That Makes Me h-APP-y! KeyRing App Review

That Makes Me h-APP-y! KeyRing App Review

Is your wallet bursting at the seams with loyalty cards? Mine certainly was. I even had a separate wallet for these cards, until I learned about the KeyRing app!

KeyRing Website

KeyRing makes it easy to add in all your loyalty and membership cards (think drug store, department stores, gym cards, gift cards, heck even your library card) digitally to your phone so that you always have them on you; and I don’t mean as little plastic cards attached to your car keys.

KeyRing App for iPhone

List of Loyalty Cards

KeyRing couldn’t make it easier: simply take a photo of the barcode on the card, select the store’s name, and photograph the front and back of the card, and you’re done.

Talbots Card


Your card doesn’t have a barcode? No problem! You can manually type in your loyalty or membership number and still add the card. The same is true if the store name isn’t already in their system.

No Barcode Example

Can't find store name

The Counter Card

When you’re at the store, simply pull up the card on your KeyRing app and they can (most times) scan the barcode from your phone. If not, they can look up your loyalty or membership number.

Barcode for Scanning

What I love about the app:


  • It’s free!
  • It saves you money! That’s right, KeyRing offers users 67,000 coupons from over 13,000 brands and retailers.
  • It keeps you informed! Do you love your weekly sale circulars? Find them via the KeyRing app and never miss a sale again.
  • It keeps you organized! You can create custom shopping lists and save coupons for your trips.
  • It’s very easy to use and holds all your cards in one convenient (paperless) place!
  • Most stores can scan the barcodes right from the phone app, but if not, they can manually type in your membership number.
  • It works! You’ll never miss those pesky plastic cards – feed them to that hungry shredder!

It’s as easy as that!

Lauren Mang
  • Todd Greeno
    Posted at 22:50h, 17 December Reply

    In December 2021, the KeyRing App was updated, and it is really BROKEN…
    Instead of the “list” of your saved entries, cards, etc, it now tries to display a store logo. HOWEVER 55 of my saved entries are not stores (they are: restaurant cards, Hotel cards, Pharmacy Savings Cards, Veterans ID, …, etc).

    The updated App doesn’t even try to capture the title I entered for each of these — they have basically made it impossible to find these entries.

    I sure hope they fix this, but I am already looking for another App.

    BTW, thEy added an intrusive Advertising banner at the bottom of the page.

    • Lauren Mang
      Posted at 01:42h, 21 December Reply

      Oh no! I’m sorry to hear this. I don’t really use the app much (wrote this back in 2014/2015), but I can imagine how frustrating this must be. Keep me posted if you find another app that you like and I’ll do the same. Thanks for reaching out.

  • Paige Smith
    Posted at 23:36h, 10 February Reply

    Same as Todd. This used to be a favorite app but it no longer is allowing new “stores” without a card. Looking for a new app, but I no longer have the cards in the app to reload in a new app. So frustrating.

    • Lauren Mang
      Posted at 00:47h, 11 February Reply

      Oh my gosh that’s so frustrating! I didn’t think about the fact that we all got rid of the cards after scanning them. I still am able to use mine with the barcodes when I go to the drug stores or grocery store (usually rare occurrences but I’ve done it a few times within the last few months).

  • Cy
    Posted at 21:47h, 23 January Reply

    My app went haywire! My cards just DISSAPPEARED ! Selecting HELP produced: ‘oops the page you’re looking for no longer exists’. THAT’S JUST WONDERFUL! More flimsy garbage crap apps!

    • Lauren Mang
      Posted at 19:38h, 24 January Reply

      Oh no that’s so frustrating! I haven’t used the app in a while. I now have the information saved in my 1password account or have a photo album on my phone of the barcodes to scan (for the stores I use most). I’ve really streamlined my stores too where I shop so it’s less cards/photos/info to keep/find. I’m sure there are other apps out there that offer the same service. If you find one will you please share here with us?

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