Here's my issue. I travel a bit for work and I don't like having stuff for home and stuff for on-the-road. I'd forget to substitute and end up missing something I really need. I already have a separate card holder for of my various affinity memberships that lives in my travel backpack. I'm talking about the stuff I really need.
So what's in there?
- Drivers license
- Primary credit card (AmEx Platinum--the frequent traveler's best friend)
- Secondary credit card (Alaska Airlines Visa--for places that don't take AmEx, and there are quite a few)
- HSA Visa (to administer my health savings account--used for all prescriptions and medical expenses)
- Corporate AmEx (for things like company entertainment and reoccurring charges)
- Seattle Public Library card
- Health club membership card
- Checking account debit card
- Petco Pals card (the tiny version)
- QFC grocery card (the tiny version)
- AAA card (I have a 1952 International pick-up and you ever know when it may decide to quit)
- Car2Go membership card (when you need it you've got to have it!)
- Zipcar zipcard (ditto as above)
- Voters registration card
- Health insurance card
- Prescription insurance card
- Dental insurance card
- Auto insurance card
- Arboretum Foundation membership card (for discounts at nurseries)
- Starbucks Gold card
So you see my problem. My back hurts even thinking about it. I've thought about weaning off a couple of the credit cards but where do you leave them? I already hide cards from Barney's NY, Nordstrom and Macy's and you know what? I never have them when need them so I always have the hassle of having the clerk look up my info.
OK, maybe take out the AAA card as long as I have my number in my phone. Voter's registration? Seems un-American to not carry it. And until places like Starbucks can consistently work via mobile app scanning I'm not comfortable going all digital. So do I live with the rear-pocket weight and bulk or is there a solution? I'm open to ideas but here is my requirement. I carry three things always. My keys, my iPhone5, my wallet. I don't want a fourth.