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Junk mail

Last post Sun, Aug 31 2008 9:23 PM by vickie. 23 replies.
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  • Wed, Aug 20 2008 5:21 PM

    • Pat
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    Junk mail

     

    What do you do with junk mail?

     

    • Use it for lists or other projects (2.9%)
    • Read it, then throw it out (14.3%)
    • Don't open it, just throw it away (17.1%)
    • Send it back (2.9%)
    • Nothing... I don't get junk mail (0%)
    • A combination of several answers (which ones?) (25.7%)
    • Something else (tell us about it) (37.1%)
    • Total Votes: 35
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  • Wed, Aug 20 2008 5:23 PM In reply to

    • Pat
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    Re: Junk mail

     I do several things with it. Sometimes I use it to write lists on and I have cut pictures from it for decoupage or other projects, occasionally I'll just throw it away without opening it, but most of the time, I read it then throw it away! Can't let a potentially good deal slip by. Smile

     

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  • Wed, Aug 20 2008 5:29 PM In reply to

    Re: Junk mail

    I don't get much junk mail (it's kind of nice going to an empty mailbox several days in a row). I chose "something else" since I have taken myself off mailing lists by signing up on 2 different websites. I don't get credit card offers, which was a majority that was in the mailbox. I have signed up for an opt-out feature on that for 5 years (have 2 more years I think). Occasionaly I will get one from Disney (credit card with their logo, not sure of the issuer), I always tear that up and mail it back to them (they get shreds). I have also signed up on another site to get rid of the junk catalogs that keep coming here. For signing up on that, they "reward" you by either sending you $1 or putting your $ towards planting a tree. (I chose planting the tree). 

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  • Wed, Aug 20 2008 6:00 PM In reply to

    • babs
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    Re: Junk mail

    Rip the see through front off the envelope and use it to start the wood stove. Babs 

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  • Wed, Aug 20 2008 7:23 PM In reply to

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    Re: Junk mail

    babs:

    Rip the see through front off the envelope and use it to start the wood stove. Babs 

     

    Oh, I've done that before! For a time we didn't take the newspaper and it was hard keeping enough paper on hand to start fires in the cook stove. I saved every scrap of safe-to-burn paper that I could.  

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  • Wed, Aug 20 2008 7:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: Junk mail

    I am inclined to agree with Babs. It's great for starting fires. I rarely, if ever get junk mail that can be used for a list or anything else.

  • Wed, Aug 20 2008 7:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Junk mail

    kabin:
    I rarely, if ever get junk mail that can be used for a list or anything else.
     

    I've used those same envelopes to make lists, carry coupons and store small amounts of seed for the garden.  I wouldn't burn the glossy colored pages, so they went in the trash.

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  • Wed, Aug 20 2008 10:21 PM In reply to

    Re: Junk mail

    I don't get very much junk mail, but if an offer from a credit card company comes, I open it up and demolish it, then throw it away.  If it's not a credit offer, I just toss it. If it's a catalog or something, I look through it, then toss it because I know I'm not going to buy anything from it.

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  • Wed, Aug 20 2008 10:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: Junk mail

    make list

    fire starter

    we shred paper and use it for kitty litter .

    credit card offers are my favorite for Mrs Cats kittens .

    I keep catalogs the kids cut pictures for art projects ..

     

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  • Wed, Aug 20 2008 11:15 PM In reply to

    Re: Junk mail

    I shred junk mail and tear off catalog labels and ordering statements for the shredder.

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