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  • RTS 125 posts

    How do you guys dispose of your metal plat cards?

    rum 276 posts

    Call up Amex and either ask for a freepost address to return it, or they may send a prepaid envelope. Just be sure to put a dent in the chip before sending it off.

    can 506 posts

    Am I the only one who keeps old credit cards in a card folder 🙂

    Paul 144 posts

    The chip can be popped out of the card and leaves a neat hole to attach chain or leather strap to make it a baggage tag!! Just saying!!

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    George K 304 posts

    Am I the only one who keeps old credit cards in a card folder 🙂

    I do this too. Hopeless romantic/hoarder (circle all that applies)

    Andrew J 777 posts

    Am I the only one who keeps old credit cards in a card folder 🙂

    I do this too. Hopeless romantic/hoarder (circle all that applies)

    Me too! I’ve still got my first Amex (blue card) from 1998.

    Youllnever 184 posts

    Am I the only one who keeps old credit cards in a card folder 🙂

    I do this too. Hopeless romantic/hoarder (circle all that applies)

    Me too! I’ve still got my first Amex (blue card) from 1998.

    Photo please! What does the blue card have benefit-wise? Is this the basic charge card or something else?

    John 1,052 posts

    Am I the only one who keeps old credit cards in a card folder 🙂

    Folder?? Mine are in a huge box.

    points_worrier 297 posts

    How do you guys dispose of your metal plat cards?

    Blacksmith?

    rum 276 posts

    Me too! I’ve still got my first Amex (blue card) from 1998.

    Photo please! What does the blue card have benefit-wise? Is this the basic charge card or something else?

    It was one of the first cashback cards if I recall correctly. It looks pretty much the same as the ACCR card of today.

    Guernsey Globetrotter 627 posts

    Am I the only one who keeps old credit cards in a card folder 🙂

    I do this too. Hopeless romantic/hoarder (circle all that applies)

    I quite like this idea! @can @George K How do you organise them – do you just have them in chronological order following expiry dates or is there some other indexation system that you feel works better?

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    can 506 posts

    I go chronologically. After couple years, even better, 10-15 years, my old cards start looking really interesting.

    It is just another visual representation of how crazy we’ve gotten over the years for signup bonuses, card cancellations etc..
    For each card, I have so many “cancelled” cousins in my collection.. It is pretty amazing actually..

    George K 304 posts

    I’ve only been at this for almost 10 years, so fairly unexciting collection so far (Lloyds Avios card, IHG Barclaycard and SPG Amex might be the most interesting ones visually). I use the card organiser in two ways. Front of the book are the cards that are still active but rarely use (about 6 of them) and the back is ordered in terms of cancellation. If I have two (or more) same cobranded cards, I only keep those with substantial design differences.

    I also keep some obscure loyalty cards in the book too, like… a card from the Beefeater Grill Reward Club…

    Charles Martel 124 posts

    Call up Amex and either ask for a freepost address to return it, or they may send a prepaid envelope. Just be sure to put a dent in the chip before sending it off.

    Assuming RTS is worried about the environmental impact of binning the card (or tossing it in the mixed recycling) is the carbon impact of two letters likely to be less than letting it rust in landfill?

    Rui N. 858 posts

    Am I the only one who keeps old credit cards in a card folder 🙂

    Not a folder, but in tupperwares 🙂 only had one, but recently upgraded to 2 due to overfilling. I now have one for the US cards and one for the UK ones.

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    Andrew J 777 posts

    Call up Amex and either ask for a freepost address to return it, or they may send a prepaid envelope. Just be sure to put a dent in the chip before sending it off.

    Assuming RTS is worried about the environmental impact of binning the card (or tossing it in the mixed recycling) is the carbon impact of two letters likely to be less than letting it rust in landfill?

    It’s more about disposing of it securely rather than environmentally.

    Guernsey Globetrotter 627 posts

    I go chronologically. After couple years, even better, 10-15 years, my old cards start looking really interesting.

    It is just another visual representation of how crazy we’ve gotten over the years for signup bonuses, card cancellations etc..
    For each card, I have so many “cancelled” cousins in my collection.. It is pretty amazing actually..

    Indeed, I can imagine it makes for a nice memento, as well as keeping things organised for future reference. Thanks for sharing !

    Guernsey Globetrotter 627 posts

    I’ve only been at this for almost 10 years, so fairly unexciting collection so far (Lloyds Avios card, IHG Barclaycard and SPG Amex might be the most interesting ones visually). I use the card organiser in two ways. Front of the book are the cards that are still active but rarely use (about 6 of them) and the back is ordered in terms of cancellation. If I have two (or more) same cobranded cards, I only keep those with substantial design differences.

    I also keep some obscure loyalty cards in the book too, like… a card from the Beefeater Grill Reward Club…

    @ George K I like the idea of also using to store the ‘dormant’ cards – think I will borrow that too. The Beefeater Club is a classic 🙂

    RTS 125 posts

    Call up Amex and either ask for a freepost address to return it, or they may send a prepaid envelope. Just be sure to put a dent in the chip before sending it off.

    Assuming RTS is worried about the environmental impact of binning the card (or tossing it in the mixed recycling) is the carbon impact of two letters likely to be less than letting it rust in landfill?

    It’s more about disposing of it securely rather than environmentally.

    Yes, it’s this.

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    Andrew J 777 posts

    Am I the only one who keeps old credit cards in a card folder 🙂

    I do this too. Hopeless romantic/hoarder (circle all that applies)

    Me too! I’ve still got my first Amex (blue card) from 1998.

    Photo please! What does the blue card have benefit-wise? Is this the basic charge card or something else?

    It was a basic credit card, I don’t think it gave any rewards, I just wanted an Amex in my wallet – and one has been in there ever since. It looks like this:
    https://www.americanexpress.com/en-sg/rewards/membership-rewards/award/American-Express/Blue-Credit-Card-Annual-Fee/3917-3081

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