Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Reason #4 - Destroy a Credit Card





I received a credit card in the mail for an account that I didn't have any more. It was a mistake or something, I'm not sure. But the important thing is, I needed this bad boy destroyed. So I'll take you through the steps.

Sure, there are machines made for this kind of thing, but not everyone has a super beast mode shredder in their office. Why spend hundreds of dollars on a shredder that might not get that much use when you have a perfectly capable credit card destroying tool in your pocket? Here's how it's done.

1. Fold that card in half.


 
 2. Puncture the card in the middle with the tip of the blade.


3. Pull the blade through then flip the card and finish cutting all the way through. (This can be hard, credit cards are thick and laminated, but it will go through. Hopefully, you have a good quality knife that won't break under the pressure.)





4. Throw the card away!

And just like that, you've taken care of a credit card you didn't need. Take solace in knowing no one is going to be swiping that bad boy at the gas pump this summer and remember, this is exactly why you should carry a knife every day.

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