Catalog Stacks

I just moved into a new apartment a few months ago. The people that lived here before loved to get catalogs of just about anything I would never want, plus my own small shopping addiction has lead us to receive a fafillion catalogs a month. Most of which get thrown out the day they come in or weeks after they have sat around untouched. If there was a garbage can right there I would throw them away immediately. Are catalogs recyclable? I always wonder about that shiny, colored paper.

I stumbled upon this website while looking for something to write about today and in theory it looks super fly. I have already registered [which is really simple and fast] and am excited to get the mail tomorrow. Hopefully, it will be that awesome catalog, “Shoes for Crews” that the Reyes [previous tenant], who is a school teacher, got her comfortable kicks from.

Anyway, here are the faqs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is my personal information kept private?
    Yes. We do not sell, rent or otherwise share your contact details with anyone. Additional protection is described in our security policy.
  • I don’t see the catalog I want to decline on your list. What do I do?
    If you can’t find the catalog(s) you are looking for, please help us by suggesting them for inclusion in our database. Just go to the Find Catalogs screen, and click the “Suggest a catalog” link at the top, and enter your catalog title. (This is more efficient than emailing them to us.)
  • What if I can’t find the customer number?
    The customer number, usually printed somewhere on the catalog mailing label, uniquely identifies you to the merchant. If you include the customer number when opting out, you will increase the likelihood of the merchant identifying your subscription. If you do NOT have the customer number, or simply can’t find it, don’t worry as it’s not strictly necessary. In this case, feel free to click “Not Available” when opting out. (And if you later find it, you can add it to your opt-out record at any time, on the My Choices page.)
  • How do I create additional names and addresses?
    It may be necessary to create additional names, variations of names, and addresses to stop the delivery of catalogs to all members of your household. Once you have created an account, and logged in, you will find a “My Profile” screen, containing facilities for creating additional addresses, as well as additional “names”. (You might use an additional name for a spelling variation of your own name, e.g. “Mr Smith, Anne Smith, A Smith”, or for a spouse’s or child’s name.)
  • Can I use your site to opt out of ALL catalogs?
    At the moment, our site only offers opt out requests for individual catalog titles – unfortunately, there is no way to stop all catalogs with one click.
  • Can I use Catalog Choice to opt-out of emails, newsletters, etc.?
    No. At this time, we are focused on paper catalogs.
  • Is this service available outside the United States?
    No, at this time the service is only available within the US.
  • Will signing up for Catalog Choice result in my information being shared with spammers or junk mailers?
    We only provide catalogers with the information they need to take your name off of their mailing list. We do NOT provide them with your email address; and they are not allowed to sell your address to any third parties.
  • I love this service! How can I help?
    The benefits to the users, merchants and environment increase dramatically with the growth and popularity of the service. You can help us by using the “Invite a Friend” feature to invite your friends and family members, and by posting one of our linked badges on your own website or blog. Visit the About Us page for more details.
  • I’m a merchant, and would like to learn more about how I can benefit from your service.
    Please be sure to visit our merchants website.
  • Have another question?
    Please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.

If anyone has used this site before, let us know what you thought.

I’m out.

-Cara

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