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Our Mission to Fight Junk Mail…And preserve Postal Rates!

So, this was originally brought to my attention by my cousin Bob.

It seems that every week, I must be preapproved for $50K in loans. Do I have any interest in these? No. Do the constant letters drive me bonkers? Yes. I find them to be a huge waste of paper and resources.

But as the daughter of a postal worker, I LOVE mail. Not just receiving it you see, I love stuffing the mailbox knowing that by doing so, I am preserving the jobs of millions of people like my dad.

But the hikes in postage kill me.

These annoying pieces of mail I receive daily (yes, daily) usually include an annoying little envelope that, guess what? Is prepaid! So why not make use of them.

I love opening a whole batch of them, saving the envelopes, filling the envelopes with whatever other junk mail I have on hand (nothing with my name and address on it mind you) and putting them right back into circulation with the USPS.

It can’t be ignored that they make a TON of money off of these corporate accounts. And if they made more money by us using more of these pre-paid envelopes, maybe our private rates would stay lower? Who knows. But at least my recycling bin isn’t quite as heavy as it used to be!

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  1. Jillian
    August 10, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Wow, what a great idea!

    • August 10, 2010 at 9:05 am

      It’s oddly satisfying… 🙂

  2. Jeannine
    August 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I’m kinda into it.

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