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Friday, August 10, 2018

How to Get Off Catalog Mailing Lists

Receiving unwanted catalogs in the mail just adds shopping temptation and clutter to your life. You rarely need to order more stuff, yet all those thick catalogs roll in to tempt you with their glossy photos. Even if you manage to resist looking at them, you still have to throw them away or recycle them, which is just one more thing to cram into an already-too-busy day. And the whole thing seems like such a waste, when you stop to think about all of the trees and energy that went into printing, transporting, mailing and delivering catalogs that you didn't want in the first place.

If you're sick of the whole process, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to get those catalogs out of your mailbox for good.

How to Get Off Catalog Mailing Lists In the US

Create an account at This is the Direct Marketing Association's consumer website. It allows you to unsubscribe from all catalogs, or to select just the catalogs that you'd like to unsubscribe from. You can also opt out of receiving magazine and credit card offers. Once you've entered your preferences, they'll contact the companies on your behalf to let them know. This process can take anywhere from 30 to 90 days, so you won't see an immediate reduction in your mailbox. If you're trying to stop the mail for a deceased relative, or someone that you care for, there are forms for that as well. Note that you'll need to pay a $2 registration fee when you set up your account. This fee will give you access to the site for 10 years.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I sign up people I hate for all kinds of catalogs, and magazines.