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Are You Ready for Cyber Monday?

Are you one of the millions of shoppers who prefer going online rather than standing in line to buy holiday gifts? The Postal Service has you covered on Cyber Monday and throughout the holidays. Count on us to get your packages to their destination in time for all the seasonal celebrations.

2022 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Timing is everything, especially when it comes to shipping holiday items. The Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines for expected delivery by Dec. 25 to Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office (APO/FPO/DPO) and certain domestic addresses*:

  • Dec. 9 — APO/FPO/DPO (all ZIP Codes) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail

  • Dec. 16 — APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093) USPS Priority Mail Express Military service

  • Dec. 17 — USPS Retail Ground service

  • Dec. 17 — First-Class Mail service (including greeting cards)

  • Dec. 17 — First-Class Package Service (up to 15.99 ounces)

  • Dec. 19 — Priority Mail service

  • Dec. 22 — Priority Mail Express* service


  • Dec. 2 — Alaska to/from Continental U.S. – USPS Retail Ground

  • Dec. 18 — Alaska to/from Continental U.S. – First-Class Mail and Priority Mail

  • Dec. 21 — Alaska to/from Continental U.S. – Priority Mail Express


  • Dec. 17 — Hawaii to/from mainland – First-Class Mail and Priority Mail

  • Dec. 21 — Hawaii to/from mainland – Priority Mail Express

*Not a guarantee, unless otherwise noted. Dates are for estimated delivery before Dec. 25. Actual delivery date may vary, depending on origin, destination, Post Office acceptance date and time, and other conditions. Some restrictions apply. For Priority Mail Express shipments mailed Dec. 22 through Dec. 25, the money-back guarantee applies only if the shipment was not delivered, or if delivery was not attempted, within two business days.

To send packages to loved ones serving in the military or at diplomatic posts abroad, the Postal Service offers a discounted shipping price of $20.95 on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate Box. The price includes a $1.50-per-box discount for mail sent to APO/FPO/DPO destinations worldwide.

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