Got this in an E-mail today

Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by Erica, Aug 8, 2001.

  1. Erica

    Erica Well-Known Member

    Today's Joke:

    When you get those pre-approved letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and junk like that, most of them come with postage paid return envelopes, right? Well, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little envelopes!

    Send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Or a pizza coupon to Citibank. If you didn't get anything else that day, then just send them their application back! Just make sure your name isn't on anything you send them! Heck, you can send it back empty if you want to just to keep 'em guessing!

    Let's turn this into a chain letter! Eventually, the banks and credit card companies will begin getting all their crap back in the mail. Let's let them know what it's like to get junk mail, and best of all... THEY'RE paying for it! Twice! Let's help keep our postal service busy since they say e-mail is cutting into their business, and that's why they need to increase postage again!
  2. kbelle72

    kbelle72 Well-Known Member

    I've seen that before.....I wonder if it would actually work. :)
  3. Mist

    Mist Well-Known Member

    You need to get yourself off of all those mailing lists. You can write to the Direct Marketing Association (free) or register online ($5.00) to be removed. Another thing everyone can do is Opt-Out of information sharing by the Credit Bureaus. This is especially a good tactic, I think, for those who are trying to clean up errors on your credit profiles. I have a hunch that everytime these cc companies do a Promotional Inquiry on your file they are keeping a database of where you stand credit wise so past reporting could possibly hurt you for future applications. I'm not sure about this but I'm not Opting back in until I have a FICO of 720.

    My junkmail is just down to a trickle now.

  4. Dani

    Dani Well-Known Member

    I like Erica's idea. I've opted out on all three bureaus and asked the DMA to remove my name and address from their lists. I still receive 3 or 4 pieces of junk mail a day (credit card offers, catalogs, etc). You wouldn't believe who sells your personal informaton. I've tracked it back to my college (where most of the credit card offers are coming from), my magazine subscriptions, and even some from straight out of the white pages of our phone book. There is no way to get around it. It seems the more I do to stop it the more junk mail I receive. Go figure.

  5. Hal

    Hal Well-Known Member

    Once, sometimes twice a week I get AOL discs in the mail. I found this somewhat annoying and I have been saving them for a while now. Perhaps I'll start sticking them in these envelopes and mailing them to the Junk Mail marketers....maybe they can use them.

    I would LOVE to mail them back to AOL postage due, but as you can't drop packages in outdoor mail boxes anymore I cant.
  6. Cadillac408

    Cadillac408 Well-Known Member

    I guess you guys don't remember Mom's BUNNY joke? Teehee :)~

    Everytime I get an offer in the mail, I ususally tear it up into pieces and mail it back. Hey....someone's gotta keep the post office happy, right?
  7. Dani

    Dani Well-Known Member

    I remember Mom's bunny joke :) But, all I have is a cat (that could be kinda gross though).

  8. breeze

    breeze Well-Known Member

    Sure you can - if it weighs under a pound, mark it "media mail" and drop it in a box. I sell books on - send paperbacks that way all the time.

  9. roni

    roni Well-Known Member

    I had a TERRIBLE day at work..and I nearly busted a gut laughing at that. THAT really made my day. I cant wait to start having fun with this....
  10. MikeB

    MikeB Banned

    That's all funny, but with today's lawyers (yes, I am sure there are good lawyers somewhere) , I would be hesitant as they might try to litigate by calling that mail fraud. I wouldn't be surprised.
  11. Hal

    Hal Well-Known Member

    Actually, I had no intention of putting a return address on the package, I just want them to feel the irritation it makes me feel....and hey, who knows, they might need AOL.
  12. gsmith

    gsmith Member

    Once I got something moderately pornographic in the mail that had a return envelope. I worked at a company where we did a lot of shipping. On break, I called the post office and asked what the weight limit was on first class mail. They said it was 70 pounds. We put a box on the scale and filled it with 69 pounds of rocks. I taped the return envelope to the box and took it to the post office. They took it with no questions asked. It felt good...

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