Stop Unwanted Postal Junk Mail with Catalog Choice

How many times have you wanted to stop unwanted junk mail at your home and thought, man, “I wish I could stop this from coming but I don’t want to deal with the hassle of writing to the company or calling them? There’s got to be a better way.”

Catalog Choice launched MailStop™ Envelopes, a way for consumers to control who can send them unsolicited mail. All you have to do to stop that unwanted mail, whether it be junk or a catalog you want to stop, is rip off the mailing label from the mail you no longer wish to receive, put it in your MailStop™ Envelope and send it back to Catalog Choice, who will handle the rest.

Catalog Choice is a non-profit organization based in Berkeley, Calif., and is supported by grants from the Overbrook Foundation, Kendeda Fund, Merck Family Fund and Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, as well as donations from members.

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Basically there are three steps:

  1. You get unwanted mail
  2. Report it to Catalog Choice
  3. They stop it for you

There is a cost of $6.75 for each MailStop™ Envelope but you can fill them with up to 15 mailing labels from unwanted mail and send the envelopes back to Catalog Choice. Their staff will then scan the labels, fulfill the opt-out requests and record the transaction in your Catalog Choice secure account. Companies have 90 days to honor requests before formal complaints are filed and then submitted to the FTC.

Signing up for a Catalog Choice account is Free.

One customer, said, “Catalog Choice is a no-brainer for anyone who is tired of receiving so many catalogs in their mailbox and just doesn’t have the time to write letters and follow up with the companies sending them. At $6.75 an envelope, it’s hard to find an excuse not to participate. Thanks so much for such a compelling and easy way for people to opt out of junk mail.”

Now you have a one-stop way to opt-out of any unwanted mail including catalogs, donation requests, circulars and coupon mailers, as well as phone books. The envelopes are available for purchase at and can also be gifted to friends and family.

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