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Wednesday, Thursday busiest mail delivery days of 2013

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Monday, Dec. 16 was the United States Postal Service's busiest mailing day of the year. Wednesday and Thursday are the delivery counterparts. USPS says more letters will be delivered Wednesday than any other day in 2013. The same is true for packages on Thursday.

Police acknowledge a package left on the front door step is an easy target for would-be thieves.

USPS says senders can minimize the risk of a missing gift through several options: signature confirmation ($2.70), adult signature confirmation ($4.95), insurance (starts at $1.95) and hold-for-pickup (free).

"If you have a tracking number, they can generally tell you within minutes or at least a couple of hours when that package should arrive," SPD's Marcus Hines said. "You may want to structure a time where you can be home or have someone home, perhaps a neighbor."

Hines also suggests having friends and family send packages to a work address rather than your home's front porch.

 

Here are the dates you need to know if you want your gifts under the tree by Christmas Eve.
First Class Mail: Friday, Dec. 20
Priority Mail: Saturday, Dec. 21
Priority Mail Express: Monday, Dec. 23

The US Postal Services will deliver an estimated 15 billion pieces of mail between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve.

 

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