Post # 1
I chose to do a postcard for my RSVP, agreed with what the invitation maker sent me… then when I get all 105 of the RSVP postcards, I realize that they’re square and postcards are supposed to be rectangular.
Am I in a pickle now? I chose postcard to save some $ bills but now it seems since square isn’t machinable that I’ll basically have to pay normal letter rates to have them hand cancelled? Anyone have any insights on mailing square post cards?
Post # 3
1. Can you change it?
2. My post office told me they hand cancel for no extra charge. The stamp might be more, but hand cancelling doesn’t cost more.
Post # 4
@peachacid: Definitely can’t change it since I have them and my invitation maker is on vacation now until after the invitations need to be mailed. The money I would pay to reprint all the RSVP’s is more than what I would save for using poscard stamps.
Post # 5
From the USPS postcard page:
You may think that your mailpiece is a “postcard,” because it is a single sheet of paper. But to qualify for mailing at the First-Class Mail postcard price, it must be:
- At least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick
- No more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick
If your mailpiece does not meet the dimensions above, then the Postal Service considers it a letter and letter-size postage is charged.
Post # 6
It is a 12 cents difference between sending a post card and a regular letter. So, to appropriately stamp 100, it would cost twelve more dollars. That is not that much.