Monday, May 24, 2010

Opting Out

Tired of recieving credit card offers in the mail? I am! This afternoon I called to "opt-out" and have my name removed from recieving credit card and insurance offers in the mail. This is something that we learned about in Financial Peace University and Jason had actually already done it. I had not. I had it on my to-do list to look into doing and then when I was shredding a credit card offer I noticed a little box. In it was the toll free number to call to "opt-out".

I spent 6 minutes on the phone, mostly because the automated "person" couldn't figure out my last name, and now I will not be recieving credit offers in the mail for 5 years! It did say that it may take a few months to stop recieving offer, as some companies already have my information and may not have processed through it yet.

The number to call is 888-5OPTOUT or 888-567-8688. I just wanted to share with any family members that might be interested in removing their name as well!

1 comment:

the misses of the blisses said...

I opted out a few years ago and some places are still getting the memo I think.... It definitely cuts down on the offers, but we still get a lot. (And then some places get around it... like Geico and more general offers, by sending it "to current resident". It is a great thing to do though!! That is awesome! I dont think many people even know about it!