How many loyalty/ reward cards are taking up space in your wallet right now?
I have 11 and that’s after I cut up the ones that I almost never use. If you’re like the average American household, you belong to 18 of these programs and you only actively participate in about half.
It’s time to get out from under all that extra plastic and make sure you are taking advantage of the programs you are actively using. These tips can help.
Clean house. First decide based on your lifestyle which cards you really need and get rid of the rest. Keep the cards you use on a daily basis, hold on to a few for travel unless you travel extensively for work and get rid of the ones you haven’t used in 6 – 12 months. Check first to see if you have redeemable rewards or if you can transfer existing rewards to another program.
Get organized. Loyalty cards only pay if you use them so keep them in one place. Put them in your wallet or if you’re the couponing type you might keep them in a pouch with your