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3.4

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

CatalogChoice.org helps reduce clutter and elimiate waste!

Junk mail drives me crazy.  The Yellow Pages being dropped at my front door is a huge waste of paper and resources.   The same goes for the zillions of catalogs...Read complete review

Junk mail drives me crazy.  The Yellow Pages being dropped at my front door is a huge waste of paper and resources.   The same goes for the zillions of catalogs that come to our house.  Tonight my wife tore the back covers off 14 catalogs and I went to CatalogChoice.org and signed up to have our names removed from these lists.  I was careful to check out the background of Catalog Choice to make sure they were not a front organization looking to collect and sell our name to direct marketers.

From my research, CatalogChoice.org checked out.  They are backed by a not for profit environmental organization and supported by several reputable foundations.  They are endorsed by the NRDC which is a blue chip environmental advocacy organization.

I found the site VERY easy to use and well designed.  I will check back here in few weeks and let you know how successful I was at stopping the flood of junk mail.

In the meantime, put this on your to do list to reduce clutter in your house and help do your part to save the environment.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't be fooled.

Catalog Choice sounds good in principle but be warned - they do not necessarily coordinate with all the catalogers listed on their site.  Many catalog publishers who are listed on the site do not...Read complete review

Catalog Choice sounds good in principle but be warned - they do not necessarily coordinate with all the catalogers listed on their site.  Many catalog publishers who are listed on the site do not participate with Catalog Choice (in fact they may not even know they're listed there).  So while you think you're opting out, the cataloger doesn't even receive a record of your request.  Catalog Choice includes as many names as they can without consideration of the true end user experience.  So, bottom line, opting out though this site can't hurt, but it may not help either.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Helps me get less junk mail

By 

from New York, NY

Comments about CatalogChoice.org:

I used to get a TON of junk mail. My mailbox would be full of weird catalogs that nobody ever signed up for. Discovering this site has helped me save paper. I do like receiving mail but all the catalogs made me feel like I was assisting in killing trees. Sometimes it feels weird to have an empty mailbox because it had never happened before in the past. However, it feels good not to waste a company's money and time printing and sending me catalogs that I definitely wouldn't purchase from.

Using the site is easy. Just type in the name of the company of the mailing list that you would like to be removed from. Then choose the name and address that you would like to remove from the mailing list. They do ask you optional questions such as reason for the removal, account number, and source code. I can get my address removed from most of the mailing lists but there are a few that I can't seem to get off of. That's not catalogchoice's fault though. I'm glad to be able to use their free service.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It works!

By 

from USA

Comments about CatalogChoice.org:

Because I had my email account for many many years, and because of the fact that I was naive when I was younger and signed up for many different websites, my email is full of junk. About 5000 unread emails. So therefore, I decided to use this website.

It's a simple process, they have a huge database of websites to search from. Basically enter your email and choose op out. This website will then on your behalf contact these companies and get an opt out for you. This has reduced the amount of junk that I get dramatically. It simplifies the whole experience for me especially if you don't want to be bothered searching your email and unsubscribing to everything.

The clutter is gone and you are able to achieve protection from the marketer's databases. This also works with physical catalogues and brochures as well. These people have the relationships with the companies and can get your details removed on your behalf.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Wouldn't refund money for unused product.

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from USA

Comments about CatalogChoice.org:

I purchased MailStop envelopes from this firm in late summer 2012 for my father's caretaker to use in reducing his predatory junk mail. The company later decided to cancel the product and refused to offer me a credit for the UNUSED envelopes. The envelopes were something like $27, the cost being for the service which Catalog Choice did not provide to me and for which they would not offer a credit towards their MailShield product.

I have no idea if MailShield is any good, but I won't be finding out at this point, because I'm not giving money to a company with poor business practices like this.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Am receiving twice the junk mail & catalogs since signing up.

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from USA

Comments about CatalogChoice.org:

Since signing up with the Catalog Choice group, I have given them at least 30 catalogs/junk mail info to eliminate from our mail. However, since doing so, we are receiving twice as many catalogs/junk mail then we ever have from companies we've NEVER heard from before about things/topics that we've never shown an interest in. Therefore, now I am a little suspect of the reliability of this group or wonder if someone is hacking into their information base. The timing is just too coincidental that this overload of catalogs & junk mail has occurred at the same time I've been giving them ones to get rid of from our mailing lists. Sorry. Don't know whether to keep giving them all this mailing list information or not. It's great information for a mailing list buyer/seller.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Privacy controls allow others to see your name and address

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from USA

Comments about CatalogChoice.org:

A friend forwarded to me an email from CC. To quickly get to the site I clicked the "unsubscribe" link. It brought up his name and a list of his requests. I clicked on his name and got his home address.

If they were data mining, I think they'd keep that info to themselves. So I assume their IT person was asleep at the switch. But it's totally unacceptable as it is - unless you don't care who sees your name and home address.

(29 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Don't be fooled.

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from Seattle, WA

Comments about CatalogChoice.org:

Catalog Choice sounds good in principle but be warned - they do not necessarily coordinate with all the catalogers listed on their site.  Many catalog publishers who are listed on the site do not participate with Catalog Choice (in fact they may not even know they're listed there).  So while you think you're opting out, the cataloger doesn't even receive a record of your request.  Catalog Choice includes as many names as they can without consideration of the true end user experience.  So, bottom line, opting out though this site can't hurt, but it may not help either.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great site I use every week.

By 

from Vallejo, CA

Comments about CatalogChoice.org:

Catalog Choice is a user friendly website that enables you to remove your name from catalog mailing lists.  The website saves you the hassle of calling a particular company and waiting on hold to request the catalog be discontinued.  Catalogs not listed on the website can be easily requested.  Catalog Choice is a perfect website for the budding armchair environmentalist.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Stop unwanted catalogs in your mailbox

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from Annandale, NJ

Comments about CatalogChoice.org:

I came across this site throught My Points (in which I partivcipate every day).  So Far I have eilimiated about 6 catalogs the easy way.  By going to a website - no phone calls - no mail to send. Getting ride of catalogs also saves time - while I seldom buy anything - I can't help looking through them .... just in case.

(32 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

CatalogChoice.org helps reduce clutter and elimiate waste!

By 

from Chicago, IL

Comments about CatalogChoice.org:

Junk mail drives me crazy.  The Yellow Pages being dropped at my front door is a huge waste of paper and resources.   The same goes for the zillions of catalogs that come to our house.  Tonight my wife tore the back covers off 14 catalogs and I went to CatalogChoice.org and signed up to have our names removed from these lists.  I was careful to check out the background of Catalog Choice to make sure they were not a front organization looking to collect and sell our name to direct marketers.

From my research, CatalogChoice.org checked out.  They are backed by a not for profit environmental organization and supported by several reputable foundations.  They are endorsed by the NRDC which is a blue chip environmental advocacy organization.

I found the site VERY easy to use and well designed.  I will check back here in few weeks and let you know how successful I was at stopping the flood of junk mail.

In the meantime, put this on your to do list to reduce clutter in your house and help do your part to save the environment.

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I had one place refuse to cancel my catalog when requested!

By 

from Vincennes, IN

Comments about CatalogChoice.org:

After reading another review on this last week I just had to give it a try. I get many catalogs in the mail and have tried the email and phone thing to get them to stop with no success. So when I learned their was a website to help in this endeavor I just had to try it.Well I signed up which is a very easy task and then used their handy search feature to find those I no longer wish to receive. They have listed them in alphabetical order and that makes searching a very easy task. If you have one not listed you can place a request to add it to their listings. It took me about 15 minutes to go through and click on the ones I no longer wanted to receive and I even added 2 they didn't have.By the time I finished 6 of the ones I checked to get rid of were already processing and 1 had been refused by the sender??? The one I speak of is for Cabella's which is a thick catalog (almost 3/4" thick) and has the entire store listed in it. I have emailed them before and even called once and I still continue to get one 4 times a year.**Bottom Line**This seems to be a site in its infancy but it is a great idea and is a help for those that want to cancel catalogs for what ever reason. Be it a "No Longer Need" or "Save The Trees" or " I never ordered one" reason the site provides a great service. Wish books are nice to have and look at, but when you get 5 to 6 a week it gets old very quick. Also by going through their list I found a few I would actually like to get but never knew they had a catalog or didn't know where to get one. Thats easy now as you can just put it as a "Cancel" on the site and then in your profile it gives you a link to the right place for the catalog. Reverse canceling I call it...lol. Since companies can ignore the requests I have to give it a four star rating only because it is not perfect.

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