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I'm in unsubscribing mode these days

I've always gotten around to unsubscribing from sites that flood me with e-mails and that I don't have any use for.

 

But today I unsubscribed from two sites that I love...too much. :-) I get too tempted with their flash sales and promos and rewards, oh my. I was finding myself so enthusiastic about saving money that I was spending when I hadn't really planned on it. 

 

So I clicked my way out of it, at least for now. If there's an amazing sale in the forest, and I don't know about it, it doesn't exist. 

 

Anyone else done this to avoid the trap?


~Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
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Re: I'm in unsubscribing mode these days

I'm weak, I mark it as spam so it goes somewhere that I can double check before I do the final delete, lol.

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Terry Tempest Williams
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Re: I'm in unsubscribing mode these days

Unsubscribing is a gift that I give to myself!! I do review my emails on a daily basis... out they go

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Re: I'm in unsubscribing mode these days


@Bird mama wrote:

I'm weak, I mark it as spam so it goes somewhere that I can double check before I do the final delete, lol.


Thank goodness I'm not that clever, @Bird mama. :-)


~Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
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Re: I'm in unsubscribing mode these days

I have spells where I ruthlessly send half my daily email off permanently into cyberspace.  I get sick of looking at daily ads.  Companies would do better to quit the harassment and just send an occasional message. 

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Re: I'm in unsubscribing mode these days

I've done the same thing. Groupon, ebates, mr. rebates are terrible with their constant bombardment. I think at some point it becomes counterproductive for business,

since people opt out.

 

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Re: I'm in unsubscribing mode these days

I seem to subscribe when Im on "the hunt" for that one thing....after that I unsubscribe.

 

Too many eager spam emails about items Im not the least interested in.

 

That "gotta have it" phase passed when I realized the % of returns after the huge, disappointing "meh" with many purchases.

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Re: I'm in unsubscribing mode these days

I agree with you all, but let me reiterate that I unsubscribe all the time from nuisance stuff.

 

But today I unsubscribed from two beloved sites, simply because I am too spineless in the face of the promos, flash sales, and reward point.


~Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
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Re: I'm in unsubscribing mode these days

I go thru spurts of what I subscribe to and unsubscribe. For a while it was cooking blogs but most recipes had ingredients too difficult to find in a rural area. 

 

Now I'm subscribing to cruelty free cosmetic sites. 

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Re: I'm in unsubscribing mode these days

I also pared down the places that I get sale notifications.....it seemed that they were sending them daily!