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Old 01-05-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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Yesterday, January 4th, we received two pieces mail that had offers with expiration dates of December 24th (TARGET $15.00 promotion card) and a membership notice with a December 31, 2011 expiration to get a discount on our membership. This has happened more than once or twice over the past few months.

Are other people getting stale dated mail or promotions or is anyone seeing a pattern?

Overall, we have gotten good service from our USPS carrier who has been very conscientious when it comes to packages that won’t fit in our mailbox. I doubt that the delayed delivery problem is at the street level with the carrier. Granted, with billions of pieces of mail floating through the system every day, there will be issues, but time-sensitive mail that is 10 days to two weeks past an expiration date is a little hard to swallow.

Anyone?
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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That's happened to us too! Two different pieces of mail, each delivered at least a month past their requested delivery dates and well past the expiration dates of the offer involved.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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I just got mail in my PO BOX that was from September.

Someone must have moved the candy machine and found a stack of mail behind it.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Stale mail & offers well past have been very common recently.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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Me too. Have been getting a lot of late mail. Had a xmas card dated the 22nd show up Jan 3rd. First class my a$$! Most have been mailers though such as Target, etc.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Charlotte. NC
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I live in Blakeney and have experienced this for the past 6-8mths. Just today I recvd mail for sales going on in the beginning of December. I actually spoke with our local post office about a month ago since I miss numerous opportunities for promotions/sales/coupons. His explanation was that they got some sort of new machine that has not worked to their expectations. Even the local Ulta says customers come in all the time complaining all their mail being delivered late- they asked if I lived nearby when I explained I just received a coupon that expired 2 weeks prior.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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My wife got a month-old Ulta ad yesterday.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:33 PM
 
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We just received mail yesterday postmarked between 11/3 & 12/4. Funny, I thought it was just us. It was strange because it was all coupons but they were all expired.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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Yesterday, January 4th, we received two pieces mail that had offers with expiration dates of December 24th (TARGET $15.00 promotion card) and a membership notice with a December 31, 2011 expiration to get a discount on our membership. This has happened more than once or twice over the past few months.
Call target and ask them to send you a new one or ask your local target to honor the promotion. Won't hurt to ask.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:50 PM
 
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I just got mail in my PO BOX that was from September.

Someone must have moved the candy machine and found a stack of mail behind it.
This shows how wide the conspiracy is.

PO box or even UPS Store can't fix this. I think a lot of it gets mis-delivered and has to work its way back to the real address but coupons and offers and the like come either bulk (for the loose stuff) or Standard class mail which is really the old 3rd Class mail. You don't get the same speed and guarantees with Standard class. Especially if it's competing with Christmas cards.
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