One of the annoying things we receive in our mailbox are dozens of credit card offers and ‘deals’. I can’t even imagine how many trees have been used considering how many people get them each week. In addition to credit card companies, many of the big banks send promotional material, hoping to get more business.
How to Toss Out Junk Mail
- Get rid of the pre-approved credit cards. Most times if you’re sent a pre-approved card, it’s a bad deal. Check out OptOutPrescreen.com to submit a form to get out of the junk mail for 5 years. It’s quick and it’s free.
- Change the Direct Mail offers you get. Another site you’d want to check out is DMAchoice.org. The Direct Marketing Association runs the site and you can adjust the amount and type of Direct mail you receive.
- Be selective with contests you enter. Whenever you see those cruise or trip contests with the sign up sheets at the malls or other retail places, just pass. You’re unlikely to win anything and instead you’ll be adding yourself to a call center list or direct mail list.
- Talk with your bank. If you want to get rid of the promotional offers from you bank, call them up and request to get off their mailing list for credit cards.
While an ideal world would have you opt-in for getting offers rather than having to spend your time to opt-out at least you can get some of your mailbox space back.
Thoughts on Getting Rid Junk Mail
How about you – do you get a ton of junk mail? What are some are of the worst offers that you’ve seen?
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