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Greetings from GreenDimes! The big headline this month is the return of gift cards, just in time for the holiday season.
Gift cards are back!
Gift cards are back on the site, in two great flavors: print and email.
Give them to your friends, relatives, teachers, childhood heroes… everyone who could use a little less clutter in their life. And for you newlyweds, how about your first anniversary, when you’re supposed to give paper? How about getting rid of some annoying paper instead?
You can even schedule email gift cards to be sent by email up to 90 days in advance. Shop now – we’ll send it later.
Buy gift cards today:
We also have discounts available for corporate sales – if you’re buying memberships for your employees or clients, contact us and we’ll set you up.
What we heard from you
We received a flood of response to our last newsletter. Thanks to those of you who shared your success stories.
We even heard from one member who had such a dramatic reduction in junk mail that her mailman asked for our information! It’s great to get that kind of feedback.
We also heard from some of you who are frustrated by the junk mail that hasn’t gone away, and that’s great feedback, too. We know we need to do a better job upfront explaining that you need to tell us which catalogs you’re receiving, so we can remove your name from specific lists. Others of you made purchases that threw you back onto retailers’ lists (see more on that below.) Whatever the reason, if you’re not getting the results you expected: we want to hear from you. GreenDimes can and will help you get rid of your unwanted mail.
Did You Know… The Shopping Conundrum: GreenDimes’ Refresh Service
The holidays are coming, and for many that means shopping. And whenever you buy something, you may be opting back on to a retailer’s list without knowing it. The fact is that retailers (and not-for-profits) want your name and will sell it to others. As member David Dorn of Rochester, MN says:
Every time I order something online, the company automatically puts me on their junk mailing list and I have to reapply to remove my name. It would be nice if they included a box on the order form to check… But I’m not holding my breath.
David says he receives “almost no junk mail anymore” – in part because he resubmits opt-outs in GreenDimes whenever he makes a purchase. It’s easy to do: just click the “Resubmit” link under Additional Options in the “Most Recent Activity” section of your account homepage. (This link only appears if it’s been at least 90 days since your initial removal request was completed.)
So when you shop at your favorite stores over the next few months, remember to resubmit your opt-outs in GreenDimes too. Just log in at www.greendimes.com.
Member Profile: No Wire Hangers
It’s great to hear from members who are working to reduce waste in the world, and Julie Naylon is one of them. She is a professional home organizer, with a green twist. No Wire Hangers, her Los Angeles-based business, focuses on getting people organized and keeping unwanted items out of the landfill. They work with many charities and know how to give your unwanted things a second life. And they make suggestions on how to live a greener life- including getting rid of junk mail. As Julie says,
My clients are busy people with stuff piling up. Junk mail is one of their biggest complaints. I make sure that all of my clients sign up with GreenDimes right away.
We love it, Julie! And judging from the testimonials on your site, your clients do too. Check out No Wire Hangers online at http://www.nowirehangersbiz.com.
And thanks to all who visited member Ted Wells’ Catalog Canceling Challenge for schools and scouts. The kids in Ted’s class were thrilled by the increase in visitors after our newsletter went out. You can still check it out at http://www.catalogcancelingchallenge.com.
As always, if we can help, just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fighting the good fight,
The GreenDimes Team
Karen White, President, GreenDimes