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Pampered Chef: Mailing minis?

  1. Monty060609

    Monty060609 Member

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    Does anyone know if it is more than a regular stamp to mail the mini catalog with the invite sticker?

    I bought the labels today and I'd like to mail them tomorrow. I'll have to go to the PO anyway, but I just thought I'd ask here first.
     
    Nov 20, 2009
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  2. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    A mini-catalog & 1 sheet invite in an envelope is just one stamp. I prefer putting the catalogs in the envelope so that they don't get ripped in the mail machines.
     
  3. robochick84

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    Sorry to revive an old thread.

    I have been interested in switching to mailing my mini's in envelopes rather than just by themselves.

    What envelope's are best, and can still use the one stamp?
     
    Feb 18, 2010
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  4. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

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    I usually insert one half page insert and put the mini in an envelope. A few seasons ago, I went to the post office and the weight of the envelope pushed it over the base stamp rate!!! Once I took it out of the envelope, it was OK.

    But, previous to that, I was OK putting them in envelopes, but now, since I don't know how picky my PO person is going to be, I just tape the sides.
     
    Feb 18, 2010
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  5. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    I've been mailing minis with a full page invite in an envelope and it's always been the regular mailing rate. Wonder if your envelope or paper was heavier?
     
  6. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    I usually use plain generic (store brand) business envelopes (#10) with a full sheet of paper (20 pound weight - heavier can push the weight over) and the mini. I usually have 2 labels on the mini, both from a sheet of 30 to a page. And it's JUST OK for standard 1 ounce postage.

    You can close up minis on all 3 open sides, but the postal service has pretty specific requirements for that. You can't use staples, and shouldn't use invisible or cellophane tape. You're supposed to use mailing stickers, which are less likely to tear in the sorting machines than tape. You can get them at office supply stores, even some with perforations so your customers can open them easily. The minis must also be oriented with the fold at the bottom.

    I've gotten enough torn up mail that I don't trust the minis to go through the USPS without being mangled.
     
    Feb 18, 2010
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  7. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

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    They were cheap #10 envelopes and a HALF sheet of paper. The paper was standard. I also had a larger label on the mini's (instead of stamping them) so I think that may have pushed it over.

    Plus, I have heard that this particluar post office is a pain in many areas.

    I have put the same stuff in a envelope previous seasons and taken them to another post office and they have always mailed fine. It wasn't until I went to this particular PO that there was a problem. Ugh! the problem is that this is the ONLY post office I can get to at lunch time. The next nearest PO closes at lunch. (Love small towns). Or I have to wait 'til Saturday and go near home.

    I would prefer to mail it in the envelope, though.
     
    Feb 18, 2010
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  8. robochick84

    robochick84 Member

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    Thanks! I just had a complete (excuse the term) BLONDE MOMENT! I walked over to my materials with a mini and was like WOW! it actually fit's in a standard envelope! I was getting ready to go out and buy some special size envelope for it! You made my day! :sing:
     
    Feb 18, 2010
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  9. Monty060609

    Monty060609 Member

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    I mailed mine in a regular long envelope with one stamp. I include either the guest special, pamper your business or fundraiser flyer and have not had an issue
     
    Feb 18, 2010
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