Revenge is best served in a pre-paid envelope.

Do y’all get, like,  3 million pre-approved credit card offers like I do?   I freaking hate these things.  Not only are they dangerous (because do you know how easily someone can steal your identity with one of those?), but they are incredibly wasteful (all that un-recycled paper!), and seriously obnoxious.

Wise Bread (which is a really great day-to-day financial website) has a brilliant scheme up in which we can screw the credit card companies somethin’ fierce!  It’s so vengeful and hilarious and very, very easy.  And it will totally work!

 Well, if everyone does it, and the average junk mail blast is 2 million households, you can see how that adds up. In fact if only 100,000 of you take the time to do it, you’ve just taken $41,000 out of their pockets! If a million people do it, that’s $410,000. And that’s a whole chunk of change. Here’s the “how-to” vid.

Junk Mail revenge part 2 – It’s WAR! | Wise Bread

But you have to go click on the link to see what it is!  Now go forth and destroy them!

And if you don’t want to be vengeful like me (for shame!  Embrace the venge!), here are some less aggressive ways to deal with the junkmail and the telemarketers and all those people messing with you.

Get off of mailing lists

Opt out of credit card offers 

Make everyone leave you alone 

You’re welcome.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Julie on July 16, 2007 at 11:41 am

    Hahaha I’ve been doing this for a couple years now. Except, what I do, is (for say a credit card company) tear up their offer into a hundred confetti-sized pieces or so, then tear up about 4 pieces of computer-sized scrap paper (to add to the weight so that they in fact have to pay more money for mailing it). Now, I’ll actually leave my address where they can see it, and then in big red sharpie marker write, “NO!” or something. Now that I think about it, it’s been a long time since I’ve gotten a card offer from Discover…

    My dad said that he used to duct tape the envelope to a brick and mail that. If only I had spare bricks…


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