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Topic: Question regarding media mail and advertising.........

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Subject: Question regarding media mail and advertising.........
Date Posted: 1/27/2011 1:29 PM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2005
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I know Media Mail may not contain any advertising. I like to send all my books wrapped in plastic though and was wondering if using say a CVS or Walgreens bag to wrap the book in would deem it unacceptable because it could be advertising? Thanks.

Date Posted: 1/27/2011 2:11 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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No Nancy, that is recycling of packing material.  It's the book/bound material itself that must qualify for the rate.  Unless you are making an obvious effort to include advertising as packing material (ie a handful of business cards & brochures) then it's considered incidental.

ETA - PBS members recycle plastic (and other packing materials) all the time, and I've not seen any comments posted that it's been a problem.



Last Edited on: 1/27/11 2:12 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/27/2011 3:03 PM ET
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Great, thanks so much Denise! :)