Do you simplify your wallet when you travel? I definitely do! I love being carefree while on vacation. I certainly don’t need to carry my reward cards or 5 different credit/debit cards while running around Disneyland or lounging on the beach. I carry special travel wallet that’s much smaller than my regular wallet.
The problem is when we get home exhausted from all the fun we had, overwhelmed by laundry and the need to get back on a normal schedule that I totally forget to switch back to my regular wallet. Then I find myself in a rush to get the kids to school and run errands the next day. We always need groceries after a trip but I find myself ill prepared still using my vacation wallet without any store reward cards. Sometimes I don’t even have any credit or debit cards either. A few months ago I had to have my mom pay for my groceries because the store didn’t accept the one card I did have in my tiny vacation wallet. OOOPS!
Add cards from participating issuers- American Express, Chase and Wells Fargo or sign up for an American Express Serve® Account that you can add money to from your preferred debit card, credit card or U.S. bank account.
I haven’t tried this yet but you could also budget your money with the app by having different cards designated for different things. Use an American Express Serve Account to keep track of specific budgets, whether it’s your vacation spending or Christmas fund.
Special Offers When You Sign Up for the Softcard from Verizon app
- Spend $40 and Get $20: Verizon customers with an American Express Serve Account on Softcard from Verizon can get a $20 credit after you spend $40 or more on one purchase with your Serve Account through September 30, 2014. Terms Apply.
- $1 back on purchases: Tap to pay with an American Express Serve Account in Softcard and get $1 back on each purchase of $1 or more. Up to $50 per month with the Serve credit through December 12, 2014. Terms apply.
- First 3 Coca-Cola drinks are FREE. After the first three free drinks, if you buy 10 more, you get another 1 FREE through December 31, 2014. You must sign up for the “My Coke Rewards” loyalty card within Softcard to take advantage of this offer.
Have you ever paid using your phone before?
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