Mail Early (and Save Money Too!)

It is hard to believe that we’re thinking about mailing holiday packages already, but now is the time to think!  If you’ve got packages going to APO and FPO addresses, mailing early can save you a bunch of money.  Here are the deadlines:

Postage Type APO/FPO 093XX All Other APO/FPO
Express Not Available 18 December
First Class and Priority 04 December 11 December
PAL 01 December 04 December
SAM 20 November 27 November
Parcel Post 13 November 13 November

More information on various mail services can be found here.

Don’t forget that none of these are guaranteed delivery times, just the USPS’s best estimates. In this case, earlier is always better.

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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.