How can I get the past hour of my life back? Can I write on all my junk mail, “RETURN TO SENDER. PLEASE RE-SEND VIA EMAIL”? I’ll make a rubber stamp and mark everything this way as I place it back in the outgoing mailbox. I can go through 20-30 peices of junk mail in about 5 seconds on the computer, but it just took me an hour to go through my past month’s mail.
I pay all my bills online, with the exception of a few that still charge additional fees for paying this way. Despite not bothering to open the few that I could identify as bills, it still took me an hour to go through credit card offers, checks with low or promotional rates, subscriptions to magazines I don’t want, thousands of pages of advertisements and coupons, and even a few local pennysaver-type magazines that I can do without. After all was said and done, I kept 5 envelopes I opened, and ripped or shredded and threw away the rest. In fact, I filled a 13 gallon kitchen bag half-full with my unwanted junk mail!
I don’t know if there’s a solution for this, but if anybody has one, I’m all ears. I like my return to sender idea. Or perhaps I could fill out an address change form at the post office and write my email address on the line that reads “Street”. It’s really not worth my effort to go through my mail daily, but likewise, it’s a horror to have to do it all at once.
You can opt out of the credit card offers at this website: https://www.optoutprescreen.com/?rf=t
Thanks Megan… It’s great to see that there are steps being taken to remedy the situation. From what I can see the service is legit and claims that it can reduce the junk mail by 50% in some cases. I’d certainly like to see that change. If anybody else has tried this and seen an improvement, I’d be curious to hear your story.