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Old 01-10-2008, 03:42 PM
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Thanks For the Info Boy we are starting to grow again. Its a lot of fun.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:45 PM
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Thanks for your interest and for bringing up the question. It's a valid question and deserves an explanation.

Basically the answer is as simple as people like receiving birthday greeting in the mail. They like to display them, show them to friends, etc.

As far as how much money you might spend on stamps, the club averages about 25 members. I think the most birthdays we had in one month was 4. There were also some months without any birthdays at all. You can buy notecards in a package of 10-20 with envelopes from the dollar store.

We'd love to have you, but the snail mail requirement will remain. Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2008, 05:05 PM
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Thanks for your interest and for bringing up the question. It's a valid question and deserves an explanation.

Basically the answer is as simple as people like receiving birthday greeting in the mail. They like to display them, show them to friends, etc.

As far as how much money you might spend on stamps, the club averages about 25 members. I think the most birthdays we had in one month was 4. There were also some months without any birthdays at all. You can buy notecards in a package of 10-20 with envelopes from the dollar store.

We'd love to have you, but the snail mail requirement will remain. Thanks!
Thank you for the reply.
As fun as this sounds, I wont be able to join you all at this time for two reasons, 1) snail mail (I love showing off my e-cards as much as the snail mail as I have elderly family/friends not online), and 2) I notice the 70 post limit... and I just can''t seem to get the games postings up.

Thank you so much though, and Good Luck!
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:41 AM
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Please add me back on the Birthday club for March Thanks Bunny
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:39 PM
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Bunny, in just a few days Amanda will send out the "do you want to stay in the birthday club" questionnaire. Just fill it out and you're all set
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:12 AM
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US Postal Service Rate Changes effective May 12

New Prices Coming May 12, 2008


Shipping Services

On May 12 we will adjust prices for our shipping services ? Express Mail, Priority Mail, Parcel Select, Parcel Return Service, and International Mail. For the first time our pricing includes commercial volume and contract prices, rebates, online price reductions, and other new incentives.

"These innovative pricing incentives will make our products more attractive to all shippers, especially small businesses. We?re pricing our products to sell in today?s competitive shipping market," said Postmaster General John Potter.

Pricing Highlights:

Express Mail is switching to a zone-based pricing system, resulting in customers paying less for nearby destinations. Customers will receive a 3 percent price reduction by purchasing Express Mail online or through corporate accounts. Additional price reductions are available for those who ship quarterly minimums.
Priority Mail will have an average 3.5 percent savings for customers who use electronic postage or meet other requirements.
Parcel Select ? our ?last mile? delivery to every door ? will feature pricing and volume incentives for large- and medium-size shippers.
Parcel Return Service will move entirely to a weight based pricing system, resulting in significant price reductions for many lighter packages.

"Pricing has always been important to the Postal Service. Now, with greater pricing flexibility than ever, our customers have more choices, and we can price quickly in response to customer needs and the marketplace," said Pricing and Classification Vice President Stephen Kearney.


Mailing Services

On May 12 we will adjust prices for mailing services ? First-Class Mail, Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services, and Special Services. The average increase by class of mail is at or below the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index.

A First-Class Mail stamp will be 42?. Customers can continue to use the Forever Stamps that they purchased prior to May 12 at 41?, even after the price change. We will have 5 billion Forever Stamps in stock to meet increased demand before the price change. Forever Stamps are widely available through Post Offices, Contract Postal Units, consignment locations, Automated Postage Centers, vending, and at The Postal Store?. We also will have a 62? stamp available shortly after May 12 for 1-ounce nonmachinable First-Class Mail letters, such as square greeting cards.

Pricing highlights:

No change in the First-Class Mail single-piece additional-ounce price.
Lower additional-ounce price for presorted First-Class Mail letters.
Lower pound price for Standard Mail saturation and high-density flats.
Shape-based pricing for First-Class Mail International letters, flats, and parcels.
First-Class Mail International price groups expand from five to nine groups.

Select prices:

First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.) $0.42

First-Class Mail letter (2 oz.) $0.59

Postcard $0.27

First-Class Mail large envelope (2 oz.) $1.00

Certified Mail $2.70

First-Class Mail International to Canada and Mexico (1 oz.) $0.72

First-Class Mail International to all other countries (1 oz.) $0.94




Pricing Files and Helpful Information

Consistent with The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, we will adjust our mailing services prices each May. By law, these prices can increase on average no more than the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index. We plan to provide 90 days' notice of the new prices each year, to help mailers prepare for the change.


More important info and forms:

http://www.usps.com/prices/welcome.htm?
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Thank you, Barbszy, for letting us know about the post office price changes.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:11 AM
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Barbszy, thank you for all the info.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:18 AM
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:22 AM
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