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How many stamps?

virtuoso_735virtuoso_735 Posts: 1,876Registered User Senior Member
edited November 2006 in College Admissions
How many stamps do I need to put on a 9 x 12 envelope for teacher evals and second school reports? Does it matter if it is several miles away or across the country? Will two .37 stamps do?
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Replies to: How many stamps?

  • kfred315kfred315 Posts: 7Registered User New Member
    two .39 should do
  • x Chu xx Chu x Posts: 190Registered User Junior Member
    .39 + .24

    .39 for first ounce, then .24 for each addition ounce
  • mattmommattmom Posts: 1,763Registered User Senior Member
    If you are using a large envelope you could take a sample (that is, one containing the blank form to be filled out) to the post office and have it weighed so you know what the correct postage is. However, it is not clear to me that you need to use a 9 x 12 envelope, since a one-sheet rec or transcript is usually folded to fit into a standard business envelope, in which case a single 30-cent stamp will do for first-class postage anywhere in the continetnal US (I do not know about Alaska and Hawaii).
  • x Chu xx Chu x Posts: 190Registered User Junior Member
    I wouldn't recommend folding papers or stapling them b/c it makes it harder for them to file and photocopy them.
  • b151b151 Posts: 233Registered User Junior Member
    paper size manilla envelope containing: 1 recommendation form, letter rec, and transcripts(transcripts in a smaller sealed envelope).

    Do you guys think that would need 3 stamps, or is 2 fine?
  • YatenYaten Posts: 3Registered User New Member
    If you wait in line at the post office (which, depending on the size of your town, might be rather cumbersome), the employee can use a postage meter and charge you appropriately--plus you get the bonus of seeing the postmark if you're close to a deadline. I would guess that you might need three stamps for the contents you describe (that's probably over 2 ounces with the smaller envelope, and the post office rounds up).
  • 1938219382 Posts: 1,795Registered User Senior Member
    I just stuck 3 on each to make sure there were zero issues.
  • b4nnd20b4nnd20 Posts: 1,346Registered User Senior Member
    Just add a 3rd stamp. Peace of mind is worth more than 39 cents
  • weenieweenie Posts: 5,793Registered User Senior Member
    Here's the scoop:

    If you have 1 ounce or less in a 9 X 12 you need a .39 and a .13 stamp.
    If you have between one ounce and two ounces you need .39 plus a .24 stamp.
    If you have between two ounces and thress ounces you need .39 plus TWO .24 stamps. Every additional ounce (or fraction of) you need an additional .24 stamp.

    Some examples of weights:

    A 9X12 manilla envelope with:
    1 sheet - .8 oz (stamps .39 +.13)
    2 sheets - 1.0 oz (stamps .39 + .13)
    3 sheets - 1.2 oz (stamps .39 + .24)
    4 sheets - 1.3 oz (stamps .39 + .24)
    5 sheets - 1.5 oz (stamps .39 + .24)
    6 sheets - 1.7 oz (stamps .39 + .24)
    7 sheets - 1.8 oz (stamps .39 + .24)
    8 sheets - 2.0 oz (stamps .39 + .24 + .24)
    9 sheets - 2.1 oz (stamps .39 + .24 + .24)
    10 sheets - 2.3 oz (stamps .39 + .24 + .24)

    I do a lot of mailing because I have a home business - I weighed all these on a postal scale. Here is a good web site to help you out:
    http://www.usps.com/tools/calculatepostage/welcome.htm

    When in doubt, put on a lot of stamps!
  • b151b151 Posts: 233Registered User Junior Member
    that was very helpful weenie thanks!
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