An Update - Ridding My Mailbox of Unwanted Catalogs

A couple of months ago I shared with you in this post a new website I had found called Catalog Choice. This is a place to enter in catalogs that show up in your mailbox unwanted. Catalog Choice then works with the companies to remove your name from their mailing lists. I thought I would take a minute this evening and give you an update on whether or not it has worked for us.

And.... the answer is..... YES! I love it! I started using Catalog Choice on Nov 15. By the first part of December I was already noticing a difference in the number of catalogs I received in the mail and by the time Christmas rolled around there was a BIG difference. And, since this is the time of year that we receive the most of this sort of mail it made an even bigger impression on me.

I also want to share something else with you that I discovered. When you enter the name of a catalog that you no longer wish to receive, you also have to enter the customer code and the key code from the back of the catalog (usually they appear in a blue and pink or yellow shaded box that is part of the mailing label). Catalog Choice then lists all these customer codes when showing the list of catalogs you have listed as ones you no longer wish to receive. What I'm finding as I track ones entered vs. ones I'm still receiving in the mail, I have found that more than one company has me and/or my husband in multiple times under multiple customer codes. This would certainly be one explaination as to why we receive so many, huh? I, personally, also see it as a huge waste of paper, as well as time and money by the company sending the catalog.

So, in a nutshell, I have been very pleased and plan to continue using this as a way to get rid of unwanted catalogs that I receive in the mail. Join me and we'll work together to keep our mailboxes clean and, hopefully, save a few trees along the way!

6 Thoughts Shared:

Joan said...

Thanks for sharing that, Melanie. I'm going to check it out.


Sab said...

That is great! I'm lucky we don't recieve a whole lot in our mail, but if all of a sudden things change, I'll know where to go!

bp said...

Thanks for sharing the update on this. I thought it was a good idea when I read it in your first post.

Grammy said...

That is great. I remember a junk mail service when we lived in St Louis. It did the same but for all junk mail. I do not receive much as I am the fist to have this address. Our home was a PO box till I move here and they have street names now.

Amydeanne said...

Good to know!

Beth E. said...

Thank you for the info...I'm definitely gonna check it out!