Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wallet Junk

It seems that every store these days offers some kind of reward card. 
And if I shop at the store enough and the discounts are good 
I don't mind the extra junk in my wallet.
I’m no coupon maniac, but I like to save a little here and there. 
I dug through my wallet and thought I’d share a few of the cards 
that I don’t leave home without.

Target Debit Card:  
That's riiiiiiight a debit card.  
I handed the cashier a blank check. 
She tappety tap typed my info into their system and my card 
arrived in my mailbox a week later. 
And now I save 5% off of every purchase I make at Target and 
it comes right out of my checking account. 
How have I not always known about this?  
I think I’ve bought stock in Target having put two kids through
infancy on their brand of diapers, wipes and formula.

Starbucks Gift Card: 
The key here is to register it. You get a free drink on your birthday 
AND you earn stars towards the next level where you get things 
like free refills, free drink customizations and free drinks. 
And I love free. Especially when it involves coffee.

Panera Bread Co: 
I don’t frequent Panera a ton so I honestly had convinced myself 
that I did not need this card in my wallet. 
Until I learned they load free desserts on your card.  
Just for registering it I earned a free cookie. 
And this mama loves dessert. There is always room for something sweet. 
Heck yah, I’ll take your card. Thank you ma’am!

CVS Drugstore
I think drugstores are outrageously priced on most items; 
however they sure know how to have a sale. 
And their clearance aisle can get you some ridiculous deals. 
CVS in particular gives you coupons that can be used just like cash in their stores. 
Cash is good. And it helps that I can pretty much see the CVS from my backyard. 
Late night Tylenol runs. 
Early morning milk emergencies.
Peach rings for my candy addiction. 

I love you CVS.

What cards do you not leave home without?


  1. Fun blog! I always need my subway card! I found your blog on mommy bloggers and I cant wait to read more. If you get a second, i'd appreciate if you'd check out my blog at www.gavinandlauren.blogspot.com Have a magical day!

  2. I have those same cards in my wallet! I just scored a free latte on my Panera card! Yahoo! And, don't forget your Price Chopper card=store savings and gas discount!