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Became a life member today

Postby sbrawley » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:48 pm

Well I took the plunge and became a lifetime member of the NRA. :woohoo Just doing my part to ensure Obummer keeps his slimy fingers off of my guns. :fire :fire
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Postby brhalltx » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:50 pm

Congratulations. :thewave
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Postby The Annoyed Man » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:33 am

Good for you.
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Re: Became a life member today

Postby TomsTXCHL » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:15 pm

Just what I need, a lifetime of being hounded by the NRA via emails and USPS. No thanks.

I like what they stand for, but I wish I could turn-off their advertising. I haven't decided whether I will renew again (signed-up for 3 years maybe last year) but I doubt at this point that even if I DON'T renew that they will stop pestering me.

:grumble


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Postby AF-Odin » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:45 pm

Congrats. Been a Life member since ~1975.
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Re: Became a life member today

Postby Jumping Frog » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:24 pm

TomsTXCHL wrote:Just what I need, a lifetime of being hounded by the NRA via emails and USPS. No thanks.

I like what they stand for, but I wish I could turn-off their advertising. I haven't decided whether I will renew again (signed-up for 3 years maybe last year) but I doubt at this point that even if I DON'T renew that they will stop pestering me.

:grumble

Well that is entirely up to you.

Call NRA Member Services and tell them your contact preferences. They will turn all of that off if you ask them to do so.
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Re: Became a life member today

Postby Napier » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:20 pm

I am a Patron. I solved all cold-calling by saying "Hang on a sec, will ya! I see a black heli with a white UN on it circling low over my house! Be back right after I nail him!" A few of those, and blessed silence.

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Postby RoyGBiv » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:50 pm

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Re: Became a life member today

Postby Skiprr » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:03 pm

TomsTXCHL wrote:Just what I need, a lifetime of being hounded by the NRA via emails and USPS. No thanks.

I like what they stand for, but I wish I could turn-off their advertising. I haven't decided whether I will renew again (signed-up for 3 years maybe last year) but I doubt at this point that even if I DON'T renew that they will stop pestering me.

The NRA does a very good job of honoring members' requests to be put on the "no marketing" list. Just call and tell them your preferences. Works like a charm. Does NOT, however, work with AAA, ARP, and others.

I'm a Patron Life member and I receive occasional emails regarding my instructor certification and NRA store promos, maybe one email every three weeks on average, but the only snail-mail I get are announcements of new benefits...and one of my favorite magazines, American Rifleman. Other than the magazine, I receive maybe six snail-mails a year from the NRA.


And sbrawley, thanks for becoming a lifer. 'Preciate it.
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Re: Became a life member today

Postby TomsTXCHL » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:15 am

Skiprr wrote:
TomsTXCHL wrote:Just what I need, a lifetime of being hounded by the NRA via emails and USPS. No thanks.

I like what they stand for, but I wish I could turn-off their advertising. I haven't decided whether I will renew again (signed-up for 3 years maybe last year) but I doubt at this point that even if I DON'T renew that they will stop pestering me.

The NRA does a very good job of honoring members' requests to be put on the "no marketing" list. Just call and tell them your preferences.

I have instead been selectively un-subscribing from emails based upon their content i.e. in just the couple of days since posting here I've unsubscribed to:
market_place
special_announcements
palladium_books

but I will probably stick with NRA-ILA notifications, and we'll see what others come down-the-pipe. Doing the "click here" at the bottom of emails I find annoying seems a better approach than just calling and unlisting from everything, so long as the Lyris ListManager requests get honored.

So far so good. :thumbs2:

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Re: Became a life member today

Postby RoyGBiv » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:22 am

TomsTXCHL wrote:
Skiprr wrote:
TomsTXCHL wrote:Just what I need, a lifetime of being hounded by the NRA via emails and USPS. No thanks.

I like what they stand for, but I wish I could turn-off their advertising. I haven't decided whether I will renew again (signed-up for 3 years maybe last year) but I doubt at this point that even if I DON'T renew that they will stop pestering me.

The NRA does a very good job of honoring members' requests to be put on the "no marketing" list. Just call and tell them your preferences.

I have instead been selectively un-subscribing from emails based upon their content i.e. in just the couple of days since posting here I've unsubscribed to:
market_place
special_announcements
palladium_books

but I will probably stick with NRA-ILA notifications, and we'll see what others come down-the-pipe. Doing the "click here" at the bottom of emails I find annoying seems a better approach than just calling and unlisting from everything, so long as the Lyris ListManager requests get honored.

So far so good. :thumbs2:

I've had a similar experience.

When I first joined, i remember the FLOOD of snailmail. Really cheesed me. harassment, I thought.
Two phone calls and it stopped almost immediately.
Call #1 to NRA member services shut off all the NRA mail
Call #2 to the organization that handles all the insurance offers with the NRA logo got that spigot turned off.
Not sure why the second call was necessary, but it was.

I now get the occasional email (maybe 3-4 per month) and the occasional snailmmail (maybe 1-2 per month in addition to the magazine). Most of them for things I kept myself on the list to receive. It was pretty easy to turn it all off, but I understand the annoyance in having to make the effort to do so. Opt-in would be a better policy when you're paying to become a member.

Still... worth the minor annoyance.
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Re: Became a life member today

Postby WildBill » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:10 pm

sbrawley - Thank you and welcome to the NRA :patriot: :txflag:
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Re: Became a life member today

Postby WildBill » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:48 pm

I just upgraded from a Life Member [1983] to an Endowment Member! It's about time. :shock:
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Re: Became a life member today

Postby 77346 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:57 pm

Took me a while, several calls and unsubscribing to e-mails, but the only thing I get from them is my American Rifleman magazine.
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Re: Became a life member today

Postby TomsTXCHL » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:20 am

77346 wrote:Took me a while, several calls and unsubscribing to e-mails, but the only thing I get from them is my American Rifleman magazine.

I had complained about email earlier in this thread, but as it happens when you get one you don't like, clicking on "unsubscribe" for that category does work--I'm not getting any more emails except for (I think) just the NRAstore ones.

Glad to see their system works. I do like American Rifleman a lot too. :patriot:


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