Monday, January 28, 2013

Postage and giveaway

There has been a lot of talk about the increase in US postage rates.  And none of us are happy about it. 

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I thought I would share what came in the last Hawthorne Threads Newsletter.

Rising US Postal Service Rates

As many of you may already know, the USPS has had to increase their postage rates, effective this weekend. However, despite these increases we are looking to maintain our current Shipping Rates for our Domestic customers! What's more, we are looking to maintain our current shipping rates on USPS Flat Rate Boxes for our International customers! The only increase you will see for International Rates will be on First Class Mail and the Flat Rate Envelopes. While these increases will be a great deal for us to absorb, we will give it a try for at least a trial period. Thank you for your understanding and support.
 You might want to take advantage of this while it is still available.  Here is their website.

And don't forget if you have not signed up for my January GIVEAWAY go to THIS POST and leave a comment.


John'aLee said...

It's unreal how in hard times the government has a way of making it even harder! Thanks for sharing your post!

Susan said...

I liked to clarify that it's not the government setting the rates...remember the Post Office was "privatized" several years ago--It's now Corporate America taking more! I will say that at our post office, they work really hard with a minimum staff and do deserve to have wages increased to take care of their families. I've discovered with my life, I "don't sweat the small stuff" anymore after losing our daughter, XOXO

Cindy said...

I was at the post office this morning. Our post office has the MEANEST , CRUELEST post master of ALL time. I've never met someone that treats their employees so harshly. The post master was commenting on how long the line was but offered the employee NO help, no support! I'm SO saddened by this.

Kathie said...

isn't that nice that they are doing that, I think your going to find a few quilt shops and other online stores following suit.
thanks for the giveaway I think I entered !

Tammy said...

Crazy times we live in. Where it cost more to mail something than it does to go out to eat a meal. Is that unreal or what?


Oh my goodness, I had no idea!! I left the USA some 38 years ago almost! Crazy times for the USA and the government doesn't help, either!! Thank you for your sweet and kind visit. Hugs,