TWO FREE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR ONE YEAR!
I will hook you up with the above -- your selection from the choices available to me, until I run out of points.
All you have to do is:
Stop or stop renewing your other magazine subscriptions.
Stop your catalog mailings.
It seems a little hardcore, but hear me out:
1) The magazines are boring you. Maybe you put off reading them, maybe you don't ever get to them. They are probably sitting in a pile (because the shelf is already filled up, right?), guilting you whenever you look at them.
After you have had a magazine for a year, the thrill is gone. Even if the content is exciting, the formula is dull. But usually... the content to be predictable and repetitious after a year, too.
2) "But it is important to my industry/ hobby/ fasion sense!"
Make one of your new selections similar, but not exactly the same. Everything old is new again!
Hi, have you met The Internet? Why are you not reading the best of blogs about your interest, where you get more content, less ads, and you can skim the best stuff more efficiently?
3) Catalogs are totally evil. Deep down you know it. Out of nowhere, they remind you that to buy things...and usually unnecessary ones.
Stupid Sephora catalog -- I am extremely satisfied without luxury personal care/makeup products, until you come. It's so sneaky how suddenly I need a lot more yummy smells and glitter.
When you want to shop or browse, again: the internet. If you actually are lacking on certain items, surely you will seek out the appropriate stores/websites. Why tempt yourself regularly?
Also, it is suspicious to me how the places most likely to bombard me with catalogs after a purchase are the ones where the purchase was a one-time or very rare event. No, I wouldn't buy more of your crap, unless you put it in my face...
4) It's even better than recycling-- you're not even using the resources to begin with. (Plus, if you're like us, you hate actually having to bring your recycling in all the freakin' time.)
5) "But this one is new to me, and I excitedly await its arrival each month, when I immediately read and enjoy it."Okay then. But keep an eye out for when the time come to call it quits, and don't keep renewing just out of habit
HOW TO PLAY*:
(*Doing this has lots of benefits, aside from my lame offer. I highly recommend it.)
To get off of catalog lists
Go to Dmachoice.org
It's legit. Tell it which ones you want to stop, and fill out the general form to stop direct mailings while you're at it.
You can ease out of the magazines - you'll keep as much as you have already paid for. The ones that you are not reading, though... why let 6 more issues sit unread on your desk?
Call their customer service line.
Have the address label handy, and ask for the following:
--Turn off renewal notices
--Turn off "promotions" or other mailings
--Do not sell or share my information--Find out when your subscription is up, while you are at it. (It should also say on your address label.)
Leave a comment here or email me with the list of catalogs and magazines you are shedding.
Deadline is Friday 11/14.
Comment and tell me you're planning on it, if you haven't gotten your act together by then. (And then I will nag you, awesome.)