Wednesday, August 07, 2013

My New Key Ring

OK, another moment of geekiness...

The truth is, every day I am stunned by the power of the little phone in my purse. When I first heard about computers it seems they were these giant things that filled up a room. They spit out papers with gobbledy-gook as far as I could tell. Now, I have one I can hold in my hand. I use it every day and I realize I will likely never really comprehend the knowledge available to me. It really blows my mind.

This past week-end I went to PetCo for dog food. The girl at check-out asked, as they always do, if I had a PetCo Card. I did not. I reached my limit of those little cards! I hate having to carry them around then scramble through my purse to find the one I need.

The girl told me how much money I would've saved if I'd had the card.  Rats. I love saving money. She then told me about a phone app called Key Ring. It changed my life! OK, that is a bit dramatic. It did make me kind of happy, though.

I went online and learned about it, then started setting it up with the cards I already had. That went pretty well. I even signed up for a few more rewards programs!

Once you've got it all set up, you can easily scroll through them and see if any have special offers or coupons available.

When you click on the name of the store where you currently are shopping, it brings up your barcode. You can then have it scanned to get your savings. If they can't scan it, they can just type in the barcode number.

I don't think I've explained it too well but if you are interested, here's a little video to help explain it.

OK, that's it. That's all I have for you today. Anyone else have a great app we should all know about? Anyone tired of me talking about phone apps?

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