Do you have a store club card or rewards card somewhere buried in your wallet or purse? Don’t forget about these cards. Sometimes, there are bonus dollars in them, waiting for you to spend. I just read an article somewhere that only about 2% of the rewards given by stores are actually being used. I can see why.
I almost forgot about my rewards from a nearby office supply store. I don’t go there too often because the prices tend to be higher than places, like Walmart or Target. But at certain times of the year, like back-to-school season, they offer deals that match or are even better than big box stores. So, I go there to purchase things that I was going to buy anyway, but get “paid” in the process. Not bad.
Little did I realize how much reward dollars had accumulated in my card. So, with only one day before they expire, I headed to the office store and went straight to their clearance section to maximize those bonus dollars. Here is what I brought home, and guess how much I paid? $0.34!
On another day at a different store, I was standing in line behind a person, who was asked by the cashier if she wanted to apply for their customer card. Before the cashier even finished his question, the customer declined. I can understand that it can be a hassle to keep track of another card in your wallet. But, if you go to a store often enough, it won’t hurt to get a card if it’s free. If you’re already going to that store to buy items, it’s nice to get a little something extra in the process.