Uses for Expired Membership and Gift Cards

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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Reuse any old gift cards you may have (especially if it's a cute print or pattern) as a child's backpack tag or a luggage tag.

Child's Backpack Tag - finished elephant gift card tag on white background

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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


May 17, 20120 found this helpful

Anything with an account number on it, even if expired, needs to be destroyed.

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May 21, 20120 found this helpful

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!

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May 22, 20120 found this helpful

I knew someone who cut them into stars to decorate her Christmas tree.

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August 31, 20150 found this helpful

Old plastic cards make good emergency ice scrapers for car windows.

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