Your loyalty cards in one place - stocard
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Your loyalty cards in one place - stocard

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Found 28th Nov 2015
Unclutter your wallet and never forget a loyalty card again.

"Loyalty" cards....whilst I have a couple on a key fob and a few in my wallet it's often the same when I shop somewhere I don't use as often. "Yes....but I don't have it with me".

I thought it'd be a good idea to have an app with my loyalty cards in. I'm not talking about having the Starbucks app, the Game app, the Costa app etc. One app - all the cards. There are quite a few apps which have been created for this purpose. Most of them are geared towards the USA. I downloaded them and gave them a go. By the far the best I've found, for the UK, is "stocard". This seems to have by far the most retailers.

Setting it up is simple - if your loyalty card has a barcode you can scan it. If it doesn't you can choose the card type and enter the number. Hey presto it creates you a similar looking digital card. I was a little dubious at first as some of the retailers don't seem to have their own electronic cards but I haven't had a problem with any of them not accepting my phone as a card.
The phone will not scan successfully in all shops.

In my stocard for instance I now have : nectar, Tesco, Morrisons, Accor, Costa, CEX, Debenhams, Holland & Barrett, Waitrose, Club Carlson, hmv, Hertz, Shell, Game, Melia, Iceland, BA, Avios and Marks & Spencer.

stocardapp.com/

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Original Poster

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Edited by: "thepearce" 28th Nov 2015

I use this app too - it's great!

excellent find, thank you

I already have this app. It's great

Cheers OP, downloaded and will try it out.

Can you get Starbucks on it?

7ewis

Can you get Starbucks on it?



You can add your own one however Starbucks is there

Does this work ok at self checkout machines such as in tesco? In the past I've had issues with scanning barcode on a mobile screen. Would be great if this works

Original Poster

cuddykid

Does this work ok at self checkout machines such as in tesco? In the past … Does this work ok at self checkout machines such as in tesco? In the past I've had issues with scanning barcode on a mobile screen. Would be great if this works



I haven't tried.... but the app does say older scanner technologies (e.g. laser scanners) have difficulties scanning smartphone displays.

Will it defiantly work with Iceland, nectar
Also my boots card doesn't have a barcode just a chip they usually put the card in the machine to add the points how will this work at boots?

i like the idea of this a lot, but i'd be paranoid that having a laser scanning my iPhone would fry it's circuits

Original Poster

showstopper

Will it defiantly work with Iceland, nectarAlso my boots card doesn't … Will it defiantly work with Iceland, nectarAlso my boots card doesn't have a barcode just a chip they usually put the card in the machine to add the points how will this work at boots?


Boots is different - as you say - it's a chip card. Boots is not an option for stocard (superdrug is). You should be ok with iceland and nectar.
Edited by: "thepearce" 28th Nov 2015

heat added thanks

Wow what a great app, thanks OP!!

thepearce

Boots is different - as you say - it's a chip card. Boots is not an … Boots is different - as you say - it's a chip card. Boots is not an option for stocard (superdrug is). You should be ok with iceland and nectar.



If u click on the search option for boots it brings it up. I added the boots card number and it stored it.
Just not sure how this will work in practice.

On my iphone5s, it works for tesco, ikea and super drug.

No matter what I do, I cannot get sainsburys to work on it.

I shall give this a whirl, thanks OP

Original Poster

showstopper

If u click on the search option for boots it brings it up. I added the … If u click on the search option for boots it brings it up. I added the boots card number and it stored it.Just not sure how this will work in practice.



If you type "boo" only "boost" and "booths" show up. If you search for "boots" you do, as you say, get a result but in "cards from other countries" so I guess that explains it.

Edited by: "thepearce" 28th Nov 2015

If you find that it does not work, try "beepngo" also free and works with older scanners (Uses a patented beaming technology) but....I think it is only for newer phones. (From iPhone 5 up and Galaxy Note 3 and up).

doesn't work for me either at Sainsbury's or waitrose so end up carrying my cards anyway

Definitely doesn't work with sainsburys or Waitrose. Tescos is a bit hit-and-miss. Still a great idea though

Banned

Will this steal our points from the cards as we are technically giving it our card details...?

Do Apple have something like this? I mean a default app such as applepay, I'm a new Apple user and would trust apple more than a random company.

Brilliant idea, thank you OP

Brilliant app saves getting/searching for your card and if you have forgot to take it ... You'd never forget to take your phone !!!!

Thanks

jg213

Do Apple have something like this? I mean a default app such as … Do Apple have something like this? I mean a default app such as applepay, I'm a new Apple user and would trust apple more than a random company.



They don't, no. If store cards became contactless, which I suppose could well happen, then it could certainly work with Apply Pay, but at the moment it won't.

I've got all my store cards on key fobs with my keys which isn't really any kind of inconvenience, so i doubt i'd use an app like this anyway.

I use this app and had some problems scanning them from the phone but just give the number to cashier or type myself with no issues. Saves carrying around the various different cards I have.

interesting concept. maybe screen resolution affects the scanning?

pokedmund

On my iphone5s, it works for tesco, ikea and super drug. No matter what I … On my iphone5s, it works for tesco, ikea and super drug. No matter what I do, I cannot get sainsburys to work on it.


Can't get Nectar to work, scanning or manual.

Cold... Nice idea but nothing tends to scan using your phone screen. Useless for me.

if you want your loyalty cards to be secure then use LockCard. StoCard is not very secure. You don't want all your hard earned loyalty card points be snapped by someone

Loyalty cards, absolutely hate them. Damaged so many purses and Jeans pockets.

I seem to carry them everywhere yet when I need one in particular it's never there!

I'll give this a try

just a note - for the scanner to read the barcode on the screen the brightness has to be set to max.

also for Nectar, some places need to swipe the card and cannot scan - my local argos for instance needs a physical card.

its a great app wa using it too, BUT it would not work with old scanners. Samsung Galaxy range at least since S5 have this app called Beep'nGo (backed by some other software to help it out). that app works everywhere apparently. Tried useless Sainsburys scanners and it worked. apparently it works in a bit different way which does the trick...

Great stuff...Ta very much.
The bar code on my Nectar card is pretty scuffed but it read it ok.:D

I tried it out and used it on Tesco checkout today, but it did not get scanned.

Superdrug ?

powerjumps18

Will this steal our points from the cards as we are technically giving it … Will this steal our points from the cards as we are technically giving it our card details...?



Well I suppose if people started hacking the apps in some way....
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