Collar Stay Punch Puts Your Old Credit Cards to Good Use

collar stay punch

It’s been some time since I’ve written about a credit card gadget, so without further ado, I present to you the “Collar Stay Punch.”

This is actually more a device that makes use of old credit cards than it is a credit card gadget, but it’s still really cool and useful, especially if you work a 9 to 5 job.

When I used to wear dress shirts daily (I don’t as often these days thank goodness), I remember the collars sagging on my shirts after one or two wears.

Typically, the culprit was a missing collar stay, those little plastic doohickeys that are inserted in the collar to keep it nice and crisp and shapely.

The problem is that they fall out when you either wash your shirt or take it to the dry cleaners, and who actually has collar stays at the ready?

Okay, some people probably do, and kudos to them for being so organized and prepared, but there’s a new solution to this age-old problem, and it involves your unwanted credit cards.

Turn Your Credit Cards Into Collar Stays

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With the Collar Stay Punch, available from for $29.95, you can turn your old credit cards, gift cards, or any sturdy piece of plastic into a collar stay.

So when you’re faced with that all-too-common dilemma of needing a collar stay to look sharp, you can simply whip out your Collar Stay Punch and go to town on your old credit cards.

This actually solves two problems at the same time. Or maybe even three, depending upon how you look at it.

You get your collar stays (for free), you recycle your old credit cards, which is good for the environment, and you essentially “cut up” your old credit cards, thereby making them useless to anyone trying to nab your info.

[What to do with unused credit cards.]

Based on the video presentation over at their website, you can get about two collar stays from one credit card, so basically you’ll never run out of collar stays again!

For the record, this company appears to be behind the Guitar Pick Punch as well, which is another nifty gadget that allows you to create guitar picks out of old credit cards.

Put simply, very cool, super helpful, and also a nice green product that could help keep more plastic out of trash bins worldwide.

Read more: How to eat with your credit cards as utensils.

By Colin Robertson

Colin created this blog after spending several years in a job that required him to scour credit reports on a daily basis. His goal is to help individuals better understand their credit and get the most out of credit cards.

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