Last week, we made the trip into Portland to do the typical holiday returns. We spent the afternoon going from store to store making returns, exchanges while taking advantage of the post-holiday sales. 

When planning for that type of trip into Portland, there are so many things to remember.. gift receipts, shopping lists and most of all – the right club/reward(or frequent shopper) cards. I’m not a big fan of those types of cards. It’s just one more step in the shopping process that you have to take to save money or be rewarded for shopping in a specific store. I know you can often manage those accounts with a phone number, but not always… or worse. You have to have the card with you. 

Enter my new favorite app: CardStar

This free app manages EVERYTHING that has a bar code. You can load your grocery club cards, rewards programs, library cards, family savings cards… if it’s got a bar code, you can load in the number and your card is there. It’s so easy to use…

1. Open the app.

2. Find your card.

3. Scan your card…

and your done. Simplify the reward redemption process AND lighten your load in your wallet! 

Have a favorite app to organize your life?

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