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the fixer

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Strange AARP "mail..."
« on: January 29, 2013, 05:25:04 PM »
Completely off-topic, but I searched online and didn't find anything, so I figured I'd ask here.

This evening I found in my mailbox an AARP solicitation that is clearly not a piece of mail. It's in an envelope with a clear window showing a fake member card, but there's no address (not even a name) or return address, and no postage. Unless AARP arranged some special deal with the postal service to drop this in my mailbox, this seems to me like unauthorized use of a mailbox. Anyone know what's going on? Or have they been doing this for years and I just noticed now?

I'm going to bring it to my post office tomorrow morning and ask them about it. I really don't like AARP's politics or stupid marketers so I figure it might be a good opportunity for payback.

I also received a Redplum flyer in the mail today, so I guess it's possible it was tucked it in there...

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Re: Strange AARP "mail..."
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 05:35:11 PM »
It's part of the ads.  Geico does the same thing.  Usually the envelopes are tucked inside the ads.

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Re: Strange AARP "mail..."
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 10:43:15 PM »
This is a type of super flop marketing.