Get Off Catalog Lists For Free

It’s annoying to have a bunch of useless catalogs cramming up your inbox, and they waste a lot of paper too. Now there’s a new, free, site that will get you off all the catalog mailing lists. It’s called Catalog Choice, an initiative endorsed by the the National Wildlife Federation and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Just sign up, fill in your address, and the customer number printed on the catalogs’ address label. The site’s staff then take care of contacting the catalog senders and getting off their mailing lists. Pretty much the easiest, fastest, and cheapest way to get rid of unwanted catalogs that we’ve ever heard of.

Catalog Choice [via Stay Free!]

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  1. timmus says:

    This week I was kind of stunned by a mail order company that I ordered a box of chocolate from 6 years ago. Back then I thought it was a little mom & pop type company and I had long forgotten about them, but their slick glossy catalog somehow leaped past 3 address changes to arrive at the correct address. Also we’ve noticed that the catalogs seem to multiply each time we place a mail-order order.

    It’s pretty clear to me that there’s a bigass catalog contractor at the helm of all this. Lately I’ve been tempted to resort to some tricks like misspelling my name in order to find out exactly which companies are selling me out to Captain Morgan and his Bigass Catalog Trading Company.

  2. eury says:

    Does The Consumerist own Catalog Choice? I wasn’t impressed with this when it was posted a few weeks ago. Maybe it will be better next time.

  3. EagleTheta says:

    My wife used to get a Victoria Secret Catalog at least weekly. Then I started getting them, too. Two of the same catalog in our Mbox at least once a week. They had to have been spending more money in catalogs to us than we spent at their store. They eventually stopped, guess they figured that out, too.

  4. SeattleGuy says:

    Oh, well done! Thanks Ben. I just signed up and added the three I get here at the office (due to a Wine Country Gift Basket I sent my Mom last year.

    Does anyone know a way to get off of Clearwires mailing list? I’ve called three times now, the first time in August, and it’s still showing up at the house….

  5. richcreamerybutter says:

    A few weeks ago the Fingerhut catalog catalog arrived. After that, an avalanche of a million Swiss Colony and other red state munitions/apparel shit.

  6. BugMeNot2 says:

    Anybody know how this compares to greendimes.com?

  7. SumoToby says:

    I started using the site and found that they are very responsive to your comments and suggstions. There have been upgrades to the site making it much easier to use.

    Everyday, a dozen or so catalogs fill my mailbox and I want off of all of the mailing lists.

    They are doing a wonderful job!

  8. ELC says:

    We recently moved into a new house where the original owers had been for three years. The must have bought a lot through catalogs, or at least liked looking at them. ONe of the great features of the site is that you can put in another name than your own for your address. So that ties the name and the customer number together, just in case the catalog company wouldn’t do it if they didn’t match. Everytime we get a catalog for them we haven’t yet received, I add it to the list. The site keeps all of the catalogs you’ve requested removal from, and the date. i believe they say give it 10 weeks, and if you’re still getting it, to let them know. So far so good!

  9. HappyPig says:

    CC just introduced a new feature that tells you if companies are complying with their request to remove your name and address. Interestingly Crutchfield, Bike Nashbar and Performance Cycles all have REFUSED to cooperate with Catalog Choice.

    What a bunch of jerks.