If you are like me, then you dread opening up your mailbox to find about 15 pieces of mail and only one or two of those pieces of mail has any real significance. The rest of it is, “0% financing, pre-approved for ultra, hot, sexy, platinum visa card” or “Tired of your insurance rates? Get a free quote with
There’s something that you can do about stopping that junk mail from getting sent to you. Much like the “Do Not Call” list, you can go to the website Opt Out Prescreen and sign up to have the credit card applications and insurance applications stopped from coming to your mailbox. You can also call the toll-free number at 1-888-567-8688.
Once I realized that this service was available, I immediately signed up for it. It takes about 4 to 6 weeks to see a significant difference, but ever since then I have seen a huge improvement on the amount of junk mail that I receive. An occasional one slips through every now and then, probably by some creative mailing technique, but the bulk of the credit card applications have disappeared. Try it out and see what the results are for you. Maybe you’ll start enjoying the thought of retrieving your mail again!