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Subject: Are flashcards media mail?
Date Posted: 5/28/2009 11:06 PM ET
Member Since: 5/26/2009
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Anyone know?  They have an ISBN.  Does that equal media mail?

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 11:09 PM ET
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Not sure. I know educational charts are eligible for media mail, though.

From USPS.gov:

Generally used for books (at least eight pages), film (16 mm or narrower), printed music, printed test materials, video and sound recordings, playscripts, printed educational charts, loose-leaf pages and binders consisting of medical information, and computer-readable media. Sound recordings may include incidental announcements of recordings and guides or scripts prepared solely for use with such recordings. Books may contain no advertising other than incidental announcements of other books.

Would flash cards fall under this category?

Printed objective test materials and their accessories used by or on behalf of educational institutions to test ability, aptitude, achievement, interests, and other mental and personal qualities with or without answers, test scores, or identifying information recorded thereon in writing or by mark.

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Date Posted: 5/29/2009 3:53 PM ET
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I think they would, but I don't work for the PO.  Why not ask your letter carrier?

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 4:56 PM ET
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Think I've seen this question before, and unfortunately the answer was no.  IIRC scrapbooks, bound blank books, and address books don't qualify either. 

Date Posted: 6/2/2009 9:05 PM ET
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Thanks for the feedback.  I am going to make a trip to the post office to be sure.   To answer why I don't just ask my carrier: I am out during the time my carrier comes by each day, and was trying to get out of a trip to the post office. 

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 2:28 AM ET
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I didn't intend for it to sound like I assumed you stayed home all day Julia.  My apologies if that's how it came across.  It just seemed to me that if we have a USPS employee come to our door (or driveway) each day, asking them is a much better alternative than trekking to the PO.  :)

 

Date Posted: 6/4/2009 1:52 PM ET
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No worries about assuming I stay home all day.  I wish I could swing that gig.  ;)  You are right that it would be much more convienet to just ask the carrier.

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 10:36 AM ET
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I'm a postal worker, and no, flash cards are definitely not media mail. They aren't bound, so that's it.