Learn how to declutter your wallet and store loyalty cards digitally. Saving you time and money.
Do you have a store loyalty cards? Do you even know how many reward card programs you are a part of?
I lost count after like 10. Do all your loyalty cards even fit in your wallet? Being a mom you probably have multiple cards to a numerous amount of stores for the things that your family loves and needs.
While many stores have now begun to use your phone number to look up your account. Chances are though, that you might still have way to many reward cards. It’s time to declutter your wallet and simplify your life.
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This importance of store loyalty cards/programs
Just about every store offers a loyalty card – why? The true goal of a loyalty card is to increase the number of visits you make to their store or brand. This is done by offering a loyalty card to their shoppers/members. Which offer discounts, coupons, and opportunities to unlock more rewards/savings.
Believe it or not, it works because you as a consumer actually spend more money each time you return to that store.
More often then not you are enticed to return to spend more money in the store because you earn more rewards. Some programs don’t have physical reward cards but offer bonus cash back or cash rewards via email.
Which can pose another issue: have you ever forgotten cash backs coupon at home? It can be frustrating and just one more thing you need to remember.
Simple declutter your wallet guide
In efforts to declutter your purse and make more room in your wallet follow these easy steps.
What should you not keep in your wallet
- Social Security Card – this holds the keys to your entire life and credit. This should be in a safe at home
- Check-book – This is no longer a primary form of payment but realistically you don’t need this in your wallet
- Gift cards- I use to leave the gift cards in just in case but then realized how much space they took up. I try to keep them in a place and pull them out when I know I am headed to that specific store
- Empty out your wallet
- Throw away any unnecessary receipts
- Sort your cards by credit cards, store loyalty cards, most used etc.
- Replace all your most important and most used cards
- Leaving out all the store loyalty cards follow the guide below to learn how to now store all your loyalty cards electronically on your phone.
My favorite walletcard app alternative
The more loyalty cards you have the more rewards you have to remember.
I am a fan of store loyalty programs but what I am not a fan of is trying to carry all those cards in my purse or wallet. As if mom’s purse doesn’t have enough stuff in it already. Decluttering your wallet also saves you money because you will never forget a card again. Using a wallet card also simplifies life at the checkout line.
You know screaming kids and trying to checkout…🤦♀️
Chances are if you are Apple iPhone user you may have seen the wallet app preloaded on your device. It’s a pretty nice app but I think it has limitations. Typically the store loyalty cards that can’t be added will also need to be compatible with Apple Pay.
How to use a loyalty card app (key ring)
Storing my loyalty cards digitally has been a lifesaver for me. I am no longer fumbling around in my wallet or purse looking for the store loyalty card.
My Husband also doesn’t have to ask me a million times “Do we have a loyalty card?”. He knows he better ask though cause I will be upset if he buys without using savings or discounts.🤪 Saving money is always the game.
But all he has to do is open the app now and look.
My favorite app is Key Ring. This app simplifies life by storing all store loyalty cards digitally. No more bulging wallet. During the checkout process all you have to do is open the app and select the store loyalty card. The app then provides a copy of the barcode that is scannable. Boom! You get your rewards that easy.
I have found that keyring allowed me more opportunity to add more cards than Apple Wallet. This is the reason I chose this app as my primary choice. For example, you can add a generic card. The app will store it just the same. One of my generic cards is my library card. It is a card with a barcode as well that is needed when I check out any books at the library and it worked just fine.
How to store your loyalty cards digitally.
You will need to download the app on your device. It works for both iPhone and Android so no worries there. Once you open the app you will create an account. Once created you can begin to add your cards via the scanner.
This is a neat tool as it makes adding the cards very easy and quick. You can also take a picture of the card in the app so the physical card can still be seen. This comes in handy with certain retailers who have your name or a special character to identify you.
Once you are in the app you are going to want to click on the plus symbol (+) to begin scanning your loyalty cards.
Don’t fret if the scan doesn’t work you can also add it in manually. Once you scan the barcode you will need to select a store from the drop-down list. Or select “other retailer not listed” for generic cards.
Make sure to select the “has a bar-code slider” and then go to the next step. After scanning and adding the bar-code you can take a pic of the front and back for your card. Select “finish” and you are done!! It takes seconds to do each card.
Another cool tool in the app is the shopping list. You can create a basic shopping list in the app to take with you to the store. This can be helpful with eliminating the little pieces of paper left all around your purse of the many shopping lists you have made in the past.
Now all your store loyalty cards are loaded and you can focus on reaping all the rewards those cards are intended to provide. As a side benefit, this also declutters your purse and wallet.
Amazing way to declutter your wallet and store loyalty cards in 15 minutes
I hope you found this post helpful and now its time to take action. Take the 15 mins and declutter your purse. Organize your cards and free yourself from those frustrating moments you find yourself in when looking for your cards in the store.
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