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Mrs. Jayjohn
Master August 2010

bulk postage discount for invites?

Mrs. Jayjohn, on May 17, 2010 at 11:14 AM Posted in Planning 0 13
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I'm getting ready to mail out my invites and I'm currently freaked out about the price for all those stamps! (I need about 170- for 80% of the invites themselves and for about 75% of the response envelopes) Did any one find a way to get cheaper stamps?

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Latest activity by Zach, on August 26, 2016 at 1:11 PM
  • Cabell
    Master May 2010
    Cabell ·
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    Unfortunately, that's just how it is. You can't get cheaper stamps and use first class mail--"bulk mailing rates" are businesses sending out, like, THOUSANDS of catalogs.

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  • Mrs. Jayjohn
    Master August 2010
    Mrs. Jayjohn ·
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    Dang! Thanks Cabell. There needs to be a system set up for brides to mail out their invites without costing them an arm & a leg.

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  • Wicked Lizzie
    VIP September 2011
    Wicked Lizzie ·
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    Maybe costco?

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  • Kelly King
    Kelly King ·
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    Bulk rates require 200 minimum pieces. You typically end up paying a few cents less per piece doing it this way. You also have to allow time for your address list to be processed and our fee is $15 to borrow a bulk permit.

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  • Cabell
    Master May 2010
    Cabell ·
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    So with goskell's service, if you saved $.3 per piece for 200 pieces, you'd save $6.00 in postage... and pay $15 for the permit. So you'd spend an extra $9 and it would take longer. You'd have to send 500 pieces just to break even, and it would still take longer.



    Elizabeth: Postage prices are set by the USPS, a government agency. I don't think CostCo is able to subvert them. :p

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  • Mrs. Jacques
    Master July 2010
    Mrs. Jacques ·
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    Nope, shipping price "is what it is" Smiley sad I just sent my invites out this morning and I went to the PO with a stamp on each invitation and was charged and additional .37 per each inviteSmiley sad

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  • Kelly King
    Kelly King ·
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    If you want to ensure that you will pay only 44¢ standard, the poiece must weigh less than one oz. and be enclosed in an envelope that is under 6 inches in height, and not square.

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  • Mrs.O
    Dedicated July 2010
    Mrs.O ·
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    Actually, Costco does provide them cheaper. 2 cents/stamp I believe. Smiley tongue

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  • jlm826
    Expert June 2010
    jlm826 ·
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    Yeah when you buy stamps at Costco they are cheaper-we buy them there all the time. But then you are stuck with the liberty bell stamps (at least at my costco). You can't get special wedding stamps and I don't know if they have 62cent stamps or anything beyond the standard 44cent stamp. If you need extra postage stamps then buying the 44cent bulk at Costco probably won't save you money as you'd have to put 2 on each envelope and actually overpay for postage. Or you could get the 44 at Costco and smaller ones at the post office, but for the amount of money you'd save I can't imagine it'd be worth all that hassle. And some people don't like the look of 2 stamps on an invite. If you need 62cents in postage, a nice 62 cent stamp from the post office will look the best!

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  • Wicked Lizzie
    VIP September 2011
    Wicked Lizzie ·
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    The last wedding invite i got was a stamp with picture of the couple im sure that cost a fortune

    heres the site if anyones interested

    http://www.zazzle.com/custom/stamps

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  • Cabell
    Master May 2010
    Cabell ·
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    Custom stamps are more expensive, but fun--we couldn't justify the expense, but if your date is aways a way, Zazzle sometimes does pretty excellent sales on their postage, so just keep an eye on the website. You CAN sometimes get it for $10/sheet for $.44 stamps, for instance, which is really only $1.20 extra per 20 stamps for something cool and personalized.



    (Seriously, CostCo discounts stamps? I guess it's a good way to get people off their list and just buying whatever they can find a deal on--smart marketing.)

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  • Wicked Lizzie
    VIP September 2011
    Wicked Lizzie ·
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    Yeah i am not justifying that expense either but its cute if your budget allows for it I would rather have my 4 star menu Smiley smile

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  • Z
    Just Said Yes August 2017
    Zach ·
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    My fiance' put me in charge of handling invitations and I just signed up for the easiest option and saved myself a trip to the post office. Try this - it saved me $50 off of postage to begin with. I would just go to the online source. I found a $50 discount for your first order. http://www.dpbolvw.net/b1110mu2-u1HQJMLQRRHJIMRJPNOHJMONRMNJLJIII

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