USPS Discounts For Mailing to FPO/APO Addresses

I don’t know about most people, but I seem to spend a lot of money mailing packages when my husband is deployed.  Fortunately, the large Priority Mail FlatMail_packages box from the U.S. Postal Service mails at a $2 discount if going to FPO and APO addresses, making it $10.95 instead of $12.95 UPDATE: $12.50 instead of $14.50 – prices went up!  These boxes can be obtained at your local post office or you can order them to be delivered to your home in packages of 10 or 25.  And they’re free, even the delivery! You can order at the USPS website, or by calling 1-800-610-8734, then selecting option 1.  At the same telephone number, you can also order a free kit of packing materials, including priority mail boxes, tape, and labels.  The person with whom I spoke was helpful and nice.  How awesome is that?  I’m hoping to save a lot of money next year using these great offers.

Don’t forget, mail your FPO/APO holiday packages by December 4th!

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.