iOS 6 has been out for just over a month and is already installed on more than 200 million iOS devices across the globe. With such a big user base in such a short amount of time, hopefully we will begin to see an increase in the amount of companies integrating Passbook into their product offerings.
We have already discussed Valpak passes, Starbucks integration, adding random gift cards and even how to create passes for Passbook. All of which were equally useful. And now we can add 20 more big-box retailers to the list, as Coupons.com has rolled out … Read more
Vouchers, coupons, and discounts are often a good tool to entice new customers or promote a product. However, if discount codes are not secured properly, forums and social networking can become a real headache for the company involved.
That is exactly what happened to Electronic Arts over the weekend.
A single post on a gaming forum that included a discount code for $20 worth of software from EA's online store sparked a downloading spree, much to the delight of Reddit users after the code made its way to the popular link aggregation site. Not only could the code be … Read more
Arguably, Passbook is off to a fairly slow start. Even after having a few months with developer previews of iOS 6, companies and developers have taken their time in rolling out support for Passbook now that it's public.
Starbucks, Target, McDonald's, Airbnb and even a few airlines have rolled out Passbook integration, but it's been a slow process. There's hope after Major League Baseball announced Passbook adoption by e-ticket users surpassed all expectations. Hopefully businesses take note, and either speed up or commit to implementing Passbook.
Big companies have more resources (read: money) to investigate Passbook … Read more
Passbook is a new Apple iOS 6 feature that lets you keep tickets, gift cards, coupons, and loyalty cards on your phone for easy access. The feature is officially only supported in iOS 6. However, a new Android app allows Passbook passes to be used on Android devices.
With PassWallet, you can download and add Passbook PKPass files to your Android device from e-mail attachments or Web links. Since Passbook is an iOS feature, you're not likely to find Android apps with integrated passes, like you would in iOS 6.
When you select a live pass, the front is … Read more
Let me give you a glimpse into my household's organizational strategy. When the occasional need arises for a run to Bed Bath & Beyond, I rummage through the junk drawer in the kitchen to see if any of the half dozen or so BB&B coupons scattered in there are still valid, only to discover the sad fact that all have reached their expiration date. I then trudge off to the store empty handed, fully expecting a coupon to arrive in the mail within a day or two. It is no way to live, but now that I am using SnipSnap, my fruitless junk-drawer searches are a thing of the past.
SnipSnap is a free coupon app for the iPhone. With it, you can either scan a printed coupon or search for previously scanned coupons by other SnipSnap users. I downloaded the app because I was hoping to be able to use it with iOS 6's new Passbook app, but such functionality won't be ready until October. Even without Passbook integration, SnipSnap is a, well, snap to use. Here's how it works:… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Nintendo turns on TVii for Wii U.
- The closest thing we've got to a Nintendo Wii U launch list.
- Nintendo Wii U arrives November 18 starting at $299.
- Is the iPhone 5 worth cutting off your penis?
- London theater employing volunteer ninjas to confront rude moviegoers.
- Enter CNET's Best Seats in the House Sweepstakes for a chance to win a home theater set!
RetailMeNot is a deal site that enables you to find coupons and discounts at tens of thousands of nationwide stores. Whether you're looking for deals on clothes, accessories, furniture or food, its slogan is "Save when you want, where you want," and its mobile app delivers it all.
You can search by specific store, popular items, or just by category, and then the results will be sorted by online and in-store. In-store coupons can be used by showing your screen to the cashier so he or she can scan the bar code. Coupons can be … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- This is the burger that ended Ariel's six-year vegetarian streak
- Groupon turns a profit, but sales fall short
- Groupon salespeople disgruntled, ready to jump ship, report says
- Groupon shares down 22 percent, despite increased sales, profit
- Facedeals lets you check in for coupons with your face
- Chinese Iron Man spends eight years building himself bionic hands after DIY accident
Bathroom break video: The Red Bull F1 running showcar plays the Star-Spangled Banner.
I like Groupon. Oh, who am I kidding, I love Groupon. LivingSocial, too. And even DealChicken, despite it having the name DealChicken.
I've used these services to score some pretty fantastic deals on restaurants, vacations, fun family outings, and the like.
Recently, Groupon, Google Offers, and LivingSocial (among others) have started offering goods along with services, some of which are tech items.
Ah, but are those goods good deals? Given the often-substantial savings you get on three-course Italian dinners and gallery-wrapped photos canvases, you might just blindly assume that Groupon's tech discounts are equally substantial. (Call it the … Read more