Tuesday 21 May 2013

Canada Post Consumers' Choice Program

We live in a condo.  Our mailboxes are outside and kind of look like these ones.

There was a crazy amount of junk mail being delivered by Canada Post along with our mail so about five years ago I stuck a note on the inside of the door of our mailbox requesting no junk mail.  It's helped a lot.

I got a letter today from Canada Post addressed to "occupant" acknowledging that we are currently not getting junk mail.  The letter then went on to promote their Consumers' Choice Program and listed all the things we are missing ... coupons and savings offers from local businesses (aka flyers), catalogs, etc.

Canada Post wants to make it easy for us to receive this "important mail" so included a card that I'm to stick in our mailbox so the mailman will know it's okay to leave junk in our mailbox again.  Plus I would have to take off the "no junk mail" note.  Um ... no thanks!

I find it interesting, though, when I look at the Consumers' Choice Program on Canada Post's website, they are promoting people to STOP receiving junk mail as one of the "many simple things you can do to lessen your impact on the environment" by doing what I did.

I guess it's more important for them now to make $$ delivering junk mail than to save the environment.

Do you mind getting junk mail?


Knit and Purl Mama said...

I usually hate it! Unless its coupons to local restaurants. But even that, I usually can find online.

Kat said...

Ugh, we get more junk mail than we do bills. It's ridiculous.

Masshole Mommy said...

I do all my banking online, so all I get is junk mail.