Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog.
Just about every store out there offers a “club” card. These cards either give you outright discounts on items, or allow you to build up points toward rewards.
The problem is the proliferation of these cards. If you carried all of them around, you would end up with a wallet stuffed full of plastic, and a keyring that contained more plastic than keys.
This is a call for simplification.
There are two basic ways to consolidate: do-it-yourself, or get some help.
The first one can be time-consuming, but worth it. Photocopy all the bar codes from your cards onto a sheet of paper. Cut them out and tape them to a blank card. You have only to carry the one card for all your needs. (Label them, of course!)
The second method I stumbled across, and it’s a web application that does the work for you. Found at JustOneClubCard.com, you put in up to eight numbers, and it will generate a single card for you.
Skip The Cards
My favorite method is to leave the cards at home. I have found that most places offer a way to look up your club card by a phone number. I have gotten to the point where I will not shop at places that don’t offer the look up service.
Photo by William Hook