Leading up to the holidays, many receive larger-than-usual quantities of store advertisements, sale flyers and catalogs. Instead of immediately tossing the ones you don't want in the recycling bin, here are some things you can do to stop receiving them in the future.
Call the company's toll-free number to get your name removed from its mailing list.
Register on a "do not mail" list with an organization offering this type of service, such as Catalog Choice at www.catalogchoice.org.
Register with the Direct Marketing Association by visiting www.DMAchoice.org or downloading the form from that site, completing and mailing it to DMA Choice, Direct Marketing Association, PO Box 643, Carmel, N.Y. 10512. DMAchoice is a mail preference service that helps consumers get only the mail they want.