Postal Service shows customers how to avoid holiday hassles

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The U.S. Postal Service says they’ve got Sana covered this year, to the tune of 16 billion deliveries!

According to a spokesperson with USPS, this time of year every day is the busiest day of the year.
If you are planning to mail cards or packages, here are a list of deadlines:

Office/Diplomatic Post Office and domestic addresses:*

* Dec. 4 – APO/FPO/DPO (ZIP Code 093 only) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail

* Dec. 11 – APO/FPO/DPO (all other ZIP Codes) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail

* Dec. 14 – USPS Retail Ground

* Dec. 18 – APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093) USPS Priority Mail Express

* Dec. 20 – First-Class Mail (including greeting cards)

* Dec. 20 – First-Class packages (up to 15.99 ounces)

* Dec. 20 – Hawaii to mainland Priority Mail and First-Class Mail

* Dec. 20 – Priority Mail

* Dec. 20 – Alaska to mainland Priority Mail and First-Class Mail

* Dec. 22 – Alaska to mainland Priority Mail Express

* Dec. 22 – Hawaii to mainland Priority Mail Express

* Dec. 22 – Priority Mail Express

*Not a guarantee, unless otherwise noted.

To send packages to loved ones serving in the military or at diplomatic posts abroad, the Postal
Service offers a discounted price of $17.40 on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate Box. The price
includes a $1.50 per-box discount for mail sent to APO/FPO/DPO destinations worldwide.

They will also expand Sunday delivery to every Sunday in December.

The first of several TV spots began airing Nov. 9 and can be viewed on USPS-TV. 

A direct mail piece with information customers need to know for the holidays will be mailed to 105 million homes by Thanksgiving. Additional Tips Informed Delivery is the Postal Service’s free daily digital preview of what’s coming to your mailbox.

This holiday season, not only can you manage your packages and sneak a peek at cards headed your way, but you can also see some exterior images of magazines and catalogs — all from your mobile app, dashboard, tablet or computer. Informed Delivery is one more way the Postal Service is helping you anticipate, communicate and celebrate this holiday season. 

Want to avoid the delivery and identity theft Grinch? The Postal Service also offers shipping tips in 10 video “how to” guides. Each video is less than three minutes long and shows customers how to address packages, ship packages and pack a box so items arrive safely.

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