Stop the Junk…Mail That Is

Filed under: General Health, Weight Loss

I don’t know about you, but I certainly tire of receiving credit card offers all the time, car insurance junk and other miscellaneous junk mail.  I shred the credit card offers and I recycle what I can, but I came across some cool information recently that is much more effective at saving the earth than even recycling – stopping the junk mail altogether!

In fact I came across this info as I was researching what I can and can’t recycle in my new town.  Here is what I discovered:

A staggering 4 million tons of junk mail is sent each year – much of it never  opened. Even if the junk mail is recycled, there are enormous  environmental costs associated with production of paper, ink, energy to produce and deliver the mail as well as in the process of recycling. It is must more effective to stop the mail at its source.

If you are interested in no longer receiving junk mail, simply send a letter with your complete name, address, zip code and the phrase “activate the preference service.”  Send this to:

Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 643
Carmel, NY 15012-0643

In fact the Direct Marketing Association estimates that this will stop 75% of all national mailings!

The worst offender, for us anyway, are the credit card companies.  Nearly constant solicitation.  While the above tactic won’t stop them, there is another strategy.

All of the major credit agencies sell aggregate credit information to any bidder. To stop direct mail and credit companies from soliciting your business you need only make one call (1-888-5 OPT OUT or 1-888-567-8688). A recording will confirm your phone number, name, address and social security number. The service last for 5 years.

I just did both of these this past week, and I am really looking forward to getting less junk!

If you need a little more convincing, if everyone in the U.S. was able to reduce their average of 10.8 pieces of junk mail received each week, we could save nearly 100 million trees each year.

On another note Precision Nutrition is opening up its doors for another round of its tremendously successful Lean Eating Program.  And this time they are putting up $75,000 of their own money to the best transformations.

To find out how you can win the cash — and get in the best shape of your life — check out today’s post:

Can $75,000 inspire you to lose fat & get healthier?

Posted on June 22nd, 2012 by Brian St. Pierre

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BSP Joins PN

Filed under: Uncategorized

I know it has been quite some time since I have blogged.  Well I can tell you much has happened since April 4th!

My wife and I closed on our first house just a few days before that, and we spent many weeks renovating, updating and painting the entire place.  In the process I also cut the hell out of my hand, requiring 12 total stitches.  Mind you this was at about 8pm the night before my daughter’s first birthday party.  It was awesome timing.

We are moved in and mostly settled, though we will be working on small projects throughout the summer, and from what everyone tells me, the rest of our lives.

In addition, as noted in the title, I also accepted a position with Precision Nutrition!  I have taken a position as a Lean Eating Coach, in addition to writing articles and working closely with Dr. John Berardi to develop top-notch seminar presentations.  At the moment it appears that I have a few speaking engagements set up, and as they become finalized I will let you guys know.

All in all this is going to be a pretty cool job.  I get to work from home, help hundreds of people every year lose tons of weight and change their lives, do some writing and speak at some cool events.  Not too mention I get to do all of this for an awesome company that is doing things the right way, and I get to work for the guy that was probably the single biggest reason I got into this field in the first place.

Now this doesn’t mean my blog is done, it simply means I will probably post less than I used to, though more than I have in the past 2 months!

It feels good to be back!

Posted on June 18th, 2012 by Brian St. Pierre

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