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How PaperKarma Saved Me From 20+ Years Of Junk Mail

April 9, 2014 / in General Information, Information Technology, Personal / by

Post written by Mic Johnson, Blog Coach | LinkedIn Trainer | WordPress Web Site Guy | Rational Optimist | Jayhawk | Sushi Lover | Cancer Volunteer

Medicare MailingThere’s been an interesting phenomenon happening to me over the last couple of months. Out of nowhere I suddenly started getting “You’re Eligible For Medicare” mail. Every week, I’d get a couple of new pieces.

I’m nowhere near the age where I qualify for Medicare and I quickly realized that if these mailers didn’t stop, I’d be getting them for the next 20+ years!

I called the local Medicare office and asked if I’d been put on a list of some sort that I could be removed from.

They told me that the mailings didn’t have anything to do with them. They also said that there are several list companies out there, but there was no way to alert them all at once. I also called the people that sent the mailers and asked to be removed from their list.

But the pieces of mail kept coming.

I relayed the story to my friend Drew Hinrichs. Drew is one of those “Hey, have you heard of that app?” guys and he told me about the FREE app PaperKarma.

Now, when I get those annoying and unwanted Medicare mailings each week, I simply scan a picture of it with my iPhone, make sure my name, address info, and the mailing barcode are included, and upload it to PaperKarma. And they take care of the rest!

It’s super easy to use, saves me time from contacting everyone that sends me a mailer, saves me time from tearing up and recycling all of those mailers, and will save a few trees along the way. They also have a “status” tab that shows you whether an uploaded item is “Pending”, “Success”, or “Failed”.

So the next time you find yourself routinely getting unwanted junk mail, use PaperKarma!

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