From daveramsey.com on 31 Aug 2011
Nothing is more annoying than pulling up to your mailbox after a long day of work and finding it filled to the brim with junk mail credit card offers. Every day, credit card companies fill up our mailboxes with needless junk that is immediately rerouted to the shredder or trash can.
But here’s great news: You can make them stop!
It’s actually very easy to stop receiving unsolicited junk mail credit card offers. All you need to do is visit optoutprescreen.com, type in your information, and you’ll stop receiving these offers for five years. Or, if you use traditional mail to send in the form, you can opt out for 10 years.
It’s simple. No more credit card junk mail for you, no more wasted time for your mailman, and no more overheated shredders and filled-to-the-brim trash cans.
This is one of the first steps you should take after cutting up your credit cards. Avoid any temptation by cutting the snake off at its head. Dave highly recommends it—not cutting a snake, but opting out of credit card junk mail.