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Here Are Your 2012 Christmas Shipping Deadlines

What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? We run down the options in the area.

Here Are Your 2012 Christmas Shipping Deadlines

If you're the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute, not to worry. There are plenty of speedy ways to ship your items nationwide and ensure that they'll arrive before Dec. 25.

Below is a rundown of USPS, UPS, and FedEx deadlines for pre-Christmas arrival. Cost, of course, goes up with the speed of the service.

The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from the post office by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22.

 

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE (at any post office)

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

First Class Mail

Thursday, Dec. 20

Priority Mail

Friday, Dec. 21

Express Mail

Saturday, Dec. 22

  • For a full calendar of USPS holiday shipping deadlines,  visit here.

 

FEDEX

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

FedEx Express Saver

Wednesday, Dec. 19

FedEx 2Day

Thursday, Dec. 20

FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx First Overnight

Friday, Dec. 21

 

  • For a full calendar of FedEx holiday shipping deadlines,  visit here.

 

UPS

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.

Thursday, Dec. 20

UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, Next Day Air Early A.M.

Friday, Dec. 21

  • For a full calendar of UPS holiday shipping deadlines,  visit here.

 

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