Sunday, May 4, 2008

Greendimes Will Pay You $1 To Stop Your Junk Mail

Greendimes has announced that they will pay the next 5 million people who sign up $1 each to stop their junk mail for a year.

Now how can you beat that?

What are you waiting for?

Live Sustainably


5/4/08 Update

After hearing some feedback, I wanted to post an update. While Greendimes is giving everyone who signs up $1 right now, it is for the manual removal sign up, ie, they walk you through what to do but you do it yourself. If you want them to do it for you, there is the usual $20 fee and they'll plant 5 trees as well. I believe the manual sign up doesn't plant trees but you can have them do so for a dollar or two more. While one friend did question this as a bait and switch tactic, i pointed out that they are willing to walk you through getting rid of your mail and pay you $1 for it at the same time so it's actually quite on the level. I just think that most folks, when they see what is involved with maintaining it yourself, will agree that $20 is worth the time and effort they will save you. Bottom line- it really chaps my hide that we need to spend a ton of time, or any money to get rid of junk mail to begin with, but it's a consumer based society, so it is what it is. At least they've set up one stop shopping to help.

1 comment:

Sanjiv said...

GreenDimes here,

Appreciate the thorough analysis. A Free Member can choose to take the buck or plant a tree. It's up to them.