This post is an extension to a previous blog post I wrote about using coupon apps for mobile devices.
Customer Reward Cards, Membership Discount Cards, Loyalty Cards – whatever you want to call them – are great in theory, but are a pain to keep up with and take up a lot of wallet (and keychain) space. By using mobile apps, you can keep the rewards of the card without having to keep the card.
Below are my picks for mobile apps used to consolidate loyalty cards in one place without giving your wallet an unnatural bulge or making your keychain look like something from a Dr. Seuss story.
First off, make sure you have a capable mobile device with a Data Plan so you can download these apps.
Key Ring Reward Cards (Key Ring) – This app comes highly rated, is free, and available for download on Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, and Windows Phone 7. Use Key Ring to scan and store your existing loyalty cards, enroll in new loyalty programs, and access exclusive coupons, discounts, and other money saving apps, like the Key Ring Rx Savings Tools.
Fid Me – Parlez-vous français? Originally created native French speakers, this app is now available in Spanish and English. Key features include: compatibility for all barcode types and more than 1.5 million dematerialized loyalty cards for 20 countries. FidMe turns 1 year old this month, is free, and available for download on most mobile devices, old and new.
Card Star – If you’re not entirely ready to have a mobile app store all of your loyalty cards (or maybe you don’t have that many cards to begin with), then you might enjoy the duality of this app. Card Star is a mobile app, but it also has a physical card to help those without smartphones consolidate their loyalty and reward cards. The Card Star Card lets you combine up to six membership and reward cards on one printed card. This app is free and available for download on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone 7, and most BlackBerry models.
Do you currently use one of these mobile apps to consolidate your loyalty cards? Share your reviews with us in the comments section!
Lyndsey Rabon is a freelance writer for the Prepaid Reviews site, a site that provides information about prepaid phones coupled with over 17,000 consumer reviews of 30+ service providers such as Straight Talk. She is a technology enthusiast with a special interest in mobile apps.