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Subject: Sending to an Alternate Address
Date Posted: 1/6/2015 12:50 PM ET
Member Since: 5/7/2009
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I know when I have books sent to my mother in Ct she gets an Information for the Receiver like that below (she always reads it to me) which I'm pasting from the Help documents.  However I just got an order from a member in Az to send to an alternate address in PA.  I didn't get the second page as below when I printed the wrapper, however, I got the usual Info for Receiver.  I'm wondering why and should I just type out one myself with notepad?

Note: If you are the sender and get a request to send a book to an alternate address, you will notice that the second page of the wrapper is different:

  • It will say "This book was sent to you by ----" (this will NOT be your name)
  • The name on the second sheet will be the name of the member who requested the book, to be sent to an alternate address
    • This message is there to tell the recipient of the book who requested the book to be sent to him or her, and it asks the recipient to let the requestor know when the book arrives
    • When the recipient gets the book, he or she should tell the friend who requested the book from you, so that the requestor can mark the book received
  • When the book is marked received, you will get your credit, as usual
Date Posted: 1/6/2015 3:41 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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If you think the sheet that printed might be incorrect, you should report it to PBS so they can fix it. (Contact Us link at bottom of web page).

I don't think it would hurt to print it out yourself, but I wouldn't bother, personally.

I never print or include the second sheet in any package I've ever sent from here, and never had a problem with people knowing who they came from. Usually people ordering for a third person are on top of the issue, and will be asking their person if they go the book.