Whenever you enter a contest, make a donation, order a product by mail, subscribe to a magazine, or send in a warranty card, your name may be placed on a mailing list and rented, sold or traded. To limit these mailing lists and reduce junk mail, write “please do not rent or sell my name” next to your name when signing up for anything. The following organizations will help you recycle or reduce the amount of junk mail you receive:
Duplicate Subscriptions: if you are receiving multiple copies of magazines or catalogs, write to the organization and ask them to send you only one copy. Often, duplicate copies are sent due to mailing label variations.
National Mail: remove your name and address from most unwanted national mail lists by registering in one location.
Call 888-567-8688 to have your name removed from mailing lists and credit offers. Listen and follow the phone prompts.
Sweepstakes Notifications: If you do not wish to receive mail from Publisher’s Clearinghouse, call 800-645-9242.
Contact the companies directly and request that your name by taken off their mailing list.