Last winter while purchasing some yummy pieces from Country Road, I got my purse out to show my Country Road loyalty card to the shop assistant and she noticed my bulging, unable-to-be-closed purse and said "Oh dear, I think you need to get yourself the Stocard app".
The what-the? She explained it to me and I was sold immediately - "Oh, that sounds awesome - I'm going home right now to scan all my cards". And did I? You betcha I didn't. I did think about it though - like a billion times but just kept forgetting to do it. Anyway, yesterday, after telling Bianca at A Little Delightful that she really must get this really cool app to store all her cards (she was complaining about her purse too), I thought I really need to practise what I preach and finally get that little app myself ... so I did.
So, the Stocard app. What is it? It's an app that stores all your plastic loyalty cards on your i-phone/i-pod/Android, which means you get them out of your purse and onto your phone - so it's goodbye bulging, heavy, silly-looking purse and hello slim-line, light and sexy purse. You just present your phone and the cashier scans the barcode directly from there. To get started, all you have to do is download the app - it's free - and then choose a card from the extensive list i.e. Country Road (or add one if your particular card is not on the list), point your phone at the barcode on the back of your card and it automatically scans it. Very cool, very quick and very easy. I did all my cards in less than 15 minutes. Here's a tutorial which will explain it much better than I can.
|I used a hand model, aka my husband, for this shot. I try to keep this blog cute & pretty so my hands will not feature here ... ever!|
I only did my cards yesterday so I haven't had a chance to put it all into practice but the reviews I've read have been good. I did read, though, that if your phone is dirty or scratched, the scanner may not be able to read it .. so keep your phone clean, ladies. And for the time being I am keeping my cards close by in a little pouch so that if I do run into trouble, I'll still be able to whip out my card and earn those precious points. Please, please let it work and be deserving of its title "Featured as one of the best apps of the year by Apple" - my shoulder could really do with a break!!
I will let you know how I go and if you decide to download it, let me know how you go too. x