TIP #15: Scan all those membership Cards. (a.k.a CardScan)

Do you have the Pharmacy Membership Card, YMCA, Groceries (most likely two or three, like me) Lego Store, Library, Panera… You get the idea. Each one of those great membership plans give you this nice card that you can put in your wallet (and end up with a George Constanza Wallet) or a keyring one (and end up like Saint Peter but without any keys, only memberships.) This is what happen, you carry the ones you use the most. It is uncomfortable. The rest of them, you get a new membership every time or forfeit the reward.
I use an app for the iPhone called CardScan that allow me to Scan all those bar codes, and carry them all on my pocket. Most places can scan directly from the phone screen or simply type the numbers. No more cards, no more forfeit rewards, no more George Constanza Wallet either. At this writing, I have over 100 cards.
Before I found CardScan, I used my smartphone (Treo650) and took a picture and carry them that way. Most likely the picture is not going to work to be scanned, but they will be able to type the numbers.

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Augusto Pinaud

Augusto Pinaud es Coach de Tecnología de Productividad Bilingüe, Especialista en Nozbe Teams. Augusto trabaja con dueños y gerentes de pequeñas empresas, ejecutivos y profesionales en productividad, tecnología y mejora de procesos utilizando una variedad de tecnologías de productividad.

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