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Many "universal" payment cards... well, aren't. They either don't work everywhere or only hold a limited number of cards, which leaves you out of luck when you're trying to add one more loyalty program. Stratos thinks it has this problem licked, though. Its new Bluetooth Connected Card promises "1...

March 3rd 2015 at 12:19pm 0 Comments
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If Joe's Diner gives you a free slider every ten meals, you may no longer need to schlep around a punch card if you use PayPal. It's latest iOS app now works with loyalty cards from select retailers just by scanning a barcode on your physical card. That'll save it into your PayPal wallet in a simi...

July 15th 2014 at 3:01pm 0 Comments
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Early adopters of mobile wallet services are brave enough to hand over the keys to their finances in the name of convenience. When you're signed up to a plethora of loyalty schemes, though, inputting all these details before ditching the plastic could be quite the opposite. Google doesn't want you...

January 30th 2014 at 10:03am 0 Comments
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I'll admit it. I really, really hate store loyalty cards, but I use them. That means that I suffer from George Costanza's wallet more often than I care to say, since I'm always jamming those stupid plastic cards into slots in my wallet. So when I visited my local IKEA store last month and was aske...

January 14th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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As iOS 6 gets ready for its Autumn debut, many users look forward to Passbook, Apple's "new way to organize boarding passes, tickets, gift cards, and loyalty cards." It promises to help empty your wallet of a multitude of small items, replacing them with a single iPhone interface. Just flash your...

August 16th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments