Junk Mail revenge part 2 - It's WAR!
In my last article about the dreaded junk mail, I showed you how to make some easy money from a ValPak coupon. Hopefully, a few of you have already taken advantage of that. Well, now it's time for the next stage of my anti junk mail campaign. This one is a lot of fun, and if enough of us do it the junk mailers will be out of pocket by many thousands of dollars.
The video I have posted below explains it all, but in a nutshell here's the process. When you get junk (usually from credit card firms) they enclose a handy, pre-paid envelope. This helps the potential
victim customer get over the hurdle of sending back the application form. If it's free, it's easy.
Now, those envelopes have not actually been paid for yet. The credit card company pays the postage only if it's used. And as a good response rate from a campaign is just 2%, 98% of that postage is never actually paid for. You can see where this is going.
Next time you get a piece of junk mail, take the handy pre-paid envelope and stuff another piece of garbage inside it. Maybe a competitor's offer, or a pizza coupon. Be sure to remove any identifying marks from the envelope (the video shows you how). When you pop that envelope in the mail, you have just cost the credit card company 41 cents. Pah, only 41 cents?
Well, if everyone does it, and the average junk mail blast is 2 million households, you can see how that adds up. In fact if only 100,000 of you take the time to do it, you've just taken $41,000 out of their pockets! If a million people do it, that's $410,000. And that's a whole chunk of change. Here's the "how-to" vid.
So, join me in my junk mail war. It's a great way to make a point in an effective way. And it won't cost you one cent.