​USPS 2011 Holiday Shipping Tips And Mail Deadlines

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December 20, 2011

USPS 2011 Holiday Shipping Deadlines – The USPS has announced their holiday shipping schedule and priority mail deadlines. This updated guide will help you with Priority Mail, delivery, schedules, and postal service hours on when you should be sending your packages.

Everyone wants to get their Christmas gift on time, and that means knowing the the USPS shipping deadlines for 2011. You can save half the battle by using this information to be prepared. Always use the zip code when viewing pricing on package designations at your local post office (or from the online website) before you load your car full of gifts.

Use the USPS 2011 Holiday Shipping Deadlines Calculator to get a total on what your packages will cost before and after the deadlines. It’s usually neat online tool that is user friendly and provided by the United States Postal Service. Select a destination and zip code, and let the shipping calculator do the rest.

Here’s the official schedule to have your package delivered by Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 2011).

FIRST CLASS MAIL

DEC. 20

PRIORITY MAIL

DEC. 21

EXPRESS MAIL

DEC. 22 (Check your local Post Office)

Please Note: Be sure to check with your local post office for any changes before shipping your package to meet a deadline. For Military Mail USPS postal delivery, go here for more holiday shipping deadlines in 2011.

For Outbound International Mail, delivery, schedules, or other information, visit: Frequently Asked Questions.

There is one thing you should be aware of: The USPS has issued an online alert for fake emails that may contain a virus. This virus tries to steal your personal information by asking you to click on a link, or by downloading a file from the Internet. It might also ask you to verify your credit card information.

Please remember that the postal service will never ask for your credit card number from an email. In addition, the agency would never ask you to download files from the Internet.

Stay safe everyone and enjoy your holidays!