Posted on January 6, 2011.
A friend of mine routinely gets Dunkin Donuts $5 gift cards in the mail as part of a rewards program with his Amex. Each card must be activated on a Dunkin Donut’s activation page before it can be used.
The website contains a simple form, requiring the 16 digit card number, the 8 digit card pin number, and an email address.
Since my friend is normally in line at DD before he realizes he didn’t activate his card, he needed a better way.
A Better, and Easier way
1111222233334444 77778888 email@example.com
The script sends a reply SMS, containing either a message stating the dollar amount on the card (success), or an appropriate error message if something went wrong.
Get the script
Clone the repo,
git clone git://gist.github.com/768694.git or grab the file
from the gist.
Sign up for an account on Tropo and create a new web application. You need
apply for a phone number so you can SMS your app. Then upload the script file
using the website, or ftp it using your credentials to