RAO Davao City

United States Military Retiree Activities Office Davao City, Philippines

Military Postal Rate Discount

Posted by Service Officer on February 15th, 2008

Beginning 3 MAR Military families will get a price break on the U.S. Postal Service’s flat-rate shipping boxes to send care packages around the globe. The discount applies only to the new “Priority Mail Large Flat-Rate Box,” which normally carries a $12.95 price tag for shipping. However, when the 12-by-12-by-5.5-inch box is sent to an AFO or FPO address, a $2 discount applies, dropping the cost to $10.95. The new boxes will be available in post offices nationwide on 3 MAR. Those who can’t wait to start packing the boxes, however, can order them from www.usps.com/supplies beginning 20 FEB.

They’re also available by calling 1(800) 610-8734. Some of the new boxes carry the America Supports You logo. America Supports You is a Defense Department program connecting citizens and companies with servicemembers and their families serving at home and abroad. The boxes bearing the America Supports You logo will be available only online or at select post offices near military bases. All flat-rate boxes are available for international shipping, though the discount applies only to the large flat-rate box, and only if it’s being shipped to an APO or FPO address. [Source: American Forces Press Service 14 Feb 08 ++]

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