It seems like just about every store these days has a loyalty card. You know what I am talking about….those credit card like annoyances that take up every slot in your wallet. My wallet was so chock-a-block full of them that I rarely found the one I wanted, which meant I missed out on the points, offers or discounts they provided.
A little while back I showed you how I tamed my coffee loyalty cards in a plastic sleeve. You can read about that here.
This has served me well with the mostly cardboard cards, but I had not thought it suitable to apply to plastic cards. I wanted something that was robust, easy to flip through and access whilst I completed my transaction at the checkout but had yet to come up with a solution.
It was an amused sales clerk, watching me go through dozens of card slots looking for a particular card, that suggested I put the cards on a key ring . What a simple, yet brilliant idea!
This morning I gave my wallet a good clean out and gathered up all my loyalty cards. There was a lot, and that was after a massive cull!
I grabbed the electric drill and a small drill bit and began drilling holes through all the cards. I leant on a piece of wood to ensure a cleanly drilled hole. The whole process took only a few minutes. If you have a quality hole punch, it would probably do the trick too.
I threaded the cards onto a key ring that was lying around unused. It is probably a little small, but it will do until I find a larger one.
I know this will work a treat. No more hissy fits for me at the checkout! Nothing will slow down this little shopping buff!