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Step by Step: Get a photo on your credit card!  by Tara


Few things make us happier than seeing pictures of things we love! Whether it’s a picture of someone who makes your heart skip a beat, something you love or a just a reminder of that hilarious inside joke,  now you can see it every time you pull out your Linn Area credit card! I’m going to walk you through the process of getting your own custom photo credit card. (Sorry – this only works for your CREDIT cards, not debit cards!)

First things first:

  • You have to have one of our Linn Area credit cards in order to get started! Don’t have one yet? Click here to get hooked up.
  • As long as you have the pic you want handy and have your card nearby, this process takes less than 3 minutes!!! I know, I tried it myself!
  • It only costs a piddley $5 to change your card from the standard background to one that you pick yourself! Once your image is approved, the $5 will be charged to your credit card.
  • Don’t worry – your account number and date of expiration will NOT change.
  • Once you change your picture, you can swap it as often as 60 days for just $5 each time.
  • If there is more than one cardholder on your account, each cardholder will receive this image unless they upload their own design the same day this design order is submitted. If additional cardholders do not upload their own image on the same day, they will be unable to upload an image for 60 days.

Alright! Let’s get started!

  • Go here. Ignore the “Login” button if this is your first time switching pics.
  • Read the Terms and Conditions (because we always, always do that, right?) and then check the box to say that you agree to them. Once that’s done, click “Next Step” to get to the fun stuff.
  • You’re now into the Design section, a.k.a. the fun part! You have two options – either choose from the online catalog of stock photos or upload your own. I have to be honest – there are some pretty cool pics in the catalog! You have 14 categories to choose from. My personal faves were “Fresh!” and “Creative & Artistic.”
  • If you are going to upload your own pic, the file has to be a JPG, TIF, or Bitmap and cannot exceed 4 mb. The image size should be 480 x 480. The larger and the higher resolution, the better your image will appear when printed on the card. (No one wants their cutie-pie baby or fur-baby to be pixilated!)
  • Not every image is kosher! There are a whole slew of image guidelines to read through, but I’ll point out that you can’t put your favorite team’s logo or a pic of that celebrity you have a crush on. *clearing throat* Like Channing Tatum. Please read through the list to ensure your image will get approved. (FYI – An actual human being looks at each and every picture, so don’t try to pull a quick one!)
  • Have the image you want? Click “Upload Image.”
  • You’ll now have the opportunity to move the pic around on the card to make sure it looks just the way you hoped! Click “Next Step” when you’re ready. Like this:

  • Here’s where you need to know the last 4 digits on your card and the last 4 of your SSN, along with some other info to help make sure your image gets onto the correct card. Click (you guessed it!) “Next Step” once everything is filled in. If you are the only person on your account getting the image, you can just ignore the Name Box -2, etc. So you’re not surprised on what you’ll need, here’s what it looks like:

  • A friendly reminder that all cards get reviewed. Time to create a log in so that the next time you swap your pic, it’ll be even faster! (Remember that button on the very first page? Yep, next time you’ll just click there to log in!)
  • This is your last chance to review the card. If you aren’t ready to pull the trigger just yet, you can “Save design” and come back at a later time to get the job done. Everything look fabulous? I figured! Go ahead and approve it! And taaaah dahhh:

  • I’d like to point out that there is a “Saved Design” section now that you have a Log In. This is a library of all your past orders, including the order ID, dated created and status. Pretty cool, right?

You can expect to have your new spiffy card in 7 to 10 business days. Just in time to finish up all that holiday shopping!

Tell us in the comments below: What will your card show?

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