Beat the Holiday Rush! USPS Announces No-Surcharge Shipping Deadlines for 2023

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Postal Service is ringing in the festive cheer early by announcing its holiday shipping and mailing deadlines for the 2023 season. 

With no demand surcharge on the cards this year, USPS remains the go-to choice for cost-effective festive mailing. Planning to send gifts or cards within the Lower 48, Hawaii, Alaska, or even the Armed Forces’ offices abroad? Take note of the key dates to ensure your mail lands under the tree in time. For international destinations, deadlines vary, so it’s best to check in advance.

Within the Lower 48:

  • USPS Ground Advantage – Dec. 16
  • First-Class Mail – Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail – Dec. 18
  • Priority Mail Express – Dec. 20

Alaska:

  • USPS Ground Advantage – Dec. 16
  • First-Class Mail – Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail – Dec. 18
  • Priority Mail Express – Dec. 20

Hawaii

  • USPS Ground Advantage – Dec. 16
  • First-Class Mail – Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail – Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail Express – Dec. 20

Air/Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office, Diplomatic Post Office:

  • USPS Ground Advantage – Nov. 6
  • First-Class Mail – Dec. 9
  • Priority Mail – Dec. 9
  • Priority Mail Express – Dec. 15

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