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To avoid Christmas in July, mail on time

Mailing deadlines approach, so think ahead if you've got packages for loved ones far away.

By Times Staff Writer
Published December 10, 2005


Want to get your packages out on time? Keep in mind the following deadlines:

Dec. 10 through Dec. 15: Online stores vary, but most stop their free shipping offers after Dec. 15. Beyond that, expect to pay handsomely to get it there on time.

Dec. 14: Deadline for general delivery of U.S. Postal Service packages by parcel post that will travel in the United States and for Global Priority Mail (packages going outside the country). Delivery typically takes three to five days.

Dec. 16: International Global Express Mail (packages and letters usually delivered in two to three days).

Dec. 19: Deadline to ship first class mail and packages weighing up to 13 ounces.

Dec. 21: Deadline to ship using Priority Mail service with the USPS (domestic service that usually delivers letters and packages within two to three days).

[Last modified December 9, 2005, 08:25:05]


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