Go Paperless, why not?

@andriaperry (50864)
United States
November 11, 2017 9:06am CST
Yesterday I got a bill in the mail and inside was an offer, if you go paperless you will get a $5 gift card to one of four local restaurants. I have been wanting to do paperless everything for so long because its such a waste to use one envelop to mail the bill, one piece of paper that has the bill printed on it, one piece of paper with tips and a recipe that I will never cook, recently they stopped putting the envelop in to mail your mail . I can look up my bill anytime and if I did not have internet I can call and get the amount owed. I pay my bills the same time each month anyways. Now the company that i wish would go paperless is Alfa insurance, they will mail out this huge envelop with bigger than normal letters with the amount owed. All I need is the renewal policy and that is once every six months. BUT ya know what? when I ask to be paperless they said they are not and cant. Very disappointed. How about you, do you still get all you paper bills in the mail or are you paperless now?
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19 responses
@hostessman (9449)
• Tucson, Arizona
11 Nov
my wife does a lot of on line bill paying but still gets the paper to keep for her records in case something happens
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
11 Nov
I would have to have a print out for my taxes, but I am sure I can get that.
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@sharon6345 (125822)
• United States
11 Nov
I need to for what you d because by the time most of my bills come in they are paid. I do like to check them to make sure they got it though.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
11 Nov
I am sure that will be on the site too.
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@NJChicaa (40270)
• United States
11 Nov
We are paperless for pretty much everything.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
11 Nov
I think its finally getting here.
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@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
12 Nov
There are very few bills that we mail, 99% are done on the computer or because we live in a small town, we deliver the payment. A single stamp in Canada is $1.20 mailing to the US. $1.00 for local mail.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
12 Nov
Oh wow I did not know stamps were that expensive there.
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• Canada
14 Nov
@andriaperry We didn't know until we moved to Canada from the states, it made us send birthday's, Christmas Cards and letter on line.
@BelleStarr (38267)
• United States
12 Nov
I am about half and half, I do like to see the bills in my hands but I bill pay just about everything.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
12 Nov
I do but the ay things are set up its just like the paper bill you got, just online.
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@BelleStarr (38267)
• United States
12 Nov
@andriaperry Yes but they don't keep the records more than a year in most cases and I like to know more than that, just me.
@JudyEv (123179)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Nov
We still get some but others come via the internet. We don't get as many as we used to.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
12 Nov
I oerfer getting none but that would be totally off grid and lost.
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@JudyEv (123179)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
@andriaperry I don't think totally paperless is ever going to happen.
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@amadeo (65891)
• United States
11 Nov
I have been doing this for some.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
11 Nov
Time for me to catch up and go for it.
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@amadeo (65891)
• United States
11 Nov
@andriaperry yes.all is not paperless just some
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
11 Nov
We are paperless for everything. But the only real bill we have is power and my phone bill
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
11 Nov
I have a lot of bills, Doctor and insurance and more besides the utilities .
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
11 Nov
@andriaperry yeah .I only have a couple. The house is paid for. And water is from the well. Otherwise nothing major . I don't have health insurance and car is prepaid for six months
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@jobelbojel (7150)
• Philippines
12 Nov
Wow, that is disappointing. Most companies go paperless now. It helps with the clutter. Telecom uses paperless billings nowadays.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
12 Nov
All phone and internet is paperless
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@sallypup (27114)
• Moses Lake, Washington
12 Nov
I'm an on line person. Automatic billing for stuff like garbage bills has sure made life easier.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
12 Nov
Yes it does for many.
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@jstory07 (67145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Nov
The bills that are the same we pay online every month.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
12 Nov
That is what I do also.
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@kepweng (14768)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
12 Nov
love the technology All Transactions is online lol
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
12 Nov
We do not ever have to leave home
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Nov
I am as paperless as I can be. Not 100%, though.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
11 Nov
Sometimes moving and taking all the paperwork is a pain.
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@Platespinner (16494)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Nov
When we moved out of state we switched from Alfa to Geico, and it's the same thing. Lots and lots of paper.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
11 Nov
I do not know why they insist on paper.
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@just4him (117058)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
I get one bill in the mail, but I still pay it out through my bank bill pay. I don't put any bills in the mail.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
11 Nov
Usually I drop by an office and pay them while I am out, but soon I will stop doing that too.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
11 Nov
I am slowly changing to paying online.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
11 Nov
Me too,
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@LadyDuck (157523)
• Switzerland
11 Nov
Most of our bills are online, only a few still comes in the mail.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
11 Nov
I wish all of mine came through email or just on their site.
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@Corbin5 (106414)
• United States
11 Nov
Some bills are paperless and some arrive in the mail. I think my son and brother are totally paperless.
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@andriaperry (50864)
• United States
11 Nov
I want to be all the way paperless.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
12 Nov
I prefer to mail my bills. I don't think I will ever go paperless. I don't want anyone having access to my checking account.
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