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Something Good for the Planet

November 30th, 2008

This time of year most of our mailboxes are stuffed with catalog’s for various retailers. All of them offering the latest and greatest things to spend your hard earned money on. I dislike getting junk mail in general, not just catlogs. For one, it’s a waste of my time. Second, it’s a waste of paper. Third, It’s a waste of money for the company that sent it (and mine if I happen to order something).

A year ago, I came across Catalog Choice. It’s a great site for deleting your name from various retailer’s mailing lists. All you have to do is sign up for an account and every time you get a catalog, you sign on, find the catalog and have your name checked off of their list. Easy as can be! I signed up in January of this year and I am receiving noticeable fewer catalogs (particularly this Christmas season). I must say, I’m a big fan (and I’m sure the earth is happy as well). Now if only they would offer it for credit card applications.

Is your mailbox overflowing with catalogs this time of year?

4 Comments to “Something Good for the Planet”
  1. Carol on November 30, 2008 at 9:00 am

    I believe you can do that very thing with credit cards by visiting https://www.optoutprescreen.com/?rf=t. (Disclaimer: I haven’t done it yet, but just out of laziness.)

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  2. Susy on November 30, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Thanks Carol! I’ve opted out of very site I can find, I don’t think I’ve been on that one though. I’ll head over there later today!

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  3. N. on November 30, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Surprisingly J. and I have never received a lot of catalogs but I’ve seen quite a bit of coverage on catalog choice and it seems like a really great program.

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  4. Carolyn on December 1, 2008 at 7:26 am

    What a great idea! My Mom spent months calling all the catolog companies after my Grandma passed away. This would have made it so much easier!

    Your right…… I wish they did have for junk mail!

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