Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Mail Solicitations From WN RR, Marriott R..  
User currently offlineBreaker1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 938 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 2320 times:

Here's a issue I'm curious if anyone shares in:

The constant pelting of snail-mail solicitations from Chase Bank on behalf of Southwest Rapid Rewards, and Marriott Rewards.

There have been times when I get these in consecutive days in a row. In February, I signed up on the gov's site to opt out of unsolicited US mail. Within 30 days, that action stopped nearly everything, EXCEPT the credit card pieces from Chase Bank. I've turned-off all communication options on the WN and Marriott sites. No avail. I will say I'm about to cease doing business with both Marriott and Southwest just as a gesture of protest. I realize they may have little influence over what Chase does with their marketing efforts, but the association is an association. The envelopes are branded WN and Marriott, not Chase.

Anyone else? This kind of ridiculous pelting creates more risk of ID theft, and gads, I'm sure a few trees have been killed in effort to lure me in. These aren't just cheap letters either - many of them are QUITE fancy in construction and weight.

Thanks for any advice.

[Edited 2011-05-25 21:33:03]


Life's tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid. J. Wayne
1 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently onlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 736 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 2289 times:

It has to do with the companies' privacy policies. If you ever read those random brochures all credit card and many other companies send periodically, they basically say that the company reserves the right to use, give, or sell your name to any of their subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or partners.

In this case, it means they have given/sold your name to Chase, who in turn buys miles/points from them, and Chase is the one sending you these marketing materials "on behalf of" Southwest and Marriott.

I'm not familiar with either of these companies, their offerings, or their web sites, but if you've turned off marketing attempts already, my guess is you only did so for the main companies, i.e. WN and Marriott. You would need to read their privacy policies, but there is probably a separate way to opt out of partner communication materials, which will also vary depending on your state of residence.



"We hope you've enjoyed flying with us as much as we've enjoyed taking you for a ride."
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
LH 455 Delayed From SFO posted Sun May 22 2011 23:37:56 by DocLightning
Best Way To Get From EU To PIT? posted Wed May 18 2011 07:45:58 by Valkariye
Help With AC Registration From 2007? posted Mon May 16 2011 14:41:33 by HorizonGirl
American Eagles Longest Route From DFW? posted Sat May 14 2011 00:13:38 by united319
Gardermoen From Plane To Train posted Mon May 9 2011 05:31:25 by MH017
To HKG From East Coast US? posted Thu Apr 21 2011 14:06:26 by n92r03
Question About WN Preboarding posted Mon Apr 18 2011 16:40:41 by UAL747DEN
Pan Am From ATL-IAH In The Early 90s? posted Sat Apr 16 2011 18:04:57 by MikeE07
How Can I Find The Reg From This Flight? posted Wed Apr 13 2011 11:01:30 by n186bd
Oman Air Achieves 4-Star Ranking From Skytrax posted Wed Apr 6 2011 16:41:16 by JetBlue777