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    THICK plastic membership cards

    For a few months, mailings of new membership cards were delayed because MOA was waiting on new cards. Mine arrived yesterday, and it's THICK like a credit card! As if my wallet was not thick enough already. AMA cards are too thick, as well as the "loyalty cards" from all the hotel chains. But ya gotta carry them, 'cause you might need your ID number or the 800 number while traveling.

    What was wrong with the thin plastic cards they used previously? They were durable and took up less space in the wallet. I called the membership office to offer my humble opinion and left a message because it's a holiday. The number is 636-394-7277 in case you agree with me. They are really nice folks there (I had a previous call with them a couple of weeks ago) and I am sure they would be happy to hear from more members...but only if you agree with me, LOL.

    You might suggest that I carry a separate card case with those not-too-essential cards in it. Hey, I have enough trouble remembering my wallet (and that's another story...)

    Thanks for the bandwidth. Now to call AMA...

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    I like the thicker cards! Seems like I can never find an ice scraper when I need one for those earlier than expected frosts. The thin ones don't hack it as ice scrapers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marine by choice View Post
    I like the thicker cards! Seems like I can never find an ice scraper when I need one for those earlier than expected frosts. The thin ones don't hack it as ice scrapers!
    LOL -- did you notice where I live?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyking96w View Post

    You might suggest that I carry a separate card case with those not-too-essential cards in it. Hey, I have enough trouble remembering my wallet (and that's another story...)
    I have a card case for membership cards and always leave it in my tankbag.
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    Card Case for Membership Cards

    +1 for the tankbag card case for motorcycle related membership cards.

    I only need them when I am riding the motorcycle, so that is where mine reside, along with my medical information data.

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    Hey, I received two cards--one that had me a member for one year and the correct one for 33 years.
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    Thick cards

    I have two bikes and two different tank bags, and I don't use the tank bags on either bike most of the time, and I'm old and forgetful anyway, so that gives me about four times the opportunity to forget something somewhere. LOL -- I knew I would get lots of perfect solutions from lots of perfect riders

    It's about thick cards and wallets. I will just carry the thin paper temporary card they sent back in April.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyking96w View Post
    I knew I would get lots of perfect solutions from lots of perfect riders

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    I'm not a perfect rider and my solution was not perfect, it was only a suggestion that I thought might help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyking96w View Post
    ... But ya gotta carry them, 'cause you might need your ID number or the 800 number while traveling.
    Why not just make a copy of the thick cards if all you need is the 800 numbers or your membership number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xlarry View Post
    Why not just make a copy of the thick cards if all you need is the 800 numbers or your membership number.
    Or, Store electronic copies of your membership cards on your smartphone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I have a card case for membership cards and always leave it in my tankbag.
    I have an iPhone and keep all that information there. No cards go with me. I have a photo of my license plate, registration and title there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsPhilD View Post
    I have an iPhone and keep all that information there. No cards go with me. I have a photo of my license plate, registration and title there too.
    +1 - mSecure (iPhone) stores all kinds of useful info, is password protected and encrypted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsPhilD View Post
    I have an iPhone and keep all that information there. No cards go with me. I have a photo of my license plate, registration and title there too.
    Is that legal in all states? If so, it's a pretty solid idea.
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    The Big Wallet

    That card could tip the scale There was a point in my life when I think my wallet was nearing this size

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    Quote Originally Posted by royce View Post
    Is that legal in all states? If so, it's a pretty solid idea.
    Don't know if it's legal but it's what I do.

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