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Old 10-17-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I am tempted by a lot of these free offers but does accepting them put your name and address on a bunch of junk mail lists?
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Mass
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Not at all.
Sometimes a coupon here and there which is cool also
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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Yeah, not nearly as much as I thought it would. And I can kinda track it, because I use a pseudonym for all of these. I also use an email address that's pretty much just for stuff like this. Hasn't been a problem.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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Yeah, I have a yahoo email account just for freebies now, thanks to Glory's advice. And I mark everything that comes into it as spam.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Me too....

Thanks GloryB for that little tidbit.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Me three.

I use a separate email address for freebies. I've been requesting freebies for over 2 years and I hardly get any spam at all. It's actually surprising.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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I am tempted by a lot of these free offers but does accepting them put your name and address on a bunch of junk mail lists?
If you read each one they have to ask you about their partner companies, so no.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I think most of us just keep a separate freebie email. I have an extra gmail just for freebies. I could care less how much spam arrives daily. IF a company is going to need a confirmation on an offer, then I generally will use my regular email, then change my email contact info on their site later. Those are far and few between.

As far as snail mail junk mail, I really don't get near as much as one would think. It only takes a minute to throw it in the trash.....it takes a month for me to use my free hand lotion.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:48 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think most of us just keep a separate freebie email. I have an extra gmail just for freebies. I could care less how much spam arrives daily. IF a company is going to need a confirmation on an offer, then I generally will use my regular email, then change my email contact info on their site later. Those are far and few between.

As far as snail mail junk mail, I really don't get near as much as one would think. It only takes a minute to throw it in the trash.....it takes a month for me to use my free hand lotion.
Well put!

I may be the Mayor, but you are the QUEEN!!!!!
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I use the middle initial C (crap, coupon, cool stuff) so when stuff comes in the mail with that initial, I know it came from here.
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