I find myself complaining more and more about the need for a bigger and better purse to carry as well as a bigger and better wallet that will help alleviate the madness in my life. You see I rarely carry any cash in my wallet and the only change I keep is the bare minimum, usually a couple of quarters (since quarters are still be used for parking in some places) and maybe a couple of pennies.
At the end of the day I dump most of my change into the various change jars that I have at home, which has saved and will continue to save my butt, when I find myself in a jam. So with the fact that my overloaded wallet isn’t overflowing with money it really irks me that I have to carry so much paperwork and plastic cards on me in order to go about my daily business. My current wallet’s strap broke after only 4 months of use and I have to wrap a rubber band around it now before returning it to my purse.
So much information crammed into a “women’s” wallet, I don’t that is what they were intended to be using for. It seems that 99.9% of the stores that I go to have a loyalty rewards program going on that require you (the loyal customer) to carry some type of paper or plastic on your person in order for them to scan or enter your customer number in order for you to reap your rewards. Some places offer the key tag version, but I have way too much on my key chain as it is so I only have two customer loyalty marketing tags stuck on there, the rest are crammed into my wallet. And if you can’t produce the card most places will and can enter your phone number in system, but even that gets tricky with several phone numbers being used these days that it’s hard to keep up with which one was used for what, especially when other family members in the household have their own cards and we use different phone numbers, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
I understand the need for these rewards technology, but I just wish that I didn’t have to deal with all the effort that goes along with these companies that are doing the necessary marketing that they have to do in order to draw in the customer and even more important, ho to keep them coming back for more and more…..
And as far as all of the business cards, debit cards, phone numbers, email addresses, library cards, voter registration and various receipts that are jammed all in my wallet as well, well maybe that will be addressed in the future, I’m done for now.