Have you ever ordered from companies owned by Redcats? Woman Within, Roaman’s, OneStopPlus, Jessica London, Avenue… and a couple of others.
Do you have this problem?
This is a week of catalogs – 18 total. Just last week, I recycled a big stack of them – 53 CATALOGS. This is insanity! Right? Then add in the Lane Bryant, Simply Be and Joe Browns plus all of the random catalogs that I’m now “on the list” for that I’ve never heard of or ordered from. Is there a way to opt out of this stuff!?!
I realize that the stock for these companies are always changing. The catalogs don’t. Once (maybe twice) a season. I get multiples. Then they slap a different cover on the same catalog and mail me more. I don’t mind getting mail or catalogs that have in-store coupons (like Lane Bryant) but this is getting out of control.
I do most of my shopping AND browsing on the internet. I very, very rarely go through the catalogs unless I’m really bored. I tear off the pages with my name/address and throw the catalogs in a pile for the recycling bin. Sometimes I use them as scrap paper in craft projects. I even saved them for a short time for that purpose but they come so frequently that I can pretty much count on one to come within a day or two. I also have 3-4 catalogs rolled up inside my boots to keep them upright.
But I’ve run out of ideas, so in the recycling bin they go.
It seems like a waste of paper and resources for these companies to keep sending me catalogs that I do not want. Every site I have ordered from, I have looked for a way to successfully opt out of receiving their catalogs with no luck.
When you do order something… guess what you get? Another 2-3 catalogs in your package! YAYYYYY! If I place a multiple item order, most of the time they come in separate packages which means… more catalogs!
As you can see, I have one option checked – for Avenue e-mails. Ironically, they are one of the only companies who doesn’t send out a catalog but I do like getting their e-mails for coupons. My profile for every other company is blank – no boxes checked. Yet I still get catalogs like clockwork and this has been going on for years.
You want to know what is really funny? I moved three years ago. My parent’s STILL get these same catalogs (and volume) at their address, in my name.
Do any of you have this problem? I’d love to know if you look through/order from them or browse online. What do you do with the catalogs after? Recycle? Reuse? Toss them out? Let me know!
In the end, I’m tired of them filling up my mailbox and recycling bin. I might be writing a strongly worded letter very soon. It costs them money after all! Why send something that isn’t wanted?