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Thread: Those pesky offers in the mail for credit cards

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    Do you always get special offers from credit card companies, life insurance companies, and insurance companies??

    Wel I used to - heres what i did - If the offer comes with a postage paid envelope, write take me off your list then cram everything they sent sent you back to them in their postage paid envelope. (The envelopes they send are pretty small because all they want is the reply card) They dont have to pay postage if you dont mail them anything but they do if you mail something back so send everything. It makes them pay extra postage and they will take you off their list - may take a couple of tries since some of their mailings are given to outside company to mail and send so they cant stop those.

    Give it a try and see if it works!! Now if there was a way to stop the political mailings and phone calls lol

    cheryl

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    Great idea. Wonder if we could stick a rock in there too.

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    I worked at a post office for 8 years and a few times we rec'd those postage paid envelopes back with a small brick with it wrapped around it and had to ship it. They paid too. Silly thing to do but I like the paper idea. I am starting this tomorrow. especially those pesky magazine people. Thanks for the post.

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    Sometimes I stuff the envelope with as much other junk mail as I can, depending on how cranky I feel that day.

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    LOL this is so funny, I really like the idea of the brick.

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    Why work so hard? Just use all the offers in your fireplace. You can heat your home with them. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Thanks for the idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsgranny
    Do you always get special offers from credit card companies, life insurance companies, and insurance companies??

    Wel I used to - heres what i did - If the offer comes with a postage paid envelope, write take me off your list then cram everything they sent sent you back to them in their postage paid envelope. (The envelopes they send are pretty small because all they want is the reply card) They dont have to pay postage if you dont mail them anything but they do if you mail something back so send everything. It makes them pay extra postage and they will take you off their list - may take a couple of tries since some of their mailings are given to outside company to mail and send so they cant stop those.

    Give it a try and see if it works!! Now if there was a way to stop the political mailings and phone calls lol

    cheryl
    WORKS GREAT !!
    WAS REALLY TIRED OF ALL THAT JUNK AND TREES HAD TO DIE FOR IT...WASTE...WASTE...WASTE.
    i EVEN ROLLED UP THE ENVELOPE IT CAME IN AND SENT THE ENTIRE POOFED UP MESS BACK WITH ADDED PAPER GARBAGE TIL ENVELOPE WAS VERY FULL.
    FUN :)
    IT WORKED :)

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    I may have to try that. Less junk mail would be great.

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    I don't know if it is the same on your computers, but at the bottom on this thread on my computer an ad for Bank of America Cards popped up ... isn't that what we were just discussing ... ha ha ...

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    I second your comment on the political phone calls! I will be glad when this election period is over - and all the signs in yards have to be collected!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kacie
    Sometimes I stuff the envelope with as much other junk mail as I can, depending on how cranky I feel that day.
    ROFLMBO...forgot the cranky part !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKO
    Why work so hard? Just use all the offers in your fireplace. You can heat your home with them. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    STRESS RELEASE is not work ...it's fun.

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    We send back the junk mail too, we didn't ask for it. They can have it all back.
    We receive lots of calls from unknown name/number, we let the answering machine pick those up. I figure if its someone
    we want to talk to, they'll leave a message.
    The computer generated phone calls are just plain irritating.

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    Pesty phone calls - I press all the numbers, maybe play tune if I could sing. That seems to confuse their computers.

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    There is a site you can go to that will stop your junk mail and the credit card offers. The only credit card offers that aren't stopped are the ones you already have. I have forgotten the web site but I am sure it was a gov web site. It's like signing up for the no call list.

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    ROFLMBO I love this idea :D:D:D

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    I send all the papers back to the companies let them pay I write garbage or trash over them and rip in half. too I love sending them back knowing they have to pay the postage.

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    My grandma was so tired of receiving the mail that asks for money for the starving kids in third world countries. One time she received one that had a comb in it. It stated that this child was so poor he didn't even have a comb for his hair. My grandma sent the comb back to them and said "here...give him this one"!

    :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKO
    Why work so hard? Just use all the offers in your fireplace. You can heat your home with them. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    That doesnt stop them from sending more!! I havent used my fireplace for ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty's Mama
    I second your comment on the political phone calls! I will be glad when this election period is over - and all the signs in yards have to be collected!
    This morning on the radio the dj said wouldn't it be wonderful if your TV (or radio?) had an option that once you voted early, you could opt to not hear political ads anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    We send back the junk mail too, we didn't ask for it. They can have it all back.
    We receive lots of calls from unknown name/number, we let the answering machine pick those up. I figure if its someone
    we want to talk to, they'll leave a message.
    The computer generated phone calls are just plain irritating.
    If you receive computer generated calls just keep hitting the star key and it throws your number out so you wont be called again-have only done it once but it seemed to have worked. Also if you havent done business with these people you can wait and talk with someone eventually tell them you are on no call list and one more call will generate complaint to attorney generals office...how do they know if you are actually on no call list!!!

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    This morning on the radio the dj said wouldn't it be wonderful if your TV (or radio?) had an option that once you voted early, you could opt to not hear political ads anymore?[/quote]

    OMGOSH~~~I LOVE THIS IDEA

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    I have decided three things in life are certain - death, taxes, and once you get on the "Endless Pool" or "Tempurpedic mattress" mailing list, you NEVER get off. I am thinking of having a mail slot cut into my headstone, I am sure they will still be sending them to me after I am gone.

    Only $6000 for a bed but if you act now you will get 2 free pillows. What a deal.

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    At least those car warranty people have stopped calling. They used to call 5 or 6 times a day.

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