TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Haven’t shipped your Christmas cards and gifts yet?
Well, it is time to get packing!
Yours will be among about 2 1/2 billion packages going out this week.
If you’re shipping to a military base or standard ground via any of the big carriers, that deadline has passed.
You have until Wednesday, Dec. 18 for USPS Priority Mail Express service to get packages there by Christmas. It is Thursday, Dec. 19 for UPS if you choose the three-day option.
The FedEx two-day deadline is the Friday, Dec. 20 and Express Saver deadline is the Friday, Dec. 19.
Your greeting cards need to hit the post office by Dec. 20, the deadline for first class service.
It is Saturday, Dec. 21 for Priority Mail service for letters. The three major carriers will deliver next-day air for packages on Monday, Dec. 23, but you’ll pay a premium.
Shopping Amazon? Standard shipping for most products has a deadline of Wednesday. Target will also offer same-day delivery and pickup through Christmas Eve.