Before tossing in the trash, you may find ways to reuse these cards around the home. This guide is about uses for expired membership and gift cards.
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I found that expired gift cards or any credit card no longer used is excellent for cleaning dishes in your kitchen. It kinda molds to the dish, pot, or pan you are cleaning and scrapes all the gunk off. It is excellent for my cast iron skillet. The card gets into grooves and even gets burned debris off easily. It won't scratch or mar anything you use it on. I just run the card through the dishwasher when it gets gunky.
By Linda from Ashdown, AR
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What can we do with expired credit cards, ATM cards, etc.? I am interested in crafts or other uses.
By Dorothy from Durban, KZN
Anything with an account number on it, even if expired, needs to be destroyed.
Overlap them, two glued to one, like layered bricks till you have a strip. Make several strips. Glue these together to make triangle shaped boxes, (or rectangular ones). You can even make a lid. Glue some cloth around this base.
Always cover with something so no one knows there are credit card numbers available!
I knew someone who cut them into stars to decorate her Christmas tree.