Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I'm Still Mad at Yankee Magazine

Ok, before you say anything, I already KNOW no one is gonna read this.

I know this because this is like the tenth time I've done this and they STILL keep sending them.

But I'm still mad, and this makes me feel a little better.  (I was going to look into truck rental and load up all our old magazines and dump them at their offices, but this is easier.)

In case you didn't know, a couple of years ago now they switched Yankee magazine from a small, digest size (the size it had been for SIXTY YEARS) and enlarged it to regular magazine size.  It has a totally different look, and feel, the ads seem way more prominent, and it just lost that "charm" it had.  We let our subscription run out because we hate the new look.  But they keep trying to get us back.  But I'm not budging.  No way man!

 
  
The end.
 

16 comments:

  1. LOL! I don't know how they could get the wrong idea anymore. You certiainly made your point on that renewal request!! lol!!!! I am not re-newing my Paper Crafts subscription. The have gone form a magazine with projects and templates to a card magazine. :(

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  2. Nice job. Although they will probably just throw your note away and keep you address on the renew subscription list. Pester you some more and then you will get tired of it and cave in.. WELL DON'T DO IT. lol....

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  3. well, the subscription mail probably just goes to an outsource fulfillment center. you would do better, imho, addressing your concerns to the magazine's editorial offices

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  4. Use RED! haha,... but they probably don't care where your response is going, I'll bet the ads are being generated somewhere else. Good luck.

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  5. Fill up that return envelope with LOTS of junk mail. Send it all back to them. From what I understand, they have to pay for postage based on weight.

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  6. I'll take Kevin's idea a step futher.
    Tape the envelope to a package, black out the address and write in your own. Free Postage!!!

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  7. I was laughing so hard when I enlarged your photo and read all the things you wrote on the renewal request, Carole. :)
    You certainly made your point. You would think they would eventually get a clue... :)

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  8. Oh, that soooo looks like something I would do ....and my husband would say I need to "get a life" or something annoying like that. Good for you! Fight the Power! :)

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  9. I've been getting the same treatment from This Old House. Someone got a subscription for us as a gift. I don't actually like it much, so we let it run out. Now they're sending us pieces of paper to renew our subscription, but using words like "last chance" and "final notice" to make it look like a collection notice. Really makes me want to renew it. Scare tactics, LOL!

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  10. Well, I had to laugh at least a little bit. Love your angry notes on the renewal form. That's golden.

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  11. I think that all the effort you put into that return is worth at least 2 activity points! LOL

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  12. You are funnY! Great idea. Even if they don't read it, its a terrific way to vent!
    I would be mad too. Change is not always good...its often BAD. LOL.

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  13. I know everything changes, but I agree, some things are better left alone. I do hope they listen to you!

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  14. The prescription companies are unbelievable. Something similar happen to me few years back. Except the mag (I don't even remember which one) started coming without me ever ordering it. When they wanted money, I wrote all over the order form just like you: Never ordered, does not wish to receive it. It took them a couple of times to finally let me go :o)

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  15. I like the idea of just dropping off to them. Maybe I should do that with the Parents magazines i KEEP getting but NEVER ordered.

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  16. I just saw the enlarge photo and it is too funny. They probably wont read your note but it worth the try just for laughs.

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