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Subject: Bookmark included in media mail?
Date Posted: 10/7/2010 9:12 AM ET
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Can a crocheted bookmark be included with a book at the media mail rate?  Or would I need to pay the first class rate?

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 10/7/2010 10:13 AM ET
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No, you should not include anything in a Media Mail package other than the book and the 2nd page of the PBS wrapper.

Date Posted: 10/7/2010 10:26 AM ET
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Ok, thanks!

Date Posted: 10/7/2010 6:27 PM ET
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My postal clerks allow book marks, but this interpretation varies widely across the country. . . therefore, you take a chance when enclosing extras.

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 7:54 AM ET
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I've had found bookmarks, postcards, business cards in some  of the books that I've recieved, maybe included accidently or maybe not.  But they're 'paper' so not sure about a crocheted bookmark

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 2:52 PM ET
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Anything incidental and directly related to the Media Mail item can be included so bookmarks are supposed to be fine as long as they are not advertising. I've received a few without a problem. But, the enforcement of media mail is messed up, so I wouldn't risk sending a bookmark unless it would be vitually invisible when tucked inside the book.