By Susan Harper
One of my recent columns got an instant response from a reader who is also a friend. Wanda Crawley put down the paper and picked up the phone after reading “Enough with the Cards!” in which I complained about all the plastic I was being asked to carry in my wallet in order to receive store discounts.
“There’s an easy fix for that,” Wanda said. “Here’s what you do: put your cards face-up on the glass of a copy machine and hit the “print” button. You’ll get a sheet of paper that has the barcodes and scanner icons from all the cards . Then just carry that one piece of paper with you, and whenever you’re in a situation where you would have presented a card, pull out your sheet of paper and let the cashier scan the relevant barcode. Works like a charm!” she said triumphantly.
And it does. It’s a wonderful solution.