Target Providing Mobile Coupons: Barcodes Displayed in a Phone’s Web Browser

target_mobilecoupon.png
Image courtesy of Target

Mobile coupons are finally on the radar of at least one major U.S. retailer…

Target puts mobile coupons on customers’ cellphones

Here’s how it works: Point your browser at this Target website…

Target Mobile Coupons

You are asked for your mobile phone number, timezone, and a preferred message delivery time between 8am and noon. Mobile coupon offers information is sent via a text message once a month. A barcode containing information about the mobile coupon is displayed on your phone’s web browser. This barcode is scanned during checkout to get the discounted price.

Coupon items are not currently targeting individual interests. But, you can see that as a must-have feature in the future.