Today’s post is actually about a whole lot more than Bass Pro Shops OR hunting, but it’s a good way to start a Monday.
We were recently asked to check out the new app “Go Wallet”. I agreed because it seemed like a good idea for an app (more on that coming) but they also agreed to give one of you the chance to win $50 to spend at Bass Pro Shops. A win, win situation. If you can’t use it for yourself, enter anyway and give it to someone you love (who also happens to love recreating in the outdoors).
About Go Wallet:
Get ready – the season of gift cards is starting. They will be piling up to give, amass in our wallets as they are givEN and the truth is many of them will be forgotten about and never used (the biggest ploy by the gift card manufacturers, right?!?!)
The app’s intention is to help all of us by keeping a running tally of those gift cards on your phone (which most of us have with us more often than our wallet itself) and allow you to actually use them from the app in retail stores and online. It keeps a tally of your total, allows you to add cards from almost all retailers, and just keep everything together. Cards are password-protected so not just anyone can access them if they get ahold of your phone and kept up to date online.
The app is available for both iPhone and Android and seems to work seamlessly with both.
I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to use the app (which if absolutely free, by the way.) It’s a cinch to set up an account, easy to add your cards and really does keep things handy. I had just a couple slight hiccups that I thought I would mention, though:
- Some cards just can’t be found by the app and have to be entered manually. Once I was entering things manually, it just didn’t make sense for me to even do that except to keep track of my grand total of gift cards. I found we actually had quite a few laying around that I put into the app and the only problem I ran into was one for Olive Garden.
- Sometimes it takes a bit for the app to catch up with an updated balance from the retailer. Not the end of the world, but a bit annoying…
- They strongly recommend for many of the cards that you do end up keeping the physical card with you just in case the retailer doesn’t accept you using the app. While it shows an image of the back of the card (with the number and PIN), I think they just want to be on the safe side if you plan on using it in-store. However, any online shopping you do is completely fine and if you purchase (or are given) a gift card online, you don’t need to print anything out.
It’s a free App, works well and just makes life a little easier. I’ll take it!
Win from Bass Pro Shops:
You have a chance to win a $50 gift card from Bass Pro Shops.
As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter to win. The winner will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help! Sorry, this giveaway is open to the U.S. only.a Rafflecopter giveaway
We received a Bass Pro Shops gift card in order to facilitate the review of this app. However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own. You can find my full disclosure here.
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