Monday, December 10, 2012

Create a Master Address List with WhitePages Mailer {$25 Shutterfly Gift Card Giveaway}

For the first time in... well, ever, I had my holiday cards sealed in their envelopes, stamped and addressed before December even arrived. We're talking on the ball, people (but please don't expect that it will occur ever again in the future).

I'm not sure where the boost in motivation came from, but I found that truly the most time-consuming part was not only writing out all of the addresses, but actually compiling them in the first place.

My scribbled address book, messages from Facebook, hasty emails, doing the yearly, "Has so-and-so moved this year?" conversation with my in-laws... every holiday season I tell myself that the following year I'll be more organized and will implement an easier way to keep everything in order, but we all know how that ends up.

Fortunately, next year I plan to cut way down on the amount of time spent tracking down addresses and getting them written out thanks to WhitePages.

WhitePages logo

While everyone already knows WhitePages.com as the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S., they do more than simply offer consumers one-click access to more than 200 million adults, or over 90% of the adult population.

Because now, in the midst of the holiday card rush, the WhitePages Mailer is here to help all of us create a master address list for holiday cards (or New Year's cards for any procrastinators!), birthday invites, thank you notes, "Save the Date" cards and more.

whitepages mailer

If your friends' and families' addresses are in various places, the WhitePages Mailer can help you from having to reach out to people on your mailing list via phone, text, email or Facebook posts to gather their info.

Instead, by linking your contacts or Facebook friends in the WhitePages Mailer, you can easily organize hundreds of addresses for designated friends, including organizing the data into groups that mirror how friends are segmented in Facebook (i.e. close friends, acquaintances, people I care about, etc.) or into customized groups, and the info will then automatically stay updated.

Is it that easy? Yes!

Just sign in through Facebook and WhitePages will use their 200 million residential listings to pull up your friends' addresses.

finding addresses online

Not only does WhitePages Mailer make it easy to ask for verification from your recipient with one click, the addresses are then easily sorted into groups and can be exported to a spreadsheet or Avery mailing labels.

Talk about a convenient time saver!

addresses on avery labels

WhitePages already has over 40 million unique monthly users and powers over 2 billion searches, so combine that with the 7 billion greeting cards that Americans purchase every year and it's a match that's meant to be!

This holiday season and beyond, don't depend on email, the phone, text messages, the phone book, online directories, Facebook, LinkedIn and more, simply head to the WhitePages Mailer and compile your list of addresses in seconds... and then print them right out onto labels and you'll be nearly done!

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108 comments:

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I still use the old fashioned way! I have them written down in an address book, or I ask people for their address.

dawn keenan said...

I use an old fashioned address book.

Leah Elizabeth said...

I have a google doc and I check FB and Whitepages

wigget said...

we collect envelopes from people to use for their addresses

Jenny Stanek said...

I just ask people then write it in a Google Document

orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

scottsgal said...

I have an old address book I use
msboatgal at aol.cvom

jessica said...

i have a google spreadsheet that i update

jek9880 at gmail dot com

trisha said...

i use my phone to store addresses and my e-mail

Ken Ohl said...

I use my computer. Thankyou, Ken pohl19@comcast.net

Nicole Larsen said...

I actually just have them typed up on pieces of paper and I add to them with pen every year.

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Bethany C. said...

I just have a word document on my desktop.

daniel greenberg said...

Please, please, please read the White Pages Data Use terms. White Pages basically asks you to collect your friends' and family's contact info, then sells it to third parties. These third parties may include debt collectors, marketers, or other people your friends and family probably don't want to have their contact info. I wrote a post about this here: https://www.conxt.com/general-release/white-pages-mailer-will-sell-your-friends-contact-information/

Nicole Murphy said...

I have a very old address book that I use.

SueZH said...

I use my address book.

julie said...

I use an address book .

Elizabeth said...

Facebook! Then I write them down in our address book :)

jennifer said...

Old school adress book!

BeckyM said...

I have my addresses stored in an excel spreadsheet.

Sass said...

I keep mine on an excel spreadsheet.

Jamie Enns said...

I just keep mine on a running Word doc. :) I love shutterfly!!

Elizabeth Boese said...

I have an old fashion address book!

kim burnett said...

I use a notebook

CindyWindy2003 said...

a very disorganized system, using an old address book and addresses on last years envelopes i received, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rita M said...

Old school, I know - but, I love my Rolodex!

Brian & Kaila said...

I have them written down in a book.

Brittany said...

I have a running list in our household management binder.

lilpinksocks said...

I use a paper address book
lilpinksock31(at)gmail(dot)com

vickie schlicher said...

I use a notebook for everything

Selinda said...

I have an address book, and the older address book that I never finished transferring!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Kristen said...

I keep an old school address book and hand print all my cards.

Lina said...

i try to write them down in a excel sheet or i have to text them asking for their address again =P

jcwega27 said...

address book
jessicawedwards@gmail.com

Andrea said...

I use a rolodex.

Eileen said...

We have no plan. We have a HUGE family and many are young and moving in and out of places. We have a hard time getting addresses by looking online or even in phonoebooks.. So, it is not very time effective but we CALL to get addresses and then TRY to be organized enough to write them on a calendar. Then write in a folder online later.

thanks!

ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

Cserafini said...

I use an address book.

Brooke T said...

an old school address book

Dave said...

we use an address book with a bunch of stuff shoved in it...its a little crazy

azriel7878 said...

I still have mine written in an old fashioned address book, however now some of the newer ones are also in my phone (I use white pages frequently on my phone). This program would be great for getting them all together in one place and ready for my baby shower invites!

Laura Lane said...

address book

AmandaW said...

I, too, do it the old fashioned way with an address book but sometimes I enter addresses into my phone. At least my husband knows to look in the address book instead of bugging me when I'm not home!

Frugalista Mama said...

excel spreadsheet

Stevie said...

I still do it the old school way - a paper address book

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

address book

DawanaBittersweet Existence said...

I have an old-school address book, written by hand and I use that to mail out my cards. I do run the envelopes through the printer for addressing because I hate writing it by hand- takes too long.

abittersweet.blog[at[gmail.com

Romapr said...

A little notebook that I usually leave at home lol. Thanks!

Nicole said...

I have an address book that I've had for years!

kyonac1 said...

I write them down in my date book.

Angel said...

I use a pretty spiral notebook

Janna Johnson said...

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Vanessa Coker said...

I keep a spreadsheet on my computer.

Kristen said...

I have an address book.

Jay said...

I do still have old school address book.

Anonymous said...

I have a recipe box with each person's address on an index card. It's easy to update, though I never do!

Thanks for the chance to win!
sandralclark at outlook.com

Sarah S said...

I have several address books that I pull out and thumb through. s2inamug at aim dot com

Laura Love said...

I have a recipe box filled with addresses - not the best method - mostly I collect business cards.
lajohnson555 at yahoo dot com

STRANGEONE1120 said...

I'm still old school, I have an address book

Barbara Montag said...

Keep my addresses in an address book.
Thank you.

BusyWorkingMama said...

I keep addresses saved on a template to be printed each year on labels.

Stephanie Larison said...

I have a old address book

Stacy said...

I still use an address book!

eclairre said...

I'm still old school, I have an address book

Theresa said...

I still use my address book

cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

Maureen said...

I store everything in my google contacts

Maureen
maureen.tenney@gmail.com

~Kelly said...

I call my parents or look/ask for them online.

mkjmc said...

I have an address book

polly said...

i have an adress book and also a christmas address book

Tara said...

I ask for addresses via facebook.

Alissabeth T said...

I have a very outdated (not updated!) mini book. Seriously need something better!

Angela Marion said...

I use a bound address book!

Belinda said...

I just use my address book

Anonymous said...

Old school here. I write them down in an address book!

cccols at hotmail dotcom

michelle gilliland mcafee said...

I have an address book that I use.

coriwestphal said...

I don't really send out cards. Mainly because it's such a pain to collect addresses and make sure they're all up to date! This would be a huge help to me, so I might actually send out cards!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Erica C. said...

I write addresses in an old school address book.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

jodi lasher said...

I still have the old fashioned address book that i just keep adding or changing addresses in.. LOL

Linda said...

I have a address book I keep track of sending cards to people.
mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

yellowlabs said...

My husband stores them on his computer.

SusieQ said...

I write them in my old-fashioned daytimer book, and type them into a spreadsheet, and print it out as a backup! And no, I was never a Girl Scout! :-)

Charlene said...

I have them in a notebook :)

Anonymous said...

I just have them all in an old notebook, it does not work very well

morganowl28 at gmail dot com

heatherhouse12 said...

My iPhone. I should never trust technology so much

Dani said...

an old address book

kathy pease said...

i usually do a google search to try to find any addresses

Jennifer Q. said...

I just have an address book that I keep them in.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I use our church directory

Julie Jones said...

I use a notebook which outdates way too quickly so I usually use Facebook to help.

rosannepm said...

I have an old fashioned address book

Melissa Shirley said...

I have all my addresses saved on a word document on my computer.
melissalucky43@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I have the address saved on my disc at home

Sheila Hickmon said...

Right now I have them in an address book.

Amy Delong said...

address book
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

Jo said...

The address book!
jofo120 at yahoo dot com

amy16323 said...

i use an address book
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

Adrianne B said...

I use an address book and do it by hand.

jessica schueler said...

I use a notebook

jessica schueler said...

gfc-jessica.goodwill

Kristin D said...

The old-fashioned way, with an address book, envelopes and a good pen. I'd love to try some new technology, so this would be an awesome prize to win. I LOVE organization, seems like it would be great.

bac1 said...

i have them all over the place on papers

Gianna said...

A Rolodex.

Susan Smoaks said...

i email my friends and ask for their addresses when I need them
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Gricelda said...

I have an old address book I use
greaseballs80 at yahoo dot com

Gricelda said...

I have an old address book I use
greaseballs80 at yahoo dot com

trixx said...

I find a phonecall is the simplest way.

Elle S. said...

A tattered old address book!

McKim said...

I keep an address book.

Kati Lynn said...

Facebook mass message for new friends. Address book in tablet for existing ones.

Liz said...

Recently transferred all addressed to my iPad and I love it!

purango said...

I collect business cards or personal cards and write the addresses in an address book. garrettsambo@aol.com