how do you use passbook ?

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  1. anonymous4a macrumors 6502

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    Do I need to download individual apps for passbook ? I thought that all the information for flights , programs , etc. would be inside the passbook app . Am I supposed to scan a bar code or something to get the information to show within the passbook app ?
     
  2. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Passbook is like a folder where you put your different tickets, gift cards etc. that you receive in emails, from apps and by scanning bar codes.

    If you fly with an airline company and use their app to check in online, there might be a link in the app saying "save boarding pass in passbook", but after you've done that it's safe to delete the app.

    If you order a concert ticket online, they might send you your ticket via email as a passbook compatible attachment - just click it and it saves in passbook, you can then safely delete the email.

    Does it make any sense? :)
     
  3. Armen macrumors 604

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    There is nothing to scan. If an app supports passcode it will usually have an option similiar to "add to passbook". Examples of this are Starbucks App, Target Cartwheel App.
     
  4. derbyshire2013 macrumors member

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    I use Passbook to keep an eye on my Starbucks card balance and also my Oyster card balance.

    Unfortunately (in the UK, at least) a lot of retailers haven't released any Passbooks, which is a shame, but I hope things will improve from hereon.
     
  5. se99jmk macrumors member

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    It's true we have far less support than the US, but it's (very) slowly picking up..

    Transport
    • Oypass (for Oyster card status)
    • EasyJet
    • British Airways
    • Virgin Atlantic
    • Lufthansa

    Food & Drink
    • Starbucks
    • Marks & Spencer
    • Subway
    • Harvester

    Entertainment
    • Cineworld
    • TicketScript
    • Odeon
    • Eventbrite

    Accomodation
    • iHotels

    Personally use Oypass, BA flights and did use Starbucks and Odeon for the fun of it when a promotion was on. I think it hasn't caught on as quickly as we might have hoped, but the above list is a good start!
     
  6. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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    I hope adoption picks up. It's extremely cool for the places I have used it... Especially airline boarding passes.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a

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    In Austria we don't. There simply are no (maybe a hand full of) apps here (I guess Europe in generell).

    Too bad, it seemed promising, but maybe it will come eventually
     
  8. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    stupid question here...but does using Passbook keep you earning Stars in Starbucks?
     
  9. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Yep.
     
  10. Menel macrumors 603

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    An individual app will have a button to add a passbook card, if they implement it as a feature. Like:


    Delta Airlines tickets, American Airlines tickets. REI store card. Target coupons. Walgreens store card. AAA membership. Kroger card and can load coupons into account via app.

    They appear on lock-screen when near your typical local locations.
     

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  11. derbyshire2013 macrumors member

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    That's a really good start. I was unaware of the retailers I've marked in bold offering Passbook integration! For example I just tried out the Marks and Spencer My Offers feature-why isn't Apple listing that in the Apps for Passbook page, I wonder?
     
  12. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    The only problem I had with passbook was making sure that the boarding pass has actually loaded. My experience with the BA app is that the boarding pass does not display until a certain time before the flight. That makes me anxious because you cannot actually see the pass to confirm that it's loaded into passbook. Several times I have gotten to the check-in at the prescribed time and the pass still hasn't shown. The personnel at the check-in often say - 'oh yeah, it does that' [be late]. Frustrating. Just show the pass from the get-go....
     
  13. hafr macrumors 68030

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    If you open Passbook, it should have the boarding passes there from the moment you save them (i.e. when checking in). Or does the BA app handle the transfer of boarding pass to Passbook automatically?
     
  14. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    That's what I am saying - the boarding pass from the BA seems to be triggered by either a location or a time. If you have a connecting flight, the first flight will be shown but not the second - unless I am seriously misunderstanding things or I was simply unlucky to encounter glitches when they first started using passbook.
     
  15. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Okay. I haven't used the BA app, but the one app I have used gave me the option to save my boarding pass in Passbook when I checked in. That way I could look at it via the Passbook app, then two hours before the flight it popped up on the lock screen. Didn't have a connecting flight though so I wouldn't know if they handle that particular part any better...

    Let's hope BA and/or Apple are aware of the problems and will come up with a solution!
     
  16. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    Can you place loyalty cards in passbook? I haven't been able to find out if/how I could do this
     
  17. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    honestly forgot passbook was even on my phone.
     
  18. Menel macrumors 603

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    The loyalty program needs to support.

    EG Kroger, Walgreens, Target. They are added from their apps.
     
  19. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    Where would I find these options? Do you know if cvs and gamestop are compatible?
     
  20. nparmelee macrumors 6502

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    You can also scan rewards cards. I scanned the Petco and Petsmart ones so I don't have to carry those around anymore. Pull them up when shopping there and they scan it off the phone.

    Walgreens is supported.
     
  21. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    That's what I meant ... Loyalty was the wrong word. Where do I scan in the reward cards? In the app?

    After I do scan it in can I delete the app?
     
  22. nparmelee macrumors 6502

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    In Passbook, in the upper right is a link - Scan Code, have your reward card handy and just line up the box with the important part of the card. I have rewards cards that don't have a corresponding app.
     
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    Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    I've tried that with all my cards and never can enter any of them... Maybe mine aren't compatible I guess
     
  24. tgara, Jan 15, 2014
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    You might consider the CardStar app.

    http://www.cardstar.com/

    I use it, and it's a great way to get cards onto your phone if they are not supported by Passbook. Simply choose a merchant (CVS, Stop & Shop, etc.), add your card numbers and they are all compiled inside the app. To use it, just activate the app, and they will all show. In fact, the app is "location-aware", so if you are in CVS, your CVS card will show at the top of the list. Very cool.

    I added all my loyalty cards, along with others such as insurance cards, and it thinned my wallet considerably. The app supports many merchants throughout the US. BTW, I'm not affiliated with CardStar in any way, just a fan of the app trying to spread the word!
     

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