You are currently in: Whatever. Skip to site menu.


Found It On the Web In My E-mail...

Dealing With Junk Mail (2002.01.09)

I received the following in my e-mail today. It sounds like a good idea. I wonder if it would also work for junk e-mail.

When you get ads in your phone or utility bill, include them with the payment. Let them throw it away.

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! If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn’t on anything you send them. You can send it back empty if you want to just to keep them guessing!

Eventually, the banks and credit card companies will begin getting all their junk 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!

And who knows, we could save a few million trees.

“Found It On the Web” Archives:

Go to Archives by Category.