Opt out of SiriusXM Marketing and Direct Mail

If you’ve recently purchased a car from a dealer that has satellite radio installed in it, then you’ve probably been entered into the lead generation and call list for SiriusXM. This means you’ve received frequent sales calls followed by a barrage of relentless direct mailers asking to upgrade your membership to a paid account. Not into satellite radio? Here’s how to opt out.

  • First you must create an account with SiriusXM. Although contradictory to opting out, this is what I had to do to opt out of their mailers.
  • Once you’ve created an account, go to “My Account Info” then “Communication Preferences”, click on each accordion tab and opt out accordingly. That should do it.

When I first received their calls, I asked them to remove me from their list. It took a couple of calls but I finally don’t receive any more calls. The mailers did continue so this how I found out how to opt out of SiriusXM’s direct mail. Good luck!

Opt out of SiriusXM Radio direct mail


Opt Out of Catalog Mailers

Tired of getting catalog mailers? Want to opt of the following catalog mailers list below? Sign up for an account at Direct Marketing Association’s opt out list at DMAchoice.org. While you’re there you can also opt out of credit offers, magazine offers and other mail offers and finally put a stop to all direct mail marketing campaigns.

Here’s the DMA’s current list of companies and organizations they represent that you can you opt out of:

  • 1-800-Flowers.Com
  • Abbey Press
  • ABLambdin
  • Achievement Products, Inc.
  • AJWright
  • AllPosters
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • American Girl Brands, LLC
  • American Mint, LLC
  • AmeriMark Direct, L.L.C.
  • Anthony Richards
  • Anything Goes / dba Heavenly Treasures
  • Art.com
  • Autom
  • Back In The Saddle
  • Ballard Designs
  • Bass Pro Shops, Inc.
  • Beauty Botique
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Daedalus Books, Inc.
  • Dave’s Novelty Catalogs
  • Dave’s Soda & Pet City
  • Day-Timers, Inc.
  • Dean & Deluca Brands Inc.
  • Deseret Book
  • Discount School Supply
  • Dixie Home Crafters
  • Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs
  • Dover Saddlery
  • Dream Products, Inc.
  • Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc.
  • Early Childhood Manufacturers’ Direct (ECMD)
  • Eastern Mountain Sports
  • Easthill Group Inc. DBA The Eastwood Co
  • Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc.
  • Essentials by Anthony Richards
  • Excelligence
  • Eximious, Inc.
  • Express, LLC
  • Hanesbrands Inc
  • Harriet Carter Gifts, Inc.
  • Harrington’s of Vermont, Inc.
  • Harry & David
  • Harvest Manor Farms
  • HCI Direct
  • Health Freedom Nutrition LLC
  • Healthy Living
  • Hearthsong
  • Hershey Company,The
  • Highlights for Children
  • Highplains Bison
  • HomeGoods
  • Improvements
  • In The Company of Dogs
  • J & J Commerce, Inc.
  • J & R Music World/ J & R Computer World
  • J Jill
  • J&P Cycles
  • J. W. Jung Seed Company
  • LEGO Brand Retail
  • Lenox Group Inc.
  • Levenger
  • Limited Brands
  • Loehmann’s
  • Long’s Electronics, Inc.
  • Lucky Brand Jeans
  • Macy’s East
  • Magellan’s Catalog
  • Magic Cabin
  • Marshalls
  • Maus & Hoffman Inc.
  • MediBadge, Inc.
  • Medifast, Inc.
  • Michael C. Fina
  • Musician’s Friend
  • Nancy’s Notions
  • National Wholesale Company, Inc.
  • NBTY, Inc.
  • New York & Company
  • Park Seed Company, Inc.
  • Passport International, Ltd.
  • Patagonia
  • Payless ShoeSource, Inc.
  • PB Teen
  • Peruvian Connection Ltd.
  • Petco Animal Supplies
  • Petsmart, Inc.
  • Pfaltzgraff
  • Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
  • PJT Inc. d/b/a River Street Sweets
  • Plow & Hearth
  • Potpourri
  • Potpourri Group, Inc.
  • Pottery Barn
  • Pottery Barn Bed and Bath
  • Pottery Barn Kids
  • Prestwick House, Inc.
  • Pyramid Collection,The
  • RadioShack Corporation
  • S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, Inc.
  • See’s Candies, Inc.
  • Serengeti
  • ShapeFx
  • Sheplers, Inc.
  • Shoes for Crews, LLC
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • SkyMall, Inc.
  • Smith + Noble
  • Soft Surroundings
  • Spiegel
  • Sportif Mail Order, Inc.
  • Sportsmith, L.L.C.
  • Staples, Inc.
  • Stitchery,The
  • Sturbridge Yankee Workshop
  • Summit Racing Equipment
  • Sundance Catalog Company LLC
  • Sunnyland Farms, Inc.
  • SunPorch Structures, Inc.
  • ULTA Salon Cosmetics Fragrance
  • Unicover Corporation
  • UniFirst Corp
  • UniFirst Corporation
  • United Retail Incorporated
  • United States Mint
  • Vector Marketing Corporation
  • Vermont Country Store,The
  • Victoria’s Secrets
  • Waterfront Media
  • west elm
  • West Marine
  • Whatever Works
  • White Flower Farm
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Williams-Sonoma Home
  • Williamson-Dickie
  • Wind & Weather
  • Windsor Collection
  • Wine Enthusiast Companies

Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival

Some quick photos from this year’s Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival which runs June 26 to August 30, 2015. Despite the temperature running in the high 90’s, the event was surprising cool with the breeze and shade from the trees. Once you’re done checking out all the artist’s shops, drive down to Dulce Gelato for some of the best gelato you’ll ever have.

* Most of the Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival photos have filters added to them for fun.


Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego

Finally was able to take a walk through the newish Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego in Balboa Park. Here are some of my favorite photos from the day.


Orioles in San Diego

I’m not usually a bird person but I thought these shots of local orioles in San Diego feeding from our hummingbird feeder were worthy of posting. Enjoy!

Tips for Coworking Week

7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Coworking Week

August 3rd through August 7th, 2015 is San Diego Coworking Week where local San Diego Coworking Spaces open their doors to the public and allow non-members to work from their space for the day. This is a great opportunity to check out their spaces and meet others.

Here are several ideas you can implement to make the most of each day:

  1. The obvious one is to simply attend. Historically, I don’t think enough people have taken advantage of coworking week. It’s free, get out and experience something new.
  2. Ask for the grand tour. If it’s your first time at the space, make sure someone shows you the space. Maybe the space would be a good fit for you or someone you know. Help out the coworking space and help your friends get out and take the next step with their business endeavors.
  3. Being Mr. Networker, make sure to bring business cards and introduce yourself to non-members and members alike. The day isn’t just about checking out the space. It’s about finding new connections. Share what you’re doing but more importantly, listen and understand what others are doing. Be helpful. Can you collaborate on a project? Can you help them? Can you connect them to someone that will make a difference? What are they looking for or what is their next step?
  4. Grab a lunch some place new with your new found connection(s). Get to know one another and start building rapport.
  5. Be memorable. What can you do to stick out from the rest of the crowd? Make an impression.
  6. Follow up. Send your new connections an email follow up. Connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and whatever your favorite social network is. Do this sooner than later.
  7. Set up a one on one meeting. We tend to forget who we met if we aren’t in constant contact. Our inboxes get filled and that next shiny object distracts us from our latest connections. Make a deeper connection and they won’t forget you the next time you come across them at an event.

Remember, it’s not necessarily who you meet, it may be who they know. They may just make that friendly introduction to your next important contact. We all know at least 100 people. They do too.

Rinse and repeat each day and cross pollinate from each location and the connections you’ve met.

And hey, if you’re just not into this sorta thing, then bring your headphones. It’s the unwritten coworking rule – don’t talk to me, I’m busy.

Here’s San Diego Coworking Week’s 2015 schedule:

Monday, Aug 3rd – Cyber Hive, Downtown
Tuesday, Aug 4th – DeskHub, Little Italy
Wednesday, Aug 5th – Co-Merge, Downtown
Thursday, Aug 6th – Hera Hub, all locations
Friday, Aug 7th – 3rdSpace, University Heights and Ansir Innovation Center, Kearny Mesa

Looking for more coworking spaces? Check out the full list of San Diego Coworking spaces on SDTechScene.org.


Opt Out from Time Warner Mailers

I’ve cut the cord for years. Netflix, Redbox, Amazon and the Internet have replaced traditional cable. But Time Warner has been relentless in sending their advertisements to sign up for their cable TV. Last time I watched a movie on cable from our hotel, it was just weird. The movie was filled with interrupting commercials. Who does that? Cable TV. They charge to watch then force you to watch ads. No thanks.

Cut your cord. Leave cable behind.

Here’s the link to opt out. Simple, 30 second form and you’re done. No more annoying ads. http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/our-company/legal/privacy-policy/cpni-opt-out-form.html

Time Warner CPNI Opt Out Form


December Balboa Park Night Pictures