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Manage All of Your Rewards Cards in ONE Place with the New LOC Card

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There is an episode of Seinfeld where George has an “exploding wallet”.  His wallet is so full that he can barely close it …and sitting is a matter of circus-level balance and chiropractic expertise.

My wallet is starting to feel that way.  I obviously don’t carry it in my back pocket… but it is starting to bulge at the seams.  Closing it is becoming a bit of a struggle.  I keep thinking something is caught in there…but that isn’t the case.  It is just full.

Want to know what is in there?

My driver’s license, of course.  My 3 debit cards for three different accounts and my Target debit REDcard.  One or two receipts, stamps, a MTA Metro Card (cause we all know I could ride the NYC subway system at any given point in time) and my loyalty cards.

My what?

My loyalty cards.  You know, the ones that get you a discount, or earn you points towards free stuff?

I’ve got a cards to Dillons, HyVee, Hancock Fabrick, Panera Bread, Best Buy, LEGO, Toys R Us, Hallmark and CVS.

Those are the ones I found.  I’m pretty sure I’ve got more…one to Chico’s and White House/Black Market …but I can’t find them.

This seems a little crazy…but a girl just can’t give up on her dreams of discounts and points for free stuff.

I recently learned about a NEW loyalty card called the LOC card.  This is one card that will replace all of your other cards, literally.  The LOC card will managed your current loyalty cards for you.  You show/swipe the LOC card when you make your purchase and the points/rewards are automatically added to that store’s account, and if there is an in store discount it will register with the swipe of the LOC card as well.

You can go online at loccard.com and manage your different accounts.  Check to see the balance of your rewards at BestBuy before they expire (I mean, I’ve heard that people actually let those things expire because they can’t remember how to log on and check on them….), see what coupons are available at White House Black Market, check the balance of your CVS Extra Care Bucks….all in one place.  Once address, one password.

The other bonus?  If there is a loyalty card that you would like to have (like that Michael’s rewards card you keep thinking you should have when you spend $100 on crafting supplies…..), swiping your active LOC card will automatically register you for the program.  No filling out papers in store or taking home something to fill out that you immediately forget about and never return (again, I’m hypothesizing here). LOC does the work for you.

This is a new program that launched in October of this year.  They are currently working on contracts with many different stores.  If LOC is something that you would like to use, you can suggest your favorite stores to them on their website: www.loccard.com.

The LOC card will be available in a good old wallet sized card (if you are a traditionalist), a key fob (if you like to swing your keys around and hear the extra jangle) or as a smart phone app (if you prefer to scroll through your phone looking for the right app instead of searching through your purse for the right card…. just sayin’ …there’s not a lot of hope for true organization for me …).

 

The LOC card is a free service to use and I’m really excited as I watch it getting ready to take off!  You can follow along on their Facebook page and watch for announcements as they add new stores to their service.  You can also follow them on Twitter: @LOCCard.

If my many musing and constant rambling didn’t quite make sense … you can also watch a quick video on how the LOCCard works over on YouTube.

One more thing:  LOC Card is having a “Show Us Your Cards” contest on their Facebook Page.  By showing them a pic of your pile o’ cards…you could win a $50 Visa gift card.  Now who couldn’t use a little extra cash about now?  Get the details here.

Me?

I just want the use of wallet back.

 

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Little Things: Monumental

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A Little Thing like new clothes can make a girl feel fantastic.  If those new clothes come from your favorite store, the one you have avoided shopping at for FIVE YEARS because you wanted desperately  to enjoy the shopping experience; to have the clothes fit and look good, to not cry in the dressing room and  more than anything, to look in the mirror and see YOU looking back …. it becomes monumental.

After five years, I am comfortable with my body again.  I’m not perfect, but I’m good.  Many thanks to SuperDad who took me shopping this weekend because “it is time”.

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Wordless Wednesday: Sparkly Skirts

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SuperGirl has been obsessed with fashion since before she could walk.  It started with shoes and has progressed from there.  She sits and lets me fix her hair; after, of course, stating exactly how she wants it.  She picks her clothes each day and will comment on the clothes everyone else is wearing.  Luckily, she is a kind spirit and only sees the beautiful :)

We were shopping for Holiday outfits last weekend and I swear my head was turned for no more than 30 seconds.  I turned back around and she had filled the cart with every fluffy, sparkly skirt she could get her hands on.  Except for gold.  I caught her as gold was being pulled off the rack.

Unfortunately for me, she’s adorable AND the skirts were on sale.  We ended up with silver, red and turquoise.  I’m saving turquoise for a Christmas gift.

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Printable Coupons and Weekly Deals

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I’m still trying (I know, I know) to figure out how to balance out the demands of a blog (or two) with the demands of my family.  With the traveling I’ve been doing (which I loved!) and the traveling my husband has been doing… the demands of family (which will always come first) are higher than normal.  Not only am I cutting back on my own shopping (more on that soon) but I’m not posting deals the way a good blogger should.  Lucky for you I know some stellar chics who can fill in the blanks.

Looking for a full deal break down for local (KS) stores?

Here are a couple of my favorite sites for complete shopping list break downs:

Kansas City Mamas

Penny Pinchin Mom

Stretching a Buck (My favorite resource for Dillons/Kroger deals)

Here are a few of my favorite printable coupons right now.  Use these in addition to your weekly newspaper inserts to get yourself some great deals!

$1/1 Wonderful Pistachios

$1/1 Any Size Simply Juice Single serve size of these are often $1 on sale.  You can also find the lemon/limeades priced at $1.99 quite often

$1/1 Welch’s Essentials Juice

$1/1 Welch’s Healthy Start Refrigerated Juice

$1 ANY one Reach Toothbrush This is a great coupon to use at CVS/Walgreen’s as they often have RR/ECB deals on Reach products

$1/1 8th Continent Soy Milk

$0.55/1 Windex Multi-Surface Product

$2.50/2 Nestle Variety Bags of Candy (20 oz +)

$0.40/1 Betty Crocker Pouch Cookie Mix

$1/ ANY 1 Reach Floss This is a great coupon to use at CVS/Walgreen’s as they often have RR/ECB deals on Reach products

$5/1 Snuggie The Snuggie is on sale this week at CVS for $14.99

$0.50/1 Ready to Eat Minute Rice Double this coupon at Dillons where these are $2/each and get 6 servings of rice for $1

$1/2 Nabisco Cracker Products

$1/1 Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meats Stack this coupon with a $1/2 Carving Board Meats TARGET Printable Coupon and make a good deal at Target

$0.50/1 Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast Strip

$1/1 Barbara’s Bakery Cereal HERE and HERE (If you shop at Whole Foods I’ve heard some of these are on sale for $2.50/ea making this coupon a nice deal)

$1/1 Reynold’s Slow Cooker Liners I love these…they make cleaning up the slow cooker so much easier

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Wordless Wednesday: Shopping Diva

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What can I say? My girl has some style!

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