After downloading the app, you select a company whose loyalty card you have from an extensive, I think world wide, list. There seems to be a bias towards where you live, so that is helpful and it is easily searchable. You click on the name and your phone camera switches on. You then scan the barcode on the bach of the card and it is done. You can manually enter the number if you are struggling with that(I had my camera set in the wrong direction the first time).
Keep it in a ready place to find place on your phone. When in the store, open Stocard and select which card matches the business, then scan the barcode as you would your plastic card.
How well it works depends on the types of scanners in the various businesses. We've only had one fail in Big W. I will seek staff advice next time. You can always get the staff to manually enter the number. They will be really happy to do that?
So, that is four less cards I don't have to carry and I know there five there, but we rarely use Vintage Cellars and don't carry the card, but why not if it just sits within my phone.
I suppose the reason this app exists is to gather information about our spending practices. Whoa, way too much at Dan Murphy's. I really don't care what information about my spending practices are gathered. R always skims through the weekly emails from Coles and Woolworths to see what is cheap. Targeted advertising, I don't mind at all, as long as it is properly targeted and possibly of interest to me. If it is not, I just unsubscribe from emails, as I did with Dan Murphy's who was sending me a daily email of nothing I was interested in.
If you join up with your email address, you can see within the app your points on each card.
I am not quite ready to do pay by phone as it requires facial or fingerprint recognition, nor our public transport card Myki on my phone, which seems from my observations to be very slow recognition. But getting rid of these loyalty cards from my wallet is so good. Thanks Snoskred. I guess I would have eventually caught up. There was a news piece about Stocard in the Sydney Morning Herald not so long ago, but I missed it.