The Passbook app has generated a lot of interest and even though it is not a new technology, it is part of a relatively recent trend that also involves solutions such as Google Wallet. Apple launched Passbook in iOS 6 and it has gaining popularity thanks to the convenience it offers. Many iPhone users already have Passbook on their devices and are enjoying its advantages in many retailers and services. With Passbook you can keep your money, coupons or vouchers in the same place. In order to get the most out of Passbook, it is important to understand how to use it. The main thing to consider is that Passbook allows you to access data from a wide selection of sources, meaning that you can add passes from websites or other apps.
This service allows you to keep track of your credit card transactions. BillGuard gives you the option of receiving regular updates of your balance, as well as reports of any suspicious transaction. It also offers great Passbook support and lets you add to Passbook all the cards for which you would like to keep track. Once you have added the cards to Passbook, you will be able to access a summary of recent transactions there. You can monitor up to three cards for free and if you want to keep track of up to 10 cards, you can pay $9.99 for a premium BillGuard membership.
American Express gives their customers the possibility of getting live updates on their card’s transactions thanks to Passbook. Since Passbook can track location in real time, you will be able to monitor the card’s activity effectively. In order to start using this feature, AmEX users simply need to visit amexpassbook.com from their iPhone and then enter the details required and follow the instructions on the screen.
This popular coffee chain was one of the first companies to adopt Passbook, using a card that is accepted in all its establishments around the world. If you already have the Starbucks app, you can set up the Passbook card, following the below steps:
1. Add your details in the Starbucks app in the My card area and then select My Cards.
2. Tap on Manage, you will see a list of options, select Add Card to Passbook.
3. Go to Passbook to confirm that the Starbucks card has been added.
Alternatively, When you are adding a card for the firs time, you may get a message asking if you want to add it to Passbook and all you need to do is to select OK.
Ticketmaster is the most recognized name when it comes to getting tickets for the best events in the world. You can save the tickets you obtained from Ticketmaster in your Passbook app as a card. In certain venues, you will have the option of scanning the barcode in your tickets directly from your iPhone. Make sure that you check the list of venues where this feature is available.
Walgreens is one of the most reliable pharmacy retailers and it also offers a great balance rewards program, that allows regular customers to save money in their shopping. It also support Passbook, meaning that you can keep all the Walgreens reward points in this app. Additionally, you can reorder your health products with the Passbook barcode. Adding The Walgreen Balance Rewards to Passbook is very simple and all you need to do is to follow the below steps:
1. Open the Walgreen app
2. Select the Rewards option and create your Balance Rewards card
3. Tap on Add to Passbook and you will have all your Walgreens discounts there
You can find pretty much anything you can think about in Target. From furniture to health products, this retailer is known for offering a wide selection of categories and good discounts. With Passbook, you can have all your Target coupons organize, simplifying your shopping experience. Once you get the Target app, you can add Target to Passbook doing this:
1. Open the Target app and add/create an account.
2. Access your local Target stores and collect coupons from the corresponding section
3. Go back to “My Target” and then select Mobile Coupons under Coupons
4. In the coupon, scroll down and tap in Add to Pass book, this will see a link in the open dialog
5. Tap on Open and the coupon will be added to Passbook automatically
You can keep your UA boarding passes on Passbook and follow up on the status to make your checking experience easier. Simply get the United Airlines app and add your boarding pass to Passbook and you will be able to enjoy the convenience of keeping it handy. Just follow the below steps:
1. Check-in using the United airlines app with your ticket details
2. Then, tap on Add to Passbook
3. On the following screen, tap Add to get the boarding pass added to Passbook
Just as with United Airlines, Lufthansa passengers also have the option to save their boarding pass on their iPhone thanks to Passbook. You can book tickets on Lufthansa‘s website or app and then add them directly to Passbook, opening the app’s link on your device.
Fandango is a great service that offers movie tickets online and that makes the whole process of selecting a movie, theatre and buying tickets easier. Fandango supports Passbook on iPhone, which means that you can book your movie tickets and save them in Passbook conveniently. This is how you can do it:
1. After buying your tickets, go to the Confirmation page
2. Tap on Add to Passbook, this will redirect you to Passbook, where you can get the ticket added
Passbook is great for avid movie goers and apart from Fandango, you can also use it for US cinemas chain AMC. While you cannot save your movie tickets acquired for an AMC movie theatre, you can keep you AMC Stubs in Passbook. If you are a regular visitor to AMC cinemas, you will be able to enjoy great promotions and rewards with these Stubs.