I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but here in Australia, the loyalty systems in stores abounds to the point of ridiculous. Just about every store does it and I have accumulated a number of loyalty cards. Every time I want to use one, I have to rummage to find the right one and it’s usually the shop assistant that points out the right one as I shuffle through them because I don’t have a clue which one I’m looking for.
I’ve had enough of the disorder and decided to do something about it.
I made this nifty little card holder with things I found around the house.
Hello Kitty loyalty card organiser
You will need the following:
- a hole punch.
- something to bind the cards. I used a suitcase lock but you can use anything such as a piece of string or ribbon, elastic band, old bracelet.
- some decorative baubles. I used a Hello Kitty keyring I got at Harrods but it can be anything you like that suits you or your personality.
I wouldn’t recommend you do this with credit cards or banking cards.
Carefully look at each card and find a corner that does not have any relevant information or aspect such as a magnetic strip, bar code, card number, etc and punch a hole in a corner that is on the opposite side of magnetic strips and doesn’t interfere with bar codes. Look at both sides of the card in case there is relevant information on each side.
Once you’ve punched the holes, thread the cards on the lock or ribbon that you chose to hold them together. I put the most frequently used cards so they appear face up first in the bundle so I don’t have to go looking for them. The rest of the cards, I threaded in order of usage.
Then, thread your bauble and close the lock or tie the ribbon and that’s it! You’re done. Put it in your handbag and it should be easy to find now and well organised.