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Dig No More - Loyalty Cards Go Digital Comments

  • By Suzanne Kantra
  • August 11, 2010

Suzanne Kantra is the founder and editor of Techlicious, a new site devoted to making tech easy and fun. This post originally appeared on Techlicious.

Is your keychain or wallet weighed down by customer loyalty cards? Use a free loyalty card app on your cell phone instead.

Loyalty apps store the info from your customer cards so you get those on-the-spot store discounts without having to dig around for a pesky piece of plastic (or realize that the one you need is on your husband's keychain).

The process is simple. You either take a picture of the card, or manually enter the bar code number, depending on the app.

When you go to use your card, pull up the picture of your loyalty card’s bar code and the clerk scans it. Some stores won't accept a digital copy of their card—and not all scanners will work with your phone’s display—so bring the physical card the first time you try it. Here, four free apps to try:
 

CardStar
Lets you store loyalty card bar codes and information. Available for iPhone on iTunes and on Android and Blackberry at MyCardStar.com.
Key Ring
Lets you store loyalty card bar codes and information. Available for Android on your phone's Android Marketplace.
MyDigiWallet
Lets you store loyalty card bar codes and information. Available for BlackBerry on BlackBerry Appworld.

CheckOut
Not only does this application organize loyalty cards, it also stores gift cards. You can then track when you’ve redeemed the value of the card. Available for iPhone on iTunes.

Suzanne Kantra is the founder and editor of Techlicious, a new site devoted to making tech easy and fun. This post originally appeared on Techlicious.

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