Cheap and clever little idea

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

Economical and practical describe me to a tee. So this is what I dreamed up. I didn't know it was a clever idea, until somebody in CVS mentioned it. And then a few days later somebody in Petsmart and then in the Hallmark store.

clever little idea

I put all my "non valuable" store cards and library cards etc. on a little chain. I have punched a hole in them with a single hole puncher put them on the chain and throw them in my handbag. You know what happens: you stand at the check out and they ask for the card, which is all stuffed in your card holder or wallet or however you keep them, but they always hide behind each other. In the mean time people behind you in the line are practically tapping their feet...... So now I quickly grasp the hole bunch out of my bag and then produce my VISA card from wallet.  I feel it is safer too this way. The store card always gets scanned and handled by the check-out person, but my credit card I always hold onto myself at all times. 

Also if you loose those cards it is a nuisance, but not a disaster. As opposed to your credit cards, that is a drama to loose them. I did that once. Nick wasn't too happy :)

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Alisa McKeel Willson
Appraisal Pros in Texas - Huntsville, TX
Certified Res. Appraiser

That's a great idea. I did the something similar...I used a key chain and I put the small version of each card on it.

I used to be the one digging and digging....I"m sure shoppers behind me are happier


Apr 15, 2011 12:51 AM #1
Kirsten Mellinger
Emerald Funding & Realty - Simi Valley, CA
Ventura County Real Estate

Happy Friday!  This is a clever idea! I don't always put all of these in my wallet because it gets too bulky - I'll put this on my "to-do" list for the weekend!

Apr 15, 2011 12:53 AM #2
Jenn Neumann Deer
RE/MAX Southern Shores - Surfside Beach, SC
Surfside Beach Real Estate

That is an excellent idea! I actually finally had to get a separate card holder for all the cards because my wallet was bursting but I like the hold punch idea better because the cards are easier to see all at once.  Thanks for sharing - I may have to do this little project this weekend. 

Apr 15, 2011 01:27 AM #3
Jim Courtney
OklaHomes Realty, Claremore Oklahoma - Claremore, OK

Great idea that I'll have to share with my wife. She carries all those company discount cards and always has to dig for them, especially the Staples one where we seem to be all the time! She could alwyas put the most used cards on top. Cool! :)

Apr 15, 2011 02:08 AM #4
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