A lot of people get uptight about giving out their email address. They refuse to give it to cashiers or write it down on forms.
I can see the leeriness about giving out your home address, where some unscrupulous people could find you and your family, but your email isn’t a place. Anything that shows up that you don’t want can be deleted, unsubscribed, or marked as spam. If you don’t like it – poof, gone.
I think people should give out their email addresses to any business that wants it. Heck, you could even ask if they have an email list you could join. You never know what that business will send out one day.
Maybe they’re having a special sale but their supplies are limited so they only tell their email list. Or maybe they give their fans a head start on a special promotion. It could be anything, really, but you won’t be able to take advantage of their offer unless you know about it.
A word of advice, though: many people are easily convinced by advertisements. They see something they like that’s “10 off today only” and they can’t stop themselves from buying it.
If you’re one of these people, you’ll need to restrain yourself if you give out your email address a lot. Don’t be fooled by “must act now” marketing pitches. The goal is to be informed so you can buy what you need (even if you buy it a bit ahead of time to capitalize on a sale), not buy things you don’t need.
Written by Wendy Krepak, Mom, Entrepreneur and Inventor of Card Cubby, Compact Coupon and Card Organizer
For years, Wendy was losing gift cards, discount cards, loyalty cards, and frequent buyer cards. They were often at home or lost in the depths of her purse. She knew there had to be a better way so she designed Card Cubby, an alphabetized system and was amazed at how easily it worked. Her own mini filing cabinet to replace her wallet. It’s Card Cubby, LLC's mission to provide stylish, quality and money saving items to its customers.
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