(which stands for Quick Response codes) readers are pretty easy to use, seems like an unnecessary step to get a deal. Can't it just say text XXX to XXX and we will send you a deal? Who knows, maybe people are intriqued by this?
Smart phone addicts are probably already aware of QR or Quick Response codes -- those square-shaped, funky-looking bar codes that appear in magazines, train stations or even on business cards.
Now they're impossible to ignore. Chicago company ScanForDeals.com is placing gigantic QR codes in locations around Chicago. The first 600 square foot code popped up near the corner of Polk and Clark streets in the South Loop.
South Loop businesses such as Jimmy Green's Tavern and Blackies appear to be utilizing this technology according to the NBC article.
(Image from NBC Chicago's Website)