I’ve spent my entire life getting and keeping a good credit rating. It is as important to me as my health. Well almost. But in being judicious with both my spending habits and the fact that I zero out my one credit card each and every month, the “other” credit companies believe that I am a good risk, and they are willing to spend enormous sums just to woo me into getting their specific cards. Barclays (MasterCard) is the most egregious of these when it comes to mailing me a fat wad of glossy paper in a fancy envelope on an almost DAILY basis. Do they think they will brow-beat me into getting their card? Is it possible I will wake up one day and open my mailbox, see the same old envelope and think: “Wow, a Barclay’s credit offer! What a wonderful idea!!!!! Why haven’t I applied for this before? I’ll run inside, grab a pen and fill this out right now!”
I think it’s unconscionable the amount of paper wasted in this effort. For God’s sake, if I haven’t gotten their card(s) in all these years, chances are fairly strong I won’t be getting one in the future. I’ve tried sending them back. I’ve gone to websites looking for ways to end this intrusive mail, but someone just recently warned me not to as they will inundate my email with the same marketing materials.
If anyone knows of a way to stop this, I’d surely like to know about it. I’m one of those people who pays attention to obnoxious advertising. There’s a laundry list of places in my area that I would never patronize because of their incessant ads on TV. A car company we’ll call Mandy Rarion whose wife and daughters cackle they will “Save You Money” is at the top of that list. Their ads come at you in salvos.
Oh, I’m such a fuddy duddy, aren’t I.