I suspect it is really not the adorable red B fob or the almost worn off I <3 NC with a smiley face bead that folks are noticing but instead all of my “loyalty” key tags.
I was thrilled when places started letting go of the credit card sized cards that linked you to their store and were vehicles for discounts. I was happy to downsize and have those little tags on my keychain which I could just whip out when I shopped to get credit for a free coffee or a discount at the grocery store.
I counted them today and I currently have 33 little key tags that “get” me something. Oh I know they also are tracking me. That is the price I pay for trying to save a little money or get a better buy at the grocery store.
The funny thing is that there are some that I have scanned but have yet to reap the benefits from. For example this HyVee fuel saver card. Every time I shop there I have it scanned. I have never used it at the gas station so who knows what is happening to all of those points. Maybe someday I will have a year of free gas just because I never actually used it. The problem with this one is that since I have the key tag I don’t have the original larger card that you can actually swipe at the pump to get the discount……that is a problem.
The people that have commented recently on my “collection” have been amazed at how many I have and one cashier even said that I made her day. Poor thing. What kind of day was she having if this made it?
Today one commented that she felt sorry for my ignition. They really aren’t all that heavy. I guess I could take them off and put them elsewhere but they are so handy.
So collecting them will continue until I have to upgrade to a bigger ring to contain them. But just so you know—this one is the one on top that I see every time I pick up my keys (not included in the total). What could be a better “loyalty” card than this one?