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Slim Jims in return envelopes - is this a good or bad idea?

One of my meetup group members says that he takes the return envelopes that come in his junk mail and send it back with a slim jim in it. I can see that it could be a way to get the word out better, but I could also see that it would be upsetting to businesses who have to pay for the return postage.

I was considering doing this especially with mail that related to RP's special interest areas (precious metals, guns, nutritional supplements). If I did it, I think I would write a polite letter stating that I wasn't interested in their service at this time, but I was making an investment in my future and making target points about RP that they may be interested in. I would also include a slim jim, possibly one of the new targeted ones.

So my main question is: Is this a good idea or bad PR for RP and why?

Any other thoughts?

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I don't know

do you really want to feed a mailroom?

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Derenda, I've heard of

Derenda, I've heard of people doing things like this, too. Personally, I've returned those envelopes empty but stamped the outside a few times with a RP stamp. I almost think any kind of name recognition or 'press' if you will is better than none.....even if it is a bit of a fringe thing like this. Of course, if you included a personalized letter and sent it to targeted interests, I think that would be awesome!