Who knew? When Apple released Passbook with iOS 6 last September, life was going to be insta-simple. Passbook allows iPhone owners to store once easy-to-lose items like boarding passes and movie tickets securely, in one place, on their phones. You can even keep mobile store loyalty cards in Passbook and, when you walk into your favorite Starbucks to get a fast frappuccino, Passbook pops intuitively. Great, right?
Mobile coupons were a little more difficult to integrate with Passbook and many of the first Passbook coupons simply didn’t work. It took a lot to remodel how SnipSnap mobile coupons transformed into easy-to-scan Passbook passes, but we’ve finally done it! Now, SnipSnap is the first coupon app to allow users to upload coupons with one-dimensional bar codes (the typical line bar codes you associate with most coupons) to Passbook. And the results have been great! Here’s how it works:
- Snip a coupon just like you ordinarily would.
- Tap “Add to” on the bottom left corner of the coupon home screen.
- Tape “Add to Passbook.”
- You’ll see a cool preview of your pass immediately. Now, just tap “Add” in the top right hand corner.
- Exit out of SnipSnap and open Passbook. There’s your new pass!
We wanted to make sure we perfected the way bar codes upload to Passbook before we made this feature available. We think it was worth the wait – we’ve had great success redeeming SnipSnap Passbook coupons. They scan just as well as they do in the app!