Ok, maybe not the coolest app ever. Hay Day, Fruit Ninja, and Angry Birds may be a little more fun but this app that I found today called Key Ring is pretty awesome. I don’t know if I’m late to the party, so to speak, when it comes to this app but if you’ve never heard of it you HAVE to check it out. If you’re anything like me and have thousands of loyalty cards, reward cards, or membership cards attached to your car keys and key rings then this is a life saver! I haven’t input a lot of my cards yet but so far it’s working great.
The cards I’ve added so far are:
American Eagle Rewards
Walgreens Balance Rewards
I tried to add my Foot Locker rewards card but for whatever reason it wouldn’t scan the bar code and wouldn’t recognize it. It may be because the bar code was a little scratched. Not sure. And also, it didn’t have ShopRite as one of the recognized programs which kinda sucks because that’s where I do the majority of my grocery shopping, but it’s not going to kill me to keep one of my key ring cards on my actual key ring.
It works kinda like this…
It will look like this when you open the app. You’ll be able to create an account that you can sync and access on multiple devices. I started using this app on my iPad and after syncing it and downloading the app on my Android smartphone, I was able to continue adding more cards and accessing the cards I had already added on my iPad. You’ll be able to start adding cards which goes a little something like this:
Sorry this picture is so blurry but I couldn’t scan the bar code and screen shot at the same time LOL!
Anyways, all you have to do is put the bar code in the red box and it automatically puts the numbers in the cards information profile.
After you scan the bar code you’re just going to select the program. Whether it is a loyalty card, gift card, or some other kind of card. Then you just select the store that the bar code belongs to. It will also allow you to take a picture of the front and back of the card if you’d like.
One of the really cool things about this app is that it also tells you when there’s good deals, whether it be online or in stores.
As you can see with this Best Buy card it tells you that there are a few online deals and what not.
As you can see it indicates with the orange box when there are good deals that you may be interested in. It also tells you which card, or store rather, has a weekly circular.
I haven’t tried scanning it at any stores yet but if it ends up working it just lifted a ton of weight off my car keys and cleared a ton of room in my wallet! If you’ve been using this app let me know how you like it, if it works, what you like/don’t like about it.
By the way, this app is available on iPhones and Android devices!