Junk Mail Elimination
Posted by LOTGK on October 29, 2004
Are you like the Grassy Knoll Institute and fed up with receiving endless amounts of junk mail? Not just the political crap, but everything under the sun? If so, read on.To start, junk mail has become an enormous problem and is costing us, the consumer, a bundle of money, countless millions of tree’s, our valuable time, and filling our landfills.
In a time where the United States post office is complaining that email is fast becoming the preferred mode of letter transfer, one would logically believe that the mail system would be trying to lower costs and increase customer satisfaction. Instead, it appears they are doing the exact opposite. The stamp is now 42 cents and is ready for a rate increase any month now. Junk mail has also increased tenfold. Let’s send a message to the post office that we as consumers are not pleased with junk mail and want the post office to eliminate it from our mailboxes.
The following are tried and tested techniques that gives you at least some sort of satisfaction that you are fighting the good fight.
The Elvis Technique. (Return To Sender)
When you get those extra ads enclosed that are enclosed with your telephone or utility bills, return the same ads with your payment. It’s only fair that they dispose of their own junk mail garbage themselves.
The Piggy Back Technique.
As an added bonus to your bill collectors, add some junk mail of your own along with the junk they have sent you. Just about any paper will do. Maybe draw a little picture or two with some bright crayons. Maybe a funny man wearing a red hat. Let your imagination go wild. The bill collectors love this.
The Pre-Approved Technique.
Notice those pre-approved letters you receive in the mail almost every day? Instead of ignoring them, do not tear them up and throw them away. Instead, use the postage paid return envelopes. After all, the postage is paid if the letter is mailed and not if thrown away. I would rather make them pay for the junk mail they send me. This is a great vehicle to get rid of some of your own junk mail. Pile all your junk mail into these nifty envelopes, seal the deal, and send it on it’s way back to the sender. Make sure there is no paper that has your name or address on it. You can also just send it back empty. That should get them to wandering.
Any other methods? I’m listening!!!
LURKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL