The Costanza

Remember on Seinfeld how George had that ridiculously deformed wallet that was literally bursting?

I feel like I have a wallet like that.

And after spending far too much time at the Chapters counter searching for my rewards card, I decided it was time for a wallet clean-out.  And you, lucky blog readers, get to hear about the contents.

In my wallet I found…

The usual suspects:

  • 3 debit cards
  • 1 basically useless credit card
  • Driver’s licence
  • Health cards for Vivian and I
  • Birth certificates for Vivian and I
  • SIN Card (don’t know why I carry it since the number is memorized)
  • 2 extended health benefits cards
The Store Cards:
  • HMV
  • Sunrise Records
  • Ricki’s
  • EB Games
  • Scene Card
  • Shoppers Optimum
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Air Miles
  • Build A Bear Club
  • HBC Rewards
  • Coles iRewards
  • Petro Points
  • Suzy Shier
  • Plum Rewards
Yes, I never met a free store rewards card I didn’t like.
The Punch Cards.  I can almost get a free or discounted something at:
  • Petro-Canada
  • Quiznos
  • Once Upon a Child
  • Marble Slab
  • The Big Scoop
  • Beauti-Tone Paint
  • The local hot dog stand
  • Scentsy
  • Old Navy
  • The Shoe Company
The Randoms:
  • Staples copy card
  • Goodlife Fitness card
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Costco Membership
  • UWO Student Card (I know, still!)
  • Fire Simulator Training 
  • Lambton County library card
  • Smart Serve
  • City of London employee card
  • CUPE Membership
  • First Aid Course
  • 3M National Coaching Certification Program
  • Hockey trainer certificate
  • Fishing licence
The Really Randoms:
  • Business card for a mechanic that I should call but I’m afraid to
  • Receipt for mom’s Christmas present
  • Checklist of Smurfs from McDonalds from last summer that I was collecting for Vivian (still missing Brainy, Baker, Clumsy and Gutsy!)
  • My accountant’s business card
  • 2 for 1 Kidscape pass
  • Receipt with a survey code for Bath and Body Works
  • Cineplex movie passes
  • $5.00 off card for Under the Moon
  • A list of Stephen King books I don’t have in case I’m in a used bookstore and can’t remember
  • Plus a bunch of gift cards with like $2 left on all of them, but I won’t get rid of them until they’re actually completely used up
Then there’s the garbage – more receipts and expired coupons and paperclips than I care to admit.
And then there’s the fact that my wallet is like 10 years old and falling apart and has a broken zipper, but I love it and it’s Diesel and I refuse to get rid of it until I can find a suitable replacement.
Please tell me you also have an excessive amount of cards and garbage in your wallet.  Don’t even get me started on what’s lurking in my purse.


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