/ticket. Also, the theater employee had to take my phone and walk across the lobby to a separate station to scan the QR code. Weird.

    I finally used passbook today-imageuploadedbytapatalk1349207893.873825.jpg


    Cheers
    10-02-2012 04:04 PM
  25. robertk328's Avatar
    Gonna try keyring. That seems like what I need at the moment with all the key fobs and crap I have to carry. Why wont passbook do the same thing for loyalty cards, etc?
    CardStar works well too. If you still want paper, you can try Just One Club Card - Combine All Of Your Club Cards I have had one of these for years, printed on card stock and stuck in my wallet.... has 8-10 barcodes on it.
    10-02-2012 09:20 PM
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