Earlier, I wrote about Opting Out of pre-screened credit offers and direct marketing. The problem with trying to opt out of direct marketing (often known as ‘junk mail’) is that there’s no reliable permanent way to remove your name from all the mailing lists. You can call and ask to be removed from the mailing list for a catalog, but it’s possible that next month that catalog company will buy a new mailing list from another catalog company that has your name and you’ll start receiving that catalog again. It’s impossible to keep up and really put a stop to the direct marking mail.
Enter GreenDimes. For a one-time fee of $15, GreenDimes promises to keep after all those mailing lists and work at getting and keeping your name off of them for you. That $15 barely covers the cost of lunch, and they promise to not only cut your junk mail by 90%, but to also plant 10 trees to make up for all those trees that died to bring you a bunch of catalogs you didn’t want to begin with. GreenDimes is getting some rave reviews around the net, so it’s worth trying out.