Posted September 24, 2008 11:14 am

Punch Cards Can Earn Free Merchandise

Many stores offer punch cards, which reward customers with a free item after a certain number of purchases. If you’re a frequent shopper at a restaurant or store, ask if they offer punch cards for repeat customers.

Here’s the tip of the day:

For a particular number of purchases, you can earn free merchandise from your favorite retailers. You’re already planning to shop there, so take advantage of these opportunities for free products.

Many businesses offer punch cards, including New Moon Café in downtown Augusta.

The key to using punch cards is to be consistent with presenting your card and receiving the punches. Keep your card in a safe place, such as your wallet, and remember to earn your points.

Do you know any local retail stores or restaurants that offer punch cards? Write in to The Pinch to let me know.